EdgeCast, a content delivery network that came out of stealth mode today, thinks it can disrupt the content delivery market currently dominated by companies like Akamai and Limelight.
Big multimedia companies spend substantial sums of money to deliver their content. Los Angeles-based EdgeCast, which has raised two undisclosed rounds of funding, promises to offer significantly cheaper bandwidth than its entrenched competitors, while offering top-notch speed, content management, and analytics.
EdgeCast’s business model is different because it separates the cost of bandwidth from the price of these other services, enabling content producers to ramp-up their bandwidth costs as their needs expand.
It has spent the last year building a global network, positioning it to take Akamai and its ilk head-on.
EdgeCast’s marquee customer, the IMAX Corporation, is using the service to launch the multimedia section of its consumer-facing website, imax.com.
Laurie Sullivan at NewTeeVee has more.
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