Cotendo Launches New Monitoring Service for Maximizing Web Site Uptime and Business Continuity

March 8, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolsSunnyvale, CA – Cotendo, a CDN and Site Acceleration Services Provider, today announced general availability of Cotendo Site Assure, an integrated smart monitoring and automated failover service for maximizing website and web application uptime and business continuity. Combined with Cotendo’s Advanced Domain Name Service, Cotendo Site Assure is a real-time 24×7 service that enables web content and application providers to achieve always-on availability for their services by redirecting the traffic or changing the load balancing between servers.

“Site Assure is integrated with our Advanced DNS to automatically and seamlessly redirect traffic to another destination in the event of a server failure,” said David Drai, Cotendo’s Chief Technology Officer. “Site Assure’s rapid responsiveness as well as its accuracy — there are no false positives — are why a wide range of content providers — including online retailers, advertising networks, transactional enterprises, and professional news and data content websites — will leverage Site Assure to provide continuous uptime of their services.”

Drai noted that Cotendo Site Assure detects failures much faster than competitors’ offerings do — within seconds compared to minutes or more with other services. “Site Assure detects issues in real time by probing a customer’s origin servers with a resolution of seconds,” he said. “For content providers, who value maintaining their reputation for a quality user experience, that’s extremely important. For those whose business depends on quickly completing transactions, it’s absolutely essential.”

“Service uptime is paramount for Internet content providers,” said Rebecca Wetzel, Principal Analyst, NetForecast. “To that end, Cotendo’s real-time monitoring service that can automatically shift between normal and alternate source targets can be a valuable addition to their IT infrastructure.”

Beyond providing a business-critical failover service, Cotendo Site Assure allows content providers to fine-tune their delivery strategies using customized rules that define routing policies for load balancing and site optimization. Complementing this capability is Site Assure’s real-time alerting and reporting on the performance of the customer’s monitored resources.

“The operational flexibility provided by Cotendo Site Assure allows us to remain competitive and on the cutting edge as a leading global provider of innovative advertising technology,” said Dana Ghavami, CEO of CheckM8. “The real-time monitoring and automatic failover capabilities of Cotendo are industry leading to ensure our four 9s uptime and high scalability of world-class rich media and video ad services to meet the demands of our growing customer base.”

For more information on Cotendo Site Assure, visit the website at

About CheckM8
CheckM8 (, pronounced “checkmate” unlocks the potential of premium ad revenues for leading media companies worldwide. CheckM8 ad platforms independently empower digital content providers to maximize yield from premium ad inventory by unifying innovative rich media and video ad formats, ad analytics, and advanced ad delivery in turn-key products and services. CheckM8 is the trusted partner for over 100 leading media brands, networks and service providers around the world. Founded in 2000, CheckM8 is based in New York City with global operations in Asia, Latin America, and Tel Aviv.

About Cotendo

Cotendo is a CDN and site acceleration services provider and an innovator of software-focused site acceleration technologies. Cotendo’s full suite of CDN and site acceleration services is addressing an important unmet need that Internet content and web application 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 Sunnyvale, California with R&D based in Israel.

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