Distil Networks announced today its release of a free plugin for Google Analytics that filters out bad bot traffic, providing site owners with a more accurate picture of A/B test results, conversion metrics, and other analytics. The new tool comes courtesy of Distil acquiring the human detection technology Are You a Human, also announced today.
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Akamai’s Media Delivery Solutions division and Brightcove have disappointed The Street with their recent earnings report, and as a result their stock has dropped. Fortunately for Akamai, they have security to make up the shortfall. However, Brightcove has none. The question is what does the recent quarterly earnings tells us about the future of the media infrastructure industry? [Read more…]
Akamai reported earnings yesterday and Cloud Security Solutions revenue was $110M, up 36% from Q1-2016, and Media Delivery Solutions revenue was down 9%, coming in at $187M. As the bellwether of the industry, Akamai’s performance is an indicator of what’s happening in the world of edge delivery and edge security. [Read more…]
Akamai announced this week that new capabilities will be added to its linear video streaming delivery system, Media Services Live, designed to bridge the gap between broadcast television and 24×7 livestreaming. The new purpose-built capabilities, collectively referred to as liveOrigin, will offer broadcast-quality ingestion, decrease latency, and create redundancies to ensure always-on availability for OTT providers.
Internet acceleration company LiveQoS is announcing LiveONE a Software Defined QoE cloud service that’s specifically designed for delivery challenged Demanding Internet Apps. We recently had the opportunity to speak to Martin Horne, CEO of LiveQoS, about the development of LiveONE and the underlying tech behind it. A big thanks to Martin for providing us with his insight. [Read more…]
Today, Wowza announced updates to their portfolio that will allow for dramatically expanded global delivery with Wowza Streaming Engine software and Wowza Streaming Cloud Service. The updates will allow broadcasters more options to scale streams and deliver them to global audiences via CDNs and Facebook Live.
Live from NAB: Google and AWS are selling CDN services to a handful of companies for $0.002/GB ($2/TB). In other words, they are practically giving away CDN services to capture high-volume CDN media accounts. Google is aggressively pursing these accounts and winning the business. As usual, CloudFront is price matching Google. The $2/TB is below the cost structure of some CDNs even when settlement free peering is factored in. [Read more…]
Today, Dolby Laboratories and Verizon Digital Media Services announced Verizon is integrating encoding and playback of Dolby Audio into its digital media platform. The feature will be available as an add-on for the Uplynk Video Streaming service so that users can access premium sound quality across a variety of Internet-connected devices.
This week, Limelight announced the introduction of two new additions to its Cloud Security services: Security Alert, which provides alert notifications, DDoS detection, and configuration to protect sites against large attacks, and WAF Express, a security alert and website protection service targeted toward companies running unprotected sites as a result of budgetary limitations.
Fastly announced today the release of their new edge cloud platform, which provides application delivery, scalability, and security at the edge of the network. Built into the platform are three products Fastly is also announcing today–the Fastly Image Optimizer, Load Balancer, and WAF–as well as additional application delivery and cloud security services, including an integrated bot detection solution from PerimeterX. [Read more…]
The CDN market share for 2017 is broken down below. Going forward, it’s going to be a little more challenging estimating market share due to converging business models and industries. Today, there are three clearly identifiable segments in the CDN industry: 1) Caching and Streaming 2) Edge Security and 3) WAN Access over CDN. By the end of next year, we expect the number of segments to increase to five, based on our research. Further below are the market share estimates for 2020. [Read more…]