Posted on July 11th, 2012 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

HighQ Chooses CDNetworks to Meet Global Customer Need for Fast Cloud Application Performance and Availability

CDNetworks accelerated web content delivery and secure document collaboration by up to 2,000%
San Jose, Calif. – July 10, 2012 – HighQ, a leading global provider of secure document exchange and enterprise collaboration software, has selected CDNetworks to accelerate its dynamic web application content and enable its legal, investment bank, and corporate customers to collaborate securely across different countries and continents. CDNetworks global points of presence (POPs), including in emerging markets, create a localized user experience, achieving up to a 2,000% increase in speed of downloads.
“Global organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on cloud-based solutions and by using CDNetworks we’re now able to give them the high performance they expect from anywhere in the world," said Saviz Izadpanah, IT Director, HighQ.
When rolling out its collaboration platform to overseas offices HighQ cited customers’ latency issues as a prime motivator in selecting the Dynamic Web Acceleration service from CDNetworks as well as the ability to plug into CDNetworks’ network and be up and running quickly.
“We are pleased that CDNetworks is helping HighQ provide customers with fast enterprise collaboration regardless of location including distant and emerging markets like Australia, the Middle East, India, and China,” said Jeff Kim, Chief Operating Officer, CDNetworks Americas & EMEA.
Another key factor in HighQ’s decision was to preserve the ‘instant-on’ nature of its cloud application without the need to invest in expensive data centers that would take considerable time to come on-line and drain resources in terms of man-hours, set-up costs, and technology investment.  This enabled HighQ to speed-up download times greatly and to improve its service globally, realizing an approximate 70% savings in infrastructure costs. It also meant that the company could focus on its core expertise in enabling collaboration and rely on CDNetworks for delivery of dynamic site content and applications across multiple data centers and networks.
CDNetworks’ solution enabled HighQ to accelerate both the application and its dynamic environment without relying on local caches to store documents. This allowed HighQ to streamline service upgrades and respond to customer requirements as quickly as possible and at the same time maintain the highly dynamic and interactive nature of its application.

Izadpanah added, “Delivering a responsive service has been a cornerstone of HighQ’s growth and success. We have experienced 100% year-on-year growth over the past three years, partly because our clients see us as a partner that responds to their concerns without delay. To maintain our hard-fought reputation, we sought to address the issue of global Internet performance as quickly as possible.  We didn’t want to limit our ability to serve our international users.”
 

About HighQ
HighQ is a leading provider of secure document exchange and enterprise collaboration software. It provides innovative collaboration and publishing products to some of the world’s leading law firms, investment banks and corporations. It uniquely combines secure, enterprise-grade document management with the best corporate social tools. Now you can securely exchange critical business information and collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners globally, in one place. www.highqsolutions.com

About CDNetworks
CDNetworks enables mission critical e-business in the world’s most challenging markets. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, and other emerging markets, makes us a trusted technology and business advisor to more than 1,200 companies across the highly-competitive industries of software, travel, eCommerce, high tech, manufacturing, media, and gaming. Reliably delivering over-the-top performance anywhere in the world, CDNetworks helps businesses get closer to their end users without the limitations of hardware and private networks. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, and the UK. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.

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Posted on June 29th, 2012 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

CDNetworks Triples US and European New Logo Bookings in First Half of 2012

Tremendous increase in new logo bookings and significant adoption of China Acceleration leads to highest revenue and operating profit in CDNetworks’ 12 year history

San Jose, Calif. – June 27, 2012 – Comparing the first half of 2012 to the same period in 2011, CDNetworks, the only multinational content delivery network with local expertise and infrastructure inside mainland China and across six continents, increased new logo bookings in both the US and Europe by 324%. This terrific growth in new business as well as existing customer renewals and add-ons contributed to the highest revenue and operating profit in CDNetworks 12 year history. CDNetworks is now accelerating performance for more than 17,500 active global websites, providing a faster and better experience for online users of shopping, banking, gaming, social networking, travel, entertainment, and eCommerce sites. 

