TECH SUPPLIER May 2020 - Market Perspective - Doc # US46084820

Virtualization and Shift to the Edge: Implications for Content Delivery Networks

By: Ghassan AbdoResearch VP, WW Telecom , Virtualization & CDN

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This IDC Market Perspective highlights why the shift to the edge is gaining strong momentum and its impact on business models and ecosystems and implications for CDN providers.

"Ongoing edge developments are important steps toward a vision that delivers on seamless integration of global end-to-end services on any available edge platform," says Ghassan Abdo, research vice president at IDC. "Collaboration among CDN providers, content providers, and internet SPs will be needed to realize this vision. These developments will spin out new business models that may change the nature of how content is delivered, priced, and consumed by end users."


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