Content Delivery Network (CDN) Cost Savings Success

WildTangent Case Study

“StrataCore’s custom sourcing process helped us quickly identify provider finalists and easily compare CDN options side-by-side with our current service.”

—Mark Trotter, Sr. Director of IT Operations, WildTangent

Problem Statement

The CDN market is a busy place, with many different providers and solutions available. WildTangent engaged with StrataCore to vet the market for competitive solutions to compare to their current service. While pricing for their existing CDN was annually negotiated, the pricing failed to decrease inline with market pricing, and they had to pay a premium for value added services.

StrataCore Solution

Based on the requirements, StrataCore engaged with several qualified providers who could meet or exceed what WildTangent expected for service levels, performance standards, and cost saving. StackPath was the perfect fit due to meeting all requirements, as well as offering favorable contract terms.

Cost Savings and Service Improvements

The comprehensive CDN solution selected by WildTangent will save them 40% on current distribution costs. In addition to the cost savings, the chosen service offering from StackPath will add higher service levels including hands-on, 24 x 7 client support, and frictionless onboarding. They also gained greater flexibility with favorable contract terms and no long-term commitment.

Custom Sourcing Process

After gathering all technical and business requirements, StrataCore went to work to find the best provider and CDN solution for WildTangent’s business and technical needs. Several competitive providers were identified to bid on the opportunity. StrataCore’s unique comparison matrix and custom sourcing process allowed WildTangent to quickly identify provider finalists based on cost, performance, and service levels. After a trial run of the top two options, they chose StackPath’s CDN offering as the winning solution.

About StackPath

StackPath is a platform of secure internet services built at the cloud’s edge. StackPath services enable developers at organizations of any size to build protection and performance into any cloud-based

solution—from SaaS to web publishing, gaming, media streaming and beyond—without needing cloud security and delivery expertise of their own. More than 800,000 customers, ranging from early-stage enterprises to Fortune 100 organizations, use StackPath

services. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, StackPath has offices across the U.S. and around the world. For more information,

visit stackpath.com and follow StackPath at www.fb.com/stackpathllc and www.twitter.com/stackpath.

About StrataCore

StrataCore is the premier IT services broker for data center, cloud, connectivity, and security. With more than 300 clients, and 1,000 contracts negotiated worldwide, StrataCore delivers clients improved IT performance at a lower cost. StrataCore offers unbiased, custom solutions while maintaining a clear view of the competitive landscape to optimize contract terms and pricing. Its market intelligence, exclusive StrataTools™ and detailed vendor selection process provides clients with the necessary insight to make informed IT decisions. For more information, visit https://stratacore.com/

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