EdgeCast is another of the scrappy upcoming content delivery networks (CDN) which is vying for a piece of the market for the distribution of big files around th Internet. The Los Angeles company has raised $10 million with most coming from Disney’s venture fund.
In just 9 months, the company has landed over 100 customers. Last week in Manhattan at the Contentinople conference, I caught up with James Segil, CEO of EdgeCast.
His company is taking on giant Akamai — who Jim refers to as legacy operation, much like United Airlines and he likens his company to Jet Blue. Like Jet Blue, EdgeCast has entered the market with low fares. He told me that EdgeCast charges some 50 percent less than Akamai for comparative service.
Speaking with Jim, I learned that EdgeCast is the CDN Blip.tv and thus for for Beet.TV videos — which stream very nicely, thank you.
“Velocix Takes Drug Dealer Approach”
I love this headline from the NewTeeVee’s post by Chris Albrecht on the news that U.K.-based Velocix is giving away free CDN services in the hope of getting pubilshers, eh addicted. Om Malik wrote yesterday about Voxel, another start-up that is aiming to take business from Amazon’s S3 business.
— Andy Plesser