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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