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Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance 5000
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Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance 5000

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Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance
Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance 5000 series MX
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Overview:

CacheFlowThe Blue Coat CacheFlow appliance enables service providers to manage dramatic increases in network traffic and subscriber growth. Utilizing highly effective Web caching technology, CacheFlow appliances save bandwidth on expensive international links and backhaul traffic, while improving the end-user Web experience. Through a scalable architecture of cache farms, service providers can accelerate the delivery of rich Web 2.0 content, large files and video. This significantly reduces infrastructure costs by controlling bandwidth consumption while improving customer satisfaction.

Faster performance. Half the bandwidth.

The Blue Coat CacheFlow appliance is a high-performance web caching solution designed to help service providers save significantly on bandwidth and accelerate the delivery of rich Web 2.0 content, including video. CacheFlow easily scales to support more users and greater traffic volumes over time, plus provides built-in tools for web traffic reporting and filtering to protect users.

With CacheFlow, you don’t have to keep buying expensive bandwidth to meet performance goals. Using CacheFlow, you can dramatically cut infrastructure costs and deliver a more responsive web experience.

And with the patent-pending CachePulse technology, customers can be confident the CacheFlow solution will sustain high bandwidth savings and user experience gains over the long haul. CachePulse tracks the ever-changing web, so as new sites emerge or popular sites change how they deliver content, new caching rules and instruction updates are automatically delivered from the CachePulse cloud to the CacheFlow appliance.

CacheFlow diagram

Features:

Save Bandwidth and Backhaul

By caching content in-region and closer to the user, the CacheFlow appliance drastically reduces bandwidth consumption. This translates into a rapid return on investment and significant long-term cost savings for service providers on international bandwidth, as well as reducing backhaul traffic on domestic links. By conserving and optimizing bandwidth with caching, you are positioned to serve more users, deliver next-generation services and better leverage existing network investments.

Accelerate Web 2.0 and Rich Media Delivery

CacheFlow enables you to cache popular, rich media and Web 2.0 sites, including file-sharing and video sites. Caching saves on bandwidth while boosting the user experience.

With CacheFlow, you can cache and deliver content served from dynamicallygenerated URLs and even address content marked as non-cacheable. In addition, the CacheFlow appliance validates content freshness before serving that content to the end user guaranteeing consistency with the origin server.

Ensure Long-term Caching Effectiveness

CacheFlow leverages Blue Coat CachePulse™ for automatic, networkbased updates as the Web changes to ensure the appliance effectively caches content and consistently delivers high bandwidth savings. Customers can also provide direct feedback into the CachePulse community and share new or emerging sites in their region that could benefit from caching.

Flexible Deployment and Scaling with Increased Traffic

CacheFlow is designed for demanding service provider environments and a single device can handle multi-gigabit throughput. For larger deployments and scalability to hundreds of gigabits, multiple CacheFlow devices can be deployed in cache farms. CacheFlow offers 1GigE and both 10GigE copper and fiber interfaces for high-speed network requirements and tight integration with existing infrastructure. This includes integration with routers from Cisco and Juniper, as well as, load-balancing switches from A10 Networks, Brocade, Citrix, F5 Networks and Radware. Over time, customers can easily accommodate more users and traffic simply by adding more appliances or building content-specific cache farms. CacheFlow can be deployed in a number of different ways including in-line and out-of-band depending on the customer's requirements. Additional deployment flexibility is provided by CacheFlow's support of both AC and DC power supply options.

Manage and Report on Web Traffic

CacheFlow provides intuitive, webbased management console and command-line tools for administering the appliance, monitoring its performance, and reporting in real-time on bandwidth savings. Detailed web analytics are available to allow service providers to gain greater visibility on web traffic and usage patterns, which can be valuable information for marketing or for determining future content and advertising partnerships. In addition, Blue Coat has partnered with Splunk on a CacheFlow specific application to address more advanced log analysis and reporting requirements. For ongoing monitoring, health checks and reporting on key performance metrics, CacheFlow integrates via SNMP with common network management solutions and supports event logging via syslog. For customers with large cache farms, CacheGroup™ is available for simple, multi-device management and configuration.

Filter and Secure Web Traffic

By purchasing a license and enabling the built-in Blue Coat WebFilter™ option, CacheFlow filters and secures web traffic, including blocking undesirable content and malware sites. Blue Coat WebFilter benefits from the power of the Blue Coat WebPulse™ collaborative cloud defense, which leverages nearly 100 million users, supports more than 50 languages, and provides nearly 10 billion real-time Web content ratings per day. CacheFlow also allows service providers to create customized exception and block lists for specific sites, and leverage the Internet Watch Foundation list to block illegal content.

Carrier-class Service and Support

Global 24/7 support options are available for the CacheFlow appliance, and next business day availability for hardware replacement. The appliance is supported by a dedicated team of service provider experts at Blue Coat. Plus, the appliance includes built-in features to proactively mitigate issues and expedite resolution, such as proactive monitoring and analysis of heartbeats and automatic uploads of system information to Blue Coat support. Professional Services are also available for customers that require dedicated technical support or have advanced deployment or customization needs.

