IIJ offers 'content accelerator' services

Staff writer
24 Apr 2013

Internet Initiative Japan announced the release of the IIJ GIO Content Acceleration Service, a content distribution platform with a completely usage-based fee structure.

The increasing number of websites with rich content and a wide variety of smart devices mean that the volume of Internet traffic is trending upwards. The IIJ GIO Content Acceleration Service is a content delivery network (CDN) service that rapidly and stably delivers content to users using a large-scale distribution platform connected directly to IIJ's high-capacity backbone.

To do this, the client's web content is cached on IIJ's distribution equipment and delivered to viewers. The IIJ GIO Content Acceleration Service makes it possible to deliver web content without increasing the load on corporate network resources.

This lowers overall cost and website administrative overhead by removing the need for high-volume distribution servers that would normally be required to deal with future traffic increases and sudden spikes in usage.

Many of the conventional web content distribution services have basic monthly fees and server request fees in addition to the usage fee and storage fees, making their fee structures very complicated, and in turn, making it hard to estimate costs.

The IIJ GIO Content Acceleration Service has a simple usage-based fee per 1GB of data transferred, with no initial fees or monthly fees. There is no minimum contract length, and this allows clients to control costs by using the service only when necessary.

In recent years, the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on public and private organizations has escalated, and in some cases these attacks have successfully shutdown portal sites and corporate websites.

The IIJ GIO Content Acceleration Service comes standard with DDoS attack countermeasures based on IIJ's standard rules. There are also advanced DDoS countermeasures available at the client's request, but a separate contract for the IIJ DDoS Protection Service is required to use customizable DDoS countermeasures, the company said.


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