Orblynx Taps Inktomi For Satellite Network


Foster City, Calif.

Orblynx Inc.

said it will to deploy
Inktomi Corp.'s

"Traffic Server" network cache platform and "Media-IXT" streaming-media catching software throughout its satellite-based infrastructure, which distributes Web content to Internet-service providers and other affiliated carriers.

As part of the deal, Inktomi has committed to invest in Orblynx's next round of financing, which could happen by the end of 2000, and to co-market streaming media services with Orblynx.

By marrying Orblynx's "push" protocol technology with Inktomi's traffic server software, Orblynx said it hopes to cache popular "rich-media" Web content and continually refresh it over its satellite overlay network. Inktomi has similar partnerships with
America Online

AT&T Corp.
British Telecommunications
Excite@Home Corp.

Microsoft Corp.,

among others.