Cotendo Announces Patent-Pending Cloudlet Platform, The First CDN Integrated High Performance Cloud Application Environment
Patent-pending technology moves business logic to the cloud and closer to end users and reduces origin-server calls by up to 90% while delivering instant scalability and content automatically customized by device, user, context, or location for optimal de
Sunnyvale, California(11 Apr 2011)
Cotendo, an innovative fast growing Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Value-Added Site Acceleration services provider, announced today the availability of its new Cloudlet Platform, the world's first fully customizable, high-performance and globally distributed cloud application environment. The patent-pending Cloudlet platform revolutionizes the CDN space by enabling mobile and wired content providers to extend their business logic to the edge of the network, moving content delivery decision making closer than ever before to the end user. In so doing, the Cloudlet platform elegantly addresses the growing need for content providers to deliver more personalized, customized and device-specific content efficiently and quickly, thus improving the users experience and ensuring high performance without increasing infrastructure complexity, spending or headcount.
Cloudlet modules have been running in live production environments in stealth mode with selected Cotendo customers and have achieved dramatic performance improvement and significantly reduced origin load. Publishers, social networks, e-tailers, and large enterprises, among others, will benefit from this unique capability to generate and deliver intelligent and real-time adaptive locally cached dynamic assets that can be content-aware, device specific, and selective by context (e.g. user's location or time of day). Enterprise customers can use Cloudlet modules for granular authentication and contextual, personalized application delivery to employees and partners around the globe. Providers of content to mobile devices - the fastest growing area of content delivery - will particularly benefit from Cloudlet modules and the ability to deliver location and device-aware information on an as-needed basis while simultaneously reducing their origin server calls by up to 90%. Because Cloudlet modules seamlessly integrate with other Cotendo offerings, Cloudlet users not only benefit from this whole new type of content acceleration but also from Cotendo's comprehensive suite of content delivery, site acceleration and Web performance optimization offerings.
All of the Cloudlet platform's benefits can be achieved without requiring code alterations to websites and applications, an expensive and time-consuming practice typically required to improve performance and to integrate acceleration services. "Instead of the customers having to re-architect their websites or applications to fit the CDN, we architected our CDN to easily adapt to the websites and applications of our customers," says Udi Trugman, Vice President of Research & Development at Cotendo. "Cloudlet modules radically simplify the efficient delivery and acceleration of personalized applications, without the usual required overhead of modifying the application for integration with acceleration services."
Cloudlet works in conjunction with Cotendo's best-in-class Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA) service. DSA optimizes the pathway between origin server and end user for significantly faster delivery of the dynamic content that must be served directly from the origin server. DSA also reduces the number of required round trips needed to retrieve the appropriate dynamic content assets that must be delivered from the origin server.
Cloudlet and DSA integrate seamlessly with Cotendo's other service offerings including Advanced DNS services (for highly intelligent traffic routing), CDN load balancing (for management of multiple CDNs) and Site Assure content delivery monitoring service. Cotendo customers can manage Cloudlet and all other Cotendo services via a single convenient control portal and, as with all other Cotendo applications, they benefit from Cotendo's best-in-class 24/7 customer support coverage. The Cloudlet platform is already used to provide innovations such as PageSpeed Automatic, the only CDN-based implementation of Google's breakthrough mod_pagespeed Web performance optimization tool. With a relentless pursuit of technology advances to benefit its growing customer base, Cotendo always seeks to provide the ahead-of-the-curve solutions to the most pressing needs facing the content delivery space.
Cloudlet is available immediately to Cotendo customers and partners. To learn more click here: http://www.cotendo.com/services/Cloudlet/
Cotendo is a fast growing innovative provider of CDN and Site Acceleration services and a leader in creation of technologies that allow website operators and large enterprises to dramatically improve web performance and radically simplify content delivery management. Cotendo's customer base includes Fortune 500 enterprises, Tier 1 telecommunications providers and the world's largest social networks, eCommerce sites, and advertising networks, Cotendo's unique suite of software-based content acceleration offerings provide unprecedented site performance, transparency and application-level management capabilities as well as granular content delivery flexibility, and best-in-class content acceleration capabilities. The company's management team is comprised of acknowledged innovators in intelligent content management and content delivery networks and has been honored with awards including the Red Herring Top 100, AlwaysOn Global 250 Private Companies, the MIT TR Top 50 Most Innovative companies, and the Businessweek Top 50 tech start-ups. Founded in 2008, Cotendo is funded by Sequoia Capital, Benchmark Capital and Tenaya Capital. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with R&D based in Israel. For more information about Cotendo and its CDN and Site Acceleration Services Suite, visit http://www.cotendo.com.