Benefits and peculiarities of managed CDN

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The most innovative and advanced organizations aim at moving away limitations of traditional CDNs to scalable and better customizable DIY solutions for many reasons, including security, operations and cost. During the last 5 years, burst of online content delivery networks (CDN) has triggered the demand for customized solutions, although in-house CDN services were considered to be the luxury for many enterprises. However, this is a real challenge for many organizations to build up and maintain an internal CDN without enterprise, cost and scale benefits provided by CDN companies.

Today, managed CDNs started appearing on the market. This is a customizable solution for high traffic businesses that require the advantages of DIY content delivery solution without spending too much money and without dedicating resources to building. A managed CDN service provides clients with full visibility, control and excellent security oversight while reducing the cost of operations and delivery and boosting user experience.

Basic advantages of managed CDN include:

    • Easy access to data. Clients who work with huge databases can activate managed CDN solution caches in the areas where they need to keep more info at the edge. That ensures low latency, great performance and exceptional experience for end-users, no matter what type of content they access.
    • Improved security. Thanks to dedicated hardware of managed CDN enterprises may keep their TLS certificates in their datacenters, protect content from unauthorized access of other customers and have full control over machines, including who can manage them.
    • Flexibility of management. Companies may locate PoPs in their datacenters which allows managing operational costs.
    • Private shield. This option can be used to protect 100% of users’ content. In this case, provider acts like origin even for multiple CDNs. Users benefit from provider’s hit ratio, origin saving and customization.
Vadim Kolchev

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Vadim has graduated from Moscow Institute of Entrepreneurship and Law as finance and credit specialist. Prior to starting to work in hosting business directly, he occupied various roles in several companies, including but not limited to banking sphere and sports. As of 2015 he works for INXY Holding, with SpaceCDN being a vital part of the hosting branch of its business. Being tech enthusiast, he has started writing articles about dedicated servers, CDN, storage solutions and other hosting services long ago, and since then accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge in the field. Building hosting sales and support departments from scratch has added even more experience and knowledge and allowed to see the business from the inside and build required expertise. Now Vadim is CPO and COO of a successful hosting business. Having several important interviews and publications at platforms such as Hosting Journalist and Forbes, he continues to share knowledge about this branch of technology that has become not only his job but also a passion.

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