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Sunnyvale, California, USA – June 15, 2011: Cotendo, an award-winning provider of leading edge Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Value Added Site Acceleration services, announced today the launch of its purpose-built Mobile Acceleration Suite (MAS). This new suite extends Cotendo’s powerful existing Web acceleration services to dramatically speed up delivery of mobile websites and mobile applications. With MAS, Cotendo now delivers reliable and high-performance acceleration for content to any device on any network in any location in the world. For content providers, latency on mobile devices is one of the top revenue killers. Long page-load times reduce conversions and engagement with applications or sites. Designed from the ground up to accelerate mobile content and to integrate effortlessly with Cotendo’s widely used and customer proven content acceleration technologies, MAS elegantly solves latency and page-load performance problems caused by slow or variable mobile network data connectivity rates, giving mobile network operators, Website operators, and enterprise application developers a new way to ensure their content arrives faster and more reliably than ever to end users’ handsets.
MAS achieves this remarkable result without any required modifications to the origin site such as creation of separate Web sites or infrastructure dedicated to mobile content. The MAS suite applies optimizations to speed up mobile content delivery at the logic, content and network layers. These services are available for deployment and are presently operating in numerous customer production environments. Deployments to date have resulted in radical improvements in mobile content delivery performance even for extremely dynamic content that has traditionally choked legacy CDNs and stymied other specialized mobile content delivery offerings. “While using Cotendo services we’ve seen up to a 33 percent performance improvement on our site. That’s huge because our customers expect instant response when downloading apps to their handsets,” said Allan Moger, Operations Manager for GetJar, the world’s largest open app and entertainment store for smartphones with 2 billion downloads to date. “Aside from the performance benefits, we chose to use Cotendo services because they understand the importance of the mobile space and are ahead of the curve in improving services for the mobile industry.”
Cotendo’s Mobile Acceleration Suite offers mobile-specific solutions that also leverage the company’s other innovative services for content acceleration including, Dynamic Site Acceleration, CDN Load Balancing, Advanced DNS services, and the unique Cloudlet™ Platform - the first CDN-integrated High Performance Cloud Application Environment. MAS is fully integrated with these and other Cotendo offerings. Customers can manage all of Cotendo’s services through a single simple-to-use portal. “Cotendo is a one stop shop for Redfin’s content delivery and acceleration needs both for mobile and traditional end users. And thanks to performance improvements resulting from implementation of Cotendo’s MAS, Redfin has seen healthy traffic growth in our mobile apps. Cotendo’s console provides detailed real-time views of our traffic volumes, site usage patterns, and associated costs,” says Michael Young, CTO of Redfin.com, one of the largest suppliers of real-estate mobile applications and Web-based real estate brokerage services. “Their innovative technology has helped us focus on what we do best – providing the best real estate search, service offerings and market transparency on any device.”
The launch of MAS underscores Cotendo’s commitment to deliver the most innovative product offerings in the mobile content space, the fastest growing area of Internet and data usage and the most important segment of content delivery for the next 10 years. “Delivering solutions to hard problems, such as last-mile delivery of complex, dynamic, and highly personalized content, is exactly the type of challenge we like to work on at Cotendo,” says Ronni Zehavi, CEO of Cotendo. “Our technology team will relentlessly pursue innovation to ensure that we are providing high-value solutions to high-class problems that keep CIOs and CEOs up at night. We want to give them back their peace of mind and boost their bottom line while delighting their end users with unbelievably fast content delivery anywhere, anytime, on any device.”
Cotendo is a fast growing innovative provider of CDN and Site Acceleration services focused on highly dynamic and mobile content. The company is market a leader in creation of technologies that allow website operators and large enterprises to dramatically improve web performance and radically simplify content delivery management. Cotendo's customer base includes Fortune 500 enterprises, Tier 1 telecommunications providers and the world's largest social networks, eCommerce sites, and advertising networks, Cotendo's unique suite of software-based content acceleration offerings provide unprecedented site performance, transparency and application-level management capabilities as well as granular content delivery flexibility, and best-in-class content acceleration capabilities. The company's management team is comprised of acknowledged innovators in intelligent content management and content delivery networks and has been honored with awards including the Red Herring Top 100, AlwaysOn Global 250 Private Companies, the MIT TR Top 50 Most Innovative companies, and the Businessweek Top 50 tech start-ups. Founded in 2008, Cotendo is funded by Sequoia Capital, Benchmark Capital and Tenaya Capital. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with R&D based in Israel. For more information about Cotendo and its CDN and Site Acceleration Services Suite, visit http://www.cotendo.com.