Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    53

    Question Choosing the right CDN service provider for high traffic streaming site

    Hi,

    I need to find a CDN provider for our public facing photo/video sharing site with these requirements:

    1) Provider must have private/public container for content: We need to store both public and private or password protected content in separate container (folder)

    2) Provider must have client driver (API) for CRUD operations on CDN Contents: delete/get/push/edit files (C#) REST API for CRUD and other operations

    3) Very competitive in pricing and data centers in ASIA (on top of US/EU)

    4) Other requirements: Easy to work with i.e. easy to integrate and setup with Very fast Custom cdn url is nice to have (e.g. cdn.mycompany.com) Cheap (not looking for the most expensive ones)

    Ultimately we will be a big customer in future. So trying to start with the right vendor. Hope your valuable suggestion will help me get there quickly.

    Really appreciate for reading.

    Thanks
    Last edited by projapati; 02-24-2012 at 12:51 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    4,974
    RTMP or progressive download?

  3. #3
    Have you looked into Akamai services?
    Managed1.com - Affordable budget Fully Managed Hosting Services for individuals and business clients. Website Hosting. Domain Name management. High Availability Cloud servers - 99.9% Uptime, Self-Healing Failover, Load Balancing and Mirrored Backups.
    Whisperdale.net - Internet Service Provider since 2007!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    53
    HTTP Streaming. That is the normal way with HTML5, right?

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by projapati View Post
    Hi,

    I need to find a CDN provider for our public facing photo/video sharing site with these requirements:

    1) Provider must have private/public container for content: We need to store both public and private or password protected content in separate container (folder)

    2) Provider must have client driver (API) for CRUD operations on CDN Contents: delete/get/push/edit files (C#) REST API for CRUD and other operations

    3) Very competitive in pricing and data centers in ASIA (on top of US/EU)

    4) Other requirements: Easy to work with i.e. easy to integrate and setup with Very fast Custom cdn url is nice to have (e.g. cdn.mycompany.com) Cheap (not looking for the most expensive ones)

    Ultimately we will be a big customer in future. So trying to start with the right vendor. Hope your valuable suggestion will help me get there quickly.

    Really appreciate for reading.

    Thanks
    CloudFront, HighWinds, and MaxCDN mostly fit your requirements. I'm don't know if they fit all of them, though. You're going to have to check with them.
    My personal blog -- rubiverse.net

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    23
    I would go with rackspaces cloud files, everything is private unless you mark it public. And they use the Akamai network. They also provide API and a very high level of support.

    It's also cheaper then alot of places out there. You only pay for bandwidth not storage.

    I am a rackspace partner so if you want to PM if contact details I can put in the lead and they will call you. Your get a better deal if you go though a partner.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    On an Airplane
    Posts
    16
    You might consider ScaleEngine, I don't think I'd classify them as "cheap", but they're cheaper than AWS and Rackspace and you *can* talk to a real person.

    In my experience, however, very high bandwidth delivery of relatively large files works best if you roll your own. That is, CDNs are great, but I've yet to find one that can come even close to matching the prices you can get by going colo and buying bandwidth directly. Obviously, for very small files (image sprites, css, js, etc), as big CDN like Limelight, Akamai, Highwinds, Level3, etc, will give you a TON of locations and truly amazing delivery.

    When delivering larger files, however, I frankly don't see the need for city-level POPs. Rather, 1-2 POPs in each geographic region suffice (the extra connection establishment time doesn't matter if you're transferring several 10s to 100s of MB). On the other hand, it takes a fair amount of outbound bandwidth before this makes sense.

    Just my 2 cents.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-03-2011, 02:50 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 09:43 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-19-2011, 02:21 PM
  4. lighttpd error on high traffic video streaming site
    By heropage in forum Hosting Security and Technology
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-26-2010, 03:19 PM
  5. Best dedicated provider for high traffic site?
    By MovieGuy in forum Dedicated Server
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-13-2001, 08:24 AM

Related Posts from theWHIR.com

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •