(The Hosting News) – Universal CDN (UCDN), a high-performance content delivery network provider, today announced it had opened edge storage nodes in New York City and Los Angeles. They will help provide increased speed and lower latency for content delivery across the U.S. and to Europe.
The research firm MarketsandMarkets has projected the market for global content delivery to grow from $2.1 billion in 2011 to $7.4 billion by 2017, with an estimated CAGR of 24.6% from 2012 to 2017. Content delivery networks have grown rapidly as a solution enabling service providers to handle greatly increased volumes of bandwidth-intensive, time-critical multimedia and e-commerce traffic while ensuring a very high quality of service from the provider to the end user.
“Existing tools such as network optimization offer only a partial solution to service providers struggling to keep up with the rapid increase of web-based rich content,” said Rajesh Mishra, chief financial officer of XBT Holding Ltd. of which UCDN is a subsidiary. “In the U.S., 42 percent of Americans regularly stream video content on Internet-enabled mobile and fixed devices, and the volume of global network traffic is projected to quadruple by 2014. Today’s announcement represents our delivering on the promise to continue increasing the speed and quality of CDN services in content-rich regions such as the U.S. and Europe.”
The New York and Los Angeles storage nodes became operational on January 1, 2013. UCDN’s European nodes are in London, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam. In a content delivery network, storage nodes simplify the data transfer to local users by storing large amounts of data in the location nearest to them.
About Universal CDN
UCDN, a subsidiary of XBT Holding Ltd., is a high-performance worldwide content delivery network serving static and rich media files through a private backbone spanning North America, Europe and Asia. Based in Dallas, Texas, UCDN has 12 points of presence in the world’s fastest Internet exchanges to reach the most remote geographic locations in milliseconds. UCDN provides seamless reach to global audiences and brings digital media content delivery to a new level of quality. For more information, please visit UCDN at http://ucdn.com.
About XBT Holding
XBT Holding Ltd. is a privately-owned global hosting, network solutions and web development provider founded in 2005, with offices in eight countries. Worldwide enterprise and SMB customers rely on XBT’s international expertise and comprehensive service portfolio, including managed dedicated hosting, colocation, shared and VPS hosting, high-performance network services, cloud, web and application development services. The company operates a worldwide proprietary network through five carrier-neutral data centers and 12 points of presence in the United States, Europe and Asia, with more than 12,000 servers throughout eight subsidiaries. XBT Holding partners with most major Tier 1 networks to ensure high-speed international connectivity up to 1,000 Gbps. XBT is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the Internet infrastructure industry. Visit XBT online athttp://www.xbt.com.