Catching Up 8/25: Juniper, Namecast, Akamai, Digital Realty

August 25th, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

I have been travelling for the past 36 hours, and since that included all of a Tuesday I have some catching up to do now.  Here’s some rapidfire responses to recent news items:

Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) won a new customer for its Meda Flow Solution.  CDN challenger BitGravity will use it to overlay on its distributed origin architecture.  They hope to gain improved scalability, allowing them to grow quickly while adding fewer servers and thereby reducing its colocation and power requirements.   Juniper also announced the availability of its new VXA Series Media Flow Engines, which are delivery appliances that are a key piece of that Media Flow Solution product line.

Namecast updated its DNS traffic management solutions , adding advanced CDN load balancing, pro-active application monitoring and geographic filtering.  Namecast just opened its doors in March, and is one of several new entrants in the managed services space that I am keeping an eye on.  They help content websites manage networks that are growing across geographies and spanning multiple CDNs, something it seems like so many sites are moving toward.  Who knows, maybe Ramblings will too – we’re already hosted in the cloud and I’ve dabbled with more than one CDN now.

Finish Line, which sells premium athletic footwear, will be using Akamai’s Dynamic Site Accelerator to speed up its website.  Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings) had a heck of a first half no matter how you measure it, and they don’t seem likely to cede the title of the 800lb gorilla of CDN any time soon.

And on Monday, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) bought yet another two datacenters.  Actually, perhaps it’s news with Digital Realty *doesn’t* buy a datacenter for a few weeks!  In this case, the properties are at 2950 Zanker Road in San Jose, and 900 Dorothy Drive in Richardson, Texas.  The sites have 69,700 and 56,000 square feet of space.  Each is fully leased to a telecommunications company already.  Hmmm, I’ll bet they have some plans for expansion on those properties in mind.

Now…  Time to sleep off some jet lag.

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