“We can reach over 99% of the world within a few milliseconds,” said Jeff Kim, Chief Operating Officer, CDNetworks Americas & EMEA.  “As demonstrated by our tremendous growth over the past year, our customers are expanding their online offerings in both established and emerging markets including China, Russia, India, Brazil, and the Middle East. However, this growth in new business has not come at the expense of our existing customers. CDNetworks continues to earn high marks on customer service with 99% of support tickets handled by tier one and two support with 75% resolved by our dedicated in-house tier one support team.”

As the only global CDN with local hubs in mainland China, 21% of new customers and 10% of add-ons from existing customers included the CDNetworks’ China Acceleration offering in the first half of 2012. New customers include a well-known luxury retail brand, a high-end travel experience site, and a large global investment and online trading bank based in Europe. Existing customers who added the China service include a premier online luxury fashion destination and enterprise collaboration site HighQ. 

"Global organisations are becoming increasingly dependent on cloud-based solutions and, by using CDNetworks, we’re now able to give them the high performance they expect from anywhere in the world,” said Saviz Izadpanah, IT Director, HighQ.

“If companies want to reach customers in China, they are better off partnering with a CDN that has local infrastructure in China,” said Jim Davis, Senior Analyst, Networks & Media, 451 Research. “This will not only reduce latency in loading websites or completing transactions, but can also help in the management of the complex logistical and regulatory challenges that exist in China.”       

  In addition to adding new customers and keeping existing customers happy, CDNetworks has expanded its’ global network with pops in Columbia, Brazil, Chile, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan connecting with more than 100 pops on six continents. 

About CDNetworks
CDNetworks enables mission critical e-business in the world’s most challenging markets. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, and other emerging markets, makes us a trusted technology and business advisor to more than 1,200 companies across the highly-competitive industries of software, travel, eCommerce, high tech, manufacturing, media, and gaming. Reliably delivering over-the-top performance anywhere in the world, CDNetworks helps businesses get closer to their end users without the limitations of hardware and private networks. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, the UK, and France. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.
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Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Online Warmongers Selects Highwinds GDN to Deliver War Inc. Battle Zone

Highwinds Delivers World’s First AAA Free-to-Play Shooter Game to Online Players Globally

WINTER PARK, Fla. – April 23, 2012 – Highwinds®, a leader in content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services, today announced that Online Warmongers has selected the Highwinds GDN (game delivery network) for the delivery of War Inc. Battle Zone, the world’s first AAA-rated free-to-play shooter game.  Online Warmongers is ramping up its marketing initiatives for War Inc.’s full release with the game set to emerge from beta this month.  Over a million players have played the beta version, and the game has consistently averaged over 200,000 users per month during its open beta.  Highwinds delivers reliable gameplay to War Inc. players worldwide.

“Highwinds has impressed my entire team with their technology, capabilities and service,” said Sergey Titov, CEO of Online Warmongers.  “Their engineers and support staff have been with us each step of the way as we’ve ramped up at a furious pace with the War Inc. launch looming.  Their willingness to work closely with us, rapidly configure a test environment and ease of accessibility have all been invaluable.  And you just can’t beat Highwinds’ commitment to the gaming community, gaming-focused solutions portfolio and industry-leading cost structure.”

Highwinds GDN is the first CDN (content delivery network) specifically tuned to maximize throughput, providing for lightning-fast game delivery.  It integrates CDN services and a gaming software stack that enables faster downloads, lower delivery costs, fewer abandonments, instant purge and real-time analytics.  Highwinds’ StrikeTracker® 2 console is providing Online Warmongers’ marketing arm with valuable insight into player geography, completion ratio and other key statistics, enabling marketing to match its go-to-market plan against real-time analytics.

“There’s no denying that a certain level of excitement naturally surrounds a customer like Online Warmongers,” said Steve Miller, founder and CEO of Highwinds.  “They’re a startup teeming with potential, leveraging amazing talent, ready to globally unleash their first game and standing on the verge of massive growth.  It’s easy for us to get excited about all that – and that excitement is good for our customer, too, because we find ourselves as vested in their success as they are.”

