In its second-largest acquisition, Amazon buys the company for $970 million.
BitGravity, a content delivery network, has named Perry Clarke as the company’s first vice president of engineering. He will lead design, development and optimization of BitGravity’s core platform and products.
BitGravity Inc., a content delivery network, has named Perry Clarke as the company’s first vice president of engineering. He will lead design, development and optimization of BitGravity’s core platform and products.
Clarke has over 25 years of engineering and management experience and joined BitGravity in 2007 as one of the company’s first employees. He is the founder of Konfabulator, an early desktop widgets application, which he sold to Yahoo. Prior to Konfabulator, he managed software engineering teams at Sun Microsystems, SmartCalendar and Unify.
“BitGravity is building the content delivery network for the future, and when you aren’t beholden to legacy systems you have the opportunity to build truly innovative products,” Clarke says. “It’s challenging and exciting to lead a team that has engineered one of the industry’s fastest networks, and constantly innovates to deliver the best economics.”
BitGravity says its content delivery network is optimized for affordable delivery of video, software applications, web assets, interactive applications, and live streaming in standard and high-definition. It is a privately held company with strategic investment from Allen & Co., Tata Communications and other investors.