Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ALU to Resell Blue Coat's Content Delivery Products

Alcatel-Lucent will sell Blue Coat products, including Blue Coat ProxySG and CacheFlow appliances, to Alcatel-Lucent customers worldwide -- including tier-one telcos, managed service providers, regional ISPs and mobile operators.

Blue Coat's CacheFlow appliance reduces the strain of bandwidth-consuming dynamic Web 2.0 and video content by transparently caching such over-the-top content, providing bandwidth savings for carriers and a better experience for users. The CacheFlow appliance also helps service providers manage traffic spikes due to unusually high demand for content on breaking news or special events.

Alcatel-Lucent said it will leverage the CacheFlow appliance as a complement to its own Velocix Content Delivery Network solution. The Velocix Digital Media Delivery Platform manages the distribution of digital content and is based on open Internet based video standards.

"With this relationship we see significant opportunity to help service providers capitalize on growing consumer demand for access to high-speed video over the Internet by leveraging their existing infrastructure investments," said Paul Larbey, vice president of Alcatel-Lucent's Velocix Content Delivery Network solutions. "The Blue Coat platform is proven in some of the largest service provider and enterprise environments in the world, and it complements our existing products and services, giving service providers another tool to improve and simplify video delivery."

  • Alcatel-Lucent acquired Velocix, a supplier of content delivery network solutions, in 2009. The Velocix Digital Media Delivery Platform consists of a series of appliances that service providers can deploy to support their own dedicated advanced digital media delivery capability, as an alternative to relying on shared content delivering networks, helping improve quality and reduce cost. The appliances are designed and optimized for content publishing, storage, delivery, routing and utility (management and analytics).

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