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Concurrent, a global provider of high-performance Linux and storage solutions, today announced a new open-source content delivery network (CDN) solution designed for customers who prefer the freedom and flexibility of open software. Concurrent’s new CDN solution combines open-source technologies with the company’s enterprise support services to deliver streaming video and other content to consumers on connected devices. Concurrent is leveraging community-driven open-source technologies including Apache Traffic Server for caching and streaming, Traffic Control for request routing, Ceph for storage and its own packaged feature enhancements to create a complete end-to-end CDN solution that is well-suited for commercial applications.
“Concurrent’s open-source CDN solution provides customers with the freedom to innovate by enabling them to access the source code and develop new feature enhancements,” said James Brickmeier, Chief Marketing Officer of Concurrent. “We invite customers to join a community of developers that share a common goal, which is to continuously improve the platform and bring new features to market more quickly.”
“Comcast is a strong supporter of using open-source technologies as a way to accelerate innovation and deliver more value to our customers,” said Jan van Doorn, Distinguished Engineer at Comcast. “We are excited to see companies like Concurrent embrace open-source and we look forward to working with them as part of the growing community of Traffic Control users and contributors.”
Concurrent offers a variety of services in support of the new CDN solution, including pre-configured server and storage appliances, field integration, custom software development and 24×7 call center support services. In addition to its open-source CDN solution, the company continues to sell a commercial version of its Unified Content Delivery Solution for customers requiring advanced functionality and performance.