Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AT&T Promotes New Cloud-based CDN

AT&T announced a new, cloud-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) platform to help businesses ensure "lightning like" fast delivery of digital content, such as videos and graphics, on their websites.

The new AT&T Content Delivery Network is now being offered to customers on a limited basis and is expected to be generally available by the end of 3Q 2011. It includes a set of sophisticated analytics and tools designed to help companies understand what their Web audiences are looking for in an online retail or service experience.

"More and more businesses are relying on video, pictures and animation to get consumers excited about their products and services," said Sam Farraj, Assistant Vice President of AT&T Digital Media Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "Our CDN technology not only delivers videos and other attention grabbers at 'lightning like' speed, but it delivers them efficiently and at low cost."


  • In April 2011, Cotendo confirmed that AT&T is leveraging its newly announced "Cloudlet" capabilities in the AT&T Content Acceleration suite, which provides for the faster delivery of dynamic content, such as social media and shopping cart data. Specifically, AT&T is teaming with Cotendo to add their Search Engine Optimization and Cloudlet offerings to the AT&T Content Acceleration suite. Cotendo said its Cloudlet paradigm will solve the challenge of quickly and efficiently delivering personalized web pages and device-specific content. This type of highly customized content typically cannot leverage the power of traditional content delivery network and site acceleration feature because each page must be generated individually.

    Cotendo's Cloudlet offers the capability to generate and deliver intelligent and real-time adaptive locally cached dynamic assets that can be content-aware (e.g. cookies), device specific, and selective by context (e.g. user's location). This includes the ability for granular authentication and contextual, personalized application delivery, which enterprises could leverage for serving content to employees and partners around the globe.

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