|[May 02, 2012]
EdgeCast Networks Announces Federated Content Delivery In Production
SANTA MONICA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
In an industry first, EdgeCast Networks, the world's fastest and most
delivery network (CDN), today announced that its OpenCDN
federation platform is enabling the exchange of production traffic
between independent CDN operators.
This innovation changes the content delivery landscape dramatically,
because for the first time network operators can cache customer content
in markets and regions where they have no infrastructure. This is vital
as operators look to generate additional revenue without adding network
CAPEX or impacting the user experience. EdgeCast's proven performance
and quality make OpenCDN a viable alternative to the traditional
geoexpansion/network investment tradeoffs operators have struggled with
EdgeCast also announced it has recently been granted several
patents on techniques that are foundational to CDN interconnection,
broadening the company's significant intellectual property portfolio to
include CDN federation.
In the complex world of interconnected data networks, EdgeCast's OpenCDN
has solved the problem of how CDNs can and should interconnect. Current
participants in the EdgeCast federation include a large, tier-one North
American operator as well as Pacnet (News - Alert), one of Asia's largest carriers.
"Federation is important for operators because it allows them to offer
the CDN capabilities of their network beyond their own regional customer
base, and it is important for content providers because it allows them
to form seamless relationships with multiple network operators and drive
content deeper into more networks," said Lydia Leong, research vice
president at Gartner (News - Alert). "Successful federation of services will require
not just technical federation capabilities, but also the facilitation of
the business relationships between operators."
By integrating networks, operators can expand their reach into new
markets and offer more scale, capacity, and features to their customers.
Content can be accessed from anywhere and automatically delivered from
the edge server that will provide the best end user experience,
regardless of which operator owns that server.
"With OpenCDN, the seamless, software-defined exchange of digital
content between network operators has become a reality," said James
Segil, president and co-founder of EdgeCast Networks. "We have been
building and evangelizing this for years, so it's rewarding to see it
working in the real world, with real production traffic and real money
changing hands between operators. Federation is core to our telco
enablement strategy, and another step toward our goal of improving the
performance, capacity, and flexibility of the global Internet."
Participants in the federation continue to act independently and retain
full control of their network resources and customer relationships.
EdgeCast charges no fees to become a participant in the OpenCDN
About EdgeCast Networks
Delivering any data, anywhere, anytime, EdgeCast is the world's fastest
and most reliable content delivery network. The EdgeCast network serves
billions of objects per hour on behalf of its customers and carries a
significant percentage of the world's internet traffic. The company's
software licensing group helps network operators deploy proven CDN
technology on their own IP networks. To learn more, visit www.edgecast.com.
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