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Verizon To Buy EdgeCast Content Delivery Network
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blueprintm
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blueprintm,
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4/13/2014 | 5:40:41 PM
Re: Telcos Wake Up
I agree 100% there buying the best.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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12/12/2013 | 7:49:19 AM
Re: Telcos Wake Up >the Verizon Channel
You are not the only one wondering about Verizon's future business model, Li. VentureBeat's Devindra Hardawar speculated that while the deal will ultimately make Verizon's Digital Media Services a stronger CDN option, "it sounds like Verizon is focusing specifically on video content delivery in its release" and that the Edgecast acquisition will allow the telco to offer more advanced video delivery solutions as well as "best in class TV everywhere."

I guess if Netlix and Amazon can get in to the television show production business, we shouldn't be surprised when a telco aspires to be a TV network.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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12/11/2013 | 11:54:19 PM
Re: Telcos Wake Up
Marilyn, thanks for echoing my post. My major concern is at business side - can telco operator get the profie they want from CDN or it will become a pure CDN operator? How it will charge the content provider? Can it charge the content provider by using divident/profit share method? I am interested to know their future business model.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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12/11/2013 | 2:09:22 PM
Re: Telcos Wake Up
Hi Li! What are your doubts with respect to telcos running content delivery networks. Is it technical skill or something else?
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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12/10/2013 | 11:24:39 PM
Re: Telcos Wake Up
This isn't Verizon's very first move into the cloud, as Verizon bought Terremark in 2011. But now that is seems likely that the telcos will be jumping in with both feet, and that Google and Amazon are already in, this may no longer be a business for startups.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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12/10/2013 | 10:53:33 PM
Re: Telcos Wake Up
For teleco operators, CDN is a good starting point to jump into cloud world. From technical perspective, CDN is not something extremly complex but adding a cache layer between client and server over the internet by placing cache servers, adding some tricks into DNS. Telco operators can also leverage their existing network infrastructures more easily. However, I still have doubts about if telco operators can run such kind of new business well - let's see...
Laurianne
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12/10/2013 | 2:50:21 PM
Re: Telcos Wake Up
Some companies in the telco part of the world have longed to rule the data center since the days when VMware really started to take off. I wonder in Verizon's case how their brand reputation plays.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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12/10/2013 | 1:32:58 PM
Telcos as cloud suppliers: Verizon moves fast
You're right, Doug. Telcos had billing by the minute or hour down flat as the infrastructure companies struggled to create the software to do it. CenturyLink, NTT and others have since moved into cloud ocmputing. Verizon strikes me as taking more risks to accomplish things quickly. It's got a second generation cloud architecture going in seven data centers that relies on energy-sipping servers from AMD's SeaMicro. That might yield a key operational efficiency, if it works as planned.
D. Henschen
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12/10/2013 | 11:36:25 AM
Telcos Wake Up
I'm surprised telcos have been so late to the cloud game (as compared to, say, Amazon). Many have been offering hosting services for a long time, and all of them have been sitting on top of high-scale data-center and network capacity. I sat in on a presentation on Verizon cloud capacity in September, and it seems like they're getting their act together quickly. As this acquisition demonstrates, getting in on the game requires more than just adding "cloud" to the name of the service offerings. 


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