Gartner Research

How to Choose a Content Delivery Network Vendor

Published: 09 August 2007

ID: G00142398

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong


Various small vendors offer static content offload, streaming media delivery and application acceleration services. We provide an overview of Internet-based content delivery network services and their key vendors, and show what to look for.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Static Content Offload and Large File Download
  • Streaming Media Delivery
  • Application Acceleration
  • Edge-Based Application Delivery
  • Selecting a Vendor for Edge Services
  • Leading Vendors
    • Akamai
    • Limelight Networks
    • Internap
    • Mirror Image Internet
    • Other Vendors

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