Why Companies are Choosing DIY CDN?

Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Why Companies are Choosing DIY CDN?

DIY CDN method can assure the companies control over the infrastructure and quickly move among vendors as they deem suitable.

FREMONT, CA: Websites and mobile applications have become more complex and content-rich in recent years. Quick and responsive web apps have become vital to a business's sales strategy because they appeal to a worldwide and global audience.

Delivering such large data applications and transmitting requests and responses over traditional protocols poses specific challenges in today's global network. Over the web, applications can run gradually and become unresponsive, resulting in a poor user experience. Bad user experiences are frustrating and lead to user turnover, which has a negative impact on the bottom line.

As a result, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), which maintain cached data across multiple Points of Presence (PoP), have become an essential part of web app design today. CDNs minimize Round Trip Time or the time it takes to fulfill a request, including the time it takes for data packets to travel from the end-user to the server and back.

What is a DIY (Do It Yourself) CDN?

For CDNs, there is a lot of speculation about the best approach for the organizations to set it up. Companies are debating around the fact that whether to develop it themselves or employ a dedicated external vendor for CDN services.

Both sides promote a range of advantages, like having an external CDN provider bring knowledge and experience to provide end-to-end, best-in-class technology. But the opposite side of the debate advertises the benefits of having a DIY CDN strategy.

DIY CDNs have emerged as an effective technique, due to the fact that it allows businesses to maintain control of their infrastructure. With the advent of cloud-based open-source technology, it has become increasingly easy for organizations to develop, set up, and deploy CDNs without external assistance.

Virtual Machine (VM) technology has evolved due to the advent of virtualization technology on the cloud. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) environments, from this viewpoint, have the capabilities to chain services.

But is DIY CDN a Good Option for the Company?

It's not difficult to set up these processes and get ready with a CDN solution if they have dedicated in-house tech support. But they need to be cautious, otherwise, they will end up with a CDN solution that underperforms.

If companies using a multi-CDN strategy, they will need to build internal software to configure the workflow of various vendor and make them work together effectively for optimal results. Even after all is set up, there will be a lot of fine-tuning to ensure optimal efficiency.