CDN – Content Delivery Networks

A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance.

Whether you are delivering large files like movies, software and games, or small objects like images, SWF files and scripts, your customer will have a dramatically better experience with your utilization of CDN.  (Even this site uses CDN!)

Let’s face it, web site responsiveness improves the viewer’s experience and increases sales.  But selecting the right CDN platform, or multiple platforms, is a time consuming task.  Our depth of experience and benchmark pricing databases allow SASE Experts to help you make the best decisions.  If you already are using CDN, perhaps SASE Experts can assist you in evaluating your alternatives.  This market has changed dramatically in a very short time.

Some of the features that Content Delivery Networks offer include:

  • Static content caching for files of all sizes
  • Dynamic content caching based on query string parameters
  • Load balancing
  • Content protection
  • Origin management and shielding
  • Geo Blocking to prevent content distribution by country, state, etc.

CDN (Content Delivery Network) works by looking at the IP of the user and automatically directing their web browser to the closest server to their location to provide blazing fast performance.  They also help protect from DoS attacks by the use of a distributed infrastructure. While everyone is familiar with Akamai Technologies, there are numerous alternative CDN providers with excellent performance and capacity.  But you want to use a company that has their own network.  If your company targets the China market, you need to use a CDN company that specializes in that unique market.  SASE Experts can help you find the right provider at the right price.

 Please contact SASE Experts to learn how we can help you with your CDN requirements.