War Inc. is an action-packed, downloadable, MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) that features fun player-versus-player ground combat in multiple settings with a variety of modes and options for all players.  Set in a vast, open environment of realistic detail, War Inc. brings new innovations to classic multiplayer combat game play.  A retail quality game in a free-to-play form, it features modern graphics, high production values and in-game monetization, providing players early access to weapons and equipment that speed up game progression.  Play online at www.thewarinc.com.

Visit Highwinds at the LA Games Conference in Los Angeles, April 24, or Deutsche Gamestage in Berlin, April 24-28.  To schedule a meeting, call 407.215.2400 or e-mail info@highwinds.com.

About Highwinds Network Group, Inc.

Highwinds is a content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of CDN solutions, including content storage and IP software.  The company delivers content and rich media over its high-performance RollingThunder® network to millions of global users every day.  Highwinds CDN customers gain unprecedented command and control with its StrikeTracker® console and open APIs.  Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains data centers around the world.  For more information, visit www.highwinds.com.

About Online Warmongers

Online Warmongers Group, Inc. is an independent Los Angeles-based video game developer and publisher.  The company is partnered with Cybergun (NYX: CYB) and funded through Arktos Entertainment Group’s early stage VC fund.  Online Warmongers was established in 2009 to develop innovative online next-generation titles for consoles and PC.  Online Warmongers was formed by a group of industry veterans from EA, Activision and Cryptic Studios with the vision of creating high-quality, free-to-play online games.

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Highwinds, RollingThunder and StrikeTracker are registered trademarks, and GDN is a trademark, of Highwinds Network Group, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Posted on January 24th, 2012 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Saguna Networks and Jet-Stream Collaborate on the Delivery of Federated CDN Solutions for Mobile Networks

Joint solution allows mobile operators to monetize content delivery for best available viewing experience
Nesher, Israel and Groningen, The Netherlands (Januari 12, 2012) – Saguna Networks, an innovative provider of Radio Access Network (RAN) application acceleration and mobile content delivery on HSPA and LTE networks, and Jet-Stream, the award-winning market leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) technologies and intelligence, today announced strategic collaboration between the two companies on the delivery of federated Content Delivery Network solutions for mobile networks.
The two companies are providing an integrated of web content and applications over mobile networks and Jet-Stream’s VideoExchange™ Content Delivery Network technology. The joint offering allows mobile network operators to leverage their RAN investment into an Intelligent Network that can actively manage and deliver content to mobile subscribers directly from the network edge. This innovative solution offers new monetization opportunities for mobile network operators and creates a CDN network that delivers valuable quality of experience matters to content owners and subscribers.
“We have strong expectations for our collaboration with Saguna,” said Stef van der Ziel, CEO of Jet-Stream. “Together with Saguna, we are offering a new approach for federated CDN that creates greater value for mobile operators and content owners.”
“The integration with Jet-Stream federated CDN solution is creating new dimension for content delivery over mobile networks,” said Lior Fite, CEO at Saguna Networks. “Mobile operators using our joint solution can now actively participate in the OTT market and offer CDN services that guarantee the best possible view experience for subscribers.”
Saguna Networks and Jet-Stream will be presenting their joint solution at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 27 – March 1, 2012.

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Posted on November 29th, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Akamai Rumored to be in Talks to Buy CDN Operator Cotendo

Akamai Rumored to be in Talks to Buy CDN Operator Cotendo
Web Host Industry Review
By Justin Lee, November 28, 2011 (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Multiple reports surfaced on Sunday, including one from Data Center Knowledge, that content delivery network Cotendo is rumored to currently in talks to be acquired by CDN market leader

Posted on October 6th, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Highwinds Licensed CDN Lays Groundwork for CDN Federation

Multi-Tiered Platform Offers Last-Mile Providers Reselling, Managed Hosting and Licensing Options

highwinds_logoWINTER PARK, Fla., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Highwinds®, a leader in content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services, today announced the expansion of its managed services portfolio to include a Licensed CDN (content delivery network) offering for ISPs, telcos and MSOs. It enables last-mile providers to create new CDN-based revenue streams by delivering advanced CDN capabilities to their customers, while alleviating the strain over-the-top (OTT) content is putting on their networks. Highwinds Licensed CDN was architected to support the Federated CDN model and allows providers to rapidly and seamlessly transition between Highwinds’ multiple CDN solution tiers – reselling, managed hosting and licensing.

