Aflexi Demonstrates FlexiMart Hosting Platform
Demonstrated at HostingCon 2009 in Washington DC, the FlexiMart platform permits partners to share infrastructure, by letting them buy, sell and trade capacity, on-the-fly, both at a fixed price and thru bidding, according to Aflexi. It also provides affordable CDN services among web hosting rivals, as well as a tough search engine, enabling regional bandwidth searching that quickly uncovers all of the available bandwidth inside precise regions offered by different operators.
“[Aflexi] started 3 years back while running my very own web hosting company,” Aflexi CEO Whei Wong recounted in an announcement.
“I imagined that CDN services were the way for web hosting firms to move up the worth chain. Building a CDN for myself would incur big investment for the delivery software, not to mention the network infrastructure. It then struck me that rather than building the delivery software solely for myself, it may be licensed to other web hosts so they can jointly benefit from it. Aflexi lets buyers augment the traffic performance at desired locations by buying region-specific bandwidth rather than world bandwidth.
Malaysia-based Aflexi has long recommended “collaborative” content delivery management solutions, having launched a CDN service in Jan , which supplies web hosts and content distributors high performance, scalable and secure content distribution through a network of ISPs instead of depending on a single network or a few providers like some CDNs. Aflexi is offering a special free test period for its Aflexi CDN, which includes unlimited traffic for a limited period.