The Dynect Platform’s recently launched CDN Manager (CDNM) has been generating some serious buzz over the last couple weeks from sources such as eWeek and Web Hosting News, through to the blogosphere and Twitterverse. So what is all the buzz about? That is what Jim Davis from Tier 1 Research, an industry leading technology research company wanted to find out when he contacted us to learn more.
His verdict? Dynect Platform’s CDN Manager spells good and bad news for the CDNs of the world. Giving choice to CDN customers sounds like a win, but not necessarily for the top tier CDNs. By using CDNM, customers are free to test and incorporate multiple CDNs to increase performance and decrease their overall spend. The potential downside for top dogs like Akamai or Limelight? An increase in choice means a “likelihood that over time, there will be less revenue (for CDNs) from bursting fees.” Added redundancy can become a key piece of the overall infrastructure mix at the CDN level.
The bottom line? CDNM will increase competition among CDN providers and give younger providers a chance to prove themselves in a competitive market – and here at Dyn Inc. we are all about giving the underdog a shot.