Content Delivery network: Will Price war boost web performance ?
GigaOm has an interesting write up on the commoditizationÃ‚Â of the CDN service Ã‚Â and the pricewar raging in the industry. Akamai itself saw a significant stock market drop in the last couple of weeks. "That burp has come with the increase in the number of competitors , each one trying to cash in on the boom in online video and other digital content. Limelight Networks (LLNW), Level 3 (LVLT), Internap (INAP), CDNetworks, along with new entrants Panther Express and EdgeCast Networks are some of the CDN players currently involved in a catfight with Akamai.Ã‚Â " CDN is an excellent way of boosting performance and providing PoP in different parts of the world which can benefit by faster content delivery.