CDN streaming services or content delivery network streaming services are made possible by a distributed system of streaming servers deployed in several data centers across the globe. CDN providers aim to serve content to end-users with high performance and high availability. That means that all content will be delivered all end users with low latency, by making sure that end users are connected to the closest server.
CDN streaming services can improve the latency of website owners broadcast to their users by up to 60%. Content delivery network is a proven technology used by web objects, downloadable objects, applications, live streaming media, on-demand streaming media, and social networks.
Such a CDN provider as Edgecast provides simple content management: its customers deliver video any way that works best for them and their customers. HLS, HDS, Flash, Smooth Streaming, HTTP progressive, HTML5 - the CDN network does it all, for sure. This content delivery network allows to deliver the highest-quality video content to each end user, ensuring they see it the way its customers intended, while at the same time it allows to reduce bandwidth costs with bandwidth throttling, adaptive bit rates, and intelligent random access.