Winter Park, Florida – (The Hosting News) – July 3, 2008 – Multi-platform IP services and content distribution provider, Highwinds, is contributing to raising brain cancer awareness, by providing video hosting and delivery services for the 38 Lemon nonprofit effort.
Steve Miller, President of Highwinds noted, ”Highwinds is providing the video delivery for 38 Lemon as a public service. Clearly the use of video can be a highly educational tool, and we are pleased to be donating our content delivery services in support of such a worthy cause.”
David Welch was diagnosed at age 38 with a lemon-sized brain tumor widely considered inoperable. Over the past three years, Mr. Welch has documented his journey as a brain cancer survivor on his web site, www.38lemon.com, which reaches and seeks to educate nearly 40,000 new visitors a month and had over 10 million hits in the past year alone. Highwinds is supporting Mr. Welch in his efforts by contributing its CDN (Content Delivery Network) services for the delivery of several videos over its high-performance RollingThunder(TM) network.
Mr. Welch utilizes the Highwinds CDN to deliver videos to interested individuals anywhere in the world — quickly and reliably. One featured video shows an operation performed by Mr. Welch’s surgeon, Dr. Patrick J. Kelly, a highly respected neurosurgeon with the NYU Medical Center and the founder of The Brain Tumor Foundation. Another educational video promoting early detection was provided by this foundation and is also delivered courtesy of Highwinds. The 38 Lemon web site also features Mr. Welch’s personal journal, which documents his daily experiences as a brain cancer patient, through surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation.
The Highwinds CDN provides unparalleled performance and value in the delivery of video and other media content over the Internet. Among content delivery networks, the Highwinds CDN sets the pace by offering important advantages in data center peering, real-time analytics, instant account provisioning, rapid content deployment, complete content control, massive scalability, and other critical differentiators. It consists of Highwinds’ global RollingThunder network and its StrikeTracker media manager, which puts actionable data at users’ fingertips.
Mr. Welch added, ”It has been three and a half years since my diagnosis, and reaching a growing worldwide audience through 38 Lemon says much about increasing brain cancer awareness from a patient’s perspective. Highwinds has created software and tools to deliver educational media that supports our mission, and I am very grateful to have their software, services and CDN platform for running our media.”
38 Lemon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of ”Brain Cancer Awareness — From a Patient’s Perspective.” Diagnosed at 38 with a lemon-sized brain tumor widely considered inoperable, David Welch has documented his journey since then. 38 Lemon is not a medical web site. Rather, it is the experience of one brain cancer patient, from first surgery, chemo, second surgery, and radiation and chemo.
Highwinds Network Group, Inc. has provided development of content replication and delivery software and services since 2002, which has led to a number of technology innovations in network management, distributed file system technology and advanced content routing methods. The Highwinds CDN leverages best-in-class hardware and software to quickly and successfully move content at a global level. The company’s high-performance RollingThunder network and user-friendly StrikeTracker content management and reporting dashboard enable clients to deploy and manage content, file downloads and streaming media. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains data centers in thirteen North American and European cities.
For more information about 38 Lemon, please visit: www.38lemon.com.
To learn more about Highwinds Network Group, Inc., please visit: www.highwinds.com.