~ Leading P2P visionaries extend web delivery solution offerings ~
Velocix™ (www.velocix.com) and Kontiki (www.kontiki.com) have announced that they are partnering to extend their market leading solutions for web delivery of large digital assets, including video, software and games.
Under the terms of the partnership, Velocix will provide a hosted version of the Kontiki Delivery Management System (DMS) within its Global Digital Asset Delivery Network, providing new deployment options for Kontiki customers and prospects.
As Kontiki’s preferred CDN partner, Velocix will provide Kontiki customers with additional opportunity to subscribe to the Kontiki service, as an alternative to owning and operating the application and hardware themselves. This gives Kontiki customers flexibility and choice of deployment models in accessing the benefits of P2P web delivery.
Both organizations share a common view of the economic and scalability benefits that Hybrid P2P based solutions offer over traditional delivery systems. Velocix and Kontiki are world leaders in the use of P2P technology with many of the largest broadcasters and new media companies around the globe already taking advantage of these benefits.
Hybrid P2P solutions offer unparalleled levels of digital delivery performance at significantly reduced cost. The combination of a high performance CDN with advanced P2P delivery technology results in a ‘hybrid’ solution where delivery costs are minimized and performance service level guarantees are enhanced.
“Our partnership with Velocix was a natural extension to offering our customers increased opportunities to gain fast and reliable access to web content,” said Eric Armstrong, CEO of Kontiki. “With our shared vision and understanding of P2P technology, combined with the global ‘P2P-aware’ Velocix content delivery network, customers gain a better user experience, while reducing their CDN costs.”
Velocix and Kontiki are globally recognized leaders in the delivery of large digital assets, using innovative P2P techniques. Kontiki licenses its DMS technology to its customers who then deploy it on their own I.T. systems. Velocix operates a global CDN (Content Delivery Network), offering digital delivery services on a subscription basis.
“We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Kontiki”, said Phill Robinson, CEO at Velocix. “Both organizations have a tremendous track record of working with some of the worlds largest broadcasters and we can now offer even greater flexibility over the download and delivery of high quality video. Both Kontiki and Velocix have a strong heritage delivering Hybrid-P2P solutions globally. Our partnership will further extend our joint leadership in the market.”
Velocix and Kontiki also plan to collaborate jointly on new developments that create the next generation of P2P technologies and solutions that meet the ongoing needs of the world’s leading ISPs; minimizing network traffic, while providing cost effective scalable content delivery.
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Kontiki’s secure, scalable, and legitimate P2P delivery platform powers the world’s largest media companies broadband video on-demand download services including the BBC iPlayer, Channel 4’s 4oD service and BSkyB’s Sky Anytime service, in the UK. Kontiki’s ISP-friendly protocol, fine network controls, security, edge throttling capabilities and client application flexibility are ideal for all constituents in the broadband video delivery value chain — Content Owners, Network Operators and Consumers.
Additionally, Kontiki provides complete content delivery solutions for large enterprises including corporate communications, training, customer support and software delivery. Kontiki’s patented peer-assisted delivery technology allows companies to securely deliver high quality video and software updates at a fraction of the cost of traditional delivery solutions. Some of the largest and most well known Enterprises rely on Kontiki for high quality video and large file delivery to all employees worldwide.
Velocix offers the broadest and most innovative range of digital delivery services available today. The Velocix global network provides an Internet fast lane for digital assets such as video, music, software and games. With Velocix, high quality streamed video plays uninterrupted from start to finish and file downloads complete without failure in a fraction of the time.
Velocix is relied upon globally by owners of large digital assets to provide unparalleled quality of service and delivery performance, with affordable economics. Velocix does all this whilst providing new levels of control over the global digital asset distribution chain. For more information, visit www.velocix.com.
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