Yahoo! Announces Open Source Version of Traffic Server
Yahoo! has announced an open source version of Traffic Server, an application server for builders of cloud services. Traffic Server enables the session management, authentication, configuration management, load balancing, and routing for an entire cloud computing stack.
According to Yahoo!, with the open source version of Traffic Server, organizations can benefit from fast, reliable and scalable access to cached online content. In addition, Traffic Server enables speeded responses to requests for stored Web objects, such as files, news articles or images, reducing bandwidth usage and costs.
The low-latency, extensible framework of Traffic Server makes it ideal for delivering web traffic at high rates, and its plug-in architecture makes it customizable to fit different system needs, said Yahoo!
Shelton Shugar, senior vice president of cloud computing at Yahoo!, said: “We see Traffic Server as an essential building block for cloud computing, and at Yahoo!, it's integral to our edge services, on-line storage and cloud serving. The open-sourcing of Traffic Server is representative of our company-wide commitment to sharing technology innovation with the open source community, as well as our broader intention to continue to open source our cloud technologies as they mature.
“By releasing an open source version of Traffic Server, we are sharing a core piece of technology with the open-source world, while also signaling our intention to build a community of developers to take it to the next level.”
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