Hosting Provider LeaseWeb USA Launches Global Content Delivery Network (CDN)
LeaseWeb USA has announced the addition of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to its portfolio of services. Now organizations – specifically those that deliver movies, television shows and other streaming entertainment online – can use LeaseWeb to reliably
Manassas, VA(10 Jun 2013)
Beta version utilized for file downloads to the US and European Union
LeaseWeb USA, one of the largest hosting providers in the world with more than 60,000 servers under its management has expanded its portfolio of hosting services with a CDN (Content Delivery Network). Organizations that require a global high-bandwidth file delivery solution can utilize LeaseWeb’s CDN to reliably distribute large files, stream live feeds or setup video on demand (VoD).
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, theCDNstreams the content from the geographically closest server. By reducing the distance that data has to travel, LeaseWeb makes ultra-large video and file downloads more efficient and reliable.
LeaseWeb’s CDN is a hybrid solution utilizing traditional hard disks for static archiving and Solid State Drive (SSD) flash memory for caching – ensuring dynamic high speed and reliability. The software driving the CDN has been developed in-house by LeaseWeb’s own R&D team. LeaseWeb’s CDN supports HTTP live streaming (HLS) and pseudo streaming for VoD. The most popular codecs are supported, including MP4, H264, Flash video (FLV), and VP8 (WebM). This makes the CDN platform suitable for online gaming and video streaming providers.
The engineering and product development team perfected the CDN platform in a closed environment in co-operation with a number of clients. During the last couple of months LeaseWeb actively gathered feedback from its beta customers and fine-tuned the platform.
Ignacio Manrique de Lara, LeaseWeb’sCDNManager, says: “During beta testing, our CDN delivered 18 Gbps of bandwidth for downloads and the performance was outstanding.”
“Business and consumer appetite for downloading and sharing content is insatiable, so CDNs are emerging as a key technology to offer a safe, consistent and reliable service. Our engineering and product development teams have developed a solution that addresses this need, while offering the reassurance of being backed by a leading hosting company with over 15,000 customers.”
With one of the largest hosting networks and a current total capacity of 3.0 Tbps, backed with strong peering agreements, LeaseWeb’sCDNoffers a high capacity connection with protection from Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS). The CDN also comes with robust SLAs, uptime guarantees and a dynamic real-time network performance dashboard. TheCDNlaunch complements LeaseWeb’s existing IaaS hosting offering, joining dedicated servers, private and public cloud, colocation and hybrid hosting, to offer both standardized hosting solutions and advanced options for custom IT infrastructures.
For more information about LeaseWeb CDN, please visit: http://www.leaseweb.com/en/support/all-about/cdn
LeaseWeb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 15,000 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include CDN, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting, Colocation, and Dedicated Hosting supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 60,000 servers under management, LeaseWeb provides infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, e-mail servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 6 data centers in the U.S. and Europe, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 3.0 Tbps. LeaseWeb offers services through its various subsidiaries, being LeaseWeb B.V. (“LeaseWeb Netherlands”), LeaseWeb USA, Inc. (“LeaseWeb USA”), and LeaseWeb Deutschland GmbH (“LeaseWeb Germany”).
For more information, visit www.leaseweb.com