Content delivery networks: strategies to help providers unlock edge computing in the CDN 3.0 era

26 April 2024 | Research

Gorkem Yigit

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (6 slides) | Edge and Media Platforms

"CDN providers face a dilemma in deciding whether to evolve their infrastructure from a caching platform to an edge compute platform to take advantage of CDN 3.0 use cases."


The content delivery network (CDN) market is poised to take the original, caching edge (which Analysys Mason refers to as the ‘interconnect edge’) into a new wave of edge-related growth that we define as CDN 3.0. CDN providers will face new types of demand and competition from players in the edge computing landscape, so they must evaluate the risks of remaining a CDN 2.0 player versus embracing a CDN 3.0 approach.

This report provides:

  • information and insights into the evolution of the content delivery market as it pivots towards edge-native CDN 3.0
  • analysis of the new competitive threats faced by CDN providers as the market evolves
  • strategies for CDN providers that want to take advantage of CDN 3.0.


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Gorkem Yigit

Research Director