An increasingly large swath of businesses are realizing that the cloud-plus-data-centers model provides the best of both worlds, and integrating the public virtual cloud with the physical data center is the best way to cost effectively scale, secure, and serve modern production workloads.
Apple’s content delivery network is starting to push OS X updates, and reportedly has multiple terabits per second of capacity.
MaidSafe’s project is absurdly ambitious — a serverless network system that offers free storage, repels surveillance and effectively constitutes a distributed supercomputer. But maybe, just maybe, it might work.
CDNify has revamped its service, largely by setting up its own network instead of reselling OnApp’s federated CDN. It had a few choice criticisms to make as it moved on — but are they valid?
Content companies including Viacom and HBO have met with folks from Comcast, Qwilt and others to discuss transparent caching as a way to solve the problem of online video.
It’s true: Verizon will be acquiring CDN EdgeCast to bolster its own media delivery capabilities.
If you want to drill down into how your web site is performing based on user device, ISP, geography, or any combination of those things, Cedexis has a service for you.
CDN provider EdgeCast has raised $54 million in debt and equity to help it add new products and sales staff. The company is profitable despite the competitive nature of the content delivery market.
Yottaa, a startup trying to speed website performance and security for SMBs, has raised $16M from Intel Capital. A key to its service is a infrastructure spanning 30 data centers worldwide.
CDN startup Fastly has scored a $10 million funding round, so CEO Artur Bergman updates us on its growth and its current architecture. What does it take to keep Fastly fast?
Intel is supplying the processing might for NSN’s new Liquid Apps architecture. The technology could greatly improve the flow of traffic over the mobile internet, but it might also unfairly favor some content over others.
CDNify, which is based on OnApp’s CDN-in-a-box and the federation that underpins it, is targeting startups that might need to scale up content delivery quickly, with the focus being on price and ease of use.
The federated cloud outfit has begun selling directly to users, starting with flexible, pay-per-use content delivery network services. It’s a big step for OnApp and the hundreds of service providers in its network.
Rackspace, perhaps deviating from its “fanatical support mantra” is cutting prices on its CDN services and rolling out a new tiered price structure for other services
As a major step in its quest to take on Amazon in a federated fashion, the OnApp Cloud platform now includes fully-fledged distributed storage, VMware support and a more useful federated CDN.
A couple of years ago, OnApp was all about helping service providers build their own public clouds. With more than 500 customers now under its belt, it’s drawing on that network in increasingly clever ways.
GoDaddy has been undergoing a transformation lately as it tries to become more valuable to its customers by providing higher-level services than just web hosting. Its latest product is a CDN that it claims can help significantly decrease pageload times for its small-business customers.
Netflix is starting to stream a limited slate of 3-D movies – but you’ll only be able to watch if your ISP uses the company’s Open Connect CDN. That way, Netflix is enlisting its customers to move ISPs towards its own content delivery network.
Netflix wants to sell you and all-you-can-eat subscription plan for movies and TV shows, Spotify wants you to pay a flat monthly fee for music. What if the two companies joined forces and used each other’s strength to grow their markets?
A new visual dashboard by Cedexis provides a glimpse into what clouds and content delivery networks are performing best at a given point in time. Cedexis’ aims to help content owners pick the best infrastructure for their cloud workload on an ongoing basis.
It’s no secret that we’re watching more online videos. What’s not so well understood is just how dramatically this consumption will soon increase — and the pain that is going to inflict on Internet service providers. Alon Maor, the CEO of Qwilt, offers his solution.
Cisco’s new Videoscape products announced at the 2012 CES will provide more functionality both for managing assets in the cloud, as well as new client-based technology for a wider range of connected devices. That will add new immersive features for pay TV subscribers.
Comcast has been boosting the number of VOD titles it has available. But behind the scenes, the technology enabling the VOD service is a new, IP-based distribution and delivery network. That means not just more content, but the potential for new services as well.
Fastly, a startup created this year, is turning the economics of delivering content on it’s head with a content delivery network comprised of solid state drives. By placing two servers packed with SSDs in customers’ data centers, Fastly can speed up the load times.
3Crowd is preparing to roll out a new CDN product, called XDN (Exchange Delivery Network), which it promises will cut the costs of content distribution by “orders of magnitude,” and provide incremental revenues for the owners of network bandwidth and infrastructure that is otherwise unused.
Limelight Networks announced today that it is selling its EyeWonder ad unit to DG for $66 million in cash, a heavy discount from the $110 million in cash and stock that it agreed to pay for the business back in December 2009. So what went wrong?
On Tuesday WAN-optimization specialist Riverbed announced that it is acquiring Zeus Technology for $110 million in a move designed to round out Riverbed’s web performance portfolio. It looks like Riverbed decided it needs more than WAN optimization to stay competitive in the cloud.
AT&T is making another big push into the CDN market, leveraging its existing network infrastructure along with CDN software from Edgecast to offer content delivery services to its large base of Fortune 1000 clients. The new offering will include a massive boost in capacity and storage.
