3Crowd Introduces CDN Certification

The program is designed to help content delivery networks differentiate their services.


San Mateo, CAOctober 21, 2010 – 3Crowd Technologies, the services company that is the future of content delivery, today announced a certification program designed to help content delivery networks (CDNs) differentiate their services through integration with 3Crowd’s CrowdDirector platform. CrowdDirector is a vendor-neutral, rules-based content delivery load balancing service that helps publishers dynamically optimize content delivery using multiple CDN, cloud and network resources.

3Crowd certification will help CDNs compete for a greater slice of content delivery business by becoming an accredited member of the partner resources leveraged by CrowdDirector to help publishers improve content delivery worldwide. 

CDN certification qualification is assessed on the technical criteria which includes the following:


•   Performance and bandwidth utilization

•   Implementation of security features including URL signing/tokenized URLs, token authentication and blocking parameters

•  Rich media delivery capabilities including HTTP seeking/progressive download and HTML5


“We are working with great companies and it's our goal to help them execute on their delivery strategy. Connecting our customers with smoothly integrated CDN partners helps everyone involved,” said Barrett Lyon, Co-Founder and CEO, 3Crowd Technologies. “This program lets CDNs stand apart in a crowded market while ensuring customers get fantastic services. We are committed to integrating with CDNs to make them part of an on-demand community of providers, as well as exposing CDNs to potential new leads and revenue streams.”

Initial CDNs participating in the program include: CDNetworks, and Edgecast. 3Crowd is integrating with these delivery networks and is working to ensure the best interoperability for its publishing clients. More information on the 3Crowd CDN Certification program can be found at http://www.3crowd.com/company/partners/.

About 3Crowd Technologies

3Crowd Technologies (hwww.3crowd.com) is a San Mateo, CA-based software services company developing products and services to accelerate and optimize the distribution of large amounts of data for enterprise web sites. 3Crowd’s services unlock untapped resources and reduce costs giving content publishers greater control over how their content is shared and delivered. The company is the latest startup founded by serial entrepreneur Barrett Lyon, creator of the Opte Project, an Internet mapping project, founder of Prolexic Technologies and co-founder of BitGravity.  3Crowd is backed by Storm Ventures, Canaan Partners, and angel investors, Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson, founders of DIGG and Revision3.


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