Content delivery networks - Next generation

Next generation content delivery networks

Every time users go online to browse websites, view streaming video, download documents, access photos or play online games, it’s very likely they’re using content delivery networks, or CDNs. A CDN is a network of servers that store content and deliver it quickly to users by loading it from a server closest to the user in order to speed up page load times and avoid global bottlenecks. Content delivery networks may also host application acceleration and web performance optimization technology that can further improve the speed of content delivery.

As a leading innovator of technology for content delivery networks, Akamai provides a comprehensive set of solutions that enterprises operating CDNs can use to meet the high expectations of users and win market share in this highly competitive digital landscape.

Solutions for content delivery networks from Akamai

Akamai is a global leader in enterprise cloud computing services for content delivery networks, helping to make the Internet fast, reliable and more secure for customers and users. From broadcast-quality CDN streaming to downloadable corporate videos to massive multiplayer online games, Akamai technology enables content delivery networks to provide viewers with uninterrupted access and immersive online experiences. Akamai delivers the unsurpassed scale and expertise to help leading software, media and gaming companies optimize their content delivery networks to provide flawless live and on-demand experiences on any device, anywhere.

Comprehensive capabilities for content delivery networks

Akamai solutions for administrators of content delivery networks include:

  • Akamai Aura Licensed CDN (LCDN). This highly scalable solution enables companies to use a common HTTP caching infrastructure to deliver content and other OTT services. Aura LCDN seamlessly federates with the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, providing global reach and unmatched scalability. This Akamai solution includes intelligent cluster technology that distributes objects across commodity servers or VMs, and a client request router that maps end-user requests for content to the best available CDN node. Aura LCDN runs on virtual machines or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.
  • Akamai Aura Managed CDN (MCDN). This managed services solution provides a highly scalable, completely turnkey media CDN that leverages Akamai technology on dedicated servers customized for the specific services of each content provider. With Aura MCDN, companies can easily deliver multiscreen streaming video services and large objects as well as premium Internet and other services, relying on Akamai’s experts and proven technology to deliver an exceptional online experience every time.
  • Akamai Media Delivery services enable content delivery networks to deliver content at the highest quality wherever and whenever users want it, without having to build out costly infrastructure.

Learn more about Akamai solutions for content delivery networks, as well as solutions for a live streaming server and mobile CDN.