For the past few years, content delivery networks (CDNs) have played a significant role in the effective operation of the Internet, helping to reduce network congestion and delay problems. Highwinds is the highest performing content delivery network and cloud storage provider on the planet and offers a comprehensive suite of solutions including content delivery, storage, analytics, and cloud-based IP services.
The company delivers content and rich media over the high-performance RollingThunder network to millions of global users every day. Highwinds CDN customers gain unprecedented command and control with the StrikeTracker console and open APIs. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains operations and data centers across the world.
Highwinds Suite of Solutions
Highwinds offers the highest performing CDN on the planet and boasts global capacity that meets the delivery needs of even the largest media and entertainment companies. EveryStream is a simplified OTT workflow and advanced media tool chain for the preparation and delivery of video to every device. Cloud Storage is designed to support online storage needs with full replication, guaranteed high availability, and asset durability. Full Site Acceleration delivers entire websites and apps via the CDN, including both static and dynamic content.
Game Delivery Network, to satisfy the demand for faster downloads, updates, and patches by using a CDN optimized for large file delivery of games. StrikeTracker is Highwinds’ award-winning CDN portal, offering advanced analytics, customized reports, and real-time operations. And Network Services which bundles IP transit and colocation to create a custom CDN to efficiently manage and distribute content globally.
Highwinds’ global network is called RollingThunder. In addition to being one of the largest private networks in the world, it is also one of the most heavily peered; meaning content typically travels just one hop from the origin to the end user.
Highwinds owns and operates a private, massive, global network. Their costs of storing and delivering content are extremely low. Also, Highwinds is willing to customize each customer implementation, often including developing new features. Beyond just great customer service, Highwinds engages deeply with customers’ technical teams to find new efficiencies and opportunities to improve their performance.
Steve Miller, Founder and CEO of Highwinds had the vision back in 2002 of growing the company into the global content delivery and multi-platform IP services powerhouse it is today. He has raised over $600 million in debt and equity financing. He has spearheaded and closed multiple acquisitions. He continues to tap into Highwinds’ software development pedigree to produce an innovative content delivery, network and cloud-based IP services software stack that provides unmatched value for customers.
Steve’s extensive experience in the technology and software space includes executive posts at Openwave and bCandid, among others. Prior to Highwinds, he led an aggressive penetration into the enterprise IP services software market, driving sales initiatives and winning business with the world’s leading telecoms and ISPs. In recent years, Steve has twice been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has accepted top honors in the SMART Awards. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Alabama.
“Highwinds is riding the massive wave of video, game and ad delivery on the internet. As more individuals globally gain access to faster internet speeds, add more connected devices in their homes and offices, consume greater amounts of online content – at increased quality levels – than ever before, Highwinds is poised to grow exponentially,” assures Steve.