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New NetDNA Acceleration Platform Lets Developers Embed CDN Services Into Web Apps and Services

NetDNA today announced the NetDNA Acceleration Platform, the first content delivery network (CDN) service that allows developers to seamlessly embed web acceleration capabilities into their web services and applications.

The new platform redefines how deeply integrated CDN services can be in a web service or platform. NetDNA Acceleration Platform gives web developers total control over CDN provisioning either to resell CDN services to their customers through their apps, or for competitive advantage as extra site performance or a free customer feature.

Early customer Player.IO, a game developer network, uses the NetDNA Acceleration Platform as a part of its service, helping to make the games developed on its network faster and more successful.

WPEngine, a hassle-free and high-performance Word Press hosting service, lets its customers that need performance add a CDN to their site using the self-managing control panel right from the WPEngine user interface. The service makes it easy for WPEngine to handle thousands of CDN zones in its platform.

The NetDNA Acceleration Platform leverages NetDNA’s worldwide network of edge servers and adds to that a new representational state transfer (REST) -based API for web application integration and a very powerful control panel that lets developers completely manage their services.

Demand for CDN services has skyrocketed with market analysts expecting 25 percent to 30 percent annual market growth between now and 2017. That growth reflects how essential CDNs are becoming to most websites, helping to improve search engine optimization, customer satisfaction and e-commerce sales.

“Slow web performance is a significant pain point for websites and Internet businesses of all sizes. With NetDNA Acceleration Platform, we are expanding the market for CDN services by enabling developers to pass on web acceleration to their customers,” said Chris Ueland, Co-Founder and President of NetDNA. “Our goal is that CDN services become a widespread feature of web apps giving all Internet sites the capability to deliver optimal performance.”

CDN Control Panel

The NetDNA Acceleration Platform control panel provides total self-management of all CDN-related services and features. It can be accessed on computers or using iOS or Android tablets and smartphones. The control panel allows self-management of all CDN functionality including instant zone creation, cache-setting adjustments, instant purge, CNAME manager and the ability to instantly set up an SSL service.

The REST API allows developers to create a plug-in that allows users to provision a new CDN with changes taking effect across the network in minutes. Developers can also use the REST API to build access to any feature or function found in the control panel into their apps or services. The API includes functions to create, modify and delete zones, prime and purge cache files, list and update users and create all of the various reports.

To help ease integration, the NetDNA Acceleration Platform features a developer’s center (developer.netdna.com) with tools and sample code that developers can use to test drive their implementation and simplify their integration and testing of the CDN. The developer’s center features libraries for PERL, PhP, Microsoft .net, Python and Ruby on Rails.

NetDNA Acceleration Platform is available now. Pricing depends on data volume, but starts at only $800.

About NetDNA, LLC

NetDNA, LLC is one of the fastest growing content delivery network (CDN) with a 130 percent annual growth in new customers. The company is rewriting the rules in the CDN market by being the most developer friendly CDN with its Acceleration Platform. NetDNA has developed its own data centers with proprietary software that lets the company provide competitively priced, secure, no-compromise services that can be quickly implemented to improve website performance. More than 9,300 companies across the globe use NetDNA and MaxCDN services thanks to its worldwide network, flexible deployment, custom development, dedicated support and competitively priced bandwidth.

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