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Rackspace Cloud files - A technology glance

Rackspace has partnered with Akamai Technologies for leveraging their CDN for Cloud Files. These files can be managed with accelerated speeds via any control panel, API’s or through 3rd party software. Once the file is uploaded, an intelligent algorithm makes copies of your file on 3 different devices and 2 distinct locations of the datacenter. Each location of the datacenter uses different power and network connections so you know that your data is safe & secure.

Once a cloud file is uploaded by a user, a copy of that files is saved on a local server of that location so anytime the file is accessed, the access time is drastically reduced. With over 73,000 servers in 70 countries the Akamai CDN solution has proven to be faster and reliable than any comparable online storage provider like Amazon S3.

For users there is no change in how they would access the Akamai CDN except for faster download and upload speeds for your Cloud Files.

Akamai Technologies have some well known fortune 500 companies like Yahoo, Research in Motion, Dow Chemical Company, IBM Corp., General Motors, Sony Erricson in addition to the Department of Defense and Food & Drug Administration.


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