CDN77 selects maincubes to house Frankfurt point of presence

CDN77 selects maincubes to house Frankfurt point of presence

14 August 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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CDN77, a 14Tbps content delivery network, has selected European data centre operator maincubes as its colocation partner for establishing a point of presence (PoP) in Frankfurt, Germany.

The CDN PoP has been established in the maincubes FRA01 data centre in Frankfurt and according to CDN77, this PoP is one of its most important as well as one of the fastest growing ones. The company expects the number of CDN77 racks to double over the next year.

“We now serve more than 45,000 websites & software providers with our content acceleration services, VoD and live streaming solutions and much more,” said Zdenek Cendra, founder and CEO of CDN77. “Our former colocation environment in Frankfurt was lacking flexibility and a personal approach while this facility also suffered major outages. maincubes offers us unrivalled 24/7 individual onsite support in their Frankfurt data centre and the ability to co-locate our server and network infrastructure on flexible terms, to let us scale fast if necessary. We’re also able to deploy our own custom hardware and cable infrastructure. maincubes is also able to provide us with 100% uptime guarantees as well as high-density power and cooling to handle peak times.”

Adding to the need for more capacity is the recent launch of CDN77 end-to-end video delivery platform StreamFlow. The platform supports digital publishers in the streaming and video on demand space by combining their entire video workflow under one roof and replacing multi-vendor solutions, they are able to simplify operations and reduce costs.

“With the explosion of video content on the internet, we've seen the growing need for comprehensive end-to-end live streaming and a VOD platform. With our experience and robust global network, it just made sense that we venture into the space as well,” added Cendra. “Our most important customers are typically located in English speaking countries as well as the DACH region and Europe in general, while South America and some Asian countries are showing big potential. This requires a truly global infrastructure, to get closer to our customers’ audiences.”

In order to provide CDN77 and its other customers with 100% uptime guarantees in its Frankfurt and Amsterdam facilities, maincubes has added extra redundancy features to its data centre cooling and power.

“We don’t like to take any risks to that regard, so we’re using 2N and N+1 as a standard for our data centres, just to provide customers the ultimate assurance that the continuity of their ICT infrastructures will be guaranteed at all times,” continued Oliver Menzel (pictured), CEO of maincubes. “For CDN services such as delivered by CDN77 and other uptime-critical use cases including cloud-based services, it is of utmost importance that there are no service interruptions whatsoever. Fortunately our data centre design allows us to include a true 100% uptime guarantee in our SLAs. This is important for customers like CDN77, as end-users on their end also expect the highest uptimes for the content delivery services being provided.”