Gartner Research

Market Guide for CDN Services

Published: 18 January 2018

ID: G00343230

Analyst(s): Mike Dorosh , Ted Chamberlin , Kevin Ji


CDNs are well-suited to optimize workloads at the edge of the network but now can do so much more. I&O leaders tasked with improving delivery of static/active content, video and apps should align providers to both Mode 1 and 2 workloads, including security, streaming and vertical optimization.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

  • CDN Is No Longer Just About Caching the Content
  • The Public Cloud Service Effect
  • The Argument for Hybrid CDN

Market Analysis

  • CDN Provider Geographic Distribution and Service Portfolios

Representative Vendors

  • Akamai
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Baishan Cloud
  • CDNetworks
  • CenturyLink
  • ChinaCache
  • Cloudflare
  • Fastly
  • Imperva
  • Instart Logic
  • LeaseWeb
  • Limelight Networks
  • Medianova
  • Tata Communications
  • Tencent
  • Verizon Digital Media Services
  • Wangsu
  • Emerging Vendor Segments

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