Global Content Delivery Network (CDN): Growth Opportunities and Analysis

Global Content Delivery Network (CDN): Growth Opportunities and Analysis

From Serving Caches to Edge Platforms, CDNs are Evolving to Fuel Transformational Growth and Accelerate Next generation Applications

RELEASE DATE
07-Sep-2022
REGION
Global
Research Code: K79D-01-00-00-00
SKU: EM00343-LA-MT_26891
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This study examines the market of CDN vendors, including commercial CDN providers (those caching content in their own or partnering networks of servers), telco CDN providers (telecommunications operators using their transit and server infrastructure), and value-adding resellers. While each vendor defines its portfolio differently, this study classifies the range of services into three proximate segments: delivery, edge, and security.

CDN providers are no longer just single-service vendors; they are evolving into multifaceted hybrid businesses serving a variety of industries. The initial goal of the CDN environment was to accelerate the delivery of static content. However, over the last 10 years, vendors have expanded their portfolios with complementary and parallel offerings. The functional use cases increasingly demand resources and features from each segment, blending all three at the same time. CDN vendors are transitioning into edge platform providers, and while this brings them into the territory of major cloud providers and other specialized service providers, they differentiate themselves by accelerating content and application performance with a large and distributed network of points of presence and reaching into the networks of global communication service providers (CSPs).

The recent growth in the CDN market is mainly attributable to rising consumer demand for content (especially video), heightened expectations for performance, and a broadened perspective of what is important for reliable service. The CDN space will see steady revenue growth with increasing traffic and rising performance expectations, although each segment will be contributing at differing degrees and with differing dynamics.

The study examines the key factors driving and restraining the growth of this market, provides revenue forecasts and revenue share analyses, delineates the competitive environment, and concludes by identifying the growth opportunities emerging from the developments of this space that market players can leverage.

Author: Nick Baugh

Table of Contents

Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?

The Strategic Imperative 8™

The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the CDN Market

Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

Scope of Analysis

Scope of Analysis (continued)

Scope of Analysis (continued)

Segmentation

Segmentation (continued)

Segmentation (continued)

Key Competitors

Growth Metrics

Growth Drivers

Growth Driver Analysis

Growth Driver Analysis (continued)

Growth Restraints

Growth Restraint Analysis

Growth Restraint Analysis (continued)

Forecast Assumptions

Revenue Forecast

Revenue Forecast—Delivery

Revenue Forecast—Edge Compute

Revenue ForecastSecurity

Revenue Forecast Analysis

Revenue Forecast Analysis (continued)

Revenue Forecast Analysis (continued)

Revenue Forecast Analysis (continued)

Percent Revenue Forecast by Region

Revenue Forecast Analysis by Region

Regional Trends Analysis

Competitive Environment

Revenue Share

Revenue Share Analysis

Revenue Share Analysis (continued)

Revenue Share Analysis (continued)

Revenue Share Analysis (continued)

Growth Opportunity 1: Growth of Metaverse and Virtual and Augmented Reality

Growth Opportunity 1: Growth of Metaverse and Virtual and Augmented Reality (continued)

Growth Opportunity 2: 5G Convergence

Growth Opportunity 2: 5G Convergence (continued)

Growth Opportunity 3: Cooperation Across Industry

Growth Opportunity 3: Cooperation Across Industry (continued)

Growth Opportunity 4: Compliance Assured Applications

Growth Opportunity 4: Compliance Assured Applications (continued)

Growth Opportunity 5: Support for Global Small and Medium Businesses

Growth Opportunity 5: Support for Global Small and Medium Businesses (continued)

The Last Word

Your Next Steps

Why Frost, Why Now?

List of Exhibits

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This study examines the market of CDN vendors, including commercial CDN providers (those caching content in their own or partnering networks of servers), telco CDN providers (telecommunications operators using their transit and server infrastructure), and value-adding resellers. While each vendor defines its portfolio differently, this study classifies the range of services into three proximate segments: delivery, edge, and security. CDN providers are no longer just single-service vendors; they are evolving into multifaceted hybrid businesses serving a variety of industries. The initial goal of the CDN environment was to accelerate the delivery of static content. However, over the last 10 years, vendors have expanded their portfolios with complementary and parallel offerings. The functional use cases increasingly demand resources and features from each segment, blending all three at the same time. CDN vendors are transitioning into edge platform providers, and while this brings them into the territory of major cloud providers and other specialized service providers, they differentiate themselves by accelerating content and application performance with a large and distributed network of points of presence and reaching into the networks of global communication service providers (CSPs). The recent growth in the CDN market is mainly attributable to rising consumer demand for content (especially video), heightened expectations for performance, and a broadened perspective of what is important for reliable service. The CDN space will see steady revenue growth with increasing traffic and rising performance expectations, although each segment will be contributing at differing degrees and with differing dynamics. The study examines the key factors driving and restraining the growth of this market, provides revenue forecasts and revenue share analyses, delineates the competitive environment, and concludes by identifying the growth opportunities emerging from the developments of this space that market players can leverage. Author: Nick Baugh
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Industries Entertainment and Media
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