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These companies endorse Edge Side Includes as an open standard: Akamai, ATG, BEA Systems, Circadence, Digital Island, Fort Point Partners, IBM, Interwoven, <kpe>, Macromedia, Mirror Image, Open Market, Oracle, SilverStream, and Vignette.
Akamai is the leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services, enabling companies to reduce the complexity and cost of deploying and operating a uniform Web infrastructure. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform for content, streaming media, and applications delivery comprises more than 9,700 servers within 650 telecommunications networks in more than 56 countries.

"ESI represents a true paradigm shift for how enterprise applications will be written and deployed in the future. The ability to separate the presentation logic from the business logic has traditionally been unique to every Web application. ESI standardizes this approach amongst all the systems within a company's Web infrastructure, enabling increased efficiency and reduced complexity in the development and deployment of next-generation Web applications."
- Danny Lewin, CTO, Akamai Technologies, Inc.

ATG ® (Art Technology Group, Inc.) provides software, applications, and services for global, multi-channel e-business and customer relationship management. The ATG solution includes an integrated suite of Java TM applications, far-reaching distribution channels, dedicated services for client strategy and support, and a network of more than 300 committed technology and solution partners worldwide.

"ATG drives some of the largest Java-based Web sites in the world. Our customers are demanding massive scalability, and as such, we see Edge Side Includes (ESI) as another key element in our strategy to deliver personalization and scenario-driven applications on an Internet consumer scale. As the number of users and devices continues to dramatically increase, we see this as an opportunity to promote an important industry-standard that provides customers with high-performance Web applications."
- Joe Chung, CTO, ATG

BEA Systems
"ESI leverages core strengths of the BEA WebLogic platform---rich support for content generation, caching, and replication, all through Java Server Pages. WebLogic's success is the result of BEA consistently marrying technological innovation with the investment protection that comes from industry standards. With ESI, applications can be redeployed for higher performance without changing either the web content or the business logic, fitting directly into BEA's mission to deliver the fastest, most flexible platform for e-business."
- Scott Dietzen, CTO, BEA E-Commerce Server Division
Circadence Corp. is a leading provider of enhanced Internet performance solutions. Circadence's Conductor QoS provides e-businesses with a service, which is designed to enhance web site performance, improve the predictability and efficiency of Internet-based content transmission, and allow for improved real-time customer interaction. Circadence is headquartered in Boulder, Colo. and has a development facility in Toronto, Canada.

"ESI is a logical step towards addressing the problems facing Internet users today. We at Circadence Corporation welcome this new standard as complementary to our own dynamic content acceleration service, Conductor QoS."
- Michael Moniz, President, Founder and CEO, Circadence Corporation

Digital Island
"Digital Island is pleased to join other industry leaders who have added their support to this important initiative. We believe that ESI will accelerate the pace of integrating content delivery with transaction systems and other essential parts of e-business, and improve the flow of information over the Internet. We also believe that this is a significant step in making content delivery a universal part of the Web."
- Andrew Swart, Vice President of Engineering, Digital Island, Inc.
Fort Point Partners, Inc.
Fort Point Partners is the premiere consulting and systems integration company focused exclusively on developing and implementing eSelling(tm) solutions for the Global 1000. eSelling is Fort Point Partners' proprietary approach that focuses technology to drive profitable revenue across all channels. Fort Point Partners can be reached at or (415) 395-4400.

"Companies that want to maximize revenue through their Internet technology investments recognize that a client’s experience must be efficient and persuasive. Striking a balance between rapid delivery and customized content is central to successful eSelling."
- James Roche, Co-President and CEO


"E-businesses have needed a simple, open way to separate content delivery from content generation, while also addressing the assembly and acceleration of dynamic content. As an industry standard, ESI offers e-businesses future cost savings by reducing the infrastructure required to deliver fast, scalable and fault-tolerant applications, and represents a first step towards how Web dynamic web applications will be deployed. IBM looks forward to working with other industry leaders to support ESI as an open standard."
- Willy Chiu, VP of High Volume Websites, IBM Software Group, IBM Corporation

Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq: IWOV; is the leading provider of Content Infrastructure software. Its Content Infrastructure product suite includes content aggregation, content collaboration, content management, content intelligence and content distribution. Its products are the de facto standard for over 700 Global 1000 companies including British Airways, Cisco Systems, General Electric, General Motors and Philips.

