CDNify launch their own network and offer free custom SSL to all websites on their CDN

28 APRIL 2014, MANCHESTER, UK
Summary
CDNify, the content delivery network for developers, tech startups, and agencies have launched their our network and are taking the bold move to make custom SSL free for all websites on their CDN. Launching their network with 20 strategically located POPs, including coverage in USA, Europe, and Asia as standard - CDNify simplify the process of deploying a CDN and make it easier for anyone to supercharge their website or app.

Whether you are launching the next big web app, optimising your advertising campaigns, or just looking to supercharge your blog, the team behind CDNify are passionate about simplifying the steps it takes to setup a CDN.

Since launching almost a year ago today as a part of a federated CDN network, they have decided to create their own lightning fast platform.

Six months in the making, their new network allows them to serve content from faster SSD accelerated servers and their early tests show that this gives response times equivalent or better than before. Similar to the previous platform, CDNify is a completely cloud based architecture. This means it is incredibly flexible and can be scaled infinitely for any customer or requirement.

"Building our own network allows us to innovate at speed and create functionality that our customers need. There have been some huge benefits being on a federated network, but we feel to continue growing we need greater control", says James Mulvany, Founder of CDNify.

So what prompted this move? In part it was to do with the difficulties they were having implementing custom SSL for their customers.

According to their Marketing Manager Mike Cunsolo, "A high percentage of our customer’s are running e-commerce platforms or offering embeddable JavaScript tools and web apps. We think it’s important from a branding perspective to allow them to deliver their assets from their own domain - Whenever we attempted to do this is was just incredibly convoluted.

So they set about trying to resolve this issue and realised the only way they would ever have complete control over their network and user experience was to build their own backend.

So how does CDNify differ? Whilst most CDNs offer SSL on an unbranded URL, they often charge a premium for branding, costing anywhere between $50 to $2000 per month, on top of your typical CDN costs.

By using the CDNify network, any website can now set up custom SSL at no additional charge and run a secure and encrypted website, providing peace of mind for the users.

According to Nick, CDNify's technical lead, "Selling someone a CDN without custom SSL as standard is like selling someone a house without any locks on it. It's a simple process that up until now has been prohibitively expensive on other CDNs. We want to try and add as much value as possible for our customers."

Not currently a CDNify customer? Don't worry, you can head on over to their site and once you have signed up for a plan, upload your existing SSL certificate for instant security.

New users can get a discount of 20% off plans by using the code: AWESOMESPEED20

Quotes
"Building our own network allows us to innovate at speed and create functionality that our customers need. There have been some huge benefits being on a federated network, but we feel to continue growing we need greater control." James Mulvany, Founder
"A high percentage of our customer’s are running e-commerce platforms or offering embeddable JavaScript tools and web apps. We think it’s important from a branding perspective to allow them to deliver their assets from their own domain - Whenever we attempted to do this is was just incredibly convoluted." Mike Cunsolo, Marketing Manager
"Selling someone a CDN without custom SSL as standard is like selling someone a house without any locks on it. It's a simple process that up until now has been prohibitively expensive on other CDNs. We want to try and add as much value as possible for our customers." Nick Todd, Back-end Developer
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CDNify is a Content Delivery Network for developers, tech startups, and agencies - We make it easier for you to supercharge your content and accelerate your website.