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The Lowdown on Content Delivery Network

Published on 07 June 17
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A substantial portion of the world’s internet traffic is carried by Content Delivery Networks. They are all-pervasive and vital in today’s world due to several reasons. The biggest among those is the fact that the internet, when originally created, was not for handling and managing the copious amounts of data and information that it is nowadays. But with time, and the wildfire spread of the net, the need for CDNs grew exponentially. This gave rise to the creation of CDN which helped the internet to manage the information in the correct manner and perform better.

What a Content Delivery Network is

It is a network of servers that are arranged in different locations around the world. The main aim of doing so is ensuring that the data a user may request for is sent as fast as possible to them. How this is managed is by replication of the same data in all the servers in the network. The server closest to the geographical location of the user will have the duplicated content and be able to deliver the data quickly and without any lag.

Users of CDN

The main users of CDNs are ecommerce websites, media sites, entertainment sites, social networks, etc. since they have to send information to their users that can be spread all over the globe. They benefit tremendously from the use of this technology since there is faster response time which leads to enhanced user experience.
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Other benefits

Also, there is an increase in scalability since this can be also achieved via Cloud CDN, which takes this experience to a new level altogether.
Reliability too is taken to a new level since if one server is unable to deal with the user request, it is immediately passed on to other servers – this also ensures seamless availability of information.

Increased page loading speed is a factor most search engines consider while ranking pages. The use of a Cloud CDN would be a superb approach for a company that’s looking for SEO factors for their webpages.

Then there is the matter of reduced costs. CDNs need less self-managed infrastructure, making it easier to cut down on costs.

Security of information is a major concern these days. Most advanced CDNs protect the data and information of their users via multiple layers of safety and security features.

The best benefit of Content delivery network (CDN) would be availability. CDNs ensure that the end user is able to access data and information even in high-stress situations, which are traffic spikes, excessive traffic, server outage, etc. Most businesses balk at the mere thought of losing their customers due to break in seamlessness of site availability. Sometimes there may even be millions of requests per second that may tax the strongest of servers, even leading to their failing miserably to rise to the challenge. CDNs have been created to meet this exact need and they do so beautifully since they have a massive network supporting them in this endeavor.





















A substantial portion of the world’s internet traffic is carried by Content Delivery Networks. They are all-pervasive and vital in today’s world due to several reasons. The biggest among those is the fact that the internet, when originally created, was not for handling and managing the copious amounts of data and information that it is nowadays. But with time, and the wildfire spread of the net, the need for CDNs grew exponentially. This gave rise to the creation of CDN which helped the internet to manage the information in the correct manner and perform better.

What a Content Delivery Network is

It is a network of servers that are arranged in different locations around the world. The main aim of doing so is ensuring that the data a user may request for is sent as fast as possible to them. How this is managed is by replication of the same data in all the servers in the network. The server closest to the geographical location of the user will have the duplicated content and be able to deliver the data quickly and without any lag.

Users of CDN

The main users of CDNs are ecommerce websites, media sites, entertainment sites, social networks, etc. since they have to send information to their users that can be spread all over the globe. They benefit tremendously from the use of this technology since there is faster response time which leads to enhanced user experience.

The Lowdown on Content Delivery Network - Image 1

Other benefits

Also, there is an increase in scalability since this can be also achieved via Cloud CDN, which takes this experience to a new level altogether.
Reliability too is taken to a new level since if one server is unable to deal with the user request, it is immediately passed on to other servers – this also ensures seamless availability of information.

Increased page loading speed is a factor most search engines consider while ranking pages. The use of a Cloud CDN would be a superb approach for a company that’s looking for SEO factors for their webpages.

Then there is the matter of reduced costs. CDNs need less self-managed infrastructure, making it easier to cut down on costs.

Security of information is a major concern these days. Most advanced CDNs protect the data and information of their users via multiple layers of safety and security features.

The best benefit of Content delivery network (CDN) would be availability. CDNs ensure that the end user is able to access data and information even in high-stress situations, which are traffic spikes, excessive traffic, server outage, etc. Most businesses balk at the mere thought of losing their customers due to break in seamlessness of site availability. Sometimes there may even be millions of requests per second that may tax the strongest of servers, even leading to their failing miserably to rise to the challenge. CDNs have been created to meet this exact need and they do so beautifully since they have a massive network supporting them in this endeavor.

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