European News: Cable & Wireless, Infinera, Akamai

Latest news from Europe includes: Cable & Wireless Worldwide announced the opening of a new data center in the UK; Infinera partners with Colt Technology Services to make available 100 Gigabit Ethernet services to their customers; and Akamai Technologies and France Telecom Orange announced a strategic alliance for content delivery. Read More

M&A Action: Akamai acquires FastSoft

In this week’s M&AS news, Akamai (AKAM) has acquired content acceleration software provider FastSoft, CA Technologies (CA) acquires Paragon Global Technology, and AMD invests in cloud-based gaming provider CiiNOW. Read More

Network News: XO, Ciena, Level 3, Akamai

Akamai (AKAM) launches Sola Media Solutions integrating cloud storage and content delivery, Level 3 (LVLT) powers the Democratic National Convention, XO Communications selects gear from Ciena (CIEN) for upgrade. Read More

Netflix Rolls Out Its Own Content Delivery Network

Netflix had 218 Cassandra nodes in need of a reboot, of which 22 failed. Chaos Monkey saved the day.

On Monday Netflix announced it has been building Open Connect, a single-purpose content delivery network (CDN), with 5 percent of Netflix data already being served from it. Is this good news or bad news for CDNs currently serving Netflix traffic? Read More

CDN News: Limelight, Akamai, Octoshape

Some news from the content delivery sector: Limelight (LLNW) targets vertical markets with Orchestrate framework, Akamai (AKAM) to power Cannes Film Festival streaming, Octoshape partners with Geniatech. Read More

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