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New Servers and Even More Affordable Content Delivery Network Announced

CDNlion.com, a recently launched Czech startup offering low-cost content delivery network services, announced over 20 new server locations and price reduction. The company now offers one of the largest CDNs with 127 data centers and more than 2,000 clouds spread all over the world. The prices are now starting from $49.0 for the most popular North American and European networks and the smallest prepaid package now costs only $25 dollars for which customers get 500 GB of bandwidth.

 

Even Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear thinks websites need more POWEEEEER!

CDNlion.com is a privately-owned global start-up company founded in 2013 in Prague, the Czech Republic. The company is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) services provider that uses a system and network of data centers located worldwide to speed up websites, images, videos and other static digital content. The company was launched in January with 116 active servers and over 2,000 clouds on 6 continents making it one of the largest and most affordable CDN provider in the world.

The company is now introducing 21 new server locations in cities like Dusseldorf and Lyon in Europe, Hamilton in Canada, Albany in USA, or Taipei and Osaka in Asia and many more.

In addition to that, the company reduced its prices:

USA & Canada $49/TB (Standard servers), $69/TB (Premium servers)

Europe $49/TB (Standard servers), $69/TB (Premium servers)

Asia $119/TB (Standard servers), $199/TB (Premium servers)

Australia & New Zealand $149/TB (Standard servers), $199/TB (Premium servers)

South America $179/TB

Africa $699/TB

 

The system automatically copies static online content from the clients’ servers, such as websites, scripts, images, videos and other files, and stores it on the company’s servers. When audience tries to access these files from any location on the planet, CDNlion’s intelligent DNS infrastructure ensures that the content is served from the best location possible – usually from the closest data center to the user.

The company utilizes Onapp’s federated CDN platform, similarly to providers like CDN77, CDNify or CDN.net who managed to launch its services before CDNlion.com. CDNlion.com offers the largest network and the lowest prices at the same time.

Customers can start with a free 14-day trial after which the user can purchase one of the prepaid packages that are starting at only $25. CDNlion.com offers pay as you go pricing where customers only pay for their actually bandwidth usage. Customers also receive additional extra bonuses with every purchase.

Standard servers in the USA, Canada and Europe cost only $49.0 per TB. Providers like Akamai, EdgeCast, Amazon Cloudfront and other competitors charge multiples of that for the same service (Akamai $350/TB, EdgeCast $200/TB, Amazon Cloudfront $120/TB).

The CDN market is estimated to grow significantly in the next few years. Some reports indicate annual revenues of $4.6 billion in 2017 (Informa), some even $7.4 billion. Industry’s global annual revenues reached $2.5 billion in 2013. So even though CDNlion.com is offering the top product for the lowest price, the company is not looking to steal clients from its competitors’, but to meet global demand.

 

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Global Content Delivery Network Launched – From a Pub

CDNlion.com is launching one of the largest and most affordable content delivery networks in the CDN industry over a keg of beer. The whole team was called to meet in one of the Prague’s finest pubs to launch the product and announce plans to educate public about the many benefits of using a content delivery network to speed up and secure online content.

CDNlion.com is a privately-owned global start-up company founded in 2013. The company is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) services provider that uses a system and network of data centers located worldwide to speed up websites, images, videos and other static digital content.

The company operates one of the largest delivery networks of more than 110 data centers and 2,000 clouds located on 6 continents. Its system automatically copies static online content from the clients’ servers, such as websites, scripts, images, videos and other files, and stores it on the company’s servers. When audience tries to access these files from any location on the planet, CDNlion’s intelligent DNS infrastructure ensures that the content is served from the best location possible – usually from the closest data center to the user.

After more than 2 months of beta testing the company is launching the upgraded app. Since much of the development was done in the local cafeterias and pubs, the launch takes place in one of the Prague’s finest pubs – Lokal, over a few pints of traditional Pilsner beer.

