Major Advantages of Using a CDN

Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Major Advantages of Using a CDN

Today's consumers demand the flexibility, simplicity, and speed of services and are disinclined to compromise the scalability, security, performance, and reliability of a content delivery network.

FREMONT, CA: If people access the Internet via a smartphone, tablet, or computer, it is natural for them to notice the differences in speed, reliability, and user experience of various applications and websites. Some websites keep crashing, while others offer superior performance in similar situations. This performance differs because of CDN. CDN is short for content delivery network, which is the core component responsible for the accelerated delivery of dynamic Internet content. Here is more to know.

A content delivery network is a geographically dispersed network of servers and data centers. The goal of CDN is to facilitate better web performance and high availability by locating web content copies closer to the end-users. CDN servers store or cache copies of many web content subsets from a host server, like applications, video, audio, and HTML files. By bringing content nearer to end-users, the content delivery network enables website publishers to control bandwidth consumption, mitigate load times, and offer enhanced performance.

eCommerce websites, live-streaming media services, cloud applications, gaming companies, and content-intensive enterprise websites depend on content delivery networks to provide improved service to their end-users. In addition to facilitating end-users with quicker load times, which translates into better user experience, a content delivery network also rewards web publishers with boosted traffic, higher page views, lower site abandonment, and better customer engagement.

Web hosting companies charge enterprises for any data they transfer from servers. By gathering web content copies to end-users, a content delivery network ensures less data transfer from origin servers, thereby mitigating enterprise costs and bandwidth consumption. A content delivery network employs automation and analytics tools to identify firewall issues, MITM threats, and DDoS attacks. Media playback problems, unresponsive applications, and slow load times are the primary reasons that make end-users avoid particular websites. A content delivery network reduces performance issues, which accelerates user satisfaction.