Universal CDN



Universal CDN

May 09, 2013 01:00 ET

Universal CDN Switches to Anycast DNS

Load balancing of DNS requests provides faster delivery of content for customers

DALLAS, TEXAS--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - Universal CDN (UCDN), a U.S.-based high-performance content delivery network, part of XBT Holding, announced today that it is rolling out a new, more modern method of handling DNS requests, based on IP Anycast routing.

Anycast works by directing users to the closest domain name server allowing them to resolve their request for a given domain name more efficiently. This load balancing of DNS requests means that when a customer clicks a link they will start receiving their content faster. It will tremendously increase the speed at which UCDN delivers content to end-users.

The new architecture has been implemented at UCDN's premises in Europe, North America and Asia (Singapore).

The benefit will be felt by all UCDN customers, particularly game developers who thanks to faster file transfer times will be able to offer much more responsive games to their customers.

Recent reports from DFC Intelligence said the global market for gaming will rise from $67bn in 2012 to $82bn by 2017. According to the report the biggest driver of that growth will be online gaming, which will rise from $19bn in 2011 to $35bn by 2017.

That rise will only happen if content delivery networks can cope with the increased demand. Content delivery networks are the perfect solution for service providers looking for a reliable, resilient and low-latency way to deliver content-rich services such as online gaming.

"The gaming industry has seen dramatic growth over the past few years. UCDN has a strong focus on supporting customers in this industry and we aim to do everything possible to help them develop faster and increase revenue on a global gaming marketplace," said Konstantin Bezruchenko, XBT Holding CTO.

About Universal CDN

UCDN, a subsidiary of XBT Holding, Ltd., is a high-performance worldwide content delivery network serving static and rich media files through a private backbone spanning North America, Europe and Asia. Based in Dallas, Texas, UCDN has 12 points of presence in the world's fastest Internet exchanges to reach the most remote geographic locations in milliseconds. UCDN provides seamless reach to global audiences and brings digital media content delivery to a new level of quality. For more information, please visit UCDN at http://ucdn.com.

About XBT Holding

XBT Holding, Ltd. is a privately-owned global hosting, network solutions and web development provider founded in 2005, with offices in eight countries. Worldwide enterprise and SMB customers rely on XBT's international expertise and comprehensive service portfolio, including managed dedicated hosting, colocation, shared and VPS hosting, high-performance network, cloud, web and application development services. The company operates a worldwide proprietary network through five carrier-neutral data centers and 12 points of presence in the United States, Europe and Asia, with more than 12,000 servers throughout eight subsidiaries. XBT Holding partners with most major Tier 1 networks to ensure high-speed international connectivity up to 1,300 Gbps. XBT is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the Internet infrastructure industry. Visit XBT online at www.xbt.com.

Universal CDN and XBT Holding are trademarks or registered trademarks of XBT Holding, Ltd. in the United States and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Tatiana Golub
    Marketing Director
    pr@xbt.com