What is a CDN

Content delivery networks (CDN) are the transparent backbone of the Internet in charge of content delivery. Whether we know it or not, every one of us interacts with CDNs on a daily basis; when reading articles on news sites, shopping online, watching YouTube videos or perusing social media feeds

CDN consists of THREE Major Components

 

caching

Caching – Thousands of proxy-cache servers spread over the world

routing

Routing – Helps a user to make its request to the nearest caching server

network

Network – Reserved bandwidth capacity on multiple Carriers & ISPs to ensure high speed between a caching server and the user

The recent improvement in bandwidth cost has vastly increased the consumption of internet across different regions

However, its limited availability has given rise to ….

  • Congestion : Congestion is caused due to huge traffic from across the globe at the same time
  • Latency : Latency in returning the content requested is caused due to congestion
  • Performance : Performance of the website / media delivery is affected due to high latency

Want to accelerate your loading time, grow revenue, and increase visitors?

Solution – Get started with PicoCDN, a high-performance Content Delivery Network that delivers content at lightning-fast speed!

How is picoNETS Different

  • Traditional CDN models majorly comprise three points of distribution i.e. Cloud Data Centre, Internet Exchanges, and Internet Service Provider NOC.  This only provides limited performance.
  • With picoNETS additional layer of PoP’s at the edge, we are only ONE hop away from the user, thereby enhancing performance to a whole new level.

Features

Content Types

We support HTTP and HTTPS content such as videos, images, webpages, scripts, and more.

 

Protocols

We support all major streaming protocols 

  • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)

  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH)

  • Common Media Application Format (CMAF)

  • Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

  • Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)

Web Accelerations

We do the dynamic conversion from HTTP 1.1 to HTTP 2.0 which helps in delivering webpages faster to your users.


Live Streaming

We support both Video on Demand (VOD) and Live streaming.


Image Optimization

We dynamically convert large image sizes into smaller sizes without any visible difference. This reduces the time taken to deliver web pages to your users.

Secure Delivery

With token-based authentication, content partners can provide an additional level of security for their content.


Location-based Content Caching

With Location-based content caching, we can pre-cache API the content to the edge nodes before the traffic builds up. Usually, most networks are free between 1-6 AM. 

Private CDN

Don’t like the Variable pricing? No problem! With our Private CDN, you pay a fixed cost for our service and you can serve as many customers as you like (subject to network availability and hardware scalability). Our CDN runs on BareMetal as well as a VM or a container

Value CDN

Model : Opex
Cost : Variable

  • CDN
  • Pre-Caching

Premium CDN

Model : Opex
Cost : Variable

  • CDN
  • Pre-Caching
  • Reserved Capacity
  • Reserved Storage
  • HLS Live Streaming
  • Secure Delivery
  • Priority Edge POPs

Private CDN

Model : Capex
Cost : Fixed

  • CDN
  • Pre-Caching
  • Reserved Capacity
  • Reserved Storage
  • HLS Live Streaming
  • Secure Delivery
  • Priority Edge POPs
  • Dedicated Hardware

Hybrid CDN

Model : Hybrid
Cost : Fixed + Variable

  • CDN
  • Pre-Caching
  • Reserved Capacity
  • Reserved Storage
  • HLS Live Streaming
  • Secure Delivery
  • Priority Edge POPs
  • Dedicated Hardware