With the demand for online video rising sharply in recent years, network administrators are seeking cost-effective solutions to accelerate video delivery while improving quality and security. A CDN streaming server may be the answer for many media and IT administrators.
A CDN streaming server optimizes video delivery by caching video content in multiple geographically dispersed servers. When a user requests a specific video, the content is provided from the server closest to the user's location, speeding delivery and improving availability.
But while a CDN streaming server may be on the wish list of every media network administrator seeking to take advantage of the great demand for online video, building and implementing a CDN streaming server network is not a realistic solution for many providers. That's where Akamai can help.
Akamai's CDN streaming server solutions
Akamai is the creator and provider of the world's most highly dispersed CDN architecture and serves 15 to 30% of all Internet traffic on a daily basis. With cloud services that help enterprises deliver secure and high-quality user experiences to any device, Akamai has the experience and technology to provide video on demand CDN (VoD CDN) and CDN streaming server solutions to network administrators everywhere.
Akamai Aura Managed CDN is a highly scalable and turnkey CDN solution that lets media network administrators deliver video content from CDN streaming server technology on infrastructure maintained by Akamai experts. With this managed CDN service, a CDN provider can launch their own video services and deliver multi-screen video services as well as large objects and commercial CDN services without the cost and complexity of maintaining their own CDN streaming server. By removing cost and complexity and minimizing the time and capital expense of implementing and managing CDN video streaming, Akamai enables media network administrators to move more quickly to take advantage of increased subscriber demand for high-quality online video.
Akamai Aura Licensed CDN is a software-only solution that can run on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware or virtual machine (VM) environments. With this CDN streaming server solution, administrators deliver their own content as well as online content from Akamai customers and other targeted OTT services utilizing a common HTTP caching infrastructure.
Benefits of Akamai's CDN streaming server technology
With CDN streaming server technology from Akamai, administrators can:
- Reduce the cost and complexity of managing a CDN streaming server.
- Improve revenue by upgrading subscribers to higher-tier packages and bundles and selling top CDN services directly to content owners.
- Deliver premium subscription content to many devices.
- Enhance the user experience by accelerating web content and streaming to any device.
- Defending against DDoS CDN attacks and other threats with Akamai Cloud Security Solutions.