Content Delivery is the new ‘hosting’. Utilising a delivery network is quickly becoming the mandatory way to deliver content to your users and customers. With websites becoming more rich in content, such as higher quality pictures and video - it is more important than ever to have users view your site from a location nearest to their own.
Fortunately - it is easier and cheaper than ever to start these days thanks to strong competition in this sector. Major delivery network providers such as Cloudflare, Netlify and BelugaCDN all offer comprehensive free plans. Should your website remain relatively small in terms of traffic or the need for specialised features - it could very well be free forever. Other major providers such as KeyCDN, Akamai - or Chinese providers Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba instead offer pay-as-you-go plans for pennies per GB transferred over their networks.
Choosing the right provider however can be a daunting task as locations, free- and paid features tend to vary a lot between providers. Netsemblage can help your organisation navigate the delivery network landscape - to find the best match and avoid hidden lock-ins. As Netsemblage does not take any incentives from any providers, we are uniquely capable of helping organisations migrate to a content delivery network. We partner with our customers, not providers.
Should your project or organisation have specialised requirements such as equal performance delivery to all regions (including mainland China) - then Netsemblage’s NAKARMA Team member ZoneStruct can take a leading role on an entirely different level. ZoneStruct specialises in custom infrastructure projects - such as building delivery networks from scratch or combining the networks of multiple vendors into one.
In most cases however - it is best to start with a free or pay-as-you-go plan with a major provider and take it from there. As Netsemblage websites and applications are designed to be portable - switching providers will never be a problem.
Get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss all the options.