Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

SoftLayer Launches CDNLayer Content Delivery Network

SoftLayer joins a growing rush of hosting companies launching their own CDN. Aggressively priced, the service is priced at only $20.00 per month for the first 200GB of data transferred and only $0.20 per GB thereafter.

“CDNLayer is one more way we provide enterprise-class services to customers of any size,” said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer at SoftLayer. “Consumer demand for online video and media-rich websites is exploding. Companies and individuals in every industry, from entertainment and gaming to social networking and e-commerce, will benefit from using CDNLayer to optimize their content management and delivery.”

CDNLayer uses a network of multiple, geographically diverse server nodes running advanced software that organizes, stores, and streams online content. Rather than serving content directly from the host server to the end-user, CDNLayer moves content from the host server to a node that is geographically closer to the end-user. This minimizes the distance the data has to travel, avoiding network traffic jams, and decreasing latency. CDNLayer includes tools for improved management, helping with content monetization.


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