MaxCDN Expands to Australia, SoftLayer unveils new Hong Kong Datacenter and more news
MaxCDN Expands to Australia
One of the fastest growing Contend Delivery Network providers, MaxCDN, announced about the COmpany’s launching a new Point-of-Presence at Sydney, Australia. MaxCDN also announced new enhancements, including new edge rule recipes like country blocking and redirection and integration with Google Maps for better data understanding. To meet the goal of being the fastest CDN in North America, MaxCDN has now added a new PoP at Sydney.
MaxCDN also mentioned that Cedexis Radar showed more than 50-60% improvement in the region with the new PoP. The newly enhanced Control Panel with GeoIP directives by recognizing the origin country from the IP address of the requester of content. The CDN now supports both blocking and redirection of traffic based on the country from which the content has been requested.
Check out the full story at CDNAdvisor.
Radio 538 Groep Signs 3-Year Contract with LeaseWeb
LeaseWeb, the global hosting provider of native CDN signed a 3 year contract with Radio 538 Groep, the firm that manages multiple radio stations and music TV channels. Radio 538 Groep will be able to use the hosting provider’s cloud and CDN services. LeaseWeb Netherlands will be providing Radio 538 with a hybrid hosting solution that involves open-stack based private cloud as well as bare-metal cloud offerings, ensuring maximum performance and scalability.
Radio 538 Groep generates about 10-15 gigabit of bandwidth to deliver its channels and this is where LeaseWeb’s network will fit for the delivery of both audio and video multimedia. LeaseWeb and Radio538 mentioned that they were happy with the partnership.
Aryaka Powers VoIP Solution for EchoFirst
Aryaka, the provider of WAN Optimization-as-a-Service, Network-as-a-Service, Application Delivery-as-a-Service and Cloud Networks-as-a-Service, announced partnership with EchoFirst, the hybrid solar panels manufacturer. EchoFirst greeted MPLS as the solution for connection issues between the firm’s HQ at Freemont, California and the company’s call center in Mumbai, India, but discarded it due to large costs and 2-3 moths of implementation time. This is where the company decided to leverage Aryaka’s solutions.
Aryaka ensured high QoS through dedicated VoIP bandwidth, 300% bandwidth increase for SSH and reduced the CIFS and HTTP volume by 28% and 54% respectively.
Full report at Ulitzer.
Xfernet Switches to OnApp for Delivery
OnApp, the provider of Federated Content Delivery Networks and cloud and hosting services, announced that L.A-based Xfernet, had selected OnApp’s cloud platform to power its portfolio of public, hybrid and private cloud hosting solutions. Xfernet was using the services from AppLogic, but have now shifted to OnApp’s solutions to better their cloud offerings. By leveraging OnApp’s solutions, Xfernet is able to deploy its ActiveGrid cloud that comes with a multi-layer security model, load balancing and auto-healing along with integrated autoscaling and a huge library of OS and application templates.
OnApp announced that it was happy to be selected by Xfernet and that the two companies will continue to work together in the further future.
Read more at OnApp website.
IBM Unveils SoftLayer’s New Hong Kong Data Center
SoftLayer Technologies, announced the opening of its new SoftLayer data center in Hong Kong to increase the network reach and capacity of IBM’s Softlayer-based cloud services in the Asia-Pacific region. The new data center at Hong Kong is among the first of IBM’s $1.2 billion dollar investment initiative through which the Company is planning to build 15 new data centers around the globe.
The new data center will tap into Tier 1 global networks of Tata Communications, Equinix and NTT Com and will be connected with a secure, private and low latency connection to ensure extremely fast and reliable connectivity for its customers. SoftLayer stated that the facility will have a capacity of hosting more than 15 thousand physical servers, and will help the Company expand its network footprint further.
Source at Dataconomy.