Zenlayer Launches Global Accelerator

New platform-as-a-service (PaaS) product intends to accelerate digital connectivity into emerging markets. The announcement follows ZGA’s beta launch.

Zenlayer GlZobal Accelerator (ZGA) is presented as a network acceleration service that enhances interactive digital experiences for businesses serving globally distributed users.

ZGA is an API-driven network acceleration service built on Zenlayer’s software-defined network platform. ZGA allows businesses to accelerate any type of application using a simple API call or web-based configurations, regardless of location. It features an enhanced Linux Kernel with end-to-end protocol optimization and a flexible architecture that supports a wide range of protocols from layer 4 to layer 7.

"ZGA is a critical step toward our vision of enabling companies of all sizes to instantly deliver great digital experiences to anyone around the world,” said Joe Zhu, Founder and CEO, Zenlayer. “Businesses today need to deliver applications and platforms efficiently and cost-effectively.  Zenlayer’s new PaaS product helps them achieve these goals, while giving power back to the developer and DevOps professionals.”

“Businesses today face a variety of challenges when connecting distributed users to digital services,” said David Xie, Chief Product Officer at Zenlayer. “Common issues include poor application performance, slow synchronization across regional cloud servers, and interruptions during cross-border downloads. ZGA solves these challenges by accelerating through the first mile to the last.”

As an AWS ISV Accelerate Partner, Zenlayer also works closely with AWS to jointly improve digital experiences of global customers.

“Zenlayer and AWS have a common vision to grow our business in emerging markets. We are excited to support Zenlayer’s global business and provide access to ZGA through the AWS Marketplace,” said Wang Rui, Manager of AWS Marketplace China and Technology Partners. “By adding Zenlayer into the AWS Marketplace, businesses of all sizes from enterprises to startups can now easily search, buy and deploy ZGA, and enable cloud native customer experiences on AWS.”

ZGA is built on Zenlayer’s “global full-mesh network backbone” that optimizes routes and connects global destinations in “milliseconds”. This, says the firm, helps to avoid public internet congestion and brings packet loss to zero. The network features proprietary traffic engineering algorithms to optimize all data traversing through it. It also covers hard-to-reach markets like India, China, Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa with connections to the best local ISPs in each region. 

You might also like...

Standards: Part 11 - Streaming Video & Audio Over IP Networks

Streaming services deliver content to the end-users via an IP network connection. The transport process is similar to broadcasting and shares some of the same technologies but there are some unique caveats.

Designing IP Broadcast Systems: Routing

IP networks are wonderfully flexible, but this flexibility can be the cause of much frustration, especially when broadcasters must decide on a network topology.

Audio For Broadcast: Cloud Based Audio

With several industry leading audio vendors demonstrating milestone product releases based on new technology at the 2024 NAB Show, the evolution of cloud-based audio took a significant step forward. In light of these developments the article below replaces previously published content…

Future Technologies: New Hardware Paradigms

As we continue our series of articles considering technologies of the near future and how they might transform how we think about broadcast, we consider the potential processing paradigm shift offered by GPU based processing.

Standards: Part 10 - Embedding And Multiplexing Streams

Audio visual content is constructed with several different media types. Simplest of all would be a single video and audio stream synchronized together. Additional complexity is commonplace. This requires careful synchronization with accurate timing control.