Posted on July 24th, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Is Akamai Is Under Attack?

Akamai Is Under Attack
Motley Fool
The Internet would be a pretty desolate landscape without its content, but despite the increasing importance of content-delivery networks, or CDNs,

Posted on July 16th, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

AT&T sees opportunity in mobility, e-commerce for CDN services

AT&T sees opportunity in mobility, e-commerce for CDN services
SearchTelecom.com
Network operators are hoping that this behavior will make enterprises anxious to buy their content delivery network (CDN) services, as part of a broader push toward next-generation content monetization strategies. AT&T is elbowing its way into the

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Posted on July 16th, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Content Delivery Stocks on the Upswing as Demand Outlook Brightens

Content Delivery Stocks on the Upswing as Demand Outlook Brightens
MarketWatch (press release)
Apple has traditionally enlisted the help of Akamai Technologies for its content delivery network (CDN). Akamai was already the exclusive CDN of Apple’s iTunes content when in January Apple renewed its contract with Akamai for additional volume for

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

Is Competition is Reshaping the CDN Market?

Competition is Reshaping the CDN Market
Data Center Knowledge
First, Dan reported that telcos and carriers are in discussions to combine their CDN operations to create a federated content delivery network called the Open Carrier Exchange (OCX). “While this idea has been circulating in the market for many years,

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Competition certainly seems to be reshaping the CDN market.

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

Internap’s Santa Clara Colocation Facility is First Public Data Center in the U.S. to Achieve Green Globes Certification

Assessment recognizes green building design, operation and management; highlights Internap’s use of reclaimed water for cooling, saving nearly 30 million gallons annually

ATLANTA – June 29, 2011 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced that its Santa Clara colocation facility has achieved Green Globes® certification, following a rigorous review process by the Green Buildings Initiative (GBI). This marks the first Green Globes certification of a public data center in the U.S. as well as the first non-governmental building in California. 

A green building guidance and assessment program, Green Globes helps commercial building owners advance environmental performance and sustainability. Internap’s Santa Clara data center received the Green Globes “New Construction” certification, which evaluates, quantifies and improves the environmental performance of both new construction and major renovation projects. Working with interior and exterior renovations to the existing building, Internap adhered to standards related to consuming fewer fossil fuels, reducing greenhouse emissions, conserving water, reducing other forms of pollution, minimizing impact on the land surrounding the building and offering a better working environment for occupants.

“Internap’s Santa Clara data center highlights the success that is possible in the design and construction of an environmentally sustainable commercial building,” said Joe Pinelli, vice president and general manager of Green Globes at GBI. “The unique requirements of data centers – specifically the tremendous energy usage – typically make them a difficult fit for sustainability programs, but this project achieved excellent results and was a shining example of how to attack that problem. Internap’s team should be proud of the manner in which it approached the overall design and construction for efficient use of energy and resources, a healthy environment for its employees and fiscal prudence for the company itself.”

The Green Globes certification process included a comprehensive online assessment and intensive site visit and evaluation by an independent, third-party evaluator. Specific highlights that contributed to Internap’s Green Globes certification include:

Use of reclaimed water: Internap’s Santa Clara colocation facility is the first commercial data center in California to use reclaimed rather than potable water to help cool the building. This approach will save 76,300 gallons per day and 27,849,500 gallons per year, the equivalent of 46.5 Olympic-sized swimming pools of potable water saved annually.

Reuse of building materials: As part of the facility rebuild, Internap reused more than 99% of the exterior structural components, nearly eliminating the diversion of waste to landfills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by removing manufacturing and delivery processes. Additionally, Internap was able to avoid sending nearly 85% of its overall construction waste to landfills, greatly reducing the building’s impact on the environment.

Energy efficiency: The Energy Star Target Finder tool showed a nearly 50% reduction in energy use at Internap’s facility compared to similar building types, a significant finding given the high energy demands of data centers. The building utilizes high-efficiency lighting and controls that greatly decrease power consumption relative to similar facilities, reducing environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.

Green power: The building’s office area will supplement its electrical load with green power for the office for a period of two years. The use of green power purchases help to reduce the strain of power companies and the greenhouse gas emissions caused by power plants.

Additionally, Internap designed the facility to include environmentally-conscious transportation features, including carpool parking stalls to encourage commuters to rideshare, reducing air pollution and oil consumption. Internap has also developed an educational outreach program to explain and promote the green facility design for occupants and visitors.

“Everybody wins when you increase energy efficiency, so it’s incumbent upon us to explore all possible opportunities. Working with the Green Buildings Initiative helped us to do that, holding us accountable to the highest standards and validating our efforts,” said Randy Ortiz, director of data center design and engineering at Internap. “Our success in attaining the Green Globes certification at our Santa Clara data center will provide an important template for achieving environmental sustainability at all of our new facilities moving forward.”

In addition to the Green Globes, Internap is working toward LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Energy Star environmental building rating systems at select, company-owned data centers. Internap is also committed to supporting renewable energy and recently purchased over 400,000 kWh of renewal energy credits for the Santa Clara colocation facility. This purchase helps avoid 487,585 pounds of CO2.

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Posted on June 24th, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Cloud Computing Trend Boosts Demand for Level 3 and Akamai

Cloud Computing Trend Boosts Demand for Level 3 and Akamai
MarketWatch (press release)
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Posted on June 24th, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

AT&T Scales Up Its Content Delivery Network

AT&T Scales Up Its Content Delivery Network
All Things Digital (blog)
AT&T is hoping to take on folks like Akamai and Limelight Networks by offering what it claims will be a combination of faster speeds and lower prices. “Our CDN (Content Delivery Network) technology not only delivers videos and other attention grabbers
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Posted on June 22nd, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Why colocation data centers will be critical for online video platforms

Why colocation data centers will be critical for online video platforms
The Next Web
Additionally, because the Content Hubs have such an extensive choice of content delivery networks, customers are able to easily optimize content distributions and performance, at the lowest possible costs. JW: We work with numerous companies in the
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Posted on June 21st, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

CDN Cotendo collects $17m from Citrix and Juniper Networks

CDN Cotendo collects $17m from Citrix and co
Screen Digest (press release)
Content delivery network (CDN) Cotendo has raised a total $39m from investors, following a third round of funding which raised $17m and secured partners Citrix Systems and Juniper Networks. Cotendo has strongly concentrated its CDN business on selling
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Posted on June 21st, 2011 by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Report: Akamai looking to license CDN technology to telcos

Report: Akamai looking to license CDN technology to telcos
FierceIPTV
There’s little question content delivery network Akamai can feel Limelight and Level 3 nipping at its heels. And that may be part of the reason it’s looking beyond pure content delivery and into licensing its own technology to telcos.
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