CDNetworks Speeds and Secures Web Social Collaboration For The Spiceworks Community
San Jose, Calif. – November 30, 2010 – CDNetworks, the only global content delivery network with local expertise and infrastructure on six continents, including China, today announced that Spiceworks has successfully implemented the CDNetworks Web Performance Suite to accelerate the Spiceworks community website for its 1.2 million global users.
Spiceworks’ flagship product is a first-of-its-kind IT management application that is free and integrated with an online support community, making it an invaluable IT information source for small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. Since implementing Web Performance Suite, Spiceworks has reduced the download time of its application and community pages for international users by seventy-five percent, while protecting every user session with CDNetworks’ last-mile-secure feature. “CDNetworks has made a tremendous difference in website performance and security for our users,” said Francis Sullivan, CTO and co-founder of Spiceworks. “Not only do customers feel as if we are delivering our website from right next door, they know it’s safe to share information about their IT environment which is core to the Spiceworks experience.”
The more interaction users have on the Spiceworks site, the more ad revenue the company generates. By leveraging both the SSL acceleration and website acceleration capabilities of Web Performance Suite, Spiceworks makes its site faster, stickier and more attractive to advertisers. Continued Sullivan, “I’m pleased on two fronts. Not only is our ad revenue up, we are also saving forty percent per month on website hosting fees worldwide.”
“CDNetworks is committed to helping companies like Spiceworks speed and monetize their websites,” stated Scot Brenton, CDNetworks’ Vice President of Sales in North America. “We look forward to continuing to underpin the innovations that Spiceworks delivers to its global audience for years to come.”
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CDNetworks is the highest performing global content delivery network (CDN), providing unparalleled speed and reliability of website content and application delivery anywhere in the world. Our commitment to cloud-based network performance and superior customer support set us apart from all other CDNs. That is why more than 1,200 companies across industries, including gaming, high tech, manufacturing, media, retail and software rely on CDNetworks to delight their website users while minimizing content and application delivery costs. With more than 100 points of presence across 6 continents, including numerous PoPs in China, CDNetworks helps our customers get closer to their end users. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Europe, and Japan. For more information, please visit: www.cdnetworks.com
Founded in 2006, Spiceworks™ develops the first free social IT management application that combines network management and help desk software with a Facebook-like online community of IT professionals to help over 1.2 million IT pros and 150,000 IT service providers simplify everything IT. Spiceworks makes it easy for businesses to manage IT products and services on-premise or in the cloud, collaborate to solve technology problems, and find the IT knowledge and products they need day-to-day. Through its Voice of IT® market research program, the company enables direct conversations with IT professionals, conducts surveys and provides insight on important technology usage, staffing and purchasing trends by small and medium businesses worldwide. Spiceworks is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas with funding from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit www.spiceworks.com.