- 7 months after striking a deal to buy Akamai (AKAM +0.3%) rival EdgeCast, Verizon (VZ +0.1%) has rolled out a new CDN service aimed specifically at e-commerce merchants.
- The service builds upon an EdgeCast e-commerce offering (called Transact) launched before the Verizon deal. Its feature set includes value-added content protection, replication, and analytics services.
- To date, Verizon/EdgeCast has had a relatively small e-commerce customer base compared with Akamai. The CDN leader has aggressively targeted online retailers, who tend to pay a premium for CDN services guaranteeing high security and low latency, as part of its efforts to cut its dependence on low-margin media delivery services.
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