Speedera Networks Inc., a provider of on-demand distributed hosting
and content delivery services, today announced the introduction of its
new FlexComputing – service, a platform that provides distributed
application hosting for customers with a need for a flexible, secure
and massively scalable solution for their distributed applications.
enables enterprises to rapidly deploy and update applications as needed
in multiple hosting locations. FlexComputing represents the third stage
of utility computing , a field in which Speedera has been a pioneer
since its founding in 1999. The first stage entailed distributed
caching of Web site content, particularly graphical objects.
next stage extended this model to downloadable media, video streaming
files and whole site delivery. FlexComputing takes the model one step
further, to the third stage, by deploying customers’ own applications
on Speedera’s global network and providing additional hosting capacity
on demand for any distributed application running on an Intel platform.
This distributed hosting solution enables customer applications
to be higher performing, more scalable, more reliable and more
resistant to security attacks, while eliminating the need for customers
to invest in added server and network infrastructure.
clients depend on us for a robust system for ad tracking. Speedera’s
FlexComputing services provides us with a global infrastructure to
distribute and run complex Web applications across many locations in
order to increase application performance, availability and
scalability,” said Steve Jacobs, Chief Technology Officer for
Poindexter, which is a leading provider of marketing technology that
helps advertisers dramatically improve the profitability of their
online marketing investments.
FlexComputing is particularly
well suited for companies that need the benefits of distributing their
online applications, but do not want to have to make extensive
modifications to their existing software – such as having to port their
application to a new application server or operating system.
is tightly integrated with Speedera’s existing globally distributed
delivery network and Global Traffic Management System. This
integration allows easy-to-cache content to be cached for performance
and scalability, while dynamic content can be generated on application
servers at Speedera’s Points of Presence (PoPs) worldwide.
applications can solve many of the problems companies face in
delivering dynamic content from their Web sites. The results from using
a solution like FlexComputing lead to increased site availability; a
site that is highly scalable to handle unpredicted traffic spikes; and
reduced overall capital outlay and operating cost by eliminating the
need for a company to build out its own Internet infrastructure to
manage traffic peaks.