Content Delivery Networks (CDN) 2015




Published: May 2015   Pages: 73
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Overview:

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) represent large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. CDNs provide solutions for efficiently and effectively managing content of all types. Solutions include core services such as aggregation, management, and distribution of content as well as a variety of value-added functionality.

This research evaluates the current state of the market for content, CDN providers, and solutions.

Target Audience:

  • Telecom infrastructure providers
  • Telecommunications service providers
  • Digital content and application providers
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) companies
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) organizations
  • Online companies of all types including portals and media

Table of Contents:

1 Executive Summary 5
2 Introduction 7
2.1 CDN Technology Overview 7
2.2 Functional Capabilities 11
2.2.1 Domain Name System (DNS) 12
2.2.2 Accessing Content 14
2.2.3 Apache Traffic Server 16
2.2.4 Cache Expiration 17
2.2.5 Content Service Protocols 18
2.2.6 CDN Architecture 18
2.2.7 Server Types 19
2.2.8 CDN Network Components 19
2.3 CDN Benefits 27
2.3.1 CDN Service Offerings 30
2.3.2 Companies Purchasing CDN Services 31
2.3.3 Content Rating 32
2.3.4 CDN: Not for Content Alone 33
2.4 CDN Ecosystem 37
2.4.1 Revenue Models and Pricing 38
2.4.2 Carrier Role 40
3 CDN APPLICATIONS 44
3.1 Current Applications 44
3.1.1 Video Delivery Networks (VDN) 44
3.1.2 Application Delivery Networks (AND) 44
3.1.3 Future Applications 45
3.1.4 Mobile CDN 45
3.2 Federated CDN 63
3.3 CDN and the Cloud 65
4 CDN Revenue Expectations 71
5 CDN Company Analysis 72


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