Tata Launches BitGravity CDN

Telecommunications provider Tata Communications (tatacommunications.com), and content delivery network provider BitGravity (bitgravity.com) announced on Monday they are offering the worldwide launch of Tata Communications' CDN service powered by BitGravity.

Tata has more than 300 points of presence worldwide, enabling the company to offer what it calls the "first truly global CDN service on a state of the art, single ASN global IP network throughout Europe, Asia, North America and India."

The offering is a direct result of the partnership deal that Tata and BitGravity signed back in March where Tata invested $11.5 million in convertible debt in BitGravity, confirming Tata's commitment to develop and offer technology solutions to its customers.

In turn, BitGravity has named Tata Communications' chief technology officer John Hayduk to its board of directors.

"The launch of Tata Communications' CDN service is a major milestone in our strategic roadmap to offer unparalleled managed services globally," says Vinod Kumar, chief operating officer at Tata Communications. "We chose to work with BitGravity because it has the best architecture and technology to deliver high quality content and video. Together, Tata Communications and BitGravity's capabilities are a formidable force to deliver high quality content and video."

The BitGravity-powered Tata CDN service delivers high performance and reliability while providing immediate access to content, including fluid high-definition video, to end users without any degradation in its delivery from one geographical location to the other.

The service offers a range of other features, including fast forwarding, cache clearing, resolution switching and rate throttling, enabling customers to build a robust application into a Flash Player.

Tata's CDN offerings include Tata Communications CDN, a CDN designed for a wide range of applications, Tata Communications CDN Plus and CDN Secure, which add value designed for the distribution and protection of media assets, and Tata Communications LiveBroadcast, a high quality, flash-based streaming service for broadcasters of live events.

In June, LeaseWeb purchased 10 Gigabits of additional port capacity from Tata Telecommunications and Global Crossing.

In other CDN news, online service provider Internap Network Services announced on Friday its CDN and professional services are delivering customized streaming media services for the Million Dollar Round Table.

As a member of the Tata Group, Tata Communications provides advanced solutions and domain offerings to deliver managed solutions to multi-national and Indian enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

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