Content Delivery Network (CDN)




DEFINITION: Content Delivery Shell (CDN)

A CDN is a network of geographically distributed servers that cooperate to satisfy requests for content. CDNs optimize content delivery by distributing copies of files (such as videos, images, HTML, CSS and JavaScript) to multiple servers. This reduces latency by placing the content closer to the requestor. For example, if a user in India requests a web page from a Brazilian website, the request could be rerouted to deliver assets served from a local CDN server in Mumbai.

Content Deliver Network on Wikipedia
Source: The AMP Project




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