"With ESI, companies looking to offer a compelling online experience can develop rich and dynamic websites without risking degradations in availability and response time. Our broad Content Infrastructure product suite will support ESI and we look forward to enabling users throughout the enterprise to easily capture, manage and test ESI-compliant code and content."
- Jack Jia, senior vice president of engineering, Interwoven, Inc.

Founded in 1996, <kpe> is the leading cross-platform marketing communications partner to media and entertainment brands. <kpe> offers clients strategic planning and technology-driven marketing solutions including integrated design and creative services, website development, television broadcasting initiatives, original content creation and interactive game development. <kpe> is headquartered in New York, with locations in Los Angeles and London. For more information:
Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet business applications. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more than 1,600 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at

"Macromedia is always looking for ways to make life easier for our developers as they create dynamic Web applications that deliver great user experiences. By supporting ESI, we are empowering our developers to create highly-responsive Web applications that can take advantage of tight integration between our market-leading dynamic content solutions and technologies at the edge of the network."
- Jeremy Allaire, chief technology officer, Macromedia

Mirror Image Internet, an innovative provider of Internet content delivery services and subsidiary of Xcelera Inc. (AMEX:XLA), consistently delivers online content regardless of location or demand. Using its global Content Access Point™ (CAP) architecture, the company is helping businesses, content providers and services providers provide an increasingly superior and satisfying Internet experience.
Open Market develops content-driven e-business solutions to enhance and leverage interactions with customers, partners, and employees through initiatives such as marketing campaigns, catalogs, publications, and personalized content. Built directly on J2EE application servers, Open Market's open standards based content management and delivery system helps maximize e-business performance by delivering initiatives that are reliable, scalable and high performing.

"By supporting the ESI standards initiative, Open Market is reaffirming our long commitment to offer high-performance, dynamic delivery solutions at the lowest total cost of ownership. ESI is a clear extension of our open standards development strategy, augmenting the benefits our customers obtain from their J2EE application server infrastructures. And for those customers using Open Market's delivery-enhancing Satellite Server, performance will be even greater."
- BC Krishna, chief technology officer at Open Market

Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the Internet. For more information aboutOracle, please call 650/506-7000.

"As one of the co-developers of ESI, we are pleased to be working with Akamai and other industry leaders to standardize this specification. By extending the built-in caching capability in Oracle9i Application Server to support ESI, it will be even easier, faster, and cheaper for our customers to develop and deploy applications that are optimized to deliver dynamic Web content at top speed. And, because Oracle is the first application server vendor to offer support for ESI, Oracle9i Application Server customers will be the first to take advantage of this breakthrough technology."
- Rene Bonvanie, vice president of Oracle9i marketing, Oracle Corporation

SilverStream Software, Inc. (, delivers software and services that enable Global 2000 businesses to rapidly deliver on the promise of networked business using Web Services. SilverStream's eBusiness frameworks leverage the power of standards such as Java and XML to unify relevant information and services for customers, partners and employees while enabling businesses to leverage prior technology investments.

"At SilverStream, we continuously look for opportunities to increase the performance and scalability of applications built on top of ourJ2EE-certified application server. The JESI specification will enable our customers to seamlessly integrate high-performance, distributed caching into their applications. In addition, standards such as JESI and J2EE help to deliver flexible, future-proof solutions to our customers."
- Kim Sheffield, vice president of eBusiness technologies, SilverStream Software

Vignette is the leading provider of customer-driven Internet applications used by the most demanding and successful organizations to build lasting customer relationships.

"As an early pioneer and the recognized industry-leader in managing and delivering dynamically generated content, Vignette has long recognized the importance of providing technology that is designed to improve Web site and Web application performance. Vignette's support for the Edge Side Includes specification will help our customers improve performance and reduce their total cost of ownership by enabling them to use ESI-enabled applications along with other current industry-standards such as Microsoft WindowsDNA and .NET as well as and Sun's J2EE and Java."
- Bill Daniel, senior vice president and general manager of application products, Vignette

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