Content Delivery Network
A Content Delivery Network or Content Distribution Network (CDN) is a globally distributed network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers. The goal of a CDN is to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance. CDNs serve a large fraction of the Internet content today, including web objects (text, graphics and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications (e-commerce, portals), live streaming media, on-demand streaming media, and social networks.Above is the official meaning from Wikipedia but what does this mean for your OTT IPTV service and how can you and your customers take full benefit of a Content Delivery Network with the help our our CloudTV OTT IPTV Middleware.The biggest advantage for you as an OTT IPTV service is that you do not have to worry about hardware like streaming servers, load balancers or storage servers as this all comes standard with our Content Delivery Network nor about Geo Locating your hardware and replicating the LiveTV streams and VoD content across the globe.Using our Content Delivery Network you simply ingest your HLS, DASH or MP4 into the CDN ingest point and the CDN takes care of the rest. If you choose to use our CND Token Authentication method the streams will be automatically Protected again hacking or stealing. By using our Transcoding solution ingesting the streams into the CDN becomes even more fluent and as a bonus a 7 day CatchupTV will be generated on the fly for you thus bringing your customers an even better service.For us using our Content Delivery Network is a no brainer if you want to know more about it or want to test some streams of your own then please contact our sales team.In the diagram below you have a schematic overview on where the Content Delivery Network fits into our total end-2-end solution.