Media network administrators facing greater demand for online video content are increasingly turning to CDN video streaming technology. The CDN, or content delivery network, has been a critical technology for delivering video, large files and other web content to users quickly and reliably. CDN video streaming servers accelerate delivery of video by caching content on multiple servers that are widely dispersed across a certain geography. When a viewer submits a request for video, the CDN streaming server nearest the user's location provides the content, speeding delivery and improving quality of the viewing experience.
When seeking leading CDN video streaming solutions, more network administrators today turn to CDN technology from Akamai.
CDN video streaming with Akamai
Akamai is the leading provider of cloud services that help enterprises deliver secure, high-performing user experiences on any device in any location. Serving as much as 30% of all Internet traffic on any given day, Akamai operates the world's most highly distributed CDN and provides CDN video streaming and video on demand CDN (VoD CDN) solutions for media network administrators everywhere.
Akamai provides several CDN video streaming solutions for media network administrators. Akamai's Media Delivery Solutions help network admins engage audiences globally by delivering content at the highest quality without having to build out costly infrastructure. Site admins can deliver adaptive CDN video streaming in real time for a high quality viewing experience, as well dynamic web content such as games, applications, and software downloads.
Aura Licensed CDN is a suite of CDN internet solutions that enables next generation IP video services to be delivered to any device. This software-only solution lets network administrators create new opportunities to win customers and drive revenue with a highly scalable CDN video streaming solution for multiscreen video services, as well as large object delivery and HTTP caching.
Akamai's Aura Managed CDN is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) CDN video streaming solution that lets administrators optimize their network for content delivery and launch their own CDN video streaming services on infrastructure monitored, managed and maintained by Akamai. This CDN video streaming solution enables administrators to satisfy subscriber demand for exceptional video experiences without incurring significant capital expense.
Benefits of Akamai's CDN video streaming solutions
With CDN video streaming solutions from Akamai, a CDN provider can:
- Satisfy user demand for streaming video by accelerating content delivery and streaming to any device, while improving reliability and ensuring security – including defense against DDoS CDN attacks and other sophisticated threats.
- Reduce the complexity of managing CDN video streaming with a turnkey solution maintained 24/7 by Akamai.
- Increase revenue by selling top CDN video streaming services directly to content owners.
- Offer premium subscription content to many devices with multi-format HTTP video delivery.