Company name: CDNetworks
Nature of business: Web content acceleration services – CDNetworks enables businesses to break into new markets and be ahead of their competitors by overcoming geographical and cultural barriers through network acceleration and bespoke content tailoring, in addition to solving any latency issues that might be holding back the potential of their content and websites.
Locations: CDNetworks has over 140 Points of Presence (PoPs) around the world, in the main cities and across all regions, including: Europe, Africa, Russia, Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, South America, China and India.
Markets: The company serves e-business customers across industries such as finance, travel, eCommerce, learning management, high tech, manufacturing and media.
Chief Operating Officer, CDNetworks Americas & EMEA
Director, Product Managemen, CDNetworks
Vice President of CDNetworks Service & Support, CDNetworks
Vice President of Business Development, CDNetworks
441 W. Trimble Road,
San Jose, CA 95131
Tel: +1 408 228 3700
Juxon House, 100 St Paul’s Churchyard,
London, EC4M 8BU
Tel: +44 203 514 7501
Handong Bldg. 2F,828-7,Yeoksam-Dong,
Tel: +82 2 3441 0400
Nittochi Nishi-shinjuku Building, 8th Floor, 6-10-1,
Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,
Tel: +81 3 5909 3369
F1-16 Tower B, Rui Chuang International Center, No 8,
Wangjing East Road, Chaoyang District,
Beijing, China, 100102
Tel: +86 10 8441 7749
Brief history of the company: Founded thirteen years ago in Korea, CDNetworks is the only multinational content delivery network with local expertise and infrastructure on six continents. They have operated their global cloud of distributed servers for over thirteen years and faithfully deliver massive amounts of traffic for over 17,500 websites everyday. They can reach over 99% of the world within a few milliseconds, expanding in the most distant emerging markets.
CDNetworks’ Dynamic Web Acceleration (DWA) solution is qualified by SAP as suitable for use in SAP solution-based environments. In addition, CDNetworks also participates in the SAP PartnerEdge® program as an SAP software solution and technology partner.
- Global CDN: Reach over 99% of the world in milliseconds with our global content delivery network (CDN), expanding across 6 continents with over 140 points of presence (PoPs).
- Content Acceleration: Quickly serve cacheable web content around the world through our globally distributed cache server network.
- Dynamic Web & Network Acceleration: Optimize the internet ‘middle mile’ to boost dynamic web and application performance around the globe
- Accelerating Online Trading: CDNetworks Web Performance Suite includes all the technology you need to keep transactions and information moving around the world, around the clock – quickly, reliably and securely. We’ve pioneered and thoroughly tested a comprehensive suite of innovative technologies and web accelerators – for large-volume downloads, image caching, website acceleration, application acceleration, wan optimization and business analytics – that help you deliver unparalleled quality of performance, service, and reliability.
- China Acceleration: Effectively reach China’s vast internet user community with our in country content delivery infrastructure.
- Russia Acceleration: Deliver web applications and web content from around the world into Russia in a few milleseconds.
- Media Acceleration: Leverage our media acceleration system to effectively serve media files around the world.
- Cloud DNS: Utilize one of the world’s fastest cloud DNS services to ensure absolute availability and scalability of mission critical web content and applications.
- Cloud Load Balancer: Automate traffic routing and manage you business with flexibility with our cloud-based load balancing service.
- Cloud Storage: Store an infinite number of digital assets and serve them quickly and reliably to site visitors around the world.
- Cloud Portal: Monitor web and application performance through CDNetworks self-service portal.
- Mobile CDN: Enabling Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to achieve up to 30% faster mobile content delivery.
- CDNetworks Offering Free Website Delivery for Local and Regional Governments and NGOs Involved in Japan Earthquake Response
Aid Organizations and Governmental Websites Can Continue to Ensure Website
Availability and Performance during Critical Relief Period
San Jose, California and Tokyo, Japan – March 14, 2011 – CDNetworks has announced that it is offering free website delivery to governmental and non-governmental organizations that are providing relief to the people of Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake tragedy. Many of these organizations had their website infrastructure damaged or are receiving unmanageable spikes in traffic caused by people’s need for continuous information updates. By contacting the CDNetworks office in Tokyo, these organizations can arrange to leverage CDNetworks’ global infrastructure to continue to deliver vital earthquake relief information via the Web
Other major projects:
Nokia Siemens Networks, CDNetworks agree to accelerate delivery of mobile content
July 15- Nokia Siemens Networks and CDNetworks have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a set of common objectives around Liquid Applications* and operator Content Delivery Networks (CDN). The two companies are committed to taking the next concrete steps to transform the delivery of content from the base station.
CDNetworks Helps Improve Internet Performance, Resulting in Accelerated Response Times for SAP® Applications
(July 10) CDNetworks announced that in testing at the SAP® (NYSE: SAP) Co-Innovation Lab in Palo Alto, CDNetworks Dynamic Web Acceleration (DWA) solution was shown to improve response times, download times, and reliability of the internet for accessing SAP® applications. The solution was accordingly qualified by SAP as suitable for use in SAP solution-based environments. In addition, CDNetworks has joined the SAP PartnerEdge® program as an SAP software solution and technology partner.
CDNetworks Expands in Oman with Partner Omantel
(June 27) CDNetworks has partnered with Omantel, the pioneer provider of total communications solutions in the Sultanate of Oman, to improve delivery of internet content, applications, and ecommerce throughout Oman and the region for CDNetworks’ over 18,000 global websites and cloud services.
