CacheFly Accelerates its Content Delivery Network (CDN) with AppEx Software

content-delivery-networksCacheFly, one of the most prominent content delivery networks (CDN) in the world, has implemented AppEx Networks’ LotServer software to boost the transport of rich media. AppEx’s transport-acceleration software mitigates the performance impact of packet loss and latency.

CacheFly delivers content delivery network solutions to thousands of customers worldwide, including website acceleration and streaming media and software distribution. Through the deployment of LotServer, the CDN provider has been able to significantly augment dynamic web content access performance while helping customers expand their global footprint within existing infrastructures.

LotServer leverages AppEx ZetaTCP technology to transparently accelerate content and application delivery through the Internet. As a clientless solution, users do not need to install additional software or plug-ins. It can be run time installed on any Linux- or Windows-based server in minutes without affecting existing services and connections.

Clients: Toyota, Bank of America and LG

“TCP transmission rates between data centers and most importantly end users are a huge factor in CDN performance,” said Matt Levine, CTO of CacheFly. “Installing LotServer onto our CDN servers has greatly elevated delivery performance across our entire network.”

AppEx Networks was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA, with over 100 employees globally. The company specializes in WAN Optimization and Application Delivery Network technologies. AppEx offers a number of product lines of appliances and software, featuring protocol acceleration, byte cache, compression, bandwidth management, link load balancing, and server load balancing.

Chicago-based Cachefly delivers content for over 2500 clients (including Toyota, Bank of America and LG), based in over 80 countries around the globe. The company pioneered the use of TCP Anycast in 2002, creating the world’s first TCP Anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a strong focus on static content delivery.