As millions of consumers gained access to the Internet, new market opportunities emerged. But today, content is so heavy, and networks so overburdened, that more efficient use of the network is a critical behavior. This provides a new market opportunity for content optimization and CDNs.
There are signs that Apple’s Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme are poised for an updated, based on diminishing stock of the current models. Buzz is that the refresh will provide caching for software updates. But what if it provides media streaming caching, too?
Uploading video to the web can be a painfully long process even with a high-speed connection. I spoke with Shane Russell of Microsoft’s VidLab, who shared with me how his team delivers content to the Zune Marketplace and the Xbox LIVE service while slashing network latency.
For many web publishers, CDN costs are a fact of life and just the cost of doing business on the Internet. But technology startup 3Crowd believes that by enabling customers to build their own caches, it will be able to send CDN costs down to zero.
Akamai has created a partnership with Riverbed Networks to improve the delivery of enterprise applications over both public and private networks, giving Akamai a foothold in the enterprise market as cloud computing heats up. It’s a response to the changes wrought by a more connected world.
Limelight has spent the last few years acquiring pieces and tacking on new value-added services to its legacy CDN business. Adding a content management system like Clickability could make it even easier for its customers to manage and monetize digital media across their web properties.
Rackspace and Akamai have entered into a relationship through which Rackspace will resell a wide range of Akamai’s CDN services across Rackspace’s business lines. The partnership appears to be another indicator that Rackspace is doing everything it can to put pressure on Amazon Web Services.
BT has come under a good deal of criticism from net neutrality proponents for the launch of a new CDN service called Content Connect. But despite claims that the U.K. network operator is creating a “two-tier web,” BT is merely offering services that are already well-established.
It was a bittersweet day: The FCC moved to Terremark’s cloud, while some discussed why users aren’t embracing it; Juniper bought Blackwave, which doesn’t bode well for CDNs; NetApp had a good Q2 but a questionable forecast; and Gear6’s fall means great product for Violin Memory.
With computing figured out, the next frontier of innovation in cloud computing looks to be a t the network level. Today, for example, we see lots of competition for Akamai, AWS improving the upload process to overcome network reliability, and Extreme Networks winning VMware’s business.
Verivue is announcing that it acquired CDN technology firm CoBlitz, expanding its product portfolio beyond managed networks and giving it a new way to provide telcos and cable companies with CDN infrastructure to more effectively manage IP-based video traveling over their networks.
3Crowd Technologies, which provides a set of tools for managing content delivery through the cloud, has raised $6.6 million in a Series…
3Crowd Technologies, the new startup from BitGravity co-founder Barrett Lyon, has come out of stealth with new products that the company believes…
Not only are there numerous synergies between the content delivery and cloud computing markets, but the two are set to become increasingly intertwined, according to a new GigaOM Pro report. It’s a relationship both CDN and cloud providers are trying to cash in on.
When Amazon introduced its CloudFront CDN (content delivery network) last year, one of the knocks against the service was that it wasn’t primed for delivering video. That changed today, with the addition of video streaming capabilities in the form of Adobe’s Flash Media Server 3.5.
Whatever happened to patience? More than 81 percent of all online video viewers click away if they encounter a clip rebuffering, according…
A stabilizing economy, companies with larger cash piles, a general need for newer technologies (and products) and most importantly, revenue growth are…
Network specialist Akamai (s akam) has developed a managed service for optimizing the delivery of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) over WANs. The…
Online video has significantly contributed to the growth of the market for content-delivery networks, two new research reports show, but it’s unclear…
Alcatel-Lucent Acquires Velocix; terms of the deal not disclosed, according to Dan Rayburn, the company was acquired for its technology and not…
While Chris laid out in convincing fashion this morning why DVRs offer a preferable experience to Comcast VOD, what about the encroachment…
Palm (s palm) addressed their Q3 sales results today and it looks like they can’t get the Pre released fast enough. Their…
Updated with Limelight response: A source of mine just alerted me that Limelight Networks (s LLNW) is suffering some kind of outage…
Today Amazon Web Services launched the beta version of its pay-as-you-go content delivery network service, CloudFront. But the simple service isn’t everything…
Akamai, Limelight, Level 3 and more than a dozen other startups should be worried about Amazon’s move into the content deliver business.…
FastSoft, a Pasadena, Calif.-based startup with $4.3 million in funding from Miramar Venture Partners and Caltech, has developed a device that sits between a router and the Internet (or any other wide area network) and ensures the faster, smoother delivery of data — without using an expensive content delivery network.
[qi:_newteevee] AT&T today announced more details of its expected effort to enter the teeming content delivery network market, naming three software partners…
Studios, SAG Still Clashing Over Clips; studios want to pay a flat fee to use clips of old TV shows and films…
The first taste is free, or in this case, the first 500 GB. Velocix is betting on the free business model bandwagon…
Voxel, a New York-based startup, wants to upend the content delivery network business by offering an ultra low-cost service that rides on…
Remember all those stories and reports about how the writers’ strike was driving TV viewers over to the Internet? Limelight Networks wants…