Recent customer stories:
Shopify: Shopify boosted user experience at over 40,000 online stores worldwide with CDNetworks
Saxo Bank: Saxo Bank boosted transaction revenue in China by teaming with CDNetworks
TuneUp: TuneUp reduced latency and boosted reliability and response times with dynamic web acceleration
Bally: Swiss luxury brand Bally relies on CDNetworks to boost its online platform in China
Demandware: Demandware Leverages CDNetworks to Help Leading Retailers Successfully Penetrate the Chinese Market
Sunak to raise business tax to pay for COVID-19 support – The Sunday Times
(Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak is set to increase a tax on business to pay for an extension to COVID-19 support schemes in the budget next month, The Sunday Times reported https://bit.ly/3ujaBcU.
Sunak, in his speech on March 3, will announce he is increasing corporation tax from 19 pence in the pound and will outline a pathway where it rises to 23 pence in the pound by the time of the next general election, the report said. The move will raise an expected 12 billion pounds ($16.8 billion) a year, the report added.
According to the report, at least 1 pence is set to be added to the bill for business from this autumn, at a cost to business of 3 billion pounds, with further rises in subsequent years.
Allies of Sunak clarified he would not increase corporation tax higher than 23%.
These measures will be helpful in paying for an extension to the furlough scheme, VAT cuts and business support loans until at least August.
Unlike the 2010 Conservative-led government, which pursued spending cuts to rebalance the economy after the global financial crisis, Sunak is expected to defer most of the toughest decisions about how to pay for that support in his budget speech.
“The corporation tax hike will be higher than expected and the extension of the support schemes will be longer than most people expect,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying.
Insiders indicated the stamp duty holiday on property purchases would also be extended in line with the other coronavirus support measures, the report said.
Britain’s economy had its biggest slump in 300 years in 2020, when it contracted by 10%, and will shrink by 4% in the first three months of 2021, the Bank of England predicts.
($1 = 0.7136 pounds)
(Reporting by Vishal Vivek in Bengaluru; Editing by Lincoln Feast.)
Foxconn chairman says expects “limited impact” from chip shortage on clients
TAIPEI (Reuters) – The chairman of Apple Inc supplier Foxconn said on Saturday he expects his company and its clients will face only “limited impact” from a chip shortage that has rattled the global automotive and semiconductor industries.
“Since most of the customers we serve are large customers, they all have proper precautionary planning,” said Liu Young-way, chairman of the manufacturing conglomerate formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd
“Therefore, the impact on these large customers is there, but limited,” he told reporters.
Liu said he expected the company to do well in the first half of 2021, “especially as the pandemic is easing and demand is still being sustained.”
The global spread of COVID-19 has increased demand for laptops, gaming consoles, and other electronics. This caused chip manufacturers to reallocate capacity away from the automotive sector, which was expecting a steep downturn.
Now, car manufacturers such as Volkswagen AG, General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have cut output as chip capacity has shrunk.
Counterpoint Research says the shortage has extended to the smartphone sector, with application processors, display driver chips, and power management chips all facing a crunch.
However, the research firm predicts Apple will face a minimal impact, due to its large size and its suppliers’ tendency to prioritise it. Apple is Foxconn’s largest customer.
Foxconn is looking at other areas for growth, including in electric vehicles (EVs), and Liu said their EV development platform MIH now had 736 partner companies participating.
He expected it would have two or three models to show by the fourth quarter, though did not expect EVs to make an obvious contribution to company earnings until 2023.
Liu also said the company was still looking for semiconductor fab purchase opportunities in Southeast Asia after not winning a bid to take over a stake in Malaysia-based 8-inch foundry house Silterra.
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Jeanny Kao; Writing by Josh Horwitz; Editing by William Mallard and Ana Nicolaci da Costa)
EU seeks alliance with U.S. on climate change, tech rules
By Sabine Siebold and Kate Abnett
BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe and the United States should join forces in the fight against climate change and agree on a new framework for the digital market, limiting the power of big tech companies, European Union chief executive Ursula von der Leyen said.
“I am sure: A shared transatlantic commitment to a net-zero emissions pathway by 2050 would make climate neutrality a new global benchmark,” the president of the European Commission said in a speech at the virtual Munich Security Conference on Friday.
“Together, we could create a digital economy rulebook that is valid worldwide: a set of rules based on our values, human rights and pluralism, inclusion and the protection of privacy.”
The EU has pledged to cut its net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, while President Joe Biden has committed the United States to become a “net zero economy” by 2050.
Scientists say the world must reach net zero emissions by 2050 to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial times and avert the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.
The hope is that a transatlantic alliance could help persuade large emitters who have yet to commit to this timeline – including China, which is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2060, and India.
“The United States is our natural partner for global leadership on climate change,” von der Leyen said.
She called the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol a turning point for the discussion on the impact social media has on democracies.
“Of course, imposing democratic limits on the uncontrolled power of big tech companies alone will not stop political violence,” von der Leyen said. “But it is an important step.”
She was referring to a draft set of rules unveiled in December which aims to rein in tech companies that control troves of data and online platforms relied on by thousands of companies and millions of Europeans for work and social interactions.
They show the European Commission’s frustration with its antitrust cases against the tech giants, notably Alphabet Inc’s Google, which critics say have not addressed the problem.
But they also risk inflaming tensions with Washington, already irked by Brussels’ attempts to tax U.S. tech firms more.
Von der Leyen said Facebook’s decision on a news blackout on Thursday in response to a forthcoming Australian law requiring it and Google to share revenue from news underscored the importance of a global approach to dealing with tech giants.
(Additional reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Robin Emmott and Nick Macfie; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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