LeaseWeb finalizes first expansion of high-capacity CDN to meet customer demand in Europe and the U.S.

October 29, 2013 by  

Web Hosting ServicesAmsterdam – LeaseWeb, one of the largest hosting providers in the world with more than 60,000 servers under management, today announced that it has completed the first expansion of its Content Delivery Network (CDN). In the four months following its launch, bandwidth usage increased to more than 150 Gbps. To support this growth, multiple SuperPoPs have been added to the platform’s infrastructure increasing capacity to 400 Gbps.

Four additional SuperPoPs
LeaseWeb has enhanced its CDN with four high-powered points of presence (PoPs) in Europe and the U.S., which utilize Enterprise solid-state drives for advanced file and video caching. Strategically placed in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., each SuperPoP currently offers 100 Gbps of bandwidth capacity. The SuperPoPs are part of the LeaseWeb network, one of the world’s largest IP networks, connecting 27 PoPs across the globe.

Ignacio Manrique de Lara, Manager CDN at LeaseWeb, says: “Since we entered the CDN market last June, we have seen our data delivery grow by more than eight times, so we had to quickly scale our operations upwards. This first expansion now actually positions us as one of the ten largest CDNs in the world in terms of bandwidth capacity.”

New CDN functionality
The software powering LeaseWeb CDN has been developed in-house. Numerous new features and upgrades have been added during this expansion, including:

• An intuitive control panel with real-time monitoring statistics to allow customers to optimize content distribution
• Instant purging of content to ensure continuously accurate data delivery
• Advanced origin protection to shield against DDoS attacks
• Full redundancy and high scalability due to double-deployed infrastructure and Geo-DNS

Manrique de Lara: “Feedback from our existing customers and prospects so far has been very positive. The control panel lets them easily create push and pull zones, while purge requests are sent and executed instantaneously. Our customers were also pleased with the advanced monitoring statistics, which are delivered in real-time. They say these features compare extremely favorably with our competitors.”

LeaseWeb plans to aggressively further expand the CDN infrastructure over the course of 2014 and introduce more functionality to the platform: “During the next phase of development we will deploy strategically placed SuperPoPs in Asia. We are also going to increase the features of our CDN,” says Manrique de Lara. “For example, we will supply additional analytics, in order to provide customers with more end-user insights. We also want to broaden the options for resellers to white-label our CDN.”

Pay-as-you-go and Enterprise 
LeaseWeb CDN is available in two options, namely Pay-as-you-go and Enterprise. Pay-as-you-go provides flexibility with minimal upfront costs and no long-term commitment. Enterprise offers high-volume customers substantial cost savings over the Pay-as-you-go pricing, as well as options to tailor the platform to meet specific requirements. A 100% uptime SLA is included with both options.

Both solutions support HTTP live streaming (HLS), pseudo-streaming for video on demand, and the most popular codecs, including MP4, H264, Flash video (FLV), and VP8 (WebM). This makes LeaseWeb CDN suitable for the gaming, video streaming, and software distribution industries, amongst others.

For more information about LeaseWeb CDN, please visit LeaseWeb.
About LeaseWeb
LeaseWeb is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 15,000 customers ranging from SMBs to enterprises. Services include CDN, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting, Colocation, and Dedicated Hosting with 24/7 support. With more than 60,000 servers under management, LeaseWeb provides infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates six data centers in Europe and the U.S., all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 3.5 Tbps. LeaseWeb offers services through its various subsidiaries, being LeaseWeb Netherlands B.V. (“LeaseWeb Netherlands”), LeaseWeb USA, Inc. (“LeaseWeb USA”), and LeaseWeb Deutschland GmbH (“LeaseWeb Germany”). CDN Services are provided through LeaseWeb CDN B.V.

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