The mission of the content delivery network (CDN) has always been to provide a fast, reliable, dedicated, high-bandwidth connection for large media assets to reach customers more directly. But now, more industrial, manufacturing and transportation companies are relying on distributed, automated sensors to provide up-to-the-microsecond status and logistics for their critical assets — and they’re looking for ways to speed up that process.
From the perspective of the CDN provider all traffic over Internet Protocol (IP) has tended to look the same. There hasn’t been a need for segmenting traffic into classes and routing each of those classes independently.
But the Internet of Things (IoT) reverses the direction of the flow of traffic and CDNs are relying upon their facilities to act as data receivers. Their capacity for high-volume service is one benefit, but the other is geographic proximity, especially in certain metropolitan areas.
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