A Content Delivery Network is used to distribute data to end users of an Internet service. It is typically used for large scale distribution, and employs caching and numerous edge locations to speed up and reduce the bandwidth requirements of the process.

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How to do regional DNS like a CDN does?

I guess this question could be entitiled, how do CDN's work at the DNS level but the real problem I have is that my company has datacenters in three continents and we have to have europe.xxx.com ...
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Simplecdn alternatives for progressive streaming

I´m looking for a CDN to host my videos, but I need the ability to progressively stream from them (currently not available at simplecdn).
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Which CDN do you recommend for good organization of files?

I have many projects that need to be organized in sub-buckets and sub-sub-buckets. Which CDN do you recommend? I asked this question earlier, and some people told me to "fake" S3: ...
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Does Amazon S3 have “sub-directories”? (Rackspace Cloudfiles does not)

In Rackspace, all the "buckets" are one level. Buckets cannot be inside other buckets. This makes it very hard for ORGANIZATION! Edit: does anyone have any suggestions on which one to use...for best ...
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Inexpensive CDN with Origin/Pull services? [closed]

Does anyone know of an inexpensive CDN which offers origin/pull services? I've looked into Cachefly, they look great but don't provide this service for less than $1k unfornuately. If you know of an ...
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Multiple data centers and HTTP traffic: DNS Round Robin is the ONLY way to assure instant fail-over?

Multiple A records pointing to the same domain seem to be used almost exclusively to implement DNS Round Robin as a cheap load balancing technique. The usual warning against DNS RR is that it is not ...
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When does a CDN (content delivery network) become worth it?

At what point is it worth adding a CDN (content delivery network) to your website? Does it make sense to use it for a relatively low traffic website that's a web application? The clients are all over ...
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Serving http content files locally instead of off external servers

When building our web pages from different content sources, it may be necessary to get some images from external servers (e.g. when incorporating a rss feed), which may not be as fast or as well ...
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Recommend a content delivery network (CDN) for a specific purpose [closed]

could you please recommend a CDN for the following use: 1) Ability to update files on the edge servers automatically through API, so it should take no more than 5-10 minutes to make a new version of ...
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How do CDN (Content Delivery Networks) server work?

There are many CDN (Content Delivery Networks) for hosting mainly static content. How do they work? How they handle http requests?
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Where can a student get his hands on some fiber optics equipment?

I'm a computer science student and was able to convince a CDN who has a NOC locally to give me a tour of their facility this last Monday. I thought it was great and might consider network engineering ...
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How can you use gzip for static website content served by a Content Delivery Network? Does it improve page load times?

I'm serving up most of my static media from a CDN for my website. This includes images, videos, javascript files, and CSS files. YSlow and Google's Performance tool tell me that I should be gzip'ing ...
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Updateing files on Amazon’s CDN

is there any way to update files stored on Amazon's CDN service? Seems like it won't take any update of a file we make (eg. removing the file and storing the new one with the same file name as ...
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Media Server Stack

What would be, software wise, a good Stack to use for a media server, considering the Ubuntu OS (8.10 up)? This is supposed to serve large QuickTime video files (.mov) with > 100Mb in average. We ...