MCI rolls out enterprise content delivery service

MCI has rolled out a managed content management system aimed at enterprises wanting to spice up their web-based presentations...

MCI has rolled out a managed content management system aimed at enterprises wanting to spice up their web-based presentations with video or other multimedia offerings, but do not want to spend money on extra servers.

MCI is touting its Managed Enterprise Content Delivery Service (ECDS) as an "end-to-end" enterprise product, with built-in security, load balancing and always-available tech support.

With the managed ECDS, enterprise customers no longer have to manage and monitor customer premise equipment (CPE) devices, such as routers, at remote locations, said Jim DeMerlis, vice president of product management at MCI. 

The service will allow businesses to manage corporate data transfers and the delivery of real-time or on-demand multimedia applications over an enterprise frame relay, internet protocol, asynchronous transfer mode, private IP or private-line network.

Pricing starts at $7,500 a month for a master controller server, and $525 a month for each edge server that MCI maintains for an enterprise. MCI also charges a one-time installation fee of $1,000 per server.

Customers will have access to a web-based portal, where they can measure and monitor service performance and use web-based tools to manage users down to the desktop level.

Grant Gross writes for IDG News Service

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