"We’ve been licensing our software and providing managed hosting services to ISPs and telcos since 2003, and we currently have 63 customers in this space. We were also the first CDN to offer a reseller model, complete with private-labeling, APIs, and a high degree of R&D transparency," said Steve Miller, chairman and CEO of Highwinds. "As such, responding to the CDN needs of last-mile providers with a licensing and federating platform was a natural next step for us."

Highwinds Licensed CDN enables customers to add CDN services to their solutions portfolio and grow in a way that both leverages their own network strengths and subsidizes their network expansion. With a multi-tiered licensing approach rooted in Highwinds’ hallmark flexibility and scalability, Highwinds Licensed CDN allows carriers to seamlessly transition between various tiers without ever re-provisioning their customer accounts. The platform supports the complete build-out of a lightning-fast, powerful, advanced CDN, and lays the groundwork for federation with Highwinds CDN and other federation partners. The platform’s opportunities include:

CDN Reseller – Highwinds’ network and StrikeTracker® console were built from the ground up to support a reseller model, and today, Highwinds has an extensive global reseller channel. Any communications provider that joins Highwinds’ reseller program can brand StrikeTracker as its own and can immediately begin reselling Highwinds CDN. Highwinds’ resellers can provision and manage their own customers, pricing, billing, etc.

CDN Managed Hosting – Providers can grow their network through Highwinds’ managed hosting services, while leveraging the cost advantages of their own network and data centers. Highwinds provides capacity planning, rollout assistance and ongoing support.

Licensed CDN Operation – In true licensing fashion, last-mile providers license the CDN software stack and operate the CDN directly. Highwinds provides equipment recommendations, capacity planning and cross-functional training. All licensees receive access to Highwinds’ full suite of CDN services and ongoing software upgrades.

Federated CDN – Providers may elect to expand their CDN footprint through federation, interconnecting their CDN with Highwinds CDN and other federation partners to cross-deliver traffic. CDN federation members benefit from a larger footprint without further deployment, giving each member the ability to sell global delivery, reduce local transport costs, and complement existing transit and peering relationships.

"With the rapid growth of OTT video being delivered over last-mile networks around the world, the CDN space is obviously interesting to telcos and other communications providers. For some, it makes perfect sense to design their own CDN. For most, it does not," said Josh Gagliardi, Highwinds’ CTO. "Our Licensed CDN platform is designed for the vast majority who need instant-on, flexible, scalable, reliable CDN solutions – now. It also delivers the unique hardware infrastructure and solid software foundation on which the Federated CDN must be built."

Gagliardi will be presenting on an expert panel entitled, "Outlining the Possible Different CDN Federation Models and Structures," at the CDN World Summit in London on Oct. 27.

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Posted on September 1st, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Content Delivery Market Growing Rapidly

Content Delivery Market Growing Rapidly
MarketWatch (press release)
Access to the full company reports can be found at: A report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA) estimates that the global Content Delivery Network (CDN) market is projected to reach $4.7 billion by 2015. According to the report, key factors driving
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Posted on September 1st, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Limelight sells EyeWonder to DG for $66m

Limelight sells EyeWonder to DG for $66m
Screen Digest (press release)
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Limelight Networks will sell EyeWonder to DG (formerly DG FastChannel), for approximately $66m in cash. Eyewonder provides ad management services to agencies and publishers for rich media formats (in-stream, in-player and
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Posted on August 31st, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

OpenDNS and Google working with CDNs on DNS speedup

OpenDNS and Google working with CDNs on DNS speedup
Ars Technica
By Ryan Paul | Published August 30, 2011 5:30 PM A group of DNS providers and content delivery network (CDN) companies have devised a new extension to the DNS protocol that that aims to more effectively direct users to the closest CDN endpoint.
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Posted on August 30th, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Wowza, Haivision, Telestream, Highwinds team up for a Panel on Multi-screen Delivery

Wowza, Haivision, Telestream, Highwinds: Multi-screen Delivery
StreamingMedia.com
Finally, Josh Gagliardi, chief technology officer at Highwinds, was on-hand to explain the roll of the content delivery network (CDN).