EdgeCast, PeerApp Join For Caching Effort

Santa Monica-based Edgecast, the content delivery network (CDN) operator, said today along with partner PeerApp that they have linked on a new content caching solution for network operators. The two said they are linking EdgeCast's CDN software, along with PeerApp's caching platform, to help operators cache all content on their networks. The two said the link will help operators improve quality of service and reduce costs. The new effort will cache un-managed Internet data -- those not engaged with a content delivery network (CDN)--to help operators reduce network traffic. The companies said that currently, network operators are seeing traffic and network problems due to non-contracted content owners, who do not have CDNs caching their data from them. Pricing and other details of the combined offering were not detailed by the two companies.


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