Articles for Dan Rayburn
Another Nail in Flash’s Coffin: CDN Support Rapidly Dwindling
By this time next year, Flash support from the major content delivery networks will have virtually ended. Here's where Flash stands today.
Cisco Beefs Up Videoscape with Inlet; Analytics Platform Next?
Cisco's acquistion of Inlet Technologies is valued at $95 million, and is likely not the last one the company makes to round out the Videoscape ecosystem
AT&T Expanding CDN With Edgecast Software
AT&T's partnership with Edgecast, like its partnership with Cotendo, should enable the telco to build out its CDN offering more quickly than if it had attempted to do it all in-house
Tata Communications Acquiring BitGravity
After acquiring 15% of CDN BitGravity in 2008, India-based Tata Communications is now expected to acquire the entire company
How Dynamic Site Acceleration Works
dynamic site acceleration is a suite of technologies and/or products that make websites reliant on dynamically served content perform better, load faster, and ultimately, make more money. Here's a look at the specifics, and how Akamai and Cotendo are taking slightly different approaches.
Telestream Grabs Anystream
Telestream is buying Grab Networks' Anystream business, and will now manage Anystream's line of Agility and Velocity products, which are enterprise-class transcoding and media-management platforms.
CEO Q&A: KIT Digital's Kaleil Isaza Tuzman
KIT Digital's CEO discusses the many acquisitions his company has made in the past 18 months, as well as how they position the company in the online video competitive landscape
CDN Pricing Stabilizing, On Pace for 25% Drop in 2010
Data from the first quarter of 2010 shows CDN pricing continues to decline, though not nearly as steeply as it did in 2009
Analysis: The Underlying Story Behind Adobe's Failed Mobile Strategy
The past weeks' events surrounding the new language in Apple's iPhone Developer Program License Agreement have exposed the San Jose software giant's shortcomings in the mobile space. Here's what went wrong.
For Adobe, There Is A Lot More At Stake Than Apple Devices
Adobe needs to stop focusing on the iPad and start emphasizing the strengths of its content creation and delivery ecosystem
Brightcove Raises $12M In Funding
Brightcove CEO says latest funding round will be used to expand geographically, add more staff, and look at potential M&A
Stream This: It’s Time for Tiered Performance and Pricing Plans: CDNs Must Evolve
Stream This!: Video CDN Pricing Stable for Now
CDN pricing remains constant at the moment, so don't expect a big drop in 2009.
Stream This: Netflix Needs a Business Model
Netflix is moving more and more toward streaming, a move that will serve the company well down the road. But how do they plan to make money off of it?
Stream This!: Pulling Back the Curtain on Level 3
Level 3 Communications CEO Jim Crowe sits down to discuss his company's CDN business.
The State of the Content Delivery Market
To those who are new to the online video industry, it may seem like the content delivery market has been around for only a few years. But amazingly, 2008 marks the 13th year since some of the first CDNs began offering streaming media services on the internet.
Tues., Aug. 12, by Dan Rayburn
Stream This: Application Delivery: Akamai's Secret Weapon?
Application delivery is perhaps the least-understood of Akamai's offerings, but it just might represent the most growth opportunity for the company in the coming months.
Growth Spurt: CDN Year in Review
Online video continued to grow in 2007, and CDNs were there to reap the benefits.
Choosing a CDN
Despite confusion in the market, simply knowing what questions to ask a CDN and knowing what your specific needs are can make the process of selecting one much easier.
Digital Media Patents for Profit
A look at patent trolling as a business strategy
2007 Online Video Delivery and Storage Pricing Guide
A look at real pricing numbers from both large, globally focused content delivery networks and smaller regional service providers
Five Questions: Shopping for Video Hosting
How to discuss and ensure quality with service providers and CDNs
How to Shop for Video Hosting
Since no two providers seem to name and sell their services in the same way, here is a list of the five most important questions you’ll want to ask when evaluating any provider.
Mon., Feb. 12, by Dan Rayburn
Stream This!: Online Video Delivery Pricing Demystified
Let’s examine the two biggest factors that affect the price of service—bandwidth commit and storage—and discuss strategies for getting the best price. I’ll also pin down some real numbers for going pricing rates today.
Flash vs. Windows Media: Choosing the Right Format
Video quality shouldn't be the only--or even the most important--factor when it comes to selecting a format. Scalability, rights management, user experience, and other considerations are just as crucial to your decision.
Tues., July 18, by Dan Rayburn