The content delivery network, or CDN network, has played a critical role over the past two decades in delivering complex content to Internet users. Built on a web of a graphically distributed servers, a CDN network helps to improve the quality and accelerate delivery of content on the Internet by caching it in multiple locations and filling requests using the closest server. As the Internet has continued to evolve, the CDN network has had a large hand in helping to contain costs, enhance security, manage traffic and provide optimal user experiences.
Today, a number of technological developments pose new challenges for the CDN network. Page load times are being slowed by CDN video streaming. More dynamic sites are displaying complicated, non-cacheable content using complex logic. And mobile devices are requesting incompatible content far from origin servers. To address these issues, network administrators require a next generation CDN network to optimize content, increase performance and stay competitive. That's where Akamai can help.
Akamai is the leading provider of solutions and services for the CDN network. As the builder and provider of the world's most highly distributed CDN platform, Akamai delivers more than two trillion interactions every day and serves up to 30% of all Internet traffic.
Akamai's CDN network is built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform, a distributed network of servers and intelligent software that manages the underlying complexities of online business. The Akamai platform is the leading cloud platform for providing secure and high-performing experiences on any device, anywhere in the world.
To support the next generation CDN network, Akamai provides a wide range of solutions that include: