Saturday, December 28, 2013

Yahoo! Acquires Distributed (P2P) CDN PeerCDN

CDN consolidation continues. After the acquisitions of EdgeCast (by Verizon , here) and Verivue (by Akamai, here). PeerCDN founders, John Hiesey, Feross Aboukhadijeh, & Abi Raja (pictured, left to right) announced recently (in PeerCDN home page) that they have been acquired by Yahoo!. 

"When we started PeerCDN, our vision was to build a next-generation content delivery network — cheaper, faster, and easier than existing solutions. As PeerCDN grew, we found that many developers were ecstatic about fast response times and reduced bandwidth costs, but even more were excited by the new experiences that order-of-magnitude cheaper bandwidth would enable.

Today, we are thrilled to announce that we are joining Yahoo. We’ve found that they share our passion for excellent web experiences, as well as our love for web technologies like WebRTC, HTML5, and JavaScript. We’re excited by the possibilities — together we’ll be able to create even more amazing web experiences"

"PeerCDN is a peer-to-peer content delivery network for the web browser. PeerCDN serves your site's static assets (like images, streaming videos, and file downloads) over a peer-to-peer network made up of the visitors currently on your site. It's completely powered by JavaScript — your visitors don't need to install anything! .. By chunking static files into small pieces and finding the fastest peer to download each piece from, PeerCDN improves response times and reduces bandwidth and server costs for the site owner...  We use the WebRTC standard, which currently works in Chrome and Firefox .. Any static file should work with PeerCDN. We're focusing primarily on large assets like video, audio and images",

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