Reflecting upon the global CDN landscape, it’s notable that the types of companies that leverage CDN technology and services nowadays are broad in nature. They include traditional CDN consumers such as gaming companies, broadcasters, video streaming services and the multitude of online retailers, but now extends to various social media platforms, as well as many SaaS providers. However, irrespective of the nature of a business that uses CDN services, often they share a common objective of needing to provide a consistent and secure user experience to their existing customers, and the imperative of growing their revenue streams through acquisition of new consumers and penetration into new segments/markets.
As one of the leading global Content Delivery Network provider, Lumen assists enterprises to grow their businesses by delivering upon those end-user expectations through fast, secure, and reliable CDN services in 120 major markets on 6 continents. A unqiue value proposition of Lumen is our CDN capabilities rides on top of our worldwide IP backbone – which has over 120Tbps of IP capacity and is the most deeply peered network globally – and thus, provides an low-latency, high performance and resilient foundation to all our CDN customers. Furthermore, Lumen is actively monitoring and mitigating security threats daily across our global network, that complements a comprehensive, layered security strategy.
We also cater to organisations that may have an existing CDN vendor. Lumen’s CDN solutions are architected to support multi-CDN, and can be easily and seamlessly integrated into existing environments. Enabling customers to share traffic between two or more providers helps mitigate risks - such as: micro outages, peak-hour performance degradation, etc. - that may arise with engaging any sole CDN provider. Nowadays, any outages or degradations can result in catastrophic and costly business impact, and so we are increasingly seeing customers seek and adopt a multi-CDN strategy to ensure they can always deliver exceptional performance in all regions or markets.