The CDN PoP established in the maincubes FRA01 data center in Frankfurt, Germany, encompasses multiple data center racks filled with server and network equipment. This PoP is one of CDN77’s 35 CDN PoPs globally. According to CDN77, the company’s Frankfurt PoP is one of its most important network PoPs in Europe and also a fast-growing one. CDN77 expects its number of racks deployed in maincubes FRA01 to double in the year to come. Before co-locating its network PoP server infrastructure with maincubes, CDN77 had its network PoP co-located in a Frankfurt-based data center with one of the world’s largest data center operators.
“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 unrivaled 24/7 individual onsite support in their Frankfurt data center 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.”
IPTV & VoD solutions fueling network growth
CDN77 recently launched its own end-to-end video delivery platform StreamFlow, intended to help digital publishers in the streaming and video on demand space. By bringing their entire video workflow under one roof and replacing multi-vendor solutions, they are able to reduce complexity and cut down costs for their clients.
“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 Mr. 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.”
“To achieve this, we’re using multiple data center operators to house our CDN servers. We're still growing our network by adding new PoPs, currently at a rate of 1 to 2 new locations per quarter. If maincubes has any updates on further expanding their data center presence across Europe or U.S., while offering similar conditions to what they have available in Frankfurt, we definitely may be interested in exploring these options.”
100% Uptime Guarantee
To provide CDN77 and other customers with 100% uptime guarantees in its Frankfurt FRA01 and Amsterdam AMS01 facilities, maincubes has added extra redundancy features to its data center 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 centers, just to provide customers the ultimate assurance that the continuity of their ICT infrastructures will be guaranteed at all times,” said Oliver Menzel, 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 center 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.”