Content Delivery Network (CDN)

  High Performance Global Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Deliver your web content faster with CDN. A CDN distributes content by the fastest means, using location information, ensuring your websites, files, videos and apps are served quickly to users, preventing “drop-off”. The Cloud Simplified extends your reach to cities all over the world by caching your web content across 170+ global points of presence, improving your website response times to create an exceptional user experience.

How does a CDN work? A content delivery network, or CDN, is a network of servers which deliver web content to users based on their geographic location. Our CDN Edge Servers work in the same manner as a browser cache, when a request is received by an edge server (the one closest to the end user) it first checks if that file is present in its cache, if it is (and hasn’t expired) the content is served directly. If the file doesn’t exist on the edge server, it’s served by the origin server (the source) and cached for future use.

CDNaaS combines information about a user’s location with the status and location of each server in the content delivery network, to find the best server to deliver content from. It uses AnyCast DNS routing to reduce the number of network hops required, which is faster than the traditional DNS configurations used by most other CDNs. The Cloud Simplified CDN service also supports Google DNS, OpenDNS and CNAME URLs.

Uptime month to date

100%

How our customers rate this service overall

100%

Performance & reliability

100%

Knowledge & experience required

15%

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  Supported CDN Methods & Features

33 Global Points of Presence (PoPs) – Cache your data across 33 global locations (and increasing regularly), including Amsterdam, Ankara, Arlington, Bursa, Charlotte, Chicago, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsingborg, Kariskrona, Ho Chi Minh City, Kunsbacka, Lelystad, London, Los Angeles, Lvov, Marseille, Moscow, New York, Odessa, Paris, Phoenix, Prague, Seattle, Singapore, Southfield.

HTTP Pull – Content is pulled to an end user’s closest CDN location when it is requested, it is then cached and available locally to other users until it expires. If the content is not requested it stays on the origin server, the server that ‘owns’ the content. This is ideal for smaller files so the speed difference on the intial download is not noticed.

Web Content – Push – Content is automatically distributed or ‘pushed’ to a selection of CDN locations when it is added to the origin server, or when it is updated. This method is better suited to larger files (50MB or larger) such as software installer and patches, that would take end users longer to download from the origin.

Web Content – Caching – The Cloud Simplified CDN also supports static and dynamic HTTP content caching at any CDN location. HTTP caching offloads web content onto the CDN network, and ensures that content is delivered more quickly by storing a copy at each CDN location. Data is currently cached at 45 datacentres globally to achieve an exceptional level of performance.

Video On Demand – CDN allows you to deliver video files on request with YouTube-like control over playback, using features such as fast forward or rewind, and have the video buffer from that point instead of having to wait for video to download as with normal progressive streaming. Playback is up to 1080p and uses Nginix to serve videos through normal HTTP, supporting FLV (Flash Video), MP4, H.265/A.AC and the following platforms for video on demand: Adobe® Flash®, Apple® iOS: iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch, Microsoft® Silverlight®, Apple QuickTime™, Android™, Blackberry® and other 3GPP platforms.

Live Streaming – With live streaming you can broadcast high quality live video to end users, without buffering via a wide range of live streaming locations. CDN live streaming is enabled by Wowza Media Server 3, the leading high-performance media server. Supported files: Adobe – RTMP / RTMPE / RTMPT, Android – RTSP/RTP, Flash – HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), Apple – HTTP Streaming (HLS) for iPhone, iPod, iTouch and Microsoft – Smooth Streaming for SilverLight.

Security Features
– SSL support (vanity and shared certificates) from the origin to the CDN and from the CDN to the end user.
– Link encryption for Flash (RTMPS, RTMPE, RTMPTE) to protect against content intrusion.
– Geoblocking support (include/exclude content access for specific locations).
– Secure Token support against spoofing/stream interceptors.
– Anti-leech support for streams.
– Hotlink prevention.

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