Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Analysis of Key Vendors, State of the Market, and Outlook 2015 – 2020

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Analysis of Key Vendors, State of the Market, and Outlook 2015 – 2020

Next generation applications, content, and commerce offerings are driving the need for flexible and cost effective Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions, which core services such as aggregation, management, and distribution of content as well as a variety of value-added functionality. The market need for CDN solutions correlates directly with the explosion of broadband networks, smart mobile phones, and related applications, services and content. In particular, the convergence of cellular networks supported by 4G/LTE broadband wireless, and Cloud-based applications, facilitates the need for more intelligent content solutions.

This research evaluates the current state of the market for content, CDN providers, and solutions. This report evaluates the CDN marketplace, provides forecasting for CDN growth and growth drivers, and a SWOT analysis for major vendors. All purchases of Mind Commerce reports includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

Key Findings:

CDN vendor analysis
CDN forecasts through 2020
Recognize the future of content and CDN
Understand CDN technologies and operation
Identify decision factors for outsourcing decision
Understand the different implementation options

Target Audience:

Telecom infrastructure providers
Telecommunications service providers
Digital content and application providers
Content Delivery Network (CDN) companies
Digital Rights Management (DRM) organizations
Online companies of all types including portals and media

General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.

1 Introduction
1.1 Executive Summary
1.2 Topics Covered
1.3 Key Questions Answered
1.4 Target Audience
1.5 Companies Mentioned
2 Content Delivery Networks
2.1 Overview and Common Technology Employed
2.2 CDN Technology and Functionality
2.2.1 Domain Name System (DNS)
2.2.2 Accessing Content
2.2.3 Apache Traffic Server
2.2.4 Cache Expiration
2.2.5 Content Service Protocols
2.2.6 CDN Architecture
2.2.7 Server Types
2.2.8 CDN Network Components
2.3 CDN Benefits
2.3.1 CDN Service Offerings
2.3.2 Companies Purchasing CDN Services
2.3.3 Content Rating
2.3.4 CDN is not for Content Alone
2.4 CDN Ecosystem
2.4.1 Revenue Models and Pricing
2.4.2 Carrier Role
3.1 Current Applications
3.1.1 Video Delivery Networks (VDN)
3.1.2 Application Delivery Networks (AND)
3.1.3 Future Applications
3.1.4 Mobile CDN
3.2 Federated CDN
3.3 CDN in the Cloud
4 Key Vendor Analysis
4.1 Akamai
4.1.1 Strengths
4.1.2 Weaknesses
4.1.3 Opportunities
4.1.4 Threats
4.2 Amazon CloudFront
4.2.1 Strengths
4.2.2 Weaknesses
4.2.3 Opportunities
4.2.4 Threats
4.3 EdgeCast
4.3.1 Strengths
4.3.2 Weaknesses
4.3.3 Opportunities
4.3.4 Threats
4.4 MaxCDN
4.4.1 Strengths
4.4.2 Weaknesses
4.4.3 Opportunities
4.4.4 Threats
4.5 China Netcenter
4.5.1 Strengths
4.5.2 Weakness
4.5.3 Opportunities
4.5.4 Threats
4.6 CloudFlare
4.6.1 Strengths
4.6.2 Weakness
4.6.3 Opportunities
4.6.4 Threats
4.7 Fastly CDN
4.7.1 Strengths
4.7.2 Weaknesses
4.7.3 Opportunities
4.7.4 Threats
4.8 CDNetworks
4.8.1 Strengths
4.8.2 Weakness
4.8.3 Opportunities
4.8.4 Threats
4.9 China Cache
4.9.1 Strengths
4.9.2 Weakness
4.9.3 Opportunities
4.9.4 Threats
4.10 Level 3 Communications Inc
4.10.1 Strengths
4.10.2 Weakness
4.10.3 Opportunities
4.10.4 Threats
5 Revenue Expectations for CDN Providers
6 Threats to CDNs Providers: Google and Amazon
7 Overall Analysis and Top Ten Comparative Analysis
8 CDN Market Outlook and Forecasts
8.1 CDN Service Revenues 2015 - 2020
8.2 Global CDN Internet Traffic 2015 – 2020
8.3 CDN Service Revenue by Region 2014 - 2019
8.4 CDN Video Service Revenue by Region 2014 - 2019
8.5 CDN Other Service Revenue by Region 2014 - 2019
8.6 CDN Service Revenue by Category 2014 - 2019
8.7 Global Internet Traffic CDN oriented 2013 - 2018
8.8 Global Internet Traffic Categories 2013 - 2018
8.9 Overall Trends and Future Outlook for CDN Marketplace
Figure 1: CDN Delivers Many Content Types to Many Device Types
Figure 2: Content Distribution Schemes
Figure 3: CDN Distributed Servers
Figure 4: CDN Procedures to Retrieve Data
Figure 5: CDN Equipment Configuration
Figure 6: Video Suggestions
Figure 7: CDN Revenues 2015 – 2020
Figure 8 Global CDN Internet Traffic
Figure 9: CDN Overall Service Revenue by Region 2014 – 2019
Figure 10: CDN Video Service Revenue by Region 2014 - 2019
Figure 11: CDN Non-video Service Revenue by Region 2014 - 2019
Figure 12: CDN Video Service Revenue by Category 2014 - 2019

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