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PEER 1 Hosting extends CDN reach worldwide

August 9, 2011 by  

Hosting ServicesAtlanta, GA – PEER 1 Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider, has today announced the expansion of its Content Delivery Network (CDN) to global locations, enabling customers to serve web content more quickly to their users, wherever they are in the world.

PEER 1 Hosting will connect four of its Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in North America to an expanded CDN infrastructure of 18 additional PoPs, delivered through the OnApp CDN Federation, a collective of hosting providers who share data center resources to establish a global content delivery network. The global PEER 1 CDN will enable customers to benefit from faster page serving and high-performance bandwidth, at affordable prices.

Tim Varma, Vice President, Product Development at PEER 1 Hosting, a founder member of the OnApp CDN Federation comments: “Internet businesses need CDN services to maximise the web page experience of customers irrespective of their geographic location. The OnApp CDN allows us to give our customers the global reach to make this happen in a consistent way.”

The OnApp CDN, launching at HostingCon, San Diego, CA, allows PEER 1 to cost-effectively launch an expanded services proposition to customers and compete with incumbent global CDN providers without having to invest in building out its own data center infrastructure. Through the OnApp CDN Federation, PEER 1 can exchange and monetize idle data center capacity with other members in the global network via a centralized marketplace.

The CDN platform supports HTTP push, HTTP pull, and streaming/live streaming of online content. OnApp CDN Stack, deploys edge server software within the network of worldwide data centers to replicate content locally and serve to users from the closest Point-of-Presence; OnApp CDN-as-a-service, provides a global Anycast DNS service that optimizes traffic and network path to reach the end user most efficiently.

Varma continues: “With more PoPs available to us spanning Asia and Europe, we have the ultimate win-win of giving customers an improved global CDN service that brings significant value to their business, without the high cost normally associated with using a CDN. By sharing infrastructure with trusted partners, we can minimise infrastructure investment and in turn, offer competitive pricing to customers to bring accessible and affordable CDN capabilities to web businesses of all sizes.”

Ditlev Bredahl, CEO at OnApp comments: “We’re delighted to welcome PEER 1 to the OnApp CDN Federation. The CDN market has suffered for years from a handful of vendors that charge outrageous prices without fair competition as the cost of building global infrastructure is so prohibitive for market entry. The OnApp CDN changes all this. Hosts like PEER 1 can instantly offer fully-featured global CDN services to customers through our platform. Hosts are able to monetize the 10 to 40% of idle capacity sitting within their data centers, generate new revenue streams and deliver new enterprise-class CDN services to customers.”

For more information, PEER 1 customers should contact their Business Development Consultant, or visit www.peer1.com.

To learn about the OnApp CDN, visit www.onapp.com/cdn or visit booth #313 at HostingCon, San Diego Convention Center, Aug 8-11 2011.

About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world’s leading IT hosting providers. The company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gb SuperNetwork™ connected by 17 state-of-the-art data centres, 21 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 10,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™. PEER 1 Hosting’s portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers under the ServerBeach brand, Colocation and Cloud Services. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1.com.

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