 

The Story

It all started two years ago in early 2012 as explained by Adam Dunovsky, Founder & CEO of CDNlion.com: “I was working as a head of sales and marketing at the National Gallery in Prague back then. At the time we were developing a new website with a large high-definition image gallery of artworks. We knew we needed some extra power to handle the traffic. Thanks to the Google Art Project we had a very recent experience with HD images and we knew that the new site would get a lot of attention from the local media. That’s when I first came across delivery networks.”

Flexible and affordable content delivery network with simple implementation didn’t really exist at that time. The big companies like Akamai, Amazon and others were offering expensive solutions with huge minimum traffic and pricey setup fees. “It got me wondering if there isn’t any other cheaper option available. I started looking for a way to build a network of servers based on a cloud technology. I found Onapp platform later in 2012 and started working on CDNlion.com,” Adam added.

In the beginning of 2013 the company was founded and the development started. After two-month beta testing with a few dozen customers, CDNlion.com is finally launching!

 

The Technical Stuff

The company utilizes Onapp’s federated CDN platform, similarly to providers like CDN77, CDNify or CDN.net who managed to launch its services before CDNlion.com. All these new commercial CDN providers can offer much lower price (and a great coverage) than the big players. CDNlion.com took a different approach from its competitors and is launching with the largest data center coverage – more than 110 active data centers, a little over 170 data centers in total at its disposal and over 2,000 clouds located on 6 continents, offering push and pull service.

CDNlion.com offers a free 14-day trial after which the user can purchase one of the prepaid packages that are starting from $25. CDNlion.com offers pay as you go pricing where customers only pay for their actually bandwidth usage. Standard servers in the USA, Canada and Europe cost only $49.90 per TB. Providers like Akamai, EdgeCast, Amazon Cloudfront and other competitors charge multiples of that for the same service (Akamai $350/TB, EdgeCast $200/TB, Amazon Cloudfront $120/TB).

The CDN market is estimated to grow significantly in the next few years. Some reports indicate annual revenues of $4.6 billion in 2017 (Informa), some even $7.4 billion. Industry’s global annual revenues reached $2.5 billion in 2013. So even though CDNlion.com is offering the top product for the lowest price, the company is not looking to steal clients from its competitors’, but to meet global demand.

 

What Is CDN Good For

Website load time is a crucial factor in marketing and has a great affect on web traffic and sales. Most of the sites take a long time to load and immediately after four seconds 30% of visitors abandon websites. Average load time is 7 to 10 seconds during which almost 90% of visitors leaves the website they’re browsing, which means that a slow websites keep losing visitors, position in Google, conversions, sales, money and reputation. Check Peer1’s study for more information (Peer1).

Content delivery networks reduce load time to 4 seconds or less. The sites then rank higher in search engines, get more customers and provide better user experience. Another great feature that comes along is security. Sites on a CDN provide DDOS attack protection and offer automatic failover and load balancing.

Any website owner, commerce site, news portal, video and music server, or technology start-up, should use a content delivery network to accelerate and secure its online content.

 

Future Plans

The question isn’t why website owners should use services of CDNlion.com, but why many of them don’t use a content delivery network at all. Even though delivery networks are finally cheap and easy to implement, majority of websites on the internet are not using it, despite its obvious benefits. That’s why the company plans to educate public about the advantages of content delivery networks and promote benefits of using CDNlion.com. The company plans to create a platform in 2014 that would be endorsed by major CMS and through which benefits of delivery networks would be communicated. And also add some features to the software and app that the CDN industry has never seen before!

 

Details

– press release (PDF file)
– photos from the launch (Photo 1, Photo 2)
– the app will be fully launched on Tuesday 28 January 2014
– for more information contact us at media@cdnlion.com
– website (www.cdnlion.com)

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What Is CDN and How Does It Work

What is CDN

Every product or service need to have customers. These customers need to be treated as a golden asset via providing them great quality experience of visiting your websites and delivering your content as fastest as it is possible. That is what CDNs do. It delivers you digital content (live video broadcast, video files, file downloads, multimedia content, scripts etc.) to your customers or users significantly faster.

