Content Delivery Networks
A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a highly distributed platform of servers, which helps reduce the load on web page content by reducing the physical distance between the original server and the user.
With 4.59 billion active internet users, which consist of 59 percent
of the global population, everyone wants access to high-speed internet. CDNs help users all over the world access the same high-quality content without any interruption.
Without a CDN, content origin servers must respond to every single end-user request. This can lead to significant traffic to the source and subsequent load, thereby increasing the risk of source failure if the traffic remains high or load is constant.
By replacing the source for end-user requests and responding to physical and network proximity to the end-user, a CDN offloads traffic from content servers and improves the web experience, thereby benefiting the content provider and its end users.
However, there are several problems with CDNS, which can be summed up as follows:
- Centralized data delivery
- Limited choices
- Too expensive
- Geographic Limitations
- Servers fail at peak usage
- Bandwidth wastage
- ISPs are not involved
- No financial incentive
- Traffic routing issues
In order to tackle these issues, BlockDeliver is making a global, reliable, and adaptable network for the transfer of data by combining the resources of a global network of caches. We hope to make content delivery efficient through our platform to help you stream videos, listen to music, play games, etc. very smoothly, at a fast pace.