logo_home ThePlanet, a datacenter and leased server provider based here out of Dallas, has decided to go with well known CDN Edge Networks. The partnership was solidified so that ThePlanet could get into the CDN business – most of ThePlanet’s servers are in the Dallas area, and EdgeCast has presences worldwide.

the_planet_061_4x3 I’ve actually known a lot of folks who worked for ThePlanet, and it’s an impressive facility (there’s a picture here of the entry to one of their datacenters).

EdgeCast also powers the CDN behind Mashable as well as dozens of other Web 2.0 and web based applications you read about in your daily tech news, as well as most of the news video you watch on sites like CNet and CBS.