CtrlS CDN is an indigenously developed ‘Make In India’ Content Delivery Network with over 170 PoPs (Edge Servers) across the Globe. CtrlS CDN is a well connected system of server through Internet that helps deliver web content rapidly to numerous end users across worldwide geographies by duplicating (caching ) the content on multiple servers and directing the content to users based on proximity to the users.
CtrlS CDN ensures high levels of user experience through faster delivery of content without compromising quality. The CDN service achieves this by reducing latency and the “jitter” or buffering that is seen when streaming audio or video thereby enhancing the user experience, besides providing redundancy – in an event of an outage/damage/scale attack that may disable servers, content would still be made available to some users as duplicate copies due to geographically dispersed PoPs.
The Salient Features of CtrlS CDN include:
The domestic CDN PoPs are located across ten cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune etc
Business Benefits of CtrlS CDN
CDNs are used extensively by social networks, media and entertainment websites, e-commerce websites, educational institutions, etc. to serve content quickly to users in different locations.
Organizations by implementing CDN solutions stand to gain in many ways – such as:
The benefits of CDNs are more emphasized by examining its usage in a few real time application areas.
Some common application areas include:
E-Commerce: E-commerce companies make use of CDNs to improve their site performance and making their products available online. According to Computer World, CDN provides 100% uptime of e-commerce sites and this leads to improved global website performance. With continuous uptime companies are able to retain existing customers, leverage new customers with their products and explore new markets, to maximize their business outcomes.
Media and Advertising: In media, CDNs enhance the performance of streaming content to a large degree by delivering latest content to end users quickly. We can easily see today, there is a growing demand for online video, and real time audio/video and other media streaming applications. This demand is leveraged by media, advertising and digital content service providers by delivering high quality content efficiently for users. CDNs accelerate streaming media content such as breaking news, movies, music, online games and multimedia games in different formats. The content is made available from the datacenter which is nearest to users’ location.
Business Websites: CDNs accelerate the interaction between users and websites, this acceleration is highly essential for corporate businesses. In websites speed is one important metric and a ranking factor. If a user is far away from a website the web pages will load slowly. Content delivery networks overcome this problem by sending requested content to the user from the nearest server in CDN to give the best possible load times, thus speeding the delivery process.
Education: In the area of online education CDNs offer many advantages. Many educational institutes offer online courses that require streaming video/audio lectures, presentations, images and distribution systems. In online courses students from around the world can participate in the same course. CDN ensures that when a student logs into a course, the content is served from the nearest datacenter to the student’s location. CDNs support educational institutes by steering content to regions where most of the students reside.
In the internet, closer is always better to overcome problems in latency and performance, CDNs are seen as an ideal solution in such situations. Since CDNs share digital assets between nodes and servers in different geographical locations, this significantly improves client response times for content delivery. CDN nodes or servers deployed at multiple locations in data centers also take care of optimizing the delivery process with users. However, the CDN services and the cost are worked out in SLAs with the data center service provider.