Learn about CDN
A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a group of servers located in many different locations to support downloading content to users in many different geographical locations. CDN was developed with the idea of creating multiple Points of Presence (PoPs) in addition to the original server. This helps the website process faster the visitor’s request, increasing the user experience.
The content that CDN is able to support include: text, images, audio files, videos… However, if you classify content, there are two types of dynamic and static content.
Static Content is the same content for different viewers. It doesn’t change over time because the server just transmits the same data to everyone.
Dynamic Content is content that changes based on input data. It is personalized on a page-by-page basis, depending on user input.
Video CDN Technology
Nowadays, most people prefer to watch videos, especially live-streaming videos. That is also the reason why more and more videos are being produced. According to a study conducted by eConsultancy in 2021, users who come to an eCommerce website through user-generated video content are 184% more likely to make a purchase. Therefore, if businesses want their websites or applications to play better videos, they need to use CDN (Content Delivery Network) technology to optimize the delivery speed of high-quality video content (referred to as CDN for short). Video).
Each Video CDN provider has its own characteristics. So to find out which CDN service is right for your business goals, let’s learn about the top CDN services in the world and in Vietnam.
VNCDN - Leading security storage and transmission solution in Vietnam
The world’s leading Video CDN providers have many outstanding features. However, some of the disadvantages are mainly concentrated in expensive costs, additional support fees, and difficult installation, and administration. To solve the video transmission needs and remove the limitations of CDNs in the world, VNETWORK offers businesses an optimal Video CDN solution in many aspects.
VNCDN is a Video CDN solution trusted by many organizations because its CDN performance in Vietnam is superior to any other company in the world. Total domestic CDN bandwidth reaches more than 4 Tbps, total international CDN bandwidth reaches 2,600 Tbps (Multi CDN).
VNCDN is the CDN brand name of VNETWORK Joint Stock Company - a pioneer in security solutions, information technology infrastructure, and high-speed content transmission in Vietnam. VNCDN is capable of serving more than 3 million concurrent viewers, thanks to its strong CDN infrastructure with more than 280 PoPs nationwide, more than any other CDN provider in Vietnam.
CDN Video Streaming In Vietnam
VNCDN’s comprehensive Video CDN solution
Based on the above operation diagram, we see that VNCDN combines many video services such as Transcoder, Cloud Storage, and Live Streaming Low Latency… to help store, encode and transmit Live Streaming Video content with extremely low latency. (only from 1~3 seconds).
Cloud Storage S3: helps store video on a secure cloud platform, simple and fast data retrieval. Businesses can store any type of data (videos, photos, databases, backups, etc.). This service is easily combined with a CDN video delivery network. Therefore, Cloud Storage and CDN help deliver content quickly to video viewers from North to South.
Transcoder: helps encode media content into many different profile formats, to suit many end-user viewing devices. Transcoder and CDN help OTT businesses transcode video content and distribute it to more viewers faster.
Live Streaming Low Latency: allows input codecs: H264, AAC or input protocols: RTMP, Mpeg-TS IP or Input stream: supports all bitrates and resolutions. In addition, the improvement of the new HTTP-FLV technology of this solution also helps to reduce the video transmission speed to only 1~3 seconds, suitable for online events such as football, and live music shows.
VNCDN brings a comprehensive solution of video storage and transmission for OTT television and entertainment businesses
VNCDN’s CDN hit rate is more than 99% (this is an indicator to evaluate a good or bad CDN)
VNETWORK’s VNCDN is trusted by large domestic and international corporate customers in many different fields such as education, entertainment, journalism, commerce, finance, and gaming,…
Currently, VNETWORK is constantly improving the capacity of its server CDN infrastructure, to be ready to meet the growing demand for content transmission by enterprises. At the same time, this powerful infrastructure also helps businesses respond well to large and unexpected DDoS attacks.
Video CDN Support
Businesses need a good CDN to play videos according to their needs and budget. However, different CDN providers offer different features and prices. So, if your company is interested but not ready, please contact us immediately. Industry experts will assist businesses in resolving any situation related to Video Streaming.
Cloudfront CDN from Amazon
Cloudfront CDN is built on top of Amazon Web Services. Since the birth of Cloudfront in 2008, they have rapidly grown into one of the world’s major Video CDN providers with over 100 Tbps CDN bandwidth.
Cloudfront supports many video features, including Live Streaming and high-quality VoD. In addition, Cloudfront also supports Video protocols such as HLS, HDS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and MPEG-DASH. For broadcasters that broadcast video and OTT (Over The Top), Cloudfront supports RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) video input and delivery, as well as transcoding and distribution services. video.
While Cloudfront Streaming may be more expensive than other Video CDN providers, it might be worth considering if your company already has a Cloud Storage S3 solution available.
Akamai is an American CDN provider and a market leader in terms of size. Akamai has a total CDN bandwidth of up to 200 Tbps. Therefore, if businesses need a large infrastructure CDN network to play Live Streaming Video, then Akamai is one of the options.
Akamai supports Live Streaming, VoD, and cloud video storage services (Cloud Storage) with some accompanying features such as analytics, video security, privacy settings, and HTML5 video distribution and supports a wide variety of codecs and protocols.
Akamai supports video streaming via HLS, HDS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming and MPEG-DASH. As a result, OTT businesses can deliver smooth video experiences to multiple viewers anywhere and on any device.
This is not a CDN for beginners, but if you need a powerful CDN for your European audience, then Akamai is a good choice.
Cloudflare has a network of servers in 193 cities around the world, making their coverage vast. CDN Server infrastructure in 149 data centers around the world, with a total CDN capacity of up to 172 Tbps. Cloudflare’s CDN network is distributed in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Cloudflare makes it easier to integrate high-quality online video into web or mobile apps via APIs. They also have a Cloud Storage service, a Transcoding service, and support for a customizable HTML5 video player, embedding, encoding, and distribution of HLS, CMAF, and MPEG-DASH.
In general, Cloudflare’s basic plan price is quite low, but if your business needs features that support video playback according to your organization’s needs, a larger budget is needed.
Founded in 2011, Fastly is also a famous Video CDN provider today with a total CDN bandwidth of up to 233 Tbps. Fastly focuses heavily on online media distribution services.
If your business needs a CDN that streams video into multiple markets around the world, Fastly is the right choice.
Microsoft Azure CDN
Azure is also one of the world’s leading Video CDN service providers with a total CDN bandwidth capacity of up to 170 Tbps. Azure has 116 PoPs CDN in over 100 major cities around the world. In particular, Azure is suitable for users who need Microsoft integration.
Azure focuses on video, including transcoding, video playing, content protection, VoD content delivery, and Live Streaming targeting the global audience market.
One of the most important factors of a top CDN provider is the bandwidth capacity of the CDN network in the target customer area. This article will help OTT businesses have an overview of CDN infrastructure and important features from famous Video CDN providers in the world and Vietnam market. From there, businesses can find the right CDN for their organization.
Businesses can also register for a trial schedule of our leading CDN service in Vietnam at the contact form below or call the quick support hotline: (028) 7306 8789.