How It Works
The roots of our StrikeTracker console are deeply engrained in Highwinds' rich history with
enterprise IP messaging products and services. We leveraged over a decade of experience with
this technology to develop a global message bus infrastructure that allows all of our systems to
work together seamlessly and provides communication to all points on our CDN. It gives
us unprecedented command and control over our network. And in turn, we give you
unprecedented command and control over your content through the StrikeTracker console.
The message bus, on which StrikeTracker operates, works equally well in both directions. It is
just as good at communicating data back from the edge as it is at sending command and control
messages out to servers throughout the network. We have leveraged this capability to provide
real‐time analytics for all solutions and platforms. Analytics can be delivered to you via the
console within 15 to 30 seconds of the transfer event, with updates every second. We are
confident that you'll quickly discover that this revolutionizes the way that you use your
analytical data and creates new possibilities to maximize content monetization strategies.
Reporting & Analytics
One of the most revolutionary features in the new StrikeTracker console is its ability to show
detailed analytics and customizable reports. Our newly-revamped tools showcase innovative features
including the traffic analyzer and the ability to filter data by time period, delivery platform, region and data center.
All files live in folders, and you can literally think of this space as a single, massive online
hard drive. Plus, we've backed StrikeTracker's functionality with our sophisticated global
virtual file system, proprietary file replication technology known as StrikeTracker VFS.
Within the StrikeTracker console, content is organized into two "root" folders -- "CDS" for
traditional HTTP caching, and "MPS" for Multiprotocol Adaptive Bitrate HTTP streaming. All
content lives in folders, and creating a folder is both easy and instantaneous. Once a new
folder is created on the CDN, it is immediately ready to receive content. StrikeTracker supports
standard file system behavior, including renaming, file/folder deletion and drag-and-drop
If you resell the Highwinds CDN, StrikeTracker was built for you.
StrikeTracker was built to support our channel partners. You can create new customer accounts,
private-label the CDN by applying your own brand, and determine pricing and billing for your customers.
From our inception, we have promoted the private branding of the StrikeTracker console and
resale of our CDN solutions. And because we built StrikeTracker to fully support the branding
and account management needs of our channel partners, we empower you to instantly provision
accounts, set pricing, manage billing, etc. – all from StrikeTracker or through APIs. Whatever
your value-add, if it makes sense to offer the complete solution, including content delivery,
Highwinds is the ideal choice as your CDN partner.
Establish new accounts quickly
StrikeTracker enables you to provision a new customer account within minutes of taking the
customer's order. Other CDNs can take days or weeks to establish new accounts.
Maintain control over reporting and billing
StrikeTracker puts the complete rollup of reporting and detailed content delivery and storage
information at your fingertips. How you bill is completely up to you.
Set pricing and create packages
StrikeTracker gives you the ability to set service class levels, thus allowing you to define
pricing structures and packages for your subaccount customers.
Highwinds Channel Partner Program
offers a comprehensive suite of services to help you succeed as a reseller.