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Product: Akamai

Akamai transparently mirrors content (usually media objects such as audio, graphics, animation, video) stored on customer servers. Though the domain name is the same, the IP address points to an Akamai server rather than the customer's server.

In addition to image caching, Akamai provides services which accelerate dynamic and personalized content, J2EE-compliant applications, and streaming media.

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EdgeCast is a Los Angeles based Content Delivery Network (CDN) service provider. They provide high-speed
global content delivery at a very competitive price. EdgeCast supports Windows Media, Flash (including FMS3) and Silverlight Streaming as well as live event streaming. Being one of the newer CDNs, they are very flexible and customer service oriented. Below is a recent quote from Dan Rayburn regarding EdgeCast's reporting and analytics tools:

By Dan Rayburn, Wednesday April 2, 2008 –
“Of the 1000+ customers who took our CDN survey and were asked "What value added services are you willing to pay a premium price for", over 75% of them said something having to do with better reporting and analytics with the most common answer being something along the lines of "Better reporting - and did I mention better reporting!!!"

“From all the customers I speak to, the feedback I have heard is that Akamai and EdgeCast have the best reporting products in the market. That's not to say that others may not also have a good functioning products, but those two are the ones I hear the most compliments about from customers. I think every CDN in the business should have a real reporting account on their homepage that anyone can log right into so that you can see first hand what their reporting and analytics package looks like. Too many times customers tell me that when they ask about reporting, most CDNs send them a product sheet with some screen grabs of the interface.”

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterBrent Matschke

There are many companies like this. duh really silly

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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