November 23, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 19 -- Following its recent announcement that it had established a relationship with Limelight Networks to provide a faster, and more robust online storage offering, Mosso, Rackspace’s cloud hosting division, today announced the release of Cloud Files enabled with Limelight Networks’ content delivery service (CDN). This union brings unlimited online storage, scalable content delivery, and application acceleration services, thereby allowing businesses to more easily and affordably distribute content to millions of end users around the world.
Cloud Files, a scalable online storage service, as well as the relationship with Limelight, was announced last month at the Cloud Event as part of the new suite of Cloud Hosting offerings from Rackspace. In conjunction with Cloud Files, Limelight’s robust and proven delivery service helps enable Mosso to quickly deliver files around the globe.
"Using Cloud Files for Action Method Online means that we don't ever have to worry about running out of space, or adding expensive hardware. We can allow our users to upload as many files as they like while managing their projects and scale seamlessly with amazing performance,” said Chris Henry, co-CTO at Behance. “And with a CDN leader like Limelight delivering our users' files, we believe we can count not only on reliability but also on the fastest download time out there."
Limelight Networks operates a dedicated optical network that interconnects thousands of servers around the world. This network enables the company to deliver massive files at the speed of light directly into the access networks that consumers use every day. When an end user requests a file, Limelight’s network pulls it from the closest Mosso server, caches the content within their geographically distributed network, and serves it up at blazing speeds.
“Limelight Networks’ global delivery platform provides Mosso with world-class performance, scalability, and efficiency, which can help them ensure that any object stored in the Cloud Files service will reliably and efficiently be delivered to their end-users,” said Peter Coppola, vice president of product management at Limelight Networks Inc.. “This combination of cost effective, unlimited online storage with Limelight’s worldwide distribution platform is truly innovative, and we are proud to work with Mosso and Rackspace to bring this exciting new service to market.”
“The Mosso/Limelight relationship brings full-fledged, robust CDN capabilities and unlimited file storage to developers and corporate IT shops alike. We expect Mosso’s new CDN capability to greatly enhance the quality of the end user experience by speeding the delivery of bandwidth-heavy rich content, including audio and video.” said Emil Sayegh, general manager of Mosso. “For literally pennies per gigabyte of bandwidth and storage and no upfront commitments, the CDN advantage is no longer only available to the giants of the internet. Together with Limelight, we have just democratized content delivery.”
Beyond enabling developers to rapidly and affordably serve content with a simple “right click”, this new CDN capability also adds an additional layer of redundancy for public content. Other Cloud Files benefits include:
Pricing for Cloud Files with CDN starts at 15 cents per gigabyte of storage and 22 cents per gigabyte of bandwidth from any edge location around the globe. High volume users receive price breaks at 30 TB of storage and/or 5 TB of bandwidth. Pricing includes CDN transit services only available through Cloud Files. Mosso CDN integration is available today with no additional fees for CDN-based requests. There are no upfront fees required to get started and end users pay only for storage space and outgoing bandwidth that has been used.
Mosso is the home of Cloud Sites, Cloud Files and Cloud Servers, providing enterprise-grade hosting and storage services. Mosso provides an easily managed interface allowing developers, designers and IT managers to deploy reliable web applications quickly and easily as well as high performance cloud-based storage services. Founded by two Rackspace employees, Mosso is built upon a cross platform, clustered-computing architecture. For more information, visit www.mosso.com.
About Rackspace Hosting
As the world’s leader and specialist in hosting, Rackspace Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support®, furthering the company’s mission to be one of the world’s greatest service companies. Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best companies to work for, ranking number 32 on the 2008 list. Rackspace's portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting (www.rackspace.com), email hosting (www.mailtrust.com) and cloud hosting (www.mosso.com). For more information on Rackspace Hosting, visit www.rackspace.com.
About Limelight Networks Inc.
Limelight Networks Inc. is a content delivery partner enabling the next wave of Internet business and entertainment. More than 1,300 Internet, entertainment, software, and technology brands trust our robust, scalable platform to monetize their digital assets by delivering a brilliant online experience to their global audience. Its architecture bypasses the busy public Internet using a dedicated optical network that interconnects thousands of servers and delivers massive files at the speed of light -- directly to the access networks that consumers use every day. Its proven network and passion for service provides our customers confidence that every object in their library will be delivered to every user, every time. Read Limelight's blog at http://blog.llnw.com or visit www.limelightnetworks.com for more information.
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