Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence and digital technology arm of Alibaba Group, has been named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape’s Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2022 Vendor category.
The study results are derived from the analysis of 10 Content Delivery Network (CDN) service providers based on their global delivery capabilities and growth strategies.
According to the report, “Alibaba Cloud CDN has a strong presence in China with significant point-of-presence deployments and extensive media and web content delivery capabilities.” Currently, Alibaba Cloud CDN supports 80% of the country’s popular websites and 1.5 million domain names accelerated daily. Its collaboration with multiple global ISPs ensures users have access to a consistent set of services regardless of location.
Since CDNs are the infrastructure that facilitates the delivery of content to end users, certain characteristics are necessary to ensure a reliable experience. Alibaba Cloud’s strengths in low latency protocols and end-to-end video lifecycle managementas well as edge applications supporting urban IoT, industrial internet applications, cloud gaming, and visual computing platforms have been recognized in this regard.
In addition, edge computing has been applied to upgrade control planes and data flow systems from Alibaba Cloud to cloud containers, allowing operators dynamic on-demand distribution and greater elasticity. to improve the stability of their CDN experience.
“Reliable and cost-effective delivery of content is an essential aspect of the digital economy, and we expect the demand for these services to only increase in the future. Being recognized by IDC MarketScape as a major CDN player is extremely encouraging and confirms our efforts to date”said Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
“Our commitment to meeting the media and web content needs of global businesses has deepened significantly in recent years and we look forward to further innovating our services to support our customers’ growth in the future” .
IDC projects the commercial CDN market will reach $18.8 billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 17.1% over five yearsand that it will be built around five service areas: over-the-top video, email and data, online gaming, file sharing and security.
With over 2,800 nodes spanning six continents and 150 Tbps of bandwidth, combined with cloud-native features including horizontal service scaling, a customizable console, multiple APIs, and simple server scaling. architecture, Alibaba Cloud is well positioned to capture the opportunities of this growth by delivering a premium CDN experience to its customers around the world.
Alibaba Cloud’s CDN capabilities are able, year after year, as demand grows, to support the development of the Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. During each phase of the event, from accurately forecasting traffic volumes to supporting network-intensive activities such as livestreaming, Alibaba Cloud CDN offered a stable experience to merchants and consumers.