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EdgeCast Reaches 300 Customers in 4Q

EdgeCast, a company providing a cost effective rich media content delivery network (CDN) has announced it gained major momentum in its first year of operation with over 300 customers by the fourth quarter.

In this last quarter that drove the company’s momentum, they signed a number of new customers across a wide variety of industries including Twistage, Parallels, PureVideo and more.

“For our customers, content delivery is tightly coupled with the Twistage service, and many customers have very specific security requirements,” said David Wadler, founder and CEO of Twistage. “EdgeCast’s security features have palpably improved the experience that we can offer. EdgeCast met our performance and infrastructure needs impressively, and they have provided an exceptional level of support as well.”

In addition to a number of new customers, the company also announced it powered major online events this year such as Farm Aid, Miss USA, and the massive debut of the online-only Michael Moore film, “Slacker Uprising.

“Our technical team has had their heads down, maintaining 100 percent availability, deploying hundreds of servers globally, and adding features to our software. Alongside them, our sales and marketing team brought on significant new customers,” said James Segil, president of EdgeCast Networks.

“We’re obviously pleased that our business continues to grow rapidly, especially in such a challenging market environment. As more customers see the need for a full-service global CDN, we’re confident that we will sustain this growth during 2009.”

Back in October, Yesmail, a provider of permission-based online e-mail marketing solutions, forged a new partnership with EdgeCast in a bid to give e-mail recipients a superior experience with faster downloads of images within mail, and faster downloading of hosted content.

Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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