Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Amazon to Launch Content Delivery Network

Amazon Web Services is planning to launch a content delivery network, adding a name-brand low cost competitor to an already crowded sector. Amazon’s entry figures to be bad news for the many venture-backed CDN startups seeking to challenge market leaders Akamai (AKAM) and Limelight (LLNW).

Amazon said the new service “will provide a high performance method of distributing content to end users, giving your customers low latency and high data transfer rates when they access your objects.” There will be no minimum fees or commitments – a common practice for some CDNs – and users will pay only for what they use. The service will deliver files stored on Amazon’s S3 storage service.


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