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Content Delivery Network Market Overview - Trends and Forecasts 2019
Increased consumption of Internet and proliferation of rich media files and video over the Internet are the major driving factors increasing the demand for Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions. Exponentially ever-growing Internet consumption/traffic, growing video content over Internet, and the emergence of mobile CDN have created huge opportunities for CDN. The CDN has emerged in three generations; the first generation includes edge computing, intelligent routing, and replication. The second generation focuses on cloud computing and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) CDN, and the third generation focuses on quality of experience, where community-based CDNs play an important role.
A CDN is a set of servers or interconnected computers via Internet, scattered geographically at different locations. These servers store duplicate content from the origin server. When a request is being raised by the client for a particular content, CDNs dynamically compute which server is placed closer to the user across the globe. Based on the calculation, CDNs deliver content to the client from the nearest possible server which reduces the distance the content travels and helps data packet to make lesser number of hops to reach client.
In terms of verticals, media and entertainment accounts for the largest market share in the overall CDN market in 2014. Even in the long term, the media and entertainment vertical is expected to have the largest market share by 2019. Advertising, e-commerce, mobile operators, and gaming are a few emerging verticals for the CDN market.
The key industry players are solidifying their presence in the CDN market through Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), new start-ups, and new product developments. A few M&A are: Brightcove acquired Unicorn Media; Verizon acquired Edgecast, Citrix acquired Skytide; and Akamai acquired Prolexic.
Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Market (Delivery Technologies, Hardware, Analytics, Monitoring, Encoding, Transparent Caching, DRM, CMS, OVP) – Trends, Geographical Analysis & Worldwide Market Forecasts (2014 – 2019)
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