Juniper acquires rights to BitGravity's CDN service management layer

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) has added another element to its growing CDN suite by purchasing the rights to the service management layer of BitGravity's CDN technology.

Neither Juniper nor Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL), which purchased BitGravity last February, revealed the financial terms of the deal.

The router vendor believes BitGravity's technology will complement its Media Flow Solution so it can enable service providers, online media providers and Content Deliver Networks (CDNs) "to deliver online content more cost-effectively while simultaneously improving the end-user experience and driving new revenue."

Sometime later this year, Juniper said it will deliver an integrated solution that incorporates BitGravity's technology.

While the deal is new, neither company is a stranger to one another. BitGravity is already integrating Juniper's Media Flow Solution into its service management technology.

From a larger competitive perspective, the agreement could also enable Tata itself to more effectively compete against traditional CDN providers like Akamai and traditional service providers like Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) that are continually expanding their own CDN capabilities.

For more:
- see the release

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