July 28, 2008
Panther Express Selected to Power I4U News Site, One of the Top Tech and Gadget Blogs
NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Panther Express, (http://www.pantherexpress.net/) a leading global provider of high-performance content delivery services, today announced they have been selected as the content delivery network (CDN) for I4U News, http://www.i4u.com/, one of the top online Tech and Gadget Lifestyle magazines in the US and UK. The site attracts an affluent audience of tech and gadget enthusiasts and consumers, and provides in-depth coverage of the latest Hot Gadgets, Portable Devices, Mobile Phones, Home Entertainment, Notebook & PCs and Gaming.
With over 500,000 unique visitors per month and 1.2 million page views per month, I4U is a leading tech news site. Every day, about 30 to 40 new articles and reviews are posted to meet the information needs of their audience of mostly male, 24 to 40 year old early adopters, geeks, and consumer electronics fans.I4U News selected Panther Express to deliver over a million objects a day including web site graphics, product imagery and their very popular "gadget models".
According to Luigi Lugmayr, founder and Managing Director of I4U News, "We originally hosted all our images ourselves, but we realized that we needed to provide a faster response and higher online quality. We looked at the competition and selected Panther CDN because they understood our company, our needs and were able to provide the personal service that we required."
"I4U, like many new media sites, gets lots of spikes in their traffic. When an I4U review or gadget model gets picked up by Digg or Slashdot, their bandwidth needs often jump by a factor of ten times or more," said Gad Stanislas, VP International, of Panther Express. "Our scalable network handles these explosions in popularity without missing a beat. In fact, our business terms make it easy for customers with spiky traffic as we don't penalize them for bursting through an arbitrary limit."
"At first, we didn't think we could afford the services of a Content Delivery Network. We ran the numbers and discovered that it made more sense to use Panther CDN than to buy additional servers to meet our exploding bandwidth requirements," added Luigi. "The final selling point for us was how straight forward and easy it was to use Panther CDN. We were up and running very quickly. It was like magic."
About I4U News
I4U News (http://www.i4u.com/) is a Technology Life Style Magazine and Shopping Guide. Our editorial staff covers a broad range of interesting technology trends. I4U News always tries to sense the next big thing. Gadgets and personal technology are global topics. I4U News taps sources all around the world, especially Asia, to give I4U News visitors a complete picture of all new technology trends. This is the I4U News Team's contribution to the globalization of the Gadget Market. Gadget fans everywhere want to have the latest gadgets -- not just in Japan or Korea. The I4U News team also reviews new products, especially products that are still looking for distribution. The Company also has several technology focused blogs in its I4U Network including Wrist Dreams.
For your daily Tech News needs visit http://www.i4u.com/. About Panther Express
Panther Express Corp. is the industry's best value CDN solution -- a high- performance content delivery network (CDN) with an innovative infrastructure. Founded in 2005 by former DoubleClick CEO Kevin Ryan and DoubleClick Co- founder and former CTO Dwight Merriman, Panther Express ensures rapid, reliable and scalable performance to gaming, video, e-commerce, webhosting, news, blogs and Web 2.0 Internet sites worldwide. Panther Express is privately held and based in New York. Panther Express has over ten years of best practices experience and two years of operational excellence in content delivery with over 350 customers using our solutions every day. http://www.pantherexpress.net/
For more information contact Panther Express at 40 West 20th Street, New York, New York 10011
Contact: Judy Baliman, Panther Express [email protected] 646-747-0941
CONTACT: Judy Baliman, Panther Express, +1-646-747-0941,[email protected]
Web site: http://www.pantherexpress.net/http://www.i4u.com/