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Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Analysis of Key Vendors, State of the Market and Outlook 2014-2019

Published

March 2014

Pages

96

Pricing

Single-user License: $ 1,995 USD
Company-wide License: $ 4,995 USD
Team License (Up to 5 Users): $ 2,995 USD

Keywords

Content Delivery Networks, CDN, Content Optimization, CDN Applications, CDN Forecast, Content Deliver Network Providers, CDN Marketplace, CDN Strategy, CDN Marketplace

Overview

The digital content market is poised to reach a new stage in its evolution with the coming pipeline of next generation applications and solutions. Content consumption among consumers is exploding due to many factors including higher bandwidth, low cost digital devices, and smart devices (phones, tablets and wearable wireless) devices.

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) provide solutions for efficiently and effectively managing content of all types. Solutions include core services such as aggregation, management and distribution of content as well as a variety of value-added functionality. The market need for CDN solutions correlates directly with the explosion of broadband networks, smart mobile phones and related applications, services and content. In particular, the convergence of cellular networks supported by 4G/LTE broadband wireless and Cloud-based applications, facilitates the need for more intelligent content solutions.

This research evaluates the current state of the market for content, CDN providers and solutions. This report provides a SWOT analysis for major vendors and view into the future of CDN solutions and marketplace. This report analyzes the competitive threats to pure-play CDN providers from Google and Amazon. The report also analyzes threats to network operators as well as opportunities for content, commerce and application developers.

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Report Benefits

  • CDN vendor analysis
  • CDN forecasts 2014–2019
  • Recognize the future of content and CDN
  • Understand CDN technologies and operation
  • Identify decision factors for outsourcing decision
  • Understand the different implementation options

Target Audience

  • Telecom infrastructure providers
  • Telecommunications service providers
  • Digital content and application providers
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) companies
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) organizations
  • Online companies of all types including portals and media

Companies in Report

Akamai, Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon, CacheFly, CDNetworks, CloudFlare, EdgeCast, Ericsson, Highwinds, Internap, Level 3 Communications, Limelight Networks, MaxCDN, Nokia Siemens Networks

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Topics Covered
  • Key Questions Answered
  • Target Audience
  • Companies Mentioned
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Content Delivery Networks Overview
  • CDN Functionality
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Accessing Content
  • Apache Traffic Server
  • Cache Expiration
  • Content Service Protocols
  • Benefits of CDN
  • CDN is not for Content Alone
  • CDN Ecosystem
  • Carriers Role
  • CDN Applications
  • Current Applications
  • Video Delivery Networks
  • Application Delivery Networks (ADN)
  • Future Applications
  • Mobile CDN
  • Federated CDN
  • CDN in the Cloud
  • Key Vendor Analysis
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Ericsson
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Alcatel-Lucent (Velocix)
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • CloudFlare
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • EdgeCast
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • MaxCDN
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • CacheFly
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Highwinds
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Internap
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Akamai
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • CDNetworks
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Level 3 Communications Inc
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Limelight Networks
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Amazon and Google Threats to Current CDNs Providers
  • Overall Analysis
  • CDN Market Outlook and Forecasts 2014-2019
  • CDN Service Revenues: 2014-2019 ($ Million)
  • CDN Service Revenue by Region: 2014-2019 ($ Million)
  • CDN Video Service Revenue by Region: 2014-2019 ($ Million)
  • CDN Other Service Revenue by Region: 2014-2019 ($ Million)
  • CDN Service Revenue by Category: 2014-2019 ($ Million)

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: CDN Delivers Many Content Types to Many Device Types
  • Figure 2: Content Distribution Schemes
  • Figure 3: CDN Distributed Servers.
  • Figure 4: CDN Procedures to Retrieve Data
  • Figure 5: Video Suggestions
  • Figure 6: CDN Revenues 2014-2019
  • Figure 7: CDN Overall Service Revenue by Region 2014-2019
  • Figure 8: CDN Video Service Revenue by Region 2014-2019
  • Figure 9: CDN Non-video Service Revenue by Region 2014-2019
  • Figure 10: CDN Video Service Revenue by Category 2014-2019