Service Provider CDN, Managed CDN, and In-House CDN Image

Service Provider CDN, Managed CDN, and In-House CDN

Purchase

There is no longer one type of CDN. The term CDN must further be qualified based on the architecture and business model employed by the specific CDN under discussion. Major categories of CDN, or approaches that mitigate against the need for CDN, include cable or telco video service CDNs, service provider network CDNs, service provider CDNs for resale, federated CDN, third party CDN sold as a service, cloud-architected video services, as well as mobile network optimization layers. 

CDN may be purchased as a capital expense or utilized as an operating expense. This report reviews the opportunities and dynamics between these markets and approaches.

Table of Contents

  • 1. VIDEO TRAFFIC GROWTH LEADS TO CDN GROWTH
    • 1.1. Functions in a CDN
    • 1.2. Traditional CDN versus Transparent Caching
  • 2. CDN ROLES
    • 2.1. Cable or Telco Video Service CDN
    • 2.2. Service Provider Network CDN
      • 2.2.1. Service Provider-owned CDN
      • 2.2.2. Licensed CDN
      • 2.2.3. Service Provider CDN Resale
    • 2.3. Third-party CDN
    • 2.4. Federated CDN and CDN Interconnect (CDNI)
    • 2.5. Cloud-architected Video Services
    • 2.6. Mobile Network Optimization
    • 2.7. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • 3. CDN TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS
    • 3.1. Alcatel-Lucent
    • 3.2. Cisco
    • 3.3. Concurrent Computer
    • 3.4. Ericsson
    • 3.5. Qwilt
    • 3.6. Edgeware
  • 4. CDN SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • 4.1. Akamai
    • 4.2. EdgeCast
    • 4.3. Level 3
    • 4.4. Limelight
    • 4.5. AT&T
    • 4.6. Deutsche Telekom
    • 4.7. Conviva
  • 5. CDN MARKETS
    • 5.1. Online and OTT Video Growth
    • 5.2. CDN Hardware Market
    • 5.3. CDN Service Market
  • 6. CDN HAS MULTIPLE UNIQUE USE CASES
    • 6.1. Classic Managed CDN Is a Fit for Owned Services
    • 6.2. TV Everywhere and Wholesale Video Services Drive CDN Interconnect and Federation
    • 6.3. Transparent Caching Is a Network Architecture Expense
    • 6.4. CDN Integration and Resale Go Hand in Hand

Charts

  1. OTT and Online Video Views by Content Length, Worldwide: 2010 to 2018
  2. Mid and Long-form Views by Geography, Selected Regions: 2010 to 2018
  3. Revenues of OTT, Along with Traditional Pay TV Platforms, Selected Regions: 2010 to 2018
  4. Hardware CDN Market Revenues, Worldwide: 2010 to 2018
  5. CDN Market Share for Media and Entertainment Customers, Worldwide: 1H 2013
  6. Media and Entertainment-related CDN Service Spending, Worldwide: 2009 to 2018

Figures

  1. Functions in a CDN