Dell said it will offer Web-caching software from Inktomi on its PowerEdge servers starting this week.
Dell said the hardware and software combinations will be sold as caching appliances to help reduce bandwidth costs, increase availability on critical Web servers and improve the Web experience for end users by accelerating delivery.
"As companies of all sizes take greater advantage of the Internet for conducting business, the need for a scalable, efficient network infrastructure becomes a top priority for our customers," said Russ Holt, vice president and general manager at Dell's Enterprise Systems Group.
"By combining Dell's award-winning hardware with Inktomi's best-in-class caching software, we're offering our customers a solution to enhance network performance, resulting in a better Web experience for their end users."
Prices start at approximately US$4,500 for a 1U (1.75 in.) Dell PowerApp.cache-Inktomi Edition appliance server while the 2U (3.5 in.) version starts at approximately $8,500.