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CDN List - Affordable and Effective CDN Websites
03-23-2012, 09:00 AM (This post was last modified: 03-23-2012 09:02 AM by robzilla.)
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RE: CDN List - Affordable and Effective CDN Websites
They appear to be using OnApp to deploy their CDN. This service describes itself as "an easy way to monetize spare cloud capacity and bandwidth by selling it on our CDN marketplace." Their map with POPs (pdf) looks very similar to the one on the homepage.

The same documents also answers your question on the DNS servers, Lennie:

Quote:OnApp CDN includes a global Anycast DNS service. Hosted by OnApp at 14 datacenters around the world, it automatically directs content requests from end users to the most suitable location.

An advanced decision engine performs DNS lookups and queries a geolocation database to establish the user’s location. It combines that with information about the status and location of CDN edge resources, in order to identify the most suitable edge servers to deliver content. There is a simple per-TB fee for trac routed through the service. appears to be on the other end of what's described in this press release:

Quote:OnApp CDN enables hosts to use spare cloud capacity from other hosts to provide local CDN ‘points of presence’, with a marketplace that makes it easy to buy and sell CDN capacity on demand. This enables hosts to build a global CDN, monetize spare capacity, and launch low cost CDN services with features previously available only to very large enterprises.

In other words, it seems they've built a CDN entirely from such marketplace resources.
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RE: CDN List - Affordable and Effective CDN Websites - robzilla - 03-23-2012 09:00 AM

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