Almost all organizations rely on some form of content delivery. From websites to media to software. The transfer of data, internally and externally, over HTTP has been critical to the digital transformation of every industry. Historically, organizations turned to Content Delivery Networks (CDN) to serve these needs, however, the CDN market is consolidating as service providers of every size struggle to monetize traditional infrastructure that once was modern.
Digital processes and data transfer are the backbone of day-to-day operations for enterprises everywhere. With digital transformation, teams get more done. From processing orders, analyzing data, delivering content and running internal and external portals, the aim is streamlined digital systems that support business productivity.
The move from legacy distribution methods towards an all-IP streaming business model is top of mind for broadcasters, telcos and service providers. Across the industry, plans are afoot to phase out linear technologies and build infrastructure and platforms around future-proof IP-based technologies. Broadcasters are looking to move from cable and satellite to internet-based delivery. Telcos see an opportunity to bring content delivery in-house on their own network, for an expanded service offering and reduced reliance on using external CDNs for streaming.
Streaming consumption will undoubtedly increase as both digital-only homes and broadband penetration continue to rise. Combine this with a need to handle higher bitrates and more streaming use cases and you have a technical challenge on your hands:
In a collaboration with STL Partners, Varnish has released a webinar “From CDN to Edge Content Delivery: Quantifying the Big Opportunity.” STL Partners is a telecoms consulting and research firm, focused on supporting innovation in the telco sphere. In this webinar, we’ve put our heads together with STL to discuss and explain some new trends to watch in content delivery, and the significant opportunity edge computing offers for companies prioritizing low latency and high performance.