Better experience has positive effect on customer retention and customer lifetime value. You will also recognize that website acceleration will bring new customers and users. Being another step ahead of your competitors will have positive impact on yours growth and sales. CDN service for your websites is a remarkable competitive advantage. It doesn’t only bring better user experience. Faster loading times is crucial when it comes to online marketing and Google and other search engines take site loading time as an important factor. Fast websites rank higher in Google. Then there is also the factor of protection – online content is securely stored on our server network which also protects you against DDOS hacker attacks and site overloads.

 

How does CDN work

A Content delivery network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers located in multiple Internet-connected data centers.

To simplify that, Content Delivery Network is nothing more than a system of data centers and servers located throughout the world and an intelligent software that automatically copies your online content and saves it on the servers. When user try to access your content, the software finds the server that would do the best job in delivering your data to the user. That’s usually the closest server to the user.

 

Impact of site performance on overall site conversion rate

Impact of website performance on conversion rates

 

Who needs CDN

Any enterprise with a web audience can benefit from using a CDN, but if your users are likely to download lots of stuff from your website, play media files, and/or watch or listen to live broadcasts, you are likely to benefit the most.

The headline content types for CDN services are:

  • Website files and scripts (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML, Flash, etc.)
  • Live video broadcasts (e.g. sports, concerts, events, etc.)
  • Video files (e.g. movie trailers, ads, promos, instructional material, training, sport highlights, etc.)
  • File downloads (e.g. software downloads, patches, or critical updates)
  • Multimedia content (e.g. games or music)

 

Type of sites which can benefit on CDN performance:

  • Blogs, corporate sites
  • Retail/E – commerce
  • Game/Gaming Development
  • Software Development
  • News/Social Media/Publishing/Advertising
  • Hobby/Personal/Shared Interest/Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services

 

Gaming and game development businesses can benefit from faster initial downloads of game clients, installers, patches, in-game content (a.k.a., downloadable content or DLC), and demos. These files are often large, and can take much longer to receive from the origin server than from a server close to end users. Also, since game content is subject to popular whims, flash crowds can overwhelm origin servers and slow the user experience to a crawl. CDN services protect users from both of these outcomes.

Like gaming and game development businesses, software-related businesses can also benefit from faster file exchange—as can entertainment and media sites that want to deliver a satisfying multimedia experience to their users.

It goes without saying that for general web use there is proven positive correlation between better web performance and improvements in session time, repeat visits, conversions, and abandonment rates. But for some industries and end-user activities, a CDN is a no brainer, even for small enterprises.

 

We Are On The Line!

We Are ‘ON THE LINE’!

Finally! After months of development and many sleepless nights, we are happy to announce the launch of CDNlion™ for beta testing.

CDNlion™ is a global CDN (Content Delivery Network) service provider that helps its customers speed up websites, images and video streaming.

We operate a large network of more than 110 data centers all over the world. Our system automatically copies all the data from our clients’ servers, such as websites, scripts, images, videos and other files, to our servers. When audience tries to access these files from any location on the planet, our intelligent DNS infrastructure ensures that the content is served from the best location possible – usually the closest data center to the user.

We offer a number of packages starting from $49. After you purchase one of the packages and your account balance is recharged, you can select geographical locations where your audience is and where you want your online content to load fast.

Each continent has a different price. Except from the standard network (which has more locations and better price than our competitors) we also offer a premium network – more exclusive locations for better load time that cost a little more. We charge your account per byte of bandwidth used to speed up your online content. The network prices start from $0.049 per GB of used bandwidth for USA & Canada and European Standard Network.

We also offer a FREE TRIAL. Try us for 14 days and then decide whether you want to continue using our network or cancel your account. It’s free of charge!

For the next few weeks we will be fixing minor bugs and then launch the final version of our app. Please, excuse any errors that might occur during the time of beta testing. In case you encounter any bug, please email us at support@cdnlion.com and we will try to fix it as soon as possible.

For more information about the project and the company, please contact us at media@cdnlion.com.