Content Distribution Networks have doubled since last year

I learned from Dan Rayburn that the Content Distribution Network (CDN) market is booming:

A year ago, I was tracking about 15 delivery providers in the market. As of today, there are now at least 28 providers for online video delivery be it via streaming, progressive download, P2P or hybrid solutions. At least 6 of the providers on the list below are putting out major announcements in the next 2 weeks and at least half of the ones below all have major announcements in the pipeline.

Read Dan’s article for a good analysis of the market and links to the companies. I’d also check out BitGravity because they have a creepy (and fast loading) video on their home page.

Steve Souders stresses the performance benefits of using CDNs in his new book, blog, and ySlow performance analyzer.

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  • Asa

    Unique content become certainly more and more important, and in some cases it is to be bought to well professional Content. These suppliers will become more and more successful sure.

  • Professional distribution is vital for the content. Content means not much thing if you can’t deliver it to the targeted people or if the targeted people can’t reach it. Therefore CDN will always increase in both numbers of companies in them and raise the quality of work I think.