Posted By Rich Miller On August 7, 2007 @ 11:23 am In CDNs | Comments Disabled
I would think that by now, these new companies entering the space would realize that you can’t win business or market share simply by using a lot of buzz words and marketing terms with no data behind them. And you can’t enter a market by making broad statements about how all the CDNs today are crap and you are going to revolutionize the industry.I was struck by a headline on EdgeCast’s web site: “Independent test results are in: EdgeCast proven faster then other leading CDNs.” But when I followed the “learn more” link … nothing. No data. No independent test results. Just repeated claims that Edgecast’s network is superior. Since CDN companies typically lease data center space in multiple cities, the growing number of CDN providers would appear to be a positive trend for facility owners and operators. Online video has definitely boosted demand for data center space, and CDNs are part of that equation. But data center owners are also likely to be scrutinizing the financial stability of start-ups, particularly in market niches that are experiencing turbulence.
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URL to article: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/08/07/concern-about-prospect-of-cdn-price-wars/
URLs in this post:
 Akamai: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/akamai-index.html
 EdgeCast: http://www.edgecast.com/
 GigaOm: http://gigaom.com/2007/08/06/cdn-price-wars/
 Panther Express: http://www.pantherexpress.com/
 whacked shares of Akamai: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jul/26/sharp_selloff_for_akamai_shares.html
 triumph of PR over substance: http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_business_of_online_vi/2007/08/edgecast-networ.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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