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Alibaba Named a Major Player in Worldwide Commercial CDN

Alibaba was positioned as a Major Player in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2022 Vendor Assessment, which analysed 10 content delivery network (CDN) service providers according to their worldwide delivery capabilities and strategies for growth. .

CDNs being the infrastructure that facilitates the delivery of content to end users, certain features are needed to ensure a reliable experience. Alibaba Cloud’s strengths in low-latency protocols and end-to-end video lifecycle management as well as edge applications supporting urban IoT, industrial internet applications, cloud gaming and visual computing platforms were recognised in this regard.

Edge computing has been applied in upgrading Alibaba Cloud’s control planes and data flow systems to cloud containers, supporting operators with dynamic, on-demand distribution and greater elasticity to improve the stability of their CDN experience.

“Reliable and cost-effective content delivery is an essential aspect of the digital economy, and we see demand for these services only increasing in the future. To be recognised by the IDC MarketScape as a Major Player in the CDN space is a great encouragement and affirmation of our efforts to date,” said Jeff Zhang, President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

IDC expects the commercial CDN market to reach USD18.8 billion by 2025, growing at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 17.1% and revolving around five service areas: over-the-top video; web, email and data; online gaming; file sharing; and security.

Alibaba Cloud’s CDN capabilities have consistently met the demands of Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, which have grown year-over-year. During each phase of the event, whether it was accurately forecasting traffic volumes or supporting network intensive activities such as live streaming, Alibaba Cloud’s CDN delivered a stable experience for both merchants and consumers.

Other showcases of Alibaba Cloud’s CDN capabilities include supporting the leading companies in Malaysia. The leading e-wallet provider in Malaysia TnG Digital also commissioned Alibaba Cloud’s CDN for rapid transfer of payments with limited latency. Similarly, the largest airline in Malaysia AirAsia has leveraged Alibaba Cloud’s CDN network to enable improvements in the latency and Round Trip Time (RTT) of AirAsia’s website and to ensure traffic optimisation for access based on user profiles.

To read IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2022 Vendor Assessment excerpt, please click here.