Specifications:

  CF 5000 CF 500
CPU Dual AMD Istanbul CPUs Quad-core Intel CPU (2.67GHz)
Disk Drives RAM 15x2TB SAS [CF5000-MX]
8x1TB SAS [CF5000-CX]
32GB RAM
4x2TB SAS 
32GB RAM
Network Interfaces (4) integrated (on board) 10/100/1000 Base-T NICs, SSL Card, (3) Open PCIe Slots (4) integrated, dual port 1000Base-T NICs
Optional Cards None None
Optional NICs Dual port 10G Fiber card, Dual port 10G copper card, 4x1GigE card 4-port 1000Base-T NIC
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Enclosure 19” Rack-mountable 19” Rack-mountable
Dimensions (LxWxH) 690mm x 485mm x 170mm (27.17in x 19.09in x 6.69in) (including handles)
667mm x 427mm x 172mm (26.3in x 16.8in x 6.77in) (chassis only)
727mm x 480mm x 172mm (28.6in x 18.9in x 6.77in) (chassis plus extensions)
43.3cm x 59.5cm x 4.3cm (17.0in x 23.4in x 1.69in) (chassis only)
48.4cm x 62.3cm x 4.3cm (19.1in x 24.5in x 1.69in) (chassis plus extensions)
Weight (maximum) 40kg (88.2lbs), +/- 5% (excluding rack mount kit) Approx. 18kg (39.7 lbs)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Redundant Power AC power: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 9.0-4.5A,
DC power: -36V to -72C DC (rating 30A @ -48V)
AC power: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 6.0-3.0A
Maximum Power Output AC power: 750 watts, DC power: 1200 watts 400 Watts
Typical Power Consumption 520 watts  
Temperature Operating: 5°C to +40°C (41°F to 104°F), Storage: -40C to 70C (-40F to 158F) 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) at sea level
Humidity Operating: 20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing,
Storage: 10% to 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
20 to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
Altitude Operating: Up to 3048 M (10,000 ft), Storage: Up to 12192 M (40,000 ft) Up to 3048m (10,000ft)
Acoustics 68 dB typical operating  
REGULATIONS
Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) CISPR22/CISPR24 (International), EN55022/EN55024 (CE/Europe), FCC part 15 (USA),
ICES-003 (Canada), VCCI V-3 (Japan), AS/ZNS-CISP
R22 (Australia/New Zealand), CNS13438(BSMI), 51318.22/51318.24 (Russia), GB9254/GB17625 (China), EM:KN22/IM:KN24 (Korea).
Tested to Class A Emissions for all standards.
Environmental RoHS-Directive 2011/65/EU, REACH-Regulation No 1907/2006
Safety IEC60950 (CB Scheme), UL60950 (USA), CSA C22.2 No.60950 (Canada), EN60950 (CE/Europe), CNS14336 (Taiwan), GB4943 (China), MEK60950 (Russia), KSC8305 (Korea),NOM-019 (Mexico), AS/NZS 60950-1 (Australia/New Zealand)
Standards UL/CSA, TUV-S, BSMI, C-tick, CCC, CE
Product Warranty Limited, non-transferable hardware warranty for a period of one (1) year from date of shipment. Software warranty is ninety (90) days from shipment.

Documentation:

Download the Blue Coat CacheFlow Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance
Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance 5000 series MX
#CF5000-MX
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Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance 5000 Series Upgrades
Hardware/Software Upgrade, CF5000-CX to CF5000-MX
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Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance 5000 Series FRUs
FRU, Spare Drive, 1TB, NL SAS, CF5000
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FRU, Spare Drive, 2TB, SAS, CF5000
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FRU, Power Supply, System, AC, Model CF5000
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FRU, Four Post Rack Mount, CF5000 Series
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NIC, 4-port 1000BASE-T, CF5000 Platform
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NIC, 2-port 10GBASE-CX4, Copper, CX4 Connector, CF5000 Platform
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NIC, 2-port 10GBASE-SR, Fiber, LC Connector, CF5000 Platform
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CF5000 Packaging Kits: includes outer carton, foam and static bags
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FRU, Kit, Front Bezel Replacement, Model CF5000
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FRU, Power Supply, System, DC, Model CF5000
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CF5000-MX 1 Year - BlueTouch Standard Plus -Technical Support /Software Updates and Same Day Shipment Hardware Support
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CF5000-MX 3 Year - BlueTouch Standard Plus -Technical Support /Software Updates and Same Day Shipment Hardware Support
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CF5000-MX 5 Year - BlueTouch Standard Plus -Technical Support /Software Updates and Same Day Shipment Hardware Support
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Renewal, CF5000-MX - BlueTouch Standard Plus - Technical Support /Software Updates and Same Day Shipment Hardware Support
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Renewal, CF5000-CX - BlueTouch Standard Plus - Technical Support /Software Updates and Same Day Shipment Hardware Support
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CF5000-MX 1 Year - BlueTouch Advanced -Technical Support /Software Updates and Next Business Day Delivery Hardware Support
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CF5000-MX 3 Year - BlueTouch Advanced -Technical Support /Software Updates and Next Business Day Delivery Hardware Support
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CF5000-MX 5 Year - BlueTouch Advanced -Technical Support /Software Updates and Next Business Day Delivery Hardware Support
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Renewal, CF5000-MX - BlueTouch Advanced - Technical Support /Software Updates and Next Business Day Delivery Hardware Support
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Renewal, CF5000-CX - BlueTouch Advanced - Technical Support /Software Updates and Next Business Day Delivery Hardware Support
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