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MaxCDN backs Hotjar & boosts Javascript files delivery, Rackspace achieves DevOps competency level in the AWS Partner Competency Program and more in this weeks news

MaxCDN backs Hotjar,  boosts Javascript Files Delivery

MaxCDN (previously also known as NetDNA), the global CDN provider, has announced  that Hotjar, a Malta-based analytics and user feedback tool providing startup, is now leveraging MaxCDN’s global CDN solution for meeting aggressive requests of its Javascript Files to its customers around the globe. Hotjar’s Javascript files were installed on its customers’ websites and provided the company  with invaluable  user data, used for building its analytics and reports. When the requests to its scripts grew to more than 6000 per second, its old CDN provider started hitting latency issues, and this is where MaxCDN stepped in, by leveraging its  fast-performing and rapidly scaling CDN solution. Apart from gaining various additional features from moving to MaxCDN, Hotjar also appreciated the speed at which MaxCDN support worked with its team to ensure a smooth and speedy transition.


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More details at: MaxCDN

Rackspace achieves Devops Competency Level in the AWS Partner Competency Program

Rackspace Hosting, the provider of OpenStack-based cloud solutions, announced that it had achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency, by  completing a third party audit, wherein its entire team demonstrated high-levels of expertise with managing various aspects of AWS-native DevOps tools. Rackspace’s two main support roles are Navigator and Aviator. The Navigator’s main function is to provide access to certified AWS technical professionals, and the Aviator’s level of support is made for customers who rely on Rackspace to completely manage their AWS environments. Rackspace also mentioned that this certification reaffirms the quality if its DevOps team and also that armed with its Fanatical Support many customers will be able to leverage AWS for their needs.

Full report at: Rackspace Blog

EnterPlay selects Level 3’s services to Deliver Streaming Services in Brazil

Level 3 Communications, the global provider of Content Delivery Networks as well as networking and communications offerings, announced that EnterPlay, a digital content distribution startup, is using its Content Delivery Network as well as Tier-1 Global network to deliver streaming services on both mobile devices as well as the Company’s EnterPlay TV set-top box. As part of this new business collaboration, Level 3 will be supporting live streams of 30 channels on EnterPlay’s mobile platform and will also make the content available over IP. The deal also comprises of Level 3’s supporting rapid delivery of almost 1.1 Exabytes of data for EnterPlay and more than 1 billion GB of this data will be dedicated to cloud-based video broadcast.

Read more at: Level 3 News

Akamai opens Broadcast Operations Control Center to support OTT video providers

Further addressing the consumer demand and business requirements for over-the-top (OTT) video quality and experiences that exceed those of traditional broadcast and cable television, Akamai, the global provider of CDN services,announced the opening of its Broadcast Operations Control Center (BOCC). Located at the company’s Cambridge, Mass., headquarters, the facility is designed to help ensure the reliability of OTT services through a combination of highly trained technical staff and a host of monitoring, analytics, reporting, quality and availability measurement tools that provide real-time support and unprecedented operational insight for customers delivering critical live, linear and on-demand video content. The BOCC is complemented by Akamai’s Network Operations Command Centers (NOCC) and Security Operations Centers (SOC), which together provide expansive breadth of insight into global network conditions and potentially threatening traffic activity. The BOCC is staffed 24×7 by a team of specialized broadcast issue resolution experts possessing hybrid skills across media and networking to address the unique needs of Akamai OTT customers.

Full report at: Akamai

Verizon and Hearst enter into agreement to acquire Complex to expand joint portfolio of millennial digital video channels

Verizon, the broadband and telecommunications provider, and Hearst, the international media company, have announced that they’ve entered into an agreement to jointly acquire Complex (the “Company”) in a 50/50 ownership structure. The Complex announcement comes on the heels of Verizon and Hearst’s recent investments in AwesomenessTV (each owns 24.5% with DreamWorks Animation owning the rest) and their agreement in March to form a 50/50 joint venture to build new multiplatform digital video channels targeting the mobile millennial audience. The Company has seen a profit since 2010, excelling at providing advertisers with this targeted and attractive demographic. In addition to the joint acquisition, Complex will develop premium video content for distribution across Verizon digital platforms, including go90, and more. Over the last two years, Complex has adopted a video-first approach, reaching over 50 million unique monthly visitors and seeing consumption spike to 300 million monthly views––a 415% percent growth year over year.

More details at: Verizon

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