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Cotendo Hits the Ground Running with Two New Customers for Its Content Delivery Applications Suite

May 25, 2009 by  

Webmaster ToolsSan Carlos, CA – Cotendo, a content delivery network and innovator of software-focused CDN technologies, today announced that its Content Delivery Service is now the CDN of choice for high-traffic Web sites Conduit and Seeking Alpha. Cotendo’s emphasis on content delivery applications, whole site delivery, performance and real-time control is ideal for mid-market content providers that want advanced functionality to optimize delivery, control expenses, and respond to real-time conditions in delivering popular Web sites to global audiences.

Cotendo introduced its CDN service with an innovative Content Delivery Applications Suite in March. Highly integrated and based on patent-pending software technology, the Cotendo Suite offers unparalleled performance, real-time control and analytics, and advanced functionality, including Dynamic Site Acceleration, CDN balancing for active management of performance and delivery expense, and advanced integrated DNS services. Cotendo’s groundbreaking software approach to delivery at scale emphasizes functionality and agility, setting it apart from other more network-focused CDNs.

High-Traffic Web Sites Immediately Benefit From Adopting Cotendo’s Content Delivery Applications Suite

Conduit moved its content delivery to Cotendo to achieve more reliable performance and a better user experience. Conduit, ranked by Alexa as one of the world’s 100 highest traffic Web sites with millions of unique users per month, delivers Web site syndication solutions for Web publishers that increase site traffic, revenue, and brand loyalty. More than 180,000 publishers have joined the Conduit network worldwide, including Fox News, Travelocity, Lufthansa, Major League Baseball, Greenpeace, TechCrunch, Softonic and small and medium-size organizations in 180 countries around the globe.

Dror Erez, Conduit’s Chief Technical Officer, commented that Cotendo offers an excellent value to customers that need advanced functionality. “We’ve been very impressed with the performance of the Cotendo CDN, particularly given their reasonable price. Given our customer base and their high-value content, performance and reliability as well are absolutely essential.” Erez added that Conduit is utilizing Cotendo’s distributed DNS service, which has contributed to the site’s improved performance.

Seeking Alpha is capitalizing on Cotendo for its outstanding reporting and analytics capabilities and superior customer service – all at a competitive price point. Seeking Alpha is a premier financial website for actionable stock market opinion and analysis. The company handpicks articles from the world’s top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters – publishing approximately 200 articles daily. Seeking Alpha gives a voice to over 2,000 contributors, providing access to the nation’s most savvy and inquisitive investors.

The site is the only free, online source for over 1,500 public companies’ quarterly earnings call transcripts, including the S&P 500. Seeking Alpha was named the Most Informative Website by Kiplinger’s Magazine and has received Forbes’ ‘Best of the Web’ Award.

“Content delivery is mission-critical to our business, and Cotendo RT Reports gives us the level of detail and granularity that we need – and which our previous CDN could not match,” said Koby Menachemi, Seeking Alpha’s Chief Technical Officer. “Cotendo’s customer support is also exceptionally responsive. If we need assistance or advice as for the best way to implement or execute a task or ask for a clarification relating to a report, we have easy reliable access to their support representatives at all times. On this count, too, Cotendo outranks our previous CDN provider. Given their superior functionality and support our decision to move to Cotendo was an easy one.”

About Cotendo
Cotendo is a content delivery network and an innovator of software-focused CDN technologies. Cotendo’s full suite of content delivery applications is addressing an important unmet need that Internet content providers have for application-level flexibility and sophisticated management of performance and cost. Cotendo is led by experts in intelligent content management and content delivery networks. Founded in 2008, Cotendo is funded by Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with R&D based in Israel. For more information about Cotendo and its Content Delivery Applications Suite, visit www.cotendo.com.

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