LeaseWeb Extends Global CDN Infrastructure Into Asia

leaseweb--global-cdnLeaseWeb, one of the world’s largest hosting providers with a broad portfolio ranging from cloud hosting to on-demand dedicated servers and managed hosting, has implemented a CDN point of presence (PoP) in Singapore. The new PoP extends LeaseWeb’s global content delivery network (CDN) infrastructure into Asia, while adding 100 Gbps to its current CDN capacity of 400 Gbps.

The SSD-powered infrastructure of LeaseWeb CDN, a CDN solution aimed at high-bandwidth file and video distribution as well as live-streaming/broadcasting now consists of strategically placed PoPs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The new PoP in Singapore would substantially increase distribution speeds of LeaseWeb CDN in Asia Pacific.

The CDN SuperPoPs, so named by LeaseWeb because of their extensive capacity, have a direct connection to one of the world’s largest IP networks, which has a total bandwidth capacity of 4.0 Tbps and utilizes smart routing as well as load-balancing methods.

Bandwidth capacity: 500 Gbps

The addition of an Asia-based CDN SuperPoP in Singapore to the existing SuperPoP locations in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. has increased the LeaseWeb CDN total bandwidth capacity to 500 Gbps.

leaseweb-cdnLeaseWeb CDN utilizes leading-brand technologies and a unique open source-based architecture, designed end-to-end by LeaseWeb’s engineers. To establish the SuperPoP in the Singapore-based data center, LeaseWeb transported a variety of high-end equipment from Europe to Singapore, including multiple database, storage, and edge servers, as well as load balancers, routers, and switches. LeaseWeb engineers set up the SuperPoP-specific configuration locally and added the PoP to the global CDN infrastructure.

CDN features

LeaseWeb CDN supports HTTP live streaming (HLS) and pseudo streaming for video on demand (VoD). The codecs currently supported include HLS / HSS, MP4, H264, Flash Video (FLV), VP8 (WebM), VP9 (WebM), and Smooth Streaming.

The in-house developed infrastructure is an open source-based solution. It’s not only a high-speed, high-capacity CDN. Other important features of the CDN solution include:

  • Real-time monitoring statistics to optimize content distribution
  • Instant purging to ensure accurate data delivery
  • Advanced origin protection to shield against DDoS attacks
  • API-driven feature development to ensure enterprise integration

LeaseWeb’s engineering team is continuously working on broadening its set of CDN features with innovative new capabilities matching evolving client needs.

LeaseWeb CDN is available in two options, Enterprise and Pay-as-you-go, serving enterprise clients with tailored solutions as well as smaller customers looking for instant CDN functionality against minimal upfront costs. The Enterprise version would offer high-volume CDN customers substantial cost savings over the Pay-as-you-go option.