The global content delivery network (CDN) market is projected to reach USD 14.7 billion by 2020 from the current value of USD 4.61 billion, growing at a CAGR of 26.23% during the forecast period of 2015-2020. The market for CDN has started growing since the 1990's despite the high costs associated with the maintenance of CDN servers. The reduction in these costs owing to the affordability of the infrastructure and competitive pricing because of many operators in the segment has bought down the costs considerably and would help the market grow further. The system of connected servers that deliver data, web pages, images, videos and other related content as per the users' request from a location that is nearby to the source of request reducing latency is a content delivery network also referred to as content distribution network.
Reduced data packet loss form the webpages served through CDN would help the market adopt this technology further. DDoS attacks could be efficiently addressed through CDN as multiple copies of data are available through various servers that are geographically spread help in strategically mitigating the risk of entire system shut down. Due to the inherent nature of its setup, CDN servers are closest to the end user and hence the speed at which the content is displayed offers better user experience than the traditional methods of delivering data through the main server.
When a certain site/page is being accessed, static content is delivered by CDN servers and the dynamic content in the webpage is usually sourced from the base server. Since the static content is sourced from the local CDN, the main server would only be responsible for the dynamic content and hence fewer data transfer and better speeds. However, a webpage would be rendered only when the entire content has been downloaded. The data downloaded is then checked with the cached data at CDN servers and changes are made to the cached data in the servers before it is delivered to the end user resulting in latency; unless the entire process is automated to invalidate the stored cache data replacing it with fresh data. The requirement of additional bandwidth from ISP would act as a hindrance to the growth of this market.
CDN can be segmented based on the solution, service, by industry and by region. Some of the key players mentioned in this report are:
Akamai Alcatel-Lucent Amazon CloudFlare Google Incapsula Level 3 communications Limelight networks Microsoft Peer5 Steamroot Verizon
What the report offers
Market definition for content delivery network along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market. Market analysis for the global CDN market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a regional scale. Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a regional scale. Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their strategic initiatives and market share. Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global CDN market on the global and regional scale. A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
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