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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

Akamai Acquires Blaze for Front-End Optimization

What’s front-end optimization? It’s one of the new web acceleration strategies that is becoming a must-have feature for content delivery networks. That includes CDN market leader Akamai Technologies, which is acquiring front-end optimization specialist Blaze Software. Read More

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