The Apache Software Foundation's new Apache Traffic Server 3.0 is a cloud-computing service that serves dynamic content, billions of objects and terabytes of data for large-scale deployments.
The Apache Software Foundation
has announced version 3 of the Apache Traffic Server, a cloud-computing
Apache Traffic Server
is a cloud-computing
"edge" service, able to handle requests in and out of the cloud, both
requests for dynamic content to a Web server, such as the Apache HTTP Server,
ASF officials said.
Server is battle-hardened, serving terabytes of data in real-life deployments where
immediate content delivery is critical," Apache Traffic Server Vice
President Leif Hedstrom said in a statement. "V3.0.0 builds upon that
foundation, with new features and functionality, improved efficiency and
performance, [and] increased uptime, and overall [it's] easier to use."
Server is a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1-compliant caching proxy
server designed to improve caching, proxying, speed, extensibility and
reliability, ASF officials said. The traffic server improves response time while
reducing server load and bandwidth needs by caching and reusing frequently
requested Web pages, images and Web service calls. It also can add keep-alive,
filter or anonymize content requests, or add load balancing by adding a proxy
layer, ASF said. The new version of the Apache Traffic Server also scales to
handle tens of thousands of requests per second and handles hundreds of
terabytes of data, both as forward and reverse proxies.
said the Apache Traffic Server version 3.0 has been benchmarked to handle more
than of 200,000 requests per second-a 277 percent improvement over version 2.0.
Used in production in a variety of large-scale deployments, companies such as
Yahoo rely on Apache Traffic Server to handle over 400 terabytes of traffic,
AFS officials said. Yahoo has used the Apache Traffic Server to serve more than
30 billion objects daily across its various properties, including the Yahoo
homepage, and its Sports, Mail and Finance sites, ASF said.
Server entered the Apache Incubator in June 2009, graduated as an Apache
Top-Level Project in April 2010 and released v2.0 the following month.
Traffic Server software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is
overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project, ASF
officials said. A Project Management Committee guides the Project's day-to-day
operations, including community development and product releases. Apache
Traffic Server source code, documentation and related resources are available