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Sandpiper Networks Signs Partner Deals

Content delivery solution company Sandpiper Networks Inc. announced partnerships with five Internet firms to develop new services for its Content Delivery Network: ABC Interactive, Microsoft Corp., Real Media, RealNetworks and Vignette.

Using Sandpiper's new application program interface (API), Real Media's Open AdStream ad server product can be integrated with Footprint, Sandpiper's Content Delivery Network (CDN).

As a result, Web publishers can leverage the power of Sandpiper's global network and Real Media's Open AdStream to deliver global ads faster and more reliably, Sandpiper said.

ABC Interactive is working with Sandpiper to ensure that activity associated with content delivered by Footprint is appropriately accounted for and auditable.

Microsoft Windows Media Technologies will be integrated with Sandpiper's CDN, enabling Internet content providers and e-businesses to provide streaming and downloadable media to millions of simultaneous users.

Vignette will integrate Vignette StoryServer 4 software with Sandpiper's content delivery network.

RealNetwork's RealSystem G2 streaming media app also has been integrated with Sandpiper's CDN, enabling an optimized and scaleable network for customers of G2 servers.

Sandpiper's other Footprint customers include CNBC.com, WireBreak, E! Online, Intuit, LATimes.com, Live On Line, MusicNow and University Netcasting.