LeaseWeb announced on Tuesday that it has completed the initial expansion of its Content Delivery Network, increasing capacity to 400 Gbps with four new points of presence in Europe and the US.
According to LeaseWeb, in the four months following the launch of its CDN, bandwidth usage increase to more than 150 Gbps. In supporting this growth, LeaseWeb has added SuperPoPs in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
LeaseWeb’s network connects 27 PoPs around the world, and each SuperPoP currently offers 100 Gbps of bandwidth capacity.
“Since we entered the CDN market last June, we have seen our data delivery grow by more than eight times, so we had to quickly scale our operations upwards,” Ignacio Manrique de Lara, manager CDN at LeaseWeb said. “This first expansion now actually positions us as one of the ten largest CDNs in the world in terms of bandwidth capacity.”
Unlike most other service providers with CDNs, the software behind LeaseWeb’s was developed in-house. LeaseWeb made several enhancements to the software in order to make it more user-friendly and add new features to coincide with its expansion.
“Feedback from our existing customers and prospects so far has been very positive. The control panel lets them easily create push and pull zones, while purge requests are sent and executed instantaneously,” Manrique de Lara said. “Our customers were also pleased with the advanced monitoring statistics, which are delivered in real-time. They say these features compare extremely favorably with our competitors.”
LeaseWeb has also introduced advanced origin protection to shield against DDoS attacks, a threat that has been growing in size and scope over the past year as evidenced by a recent report by Arbor Networks.
LeaseWeb plans to add SuperPoPs in Asia over the course of 2014, as well as introduce additional analytics features to the platform. There will also be more options available for resellers who want to white label the LeaseWeb CDN in the near future.
Backed by a 100 percent SLA, LeaseWeb CDN is available as a Pay-as-you-go or Enterprise option. Both options support HTTP live streaming and pseudo-streaming for video on demand, making it a CDN suitable for gaming, video streaming and software distribution.