Calaméo, a free document publishing and sharing platform developed by WebCentric, lets users incorporate multimedia features like videos, sound effects, and interactive animations into their web publications. The company has chosen a unique hosting environment, with 1/3 of its content hosted at Calaméo, 1/3 hosted on CDNetworks’ content delivery network (CDN), and 1/3 hosted in the cloud.
80% of the platform’s users are consumers and 20% are businesses that have signed up for paid options. Those business customers include Nestle, Fiat, Carrefour, Suzuki, Lidl, and the French Red Cross. The platform has been so successful that the bandwidth capacity needed to store and display the huge number of Word documents, PDF documents, and other content has skyrocketed.
Faced with the immense popularity – and rapidly-growing data volumes, Calaméo’s managers decided to invest in additional IT infrastructure. They wanted a solution that would provide additional capacity and rapid, reliable service at a reasonable cost. Because the platform is based in Paris but has an international user base, they needed technology that could quickly deliver content to users across the globe.
They found the answer in a unique infrastructure arrangement: 1/3 of the content is hosted at Calaméo, 1/3 is hosted on CDNetworks’ content delivery network (CDN), and 1/3 is in the cloud.
“Thanks to CDNetworks, we can manage volumes that never would have been possible otherwise,” said Mathieu Quisefit, Co-Founder and CTO of Calaméo. Today the platform counts 10 million publications, 5 billion web page views, 4 million users, and is available in 7 languages.
160 PoPs Worldwide
CDNetworks’ CDN solution would let users publish static documents even faster by reducing the amount of bandwidth required and bringing content closer to where they are. It also gives Calaméo the flexibility it needs to seamlessly deal with spikes in website traffic.
Thanks to its 160 points of presence around the world, CDNetworks’ CDN solution can store content near just about any user location, and has the global infrastructure to absorb peaks in website traffic. Calaméo‘s own network covers South America, the Middle East, North America, Europe, and Asia.