Whether you need to deliver video, images, audio, or other file types, Cloud Files and the Akamai content delivery network (CDN) help you keep your visitors happy.
With Cloud Files, it's incredibly easy to store as many videos, audio clips, or documents as you want. And because your files are replicated three times, your media delivery is not only faster, but more reliable.
Get SSL encryption for security, HTTP compression to save bandwidth, and deploy edge purge capabilities to keep your media content fresh. These simple-to-deploy features improve streaming and create a better user experience.
Access third-party tools that turn your CDN access logs into simple graphics and charts to help you gain insights about your visitors or customers. Learn more at the Rackspace Marketplace
Because our charges are straightforward, it’s easy to estimate your monthly bill. Be sure to check out all the items for which we don't charge extra like incoming bandwidth and the freedom to store your media in certain Cloud File data centers.
Media hosting and streaming can be very complex. We're here to help 24x7x365 via phone, chat, or ticket.
Let us help ease your video workflow. Rackspace Cloud Files powered by the Akamai CDN can make publishing and streaming your videos virtually painless. We can help you:
Upload your video to Cloud Files—you can keep the file private until you’re ready to publish it on the CDN. You can even upload huge files like HD movies quickly using multiple file segment uploads and a manifest file that maps those segments together. Your visitors view a single video file, delivered fast.
Serve your videos fast using 219 Akamai edge locations. Positioning your video closer to your user means it loads fast.
HTTP streaming improves the user experience by letting visitors start the video more quickly and giving them more flexibility in navigating. Stream leading media formats: Cloud Files works with plugins for JW Player, FlowPlayer, and OSMF. You can also stream natively on iOS devices.
Keep video backups stored on Cloud Files. Or store multiple versions of your videos to recover from unintended overwrites and deletions.
“Before, we shipped videos on hard drives to third-party vendors for transcoding. Rackspace lets us add servers to our infrastructure on a temporary basis, so we can transcode in-house.”
A faster website or application means happy customers. You get tons of advantages when pages load quickly: higher customer loyalty, better search rankings, higher conversion rates, and increased revenues. By contrast, every second of delay can decrease sales conversions by 7%.
Rackspace Cloud Files can help by offering:
It’s super-simple to store as much static content in Cloud Files as you want. And with triple-replication, your data exists on multiple disks across separate nodes, to help it stay available.
If you want to serve a static website fast, like a small company site, you can host it entirely from Cloud Files and the Akamai CDN, with no need for servers.
“Prior to using Rackspace, the page load times on our company’s website were unacceptable. After we switched to Cloud Files and the Akamai CDN, our website pages now load incredibly fast.”
The popularity of Internet radio has exploded, doubling every year since 2001. Listeners now expect to access the audio they want, with no wait. It’s the ultimate goal of any audio—related website or app—but it’s tougher to realize when you factor in:
Listeners expect high sound quality, but uncompressed and lossless formats take up more space and can take longer to serve.
You have to be certain your files will work on smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktops that run on Windows®, Linux, and MacOS®.
Rackspace Cloud Files can help by offering:
Cloud Files supports MP3 encoded audio within the FLV, MP4 and F4F/F4M containers and is compatible with plugins for Flash players like JW Player and Flowplayer.
Using Akamai’s 219 edge locations lets you position your audio clips closer to your users, for faster delivery.
It’s super-simple to store as much audio content as you want. And with triple-replication, you can rest easy knowing your audio file or song exists on multiple disks across separate nodes.
“Cloud Files works great. It’s really simple, and it’s cheap. We’re streaming 1.5-2TB a month—a huge amount of data. With Cloud Files, we don’t have to worry about it, it just works.”
You need to get your files—software downloads, software updates, published documents, or subscription-based content—in the hands of users. Fast. And when you have hundreds of users all over the world, all trying to download your files at the same time, how you host your files really matters.
File downloads create a lot of network traffic—offload that traffic to Rackspace and the Akamai CDN. Rackspace Cloud Files can help you:
Serve your files fast using 219 Akamai edge locations. Positioning your files closer to your users decreases download times and improves your users’ experience.
The temporary URL feature allows your customers to download a file for a limited time from your Cloud Files account or website. If desired, this feature also allows your audience to upload objects into your Cloud Files account as well.
Leveraging Cloud Files powered by the Akamai CDN, you can serve your files reliably without having to build and maintain an expensive infrastructure to handle high traffic.
It’s super-simple to store as many files as you want on Cloud Files—no matter how small or large. And with triple-replication, you can rest easy knowing your file exists on multiple disks across separate nodes.
SSL delivery, or HTTPS, encrypts your files in transit as it goes through the CDN. Your content remains encrypted all the way from the origin servers out to the browser.
“Rackspace Cloud Files is our single point of distribution for providing content and applications to 1,850+ students and teachers. Cloud Files is very easy to use.”
See how Cloud Files can turbocharge your media site or app