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Ericsson launches its own global CDN with Telcos, Akamai collaborates with Orange on NFV to dynamically scale CDN and more in this weeks news

Ericsson launches its own global CDN with Telcos

Ericsson, the global communications technology  provider has taken a huge step forward into the CDN market; by launching a new ubiquitous CDN called UDN (Unified Delivery Network) which aggregates regional service provider capabilities on a global scale. The partnership includes global service providers such as Hutchison, Vodafone, Telstra, and AIS. The system connects content providers with the last mile reach of service providers for content delivery.The global content distribution network enables and aggregates network capabilities into the public domain, allowing services to be optimized and scaling the delivery of OTT services and video content. Also, content providers Brightcove, DailyMotion, EchoStar, Deluxe, LeTV and QuickPlay also are partnering with Ericsson in establishing the UDN offering in the market.

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Full report at: V-Net

 

Akamai collaborates with Orange on NFV initiative to dynamically scale CDN capacity for Video Streaming live events

As networks increasingly are called upon to support large events, it is absolutely necessary to prove how CDN capacity can be deployed and scaled at an immediate rate. Akamai, the global provider of CDN and cloud services, has concluded testing their proof-of-concept (PoC) testing at Orange telecom. Orange was able to successfully utilize Akamai’s Aura Virtualized Licensed CDN (vLCDN) solution, integrated with Hewlett Packard’s NFV Director 3.0 orchestration platform, to provide on-demand CDN scaling for live video streaming of popular events.  Storage and compute resources used for CDN functions were dynamically allocated/de-allocated across a network of physical machines according to the volume and type of content requested from subscribers within a given geography at a given time, proving once again that CDNs can step up to the challenges ahead, when it comes to video streaming.

Read more at: Akamai

 

CloudFlare Registrar brings enhanced security protection against domain hijacking

CloudFlare is now officially an ICANN accredited registrar providing secure domain registration for high-profile domains. Features include constant use of Registrar Lock and Registry Lock Multi-user, offline confirmation for all DNS changes, and two-factor authentication enforced for all registrant accounts Support for DNSSEC. Cloudflare is using a highly bureaucratic and formal process (that originated from registrar organization Network Solutions) to ensure the domains are safe and secure, to mitigate the risks involved. It's important to note that Cloudflare is only offering this service to high-end clients and larger enterprises with no plans so far for SMBs.

Full report at: InfoWorld

 

Microsoft Azure partners with Imperva Incapsula to bring WAF and DDoS Mitigation Solutions for Azure

In a further effort to bring enterprise Saas security solutions, Microsoft has teamed up with the industry's heavyweights in Web Application Firewall solutions - Imperva SecureSphere and Imperva Incapsula. As part of the partnership, Azure customers will be able to access Incapsula reports and events directly from the Azure Dashboard. This is great news for the users, as they will have more options than ever in deploying  a WAF and DDoS mitigation from the Azure Security Center along with the ability to connect multiple web applications to a single WAF appliance and provision a WAF for applications running on Classic Virtual Machines. The company has also announced new security features for its cloud offerings, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and SharePoint Online. identity protection and threat visualization tools have also been integrated, aiming to to provide real-time insights and predictive intelligence.

Full report at: Incapsula

 

Qwilt and Altiostar to Showcase Integrated Open Cache and V-RAN Solution at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress

Qwilt, a provider of of online video delivery and open caching solutions, announced a technology and go-to-market partnership with Altiostar,a provider of NFV Cloud RAN infrastructure for mobile operators during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 22-25. This partnership was created in response to the ongoing trend that over half of mobile users will stream video on their devices and networks must be equipped to optimize live and on-demand OTT services. The solution streams video on mobile devices at a much faster rate and dramatically reduces network latency and improves viewer Quality of Experience (QoE) which resulted in substantial increase in RAN efficiency, network capacity and dramatic improvement in capital utilization. Mobile operators can also optimize their backhaul capacity spend so that they can be prepared for the next series of bottlenecks in LTE networks. The two companies are aiming to create a fully integrated C-RAN and open cache offering for mobile operators.

More details at: Qwilt

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