SOURCE: Cotendo

Cotendo

December 08, 2010 00:01 ET

Cotendo Partners With Wam!Net Japan K.K., a Sumitomo Company, to Introduce Advanced CDN and Site Acceleration Services in Japan

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Cotendo, a fast growing innovative provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Value-Added Site Acceleration services, announced today a strategic partnership and comprehensive reseller agreement with Wam!Net Japan K.K. (Wam!Net Japan). Wam!Net Japan is a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo), one of Japan's largest trading companies and NTT Communications, Japan's telecommunications company providing a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide.

Wam!Net Japan is the leading provider for data transfer and storage services for video, music and image sources and business enterprises in Japan. Cotendo's offerings in the Asia-Pacific region enable Sumitomo/Wam!Net to provide new and existing customers Cotendo's completely integrated suite of innovative acceleration services. Under this agreement Sumitomo/Wam!Net will also be first in Japan to market the new website code optimization service Cotendo introduced just last month with Google.

"Cotendo technology is unmatched in the acceleration of the new generation of complex and frequently dynamic content -- far beyond what is possible with traditional CDNs," says Tetsuro Takeoka, Corporate Officer, General Manager, Network Division of Sumitomo. "Solutions generated out of our strategic partnership with Cotendo will give us the advanced technology and performance for competing successfully in the fast-growing market for the acceleration of content and offer our customers a complete suite of advanced global content acceleration services." The fully integrated line of services includes Static and Dynamic Content Acceleration, SSL Offloading, Advanced DNS, Intelligent Load Balancing, 24x7 Performance Monitoring, Real-Time Content and Cache Updates, and SEO Analytics.

Wam!Net Japan will also be the first service provider in Japan to offer the new Website optimization service that Cotendo introduced in November in collaboration with Google. This offering automatically optimizes Web page code after it leaves a Web server and enters the Cotendo CDN, resulting in up to 50% reduction in page load times on top of the acceleration achieved by Cotendo's existing site acceleration services.

The new partnership agreement gives Wam!Net Japan's customers powerful tools to fulfill the exacting demands of Japanese Internet consumers, who are accustomed to some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world and are among the savviest Internet users on Earth. To adequately serve these customers, Japanese telecommunications and technology infrastructure companies maintain the highest standards for network throughput, end-to-end data transmission speeds, and low latency for end users. For these reasons, Wam!Net Japan anticipates a strong uptake of the Cotendo offering from large companies in e-commerce, Social Network Systems (SNS), and Online Gaming, among other areas. "We can now meet the sophisticated content acceleration needs of Japanese SNS, ecommerce and gaming companies," says Nobuyuki Fukui, CEO, Wam!Net Japan.

Through this partnership Japanese companies can tap into Cotendo's global CDN infrastructure and eliminate the need to set up additional origin servers outside of Japan that were previously required to accelerate content delivery and website performance. To meet the needs of Wam!Net's Japanese customer base, Cotendo has also deployed carrier-grade redundant infrastructure and peering in multiple datacenters in Japan with Tier 1 providers that further extends Cotendo's rapidly growing global coverage.

Wam!Net Japan customers will be able to deploy Cotendo's site acceleration services in a matter of minutes without changing their own architecture. Those customers will immediately have full granular control of their content acceleration including real-time content and cache flushes and advanced DNS to further speed content delivery. "We see enormous potential for content acceleration in Asia, and the expansion of Cotendo to Japan is an important next step," says Ronni Zehavi, Cotendo's CEO and founder. "We are proud to partner with Wam!Net and provide the innovation that enables them to broaden their market offering to become a significant player in the content acceleration arena in Japan," he said. 

About Wam!Net Japan K.K./Sumitomo Corporation/NTT Communications

WAM!NET Japan K.K. is the leading provider data transfer and storage services for video, music and image sources in Japan. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. WAM!NET Japan K.K. operates as a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, a leading Japanese trading corporation with extensive business lines in media, telecommunications and technology infrastructure segments. NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges.

About Cotendo

Cotendo is a fast growing innovative provider of CDN and Site Acceleration services and 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. 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.

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