Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

FastSoft Steps Into the Limelight

FastSoft Inc. nabbed a new customer this morning, with the announcement that Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) will be deploying its E Series Internet accelerators to speed up large file delivery.

The news comes as some validation for FastSoft’s strategy of targeting content delivery networks (CDNs) by offering them a way to speed up large file delivery with its FastTCP technology. FastTCP increases the performance of large file transfers with advanced algorithms that react to network slowdowns more quickly and elegantly than traditional TCP file transfers.

“We always thought our technology was widely extensible to a number of different industries,” says Dan Henderson, vice president of marketing at FastSoft. The company has a number of customers in media and entertainment that use its Internet acceleration devices for some applications like transfers of large files to post-production facilities.

But Henderson says the company believes the technology is applicable for “companies that distribute content on behalf of other people” — like, for instance, CDNs.

Note that Limelight is not deploying the technology to accelerate file transfers to consumers, but instead will deploy FastSoft’s E Series Internet accelerators to accelerate ingest to the CDN itself.



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