As the global appetite for online video continues to explode, content delivery network providers must find new media streaming solutions in order to provide the video streaming services that this growing online audience demands. User expectations could hardly be more daunting: audiences want to be able to access the highest quality video on any device, in any location – without having to wait for it.
To provide this level of video streaming services, CDN providers need solutions that can scale easily, because they never know when a particular bit of video content will go viral. They need solutions that can intelligently adjust to dynamic network environments in order to deliver video streaming services in any format. And they need streaming media solutions that will get around the realities of latency, congestion and packet loss on the Internet, because users won't tolerate slow page loads or interrupted videos.
For providers dedicated to delivering the best video streaming services possible, Akamai offers a high performance solution that is the choice of some of the world's most successful brands.
Video streaming services with Akamai Adaptive Media Delivery
Akamai's Adaptive Media Delivery enables content delivery network operators to provide instant, high quality, uninterrupted access to video streaming services on any device, anywhere.
Optimized for Adaptive Bitrate streaming, this Akamai solution enables video streaming services on a broad variety of network types, both fixed and mobile, through a range of connection speeds. Offering superior availability, scalability, reliability, and reach, Adaptive Media Delivery delivers video streaming services in formats that include Microsoft's Smooth Streaming, Adobe's HDS, Apple's HLS, and the MPEG-DASH format.
The essentials of high-quality video streaming services
Adaptive Media Delivery combines the essential features that enable superior video streaming services:
- Proximity to the audience. Akamai minimizes the impact of network congestion, latency and packet loss through a network of edge servers deployed deep within more than 1,200 service provider networks around the world. With a large number of Points of Presence – from 20 to 100 times more than any other global CDN provider – we are able to put servers closer to the audience for higher quality video streaming services.
- Quality developed through experience. Over the past 15 years, we have helped provide video streaming services for some of the largest online events in the world – the kind of events that have set records for online capacity and scale. Adaptive Media Delivery leverages this experience to stay ahead of the online audience demand.
- Reliable capacity and scale. Our ability to deliver extraordinary capacity and to scale to meet demand has earned us the business of some of the world's biggest brands who know that "going viral" is only a good thing if your video streaming services can reliably handle the traffic and demand.
Learn more about Adaptive Media Delivery, as well as other Akamai solutions for application delivery network products, solutions for the application service provider, and more.