Since its acquisition of EdgeCast Networks half a year ago, Verizon Digital Media Services has rapidly expanded the capacity of its Verizon EdgeCast CDN, adding more than 20 new points-of-presence (POPs) in major cities around the world since January. The CDN expansion would streamline EdgeCast’s global content delivery as connected devices, user bases and file sizes continue to grow.
These cities include Warsaw, Stockholm, Milan, Vienna, Melbourne, Helsinki, Kaohsiung, Batam, Jakarta and Sao Paulo. Verizon also expanded its presence with additional CDN POPs in many cities already served, including London, Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam. These additions would offer customers even greater connectivity and performance within these markets.
Video, ecommerce, gaming
“The majority of our customers offer their services to a global audience,” said James Segil, chief marketing officer, Verizon Digital Media Services. “Our continued worldwide expansion means content is as close as possible to the end-user’s digital doorstep. Continuing to add CDN points-of-presence to our network helps our customers deliver even their largest files quickly and efficiently no matter whether the viewer is watching video, shopping, gaming or sharing content.”
Each new CDN POP is built on Verizon Digital Media Services’ latest generation of delivery servers, with pre-built dedicated space for rapid expansion. The POPs have multiple diverse connections into last-mile networks and are provisioned to support the full suite of Verizon EdgeCast services.
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global provider delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,900.