August 07, 2007

Content Delivery network: Will Price war boost web performance ?

GigaOm has an interesting write up on the commoditization  of the CDN service  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.  "

CDN is an excellent way of boosting performance and providing PoP in different parts of the world which can benefit by faster content delivery.