CDN

LeaseWeb Releases LeaseWeb Cloud Load Balancer for Public Cloud

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider LeaseWeb today added a load balancing feature to its Public Cloud. The new feature will enable customers to optimize their use of cloud resources by managing the distribution of traffic across instances. The news comes nearly two months after LeaseWeb launched  its global Content Delivery Network. Load balancing divides traffic evenly across servers and lets customers optimize the use of their resources and minimize server response time. Traffic is redirected according to a set of rules as defined by the customer for the individual TCP ports on their public load balancer address. These rules range from balancing simple traffic (for example, for mail servers), to advanced rules with sticky policies for web applications. Rules can be managed via Le...

EdgeCast Networks Secures $54 million in Series D Growth Investement

CDN Provider EdgeCast Networks today announced it has secured $54 million in new financing, led by Performance Equity Management (PEM), with follow-on participation from the company’s existing investors Menlo Ventures and Steamboat Ventures. The equity portion of the financing was augmented with a debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank. We are proud that our investment partners recognize our incredible performance and share our enthusiasm about our continued growth. – Alex Kazerani, Chairman and CEO, EdgeCast. Roughly two months back,  EdgeCast Networks  launched EdgeCast Transact, a PCI-compliant acceleration and optimization solution for the world’s largest online retailers. This Series D growth investment will help EdgeCast: Develop and launch new web acceleration, Routing and security ...

“CtrlS is Asia’s Largest and India’s Only Tier IV Certified Datacenter”- Prashant, CtrlS

The opening day of the recently held WHD.India 2013 had a session titled “Reaching the next level of hosting” by Prashant Jain, Director, CtrlS. It was the last session of what had been a long exhausting day with multiple sessions lined back-to-back. Spent up with the proceedings of the day, my mind had started wondering how much booze would be too much booze to drink at the succeeding ConneXion Party so as to remain sober enough to do research work for the sessions scheduled for next day. As the emcee invited Prashant on stage, I was expecting yet another run-of-the-mill session that was titled to come across as genuinely interesting and informative, but was actually rife with product pitches of the company. What followed pleasantly surprised me. One of the only three talks ou...

Web Hosting Provider LeaseWeb USA Launches Global Content Delivery Network

Global web hosting provider LeaseWeb today announced expansion of   its portfolio of hosting services with launch of a Content Delivery Network. Organizations that require a global high-bandwidth file delivery solution can utilize LeaseWeb’s CDN to distribute large files, stream live feeds or setup video on demand (VoD). The news comes two months after LeaseWeb released its Law Enforcement Transparency Report for 2012, becoming the first web hosting provider to do so. LeaseWeb’s CDN solution is housed within its global network of data centers to cache web and video files. When a web user requests information or clicks on a video, the CDN streams the content from the geographically closest server. By reducing the distance that data has to travel, LeaseWeb makes ultra-large video and file do...

OnApp Launches Three Pre-tested Ready-to-run Cloud Packages for Service Providers in Partnership with Dell

Cloud services provider OnApp today announced it’s partnership with Dell for creating three pre-tested cloud packages. The said cloud packages are aimed at  providing   web hosting companies , telecommunications companies and MSPs with a swift and streamlined process of  cloud services creation and their delivery to market. Out of three packages , two are for small and one for  large cloud deployments, thus providing, as OnApp terms it “cloud business in a box,’ which eliminates the complex process of building the cloud infrastructure from scratch and helps organizations start with the business of selling cloud services. The two smaller packages are based on Dell EqualLogic storage and  OnApp Storage (Details Below). Package for larger cloud deployments is  based on Dell Compel...

How to Increase Speed of Your Website by Content Optimization and CDN

There are many ways to improve the performance of a Web site and the strategies that optimize this performance can be organized into three types. The first category concerns support hardware. It is obvious that improving the performance of the machine (physical or virtual) that is hosting the web site or an application can also significantly reduce the loading time of web pages. However, only large companies with  direct access to the front-end machines, whether they’re placed in-house or at a colocation hosting provider, can hope to optimize the website performance by working on the support hardware.  Small and medium size companies  usually rely on a web hosting provider,  so it is not always possible for them to choose the hardware that is right for them. They can, however,  impro...

Webair Launches ProtoCloud, an Infrastructure-as-a-service Cloud Offering

Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions, yesterday announced ProtoCloud, the newest addition to its highly popular family of cloud hosting services. ProtoCloud is Webair’s true Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offering. Built with scalability and availability in mind, ProtoCloud provides IaaS scalability on top of a highly available foundation. By default, and at no additional costs, ProtoCloud instances are provisioned with no single points of failure via the use of redundant & scalable computing nodes, Network infrastructure, SAN and FusionIO storage. In february, Webair also completed control procedures and compliance for its NY1 data center as verified in a Service Organization Control Report (SOC 1) prepared under the terms of SSAE 16 by independe...

“OnApp Storage Grows as the Service Provider’s Cloud Grows”- Kosten Metreweli, OnApp

On 8 August 2011, the then $2.7 billion valued CDN market changed irreversibly. OnApp, a one year London based cloud platform at that time, grabbed the CDN market out of the hands of the big players and opened it up at prices so nominal that no one could’ve imagined. Using spare cloud capacity of hosts around the globe to provide CDN PoPs, OnApp got rid of the mammoth investment that was earlier needed to build new infrastructure. Starting with 40, OnApp now has over 150 PoPs across 40 countries in a short span of 18 months. With the recently rolled out OnApp Cloud v3.0, the latest version of its cloud platform for service providers, OnApp has established itself as a software builder which develops new features at an aggressive pace and whose progress is to be watched out for. DHN go...

Rackspace Extends Cloud Operations Expertise to Enterprise Private Clouds; Launches OpenCenter

Rackspace Hosting , the open cloud company, yesterday announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise data center. The news comes a few days after Rackspace  lowered the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. New features of Rackspace Private Cloud Software include: OpenCenter – Drawing from experience of operating The Rackspace Open Cloud, OpenCenter provides a centralized graphical user interface and API that simplifies and automates the operational activities associated wit...

Rackspace Lowers Pricing on its Open Cloud Bandwidth and CDN by 33 Percent

The Rackspace Open Cloud is built upon a simple pricing model with no hidden costs or extra charges. This simple and straightforward pricing approach is a key part of how we help customers take advantage of the real value of the Rackspace Open Cloud, particularly for the next generation of bandwidth and content-centric web applications, which must deliver quality user experiences on a mobile and global basis. – John Engates, Chief Technology Officer,Rackspace. Rackspace Hosting , the open cloud company, has announced that it is lowering the price for cloud bandwidth and content delivery network (CDN) services by 33 percent. The company also announced that it is implementing tiered pricing for its open cloud product portfolio, starting with Cloud Files, its object storage service. The new p...

OnApp Rolls Out OnApp Cloud v3.0 with VM support, Helps Cloud Providers Build SANs

OnApp has announced the General Availability of OnApp Cloud v3.0, the latest version of its cloud platform for service providers. OnApp Cloud v3.0 sets a new standard for cloud platform technology by moving far beyond simple cloud orchestration. With an integrated SAN, global CDN and new support for VMware clouds, it reduces the capital expenditure needed to build cloud services, and offers new ways for cloud providers to generate revenue by selling a wider range of services through their core cloud platform. OnApp Cloud v3.0 gives you much more than just a cloud – it gives you the tools you need to build a global cloud business. – Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp. OnApp Cloud v3.0 includes OnApp Storage, an enterprise-class Storage Area Network (SAN) designed for cloud environments; OnApp CDN, ...

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