View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. What Is
April 18, 2017

What is CDN?

CDNs are used by content providers to deliver content worldwide.

By Alexander Sword

Content Delivery Network, or CDN, is a network of distributed servers that provide web content to end-users.

CDNs use multiple servers across different locations worldwide to improve the speed at which content is delivered to local users.

They also help to offload traffic from the origin server of the content provider.

The content requests are automatically routed to the closest servers, which speeds up the loading of pages and maximises bandwidth.

How is this decision made?

Content from our partners
How designers are leveraging tech to apply the brakes to fast fashion
Why the tech sector must embrace faster, smarter talent recruitment
Sherif Tawfik: The Middle East and Africa are ready to lead on the climate

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU