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Speedera, Microsoft Speed Media Content

Content delivery network Speedera said it is using Microsoft's Window Media 9 Series on Windows Server 2003 to handle large volumes of streaming media traffic for the National Hockey League's Web site.

Financial terms between the Santa Clara, Calif., and Redmond, Wash., firms were not disclosed.

Privately held Speedera firm competes against Akamai Technologies, Cable & Wireless and others. As content and media sites move to add more rich media content to their sites (both paid and unpaid), content delivery firms are looking for ways to keep the data moving.

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied by Speedera, an earlier version of this story inaccurately reported that Speedera is using the RealNetworks Helix server on Linux for the NHL project. In fact, Speedera is using Microsoft's Window Media 9 Series on Windows Server 2003 to deliver streamed audio and video content for the NHL Web site.