SOURCE: Cotendo

Cotendo

August 11, 2009 00:01 ET

Viadeo Chooses Cotendo to Provide CDN Infrastructure for Global Business Social Network

Viadeo Leverages Global Content Delivery Service to Efficiently Distribute Localized Content for Its Millions of Individual Members

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - Cotendo, a content delivery network and innovator of software-focused CDN technologies, today announced that Viadeo, one of the world's largest online professional networks, is implementing the Cotendo Content Delivery Application Suite to support its global growth strategy. Cotendo's Content Delivery service will play an important role in Viadeo's growth by enabling it to dramatically scale up its network traffic capacity and performance without incurring significant development or deployment costs.

Viadeo will especially capitalize on key operational benefits of Cotendo's advanced Content Delivery service, including its hierarchical technology that allows for an extremely large quantity of content objects -- millions in Viadeo's case. Based on patent-pending software technology, Cotendo Content Delivery enables Viadeo to CDN-enable its full content library, thus ensuring a high quality experience for each of its members. "With Cotendo, we have the ideal CDN platform for enhancing our members' experience by improving their use of all the features Viadeo provides to help develop their professional network, do business and manage their career," said Dan Serfaty, Viadeo's CEO and Founder. "Cotendo makes it easy for us to scale infrastructure to accommodate our growth while also improving performance."

"Cotendo enables Viadeo to maximize the delivered performance of its web community and improve the experience for all its users worldwide," said Ronni Zehavi, Cotendo's CEO. "Viadeo's choice of Cotendo as their CDN infrastructure is a testament to our leadership in the accelerated Internet delivery of all web site content."

In addition to Cotendo Content Delivery, Viadeo leverages Cotendo for whole site delivery as well as real-time reporting. With whole site delivery, Cotendo provides delivery of dynamic -- and therefore non-cacheable -- content such as database-generated personalized and localized HTML pages, and works in conjunction with Cotendo Content Delivery for full site delivery from a single platform with integrated control of both. Cotendo RT Reports gives Viadeo actionable, real-time data on their traffic and audience.

Cotendo's strategic partner in France, CDN Technologies, worked with Viadeo to match their infrastructure requirements to Cotendo's CDN applications suite, and provides ongoing support as part of the customer account team. "Cotendo was very responsive and worked with us for an extended period during preliminary testing of CDN services to ensure a great match against Viadeo's requirements," said William Sroussi of CDN Tech. "We confidently look forward to leveraging Cotendo's CDN suite to handle Viadeo's continued success and growth."

About Viadeo

Founded in June 2004, Viadeo quickly established itself as an essential tool for professional networking in Europe, China and beyond. With more than 8.5 million members today, Viadeo is used by those who want to (1) increase their business opportunities (to discover new clients, staff and business partners); (2) Enhance their visibility and their online reputation; (3) Manage and develop their network of professional contacts. Viadeo's members consist of business owners, entrepreneurs and managers from a diverse range of businesses, both start-up and well-established. Each day Viadeo attracts more than 10,000 new members, 40,000 new connections are made, and over 1 million profiles are viewed. One in three members uses Viadeo every month. Headquartered in Paris, Viadeo also has offices and teams in the UK (London), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Italy (Milan), China (Beijing), India (New Delhi) and Mexico (Mexico City). The company employs 200 staff worldwide. For more information about Viadeo, please visit www.viadeo.com.

About CDN Technologies

CDN Technologies is a value-added services integrator that provides world-class infrastructure solutions to companies based in France, across a diverse set industries including media and entertainment, retail, travel, automotive, and government. For more information about CDN Technologies, please visit www.cdn-tech.com.

About Cotendo

Cotendo is a content delivery network and an innovator of software-focused CDN technologies. Cotendo's full suite of content delivery applications is addressing an important unmet need that Internet content providers have for application-level flexibility and sophisticated management of performance and cost. Cotendo is led by experts in intelligent content management and content delivery networks. Founded in 2008, Cotendo is funded by Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with R&D based in Israel. For more information about Cotendo and its Content Delivery Applications Suite, visit www.cotendo.com.

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