Mirror Image Secures Internet Communication System Patent

Jun 20, 2003

Mirror Image Internet, an ebusiness provider of managed content delivery, ecommerce, and Web services, and a subsidiary of Xcelera Inc., has expanded its patent portfolio with the receipt of U.S. patent 6,581,090 for its Internet Communication System. Detailing a transparent Web caching architecture designed by Mirror Image in 1996, this Internet Communication System patent describes technology that stores and retrieves content requests and balances Web traffic between origin servers in an effort to improve performance and speed. Mirror Image's patent defines a way to store requested content on specific servers, enabling the delivery of content to end users through networks such as the company's global Application Delivery Network (ADN) of Content Access Point (CAP) facilities.