Technology companies understand the importance of a solid infrastructure.
Long gone are the days of software purchases requiring a trip to the local electronics store or big box retailer. While this is still a viable option for some software, many of today's businesses and consumers purchase and download software directly to their computers and Internet-connected devices. This ranges from free or inexpensive smartphone apps to full-blown operating systems to cloud-based solutions to patch releases and more. The success of software downloads can largely be attributed to the "want it now, get it now" consumer buying behavior seen in so many aspects of our lives and newer technical capabilities that make software downloads possible.
Cloud computing and software-as-a-service companies must maintain an infrastructure for hosting applications and data. These companies face unique challenges related to the secure storage of customer data and the online accessibility of growing volumes of it via client-side interfaces. Many of these companies already use best-in-class hardware, maintain state-of-the-art data centers and run solid networks. Some of them even have their own content delivery network. Most realize, however, that building and maintaining a CDN with the global reach, massive scalability and solution portfolio their customers require is not among their core competencies – so they augment their network and expand their services through a top-tier CDN and network services company.
Highwinds supports technology companies with a global network and diverse solutions.
Whether you are in the business of making software available online for immediate download or the business of hosting applications and data for around-the-clock access, we can provide the technology you need to expand your network infrastructure and the accessibility and security you need to maintain your service level agreements. Highwinds delivers reliable, scalable and flexible solutions for file downloads, application hosting, transit, transport, video streaming, colocation, peering and more.
If you already run your own content delivery network, you can avoid any future infrastructure expansion costs by tapping into our global CDN. And if you want to offer content delivery services without establishing your own CDN, our reseller program may be the right fit for you.
The services we provide to software and technology customers include:
We offer competitive pricing and deep discounts for the off-peak delivery of software updates; you can also save money on abandoned downloads with bandwidth throttling.
Leverage the reliability, flexibility and global reach of our network to lighten the load on your servers and improve overall content accessibility and availability.
We know content protection is important to you and your customers; we offer products for securing, restricting, blocking, encrypting and authenticating all content.
Gain unprecedented command and control of your accounts and all content with StrikeTracker; use our StrikeTracker interface or integrate it using our open APIs.
StrikeTracker provides user and content consumption data in real time, and for resellers who create subaccounts, it enables customer-specific usage and cost reporting.