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CDN Providers Should Develop an MVP to Accelerate Entry Into the Edge Computing Market

Published: 12 November 2019

ID: G00450571

Analyst(s): Brandon Medford, Mike Dorosh, Ted Chamberlin


CDN providers have generally only invested in core compute infrastructures, but they lack edge services that are crucial for a growing number of enterprise use cases. To ensure customer retention and revenue growth, product managers should consider three edge MVP strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop MVP Specifications That Lower Barriers to Adoption by Using Existing Client and Prospect Use Cases
  • Create a Supporting Developer Onboarding and Support Community to Ensure High Utilization of Offering
  • Use Customer-Driven Insights and Data to Build MVPs That Address Video Workflow, Stateful CDN-Developer Functions and Zero Trust Networks

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