The content delivery network (CDN) market is showing a rapid transition to the edge computing industry.
CDN is a service that deploys distributed servers all over the world to deliver applications and various contents to consumers faster. It is similar to the principle that the closer the distribution center is, the faster consumers can receive products.
This form is often consistent with edge computing, which is spreading in the telecommunication market recently.
This is because if the existing cloud computing was in charge of data processing from the central data center to the far end device, edge computing is the concept that the data is generated by itself or the base station located close to it.
CDN is a network acceleration service that uses a distributed network from its initial version that constituted a locally distributed content caching network, and recently, it is developing edge computing with a portion of the computing performed on a server mounted on a distributed network.
Most of the industries that apply CDN have the same point that they are showing rapid growth. These include media and entertainment, retail and e-commerce, and finance.
According to market research firm Market & Market, media and entertainment is expected to grow 35.7% annually from $1,982.2 million in 2017 to reach $9.124.8 million in 2022. Retail and e-commerce are projected to grow 34.3% annually from $1.1574 million in 2017 to $5,495 billion in 2022, while finance is expected to grow 34.9% annually from $868.1 million in 2017 to $3.8757 million in 2022.
If existing cloud service providers such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are implementing services similar to CDN, Akamai and Limelight Networks are considered as professional CDN companies.
Akamai recently announced new updates across edge computing, media delivery, and security.
It is explained that amid the rapid increase in Internet traffic and content streaming usage due to Corona 19, various functions have been added so that media customers can respond.
Limelight Networks, based on the industry’s first low-latency live video streaming solution of less than 1 second,’Real-Time Streaming’, last month, based on ‘Edge Service’ that minimizes content transmission delays, ).
The company explained that it is strengthening its customer contact point network by continuously adding network points (PoP) to meet the global online traffic increase and customer demand, and supporting interconnection with more than 1000 Internet service providers (ISPs).