When content is bound to engage audience across the globe, efficient delivery becomes an integral aspect of every producer’s success formula wherein CDN forms a crucial variable to derive value out of the equation. There shouldn’t be anything (or absence of anything for that matter) to hinder content from being readily available to the end user, always. And in a way, CDN is to content producers as to what towers are for mobile carriers. While behemoth players take it upon themselves to develop their own CDNs, several of their large as well as mid-sized counterparts rely on commercial CDNs.
Improved security, optimized bandwidth efficiency cum lower bandwidth costs are some of the benefits that comes bundled with prime purpose of CDN. Several CDN providers also offer analytics to measure throughput and response time which are crucial indicators for decision makers. Bandwidth requirement, location of visitors, number of servers, support options, pricing and SLAs are among the factors to be considered while opting for a CDN.
In this edition of Media and Entertainment Tech Outlook, we present you the “Top 10 Content Delivery Networks 2017”. In the last few months, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts including our editorial board reviewed the top companies in the domain, and shortlisted the ones that are at the helm of tackling challenges of the sporting world. The companies compiled in this issue have exhibited extensive business process knowledge, along with in-depth, integrated, and innovative strategies in the space.