Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Is Google a threat to CDNs?

CDNs On The Ropes
If you work for a Content Delivery Network (CDN) you might want to shop your resume at Google. Current CDN bandwidth rates are running between $1.60 and $.85 per Gig. That makes for a very tidy margin when buying commodity bandwidth at $.06-08 per Gig. With the introduction of Google Apps Engine pricing of $.09-.11 per Gig the game has just changed. Google is starting a bidding war with Amazon for the Platform as a Service (PaaS) market and the collateral damage will be the CDNs.

Ajax Libraries API: Google is your CDN
The big news out of this week’s Google’s I/O gathering is yesterday’s release of Google’s AJAX Libraries API. With this move, Google becomes a content delivery network (CDN) for several popular JavaScript libraries.

IMHO, the sky is falling chicken little.

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