Gartner Research

Technology Insight for Content Delivery Network Services, 2015

Published: 20 November 2015

ID: G00293913

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong


Content delivery network services can improve the user experience for Web and mobile content and applications, including rich media and video. Gartner provides guidance for enterprise architects seeking to implement Internet and mobile CDN solutions.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • How Do CDNs Work?
  • Benefits and Uses
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
    • What Is the Business Value of Performance?
    • What Are You Delivering?
    • Where Are Your End Users?
    • What Volumes Do You Forecast?
    • Do You Want Security Services?
    • Understanding Pricing
    • Should You Use Multiple CDNs?
  • CDN Alternatives
    • Application Delivery Controllers
    • Public Cloud Storage Services
    • Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
    • Security Products and Services
    • Building Your Own CDN
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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