Content delivery networks are behind almost every type of content you see.
Major benefits exist for content delivery networks in cloud computing.
The internet’s vast landscape has given businesses the opportunity to reach millions of users. One way to do this is through Content Delivery Networks (CDN). CDN are essentially the transparent backbone of the Internet in terms of content delivery. To be more precise, it is a geographically distributed group of servers which collaborate to provide internet content in a very quick manner. When surfing on the internet, every one of us is interacting with a CDN on a daily basis, whether it may be reading articles on a news site or scrolling through social media feeds.
No matter what you do or what type of content you’re into, it’s likely that you’ll find CDNs behind everything. The reason CDNs were created was to combat against latency, the delay that occurs when you request to load a web page to the moment when the content actually appears on screen. Due to this quicker delivery, many digital industries have adopted this system into their process, especially cloud computing. Here are some of the benefits of CDN in Cloud Computing.
Expanding Your Audience Reach
Recent research shows that 34% of the total population is on the web, presenting businesses with a great opportunity to reach their audience. As technology continues to develop, more of the world is hopping onto the net. With CDN, businesses would be able to explore the growing pool of prospects online across the world. The enhanced global content delivery can help businesses deliver more content to the ever growing user base at a much more efficient rate.
Browsers tend to limit the number of concurrent connections to a single domain. Most of the time, they only permit four active connections, meaning that the fifth download will likely be blocked until one of the other files are fully downloaded. You will often see this occur when a site is struggling to download many large files at a time. CDN files are hosted on a different domain, meaning that a single CDN allows browsers to download more than four files at a time.
Files can be Pre-cached
jQuery can be found everywhere on the web, meaning that there is a high chance that someone visiting your page has already visited another site that is leveraging Google CDN. This could help quicken the loading process because the file may already be cached by your browser and won’t need to be re-downloaded. This is a great benefit that can help you easily manage your site during traffic peak hours, meaning that it is more scalable to your business and you will be able to grow it as much as you want to.
Many CDNs can provide users the file usage reports since they tend to charge per byte. These reports can help your business with your own website analytics and in many cases better understand the reach of your audience through the impressions served. This can in turn help you optimize your site thus distribute the load, save bandwidth, and greatly boost your performance.