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. 

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