Skyrider CDN is a software product that works with Skyrider Cloud. If you enable CDN for your end users, they can get access to a network of global edge servers (yours, and/or those provided by other cloud hosts) and use this network to deliver web content more quickly and reliably to visitors all over the world. Your CDN is managed alongside your cloud via the Skyrider Control Panel.
Skyrider provides the following types:
- HTTP Push
- HTTP Pull
- Live Streaming
- On-Demand Streaming
The HTTP Push method is similar to secondary server: the user uploads content to CDN and links to it, so the content is physically stored at CDN storage servers.
With the HTTP Pull CDN, the website owner stores content on their server and rewrites URLs to include a subdomain. Then, when the specific content is requested, it is pulled to the CDN network from the host and delivered to the closest point to the consumer who requested that content (the content is cached on edge server).
There are two supported streaming types in the Skyrider CDN – live streaming and on-demand streaming. To utilize CDN streaming service, you have to deploy CDN streaming Edge Server.
Live Streaming CDN allows delivering the content to end users in a live broadcast mode. When using a live streaming CDN service, end users receive media the same time like a traditional broadcasting.
Video On-Demand Streaming
Video On-Demand Streaming CDN allows delivering video on request and makes it repeatedly accessed. Consumers can control content and are able to fast forward or rewind it the same as live streaming.