SoftLayer, EdgeCast to Continue CDN Partnership

SoftLayer has extended a multi-year contract with EdgeCast Networks to continue to offer content delivery services to its cloud customers.

SoftLayer, an IBM company, has extended a multi-year partnership with Content Delivery Network (CDN) EdgeCast Networks. SoftLayer provides customers a CDN built on the EdgeCast network as a key piece of its overall cloud portfolio.

“Content delivery and acceleration has become a business requirement for organizations of any size, from nearly any industry,” said Marc Jones, SoftLayer VP of product innovation. “By leveraging the EdgeCast network, we have been able to bring industry-leading site acceleration, scale, and delivery to thousands of cloud customers.”

CDN customers are deeply tied to their ability to deliver services quickly and reliably. EdgeCast has been white-labelling and reselling its CDN to cloud providers, and in SoftLayer, it has a strong example of why cloud providers should consider going this route.

“SoftLayer is a leader in cloud computing, and this partnership is a prime example of how service providers can expand their global footprint with a top CDN,” said James Segil, co-founder and president of EdgeCast Networks. “By integrating with the EdgeCast portals and network, SoftLayer has been able to round out their portfolio with an accelerated content delivery platform, making it easy to speed up, secure, and scale any website.”

EdgeCast recently added major customers including Hulu, Twitter, and Pinterest. Last July, the company secured $54 million in new financing to fuel its growth. EdgeCast has been profitable for four consecutive years.

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