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CDN Competitors Go Small to Take on Akamai

出版商 Heavy Reading 商品編碼 355862
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 23 Pages
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CDN市場:競爭企業情勢 CDN Competitors Go Small to Take on Akamai
出版日期: 2016年04月06日 內容資訊: 英文 23 Pages

網際網路流量的內容傳輸網路 (CDN) 佔的比例,不久的將來預計將超越50%。也就是全球網際網路內容的一半以上,需要CDN。


第1章 摘要整理

第2章 CDN市場變化

  • 全球化:大規模 vs. 中小企業的角色
  • 電信業者CDN的整合
  • DIY效果
  • 轉賣/白標籤
  • CDN價格
  • 硬體設備的CDN功能
  • 軟體銷售、CDN虛擬化
  • 聯盟、規格的休止

第3章 市場趨勢與問題點

  • CDN附加價值服務的演變
  • 雲端基礎安全
  • 視訊環境:OTT的轉變
  • 複數的CDN策略,第三方資料

第4章 企業簡介

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • CDNetworks
  • ChinaCache
  • Comcast
  • EdgeConneX
  • Fastly
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Limelight Networks
  • Netflix
  • Verizon

Pretty soon - if it hasn't happened already - the proportion of Internet traffic accounted for by content delivery networks (CDNs) will exceed the 50 percent mark, meaning more than half of all Internet content will involve a CDN. CDNs can be viewed as an overarching compensatory mechanism to support the Internet in the face of extraordinary and ever-growing demands placed on it. Market interest in the CDN space intensifies with broad recognition of the CDN model as the most efficient way to deliver digital content.

Just as video is the dominant force in CDN growth, Akamai Technologies continues to be the sector's 800-pound gorilla. The CDN pioneer accounts for more than half of all revenue in this sector, and there's little indication that its position will weaken in the foreseeable future. That said, there's ample opportunity for other CDN providers to establish solid businesses, given not only anticipated demand growth rates but also a broadening of potential customers to include small- and mid-sized enterprises.

The CDN model continues to evolve to keep up with market changes. While "static" or stable content-like videos are cached in the longstanding CDN manner, increasingly "dynamic" (continually changing) websites require more complex techniques that draw on similarly CDN-based expertise and platforms. Basic caching has become highly commoditized while value-added services (VAS) - including Web acceleration and front-end optimization, as well as security offerings and tools that adapt content to proliferating mobile devices - are becoming an ever-larger portion of this market and its primary source of profit.

‘CDN Competitors Go Small to Take on Akamai’ examines the current state of the CDN market. It reviews the continuing evolution of the CDN model and estimates market shares of major CDN providers. The report also examines emerging market trends and issues, including the development of VAS, such as security services. Finally, the report profiles 11 market players with significant impact on this segment.

Companies that champion their CDN capabilities are typically looking on an ongoing basis for ways to expand their impact on customer businesses with networks' abilities to overcome ongoing concerns about the Internet's security, reliability and "best effort" nature. CDNs continue expanding rapidly into new sectors while also moving deeper into well-established media and entertainment sectors. Application acceleration is also becoming ever more important.

Figure 1:
Projected Worldwide CDN-Related Revenue, 2015

                         *These are non-U.S.-based providers earning revenue
                         primarily in non-U.S. currencies, with estimates translated into
                         dolarsaccording to prevailing exchange rates, so revenues
                         of whose revenue is earned in China's RMB,
                         which has an exchange rate to the dollar not
                         solely market-based.

                         Source: Heavy Reading; in US$, includes CDN-related VAS.

‘CDN Competitors Go Small to Take on Akamai’ is published in PDF format.

Table of Contents


  • 1.1. Key Findings
  • 1.2. Companies Covered


  • 2.1. Going Global: The Role of Scale vs. New Small Players
  • 2.2. Carrier CDN Consolidation (NOT): Dog That Didn't Bark?
  • 2.3. The DIY Effect
  • 2.4. Resale/White Labeling
  • 2.5. CDN Pricing
  • 2.6. CDN Functionality in Hardware
  • 2.7. Software Sale & CDN Virtualization
  • 2.8. Dormancy of Federations & Standards


  • 3.1. Evolution of CDN Value-Added Services
  • 3.2. Cloud-Based Security
  • 3.3. The Video Environment: The Shift to OTT
  • 3.4. Multiple CDN Strategies & Third-Party Data


  • 4.1. Akamai Technologies
  • 4.2. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • 4.3. CDNetworks
  • 4.4. ChinaCache
  • 4.5. Comcast
  • 4.6. EdgeConneX
  • 4.7. Fastly
  • 4.8. Level 3 Communications
  • 4.9. Limelight Networks
  • 4.10. Netflix
  • 4.11. Verizon



  • Akamai Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM)
  • Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) company
  • CDNetworks Inc. /
  • ChinaCache Inc. (Nasdaq: CCIH)
  • Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA)
  • EdgeConneX Inc.
  • FastlyInc.
  • Level 3 Communications LLC (NYSE: LVLT)
  • Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW)
  • Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX)
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)
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