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Why a Content Delivery Network is Important for Your Online Videos


What is a CDN and why is it important for your video content?
A CDN, or Content Delivery Network, is basically a giant network of servers around the world. These data centers can also be synonymous with the mysterious “cloud” that everyone so loosely refers to.
At Oculu, we use several CDN companies to give our clients and their viewers the best video playback experience possible.
The reason why we use content delivery networks to stream your videos is simple: It creates a faster, more reliable and ultimately better end user experience.
Most video hosting companies, including the big free video hosting providers, do not partner and pay for Content Delivery Networks. Rather, they will typically serve your video from a single data center location, which can result in a poor user experience and ultimately hurt your company’s brand.
Imagine someone in Tokyo is watching your sales video being served from a video hosting company based in Boston who doesn’t use a CDN. Since that video information has to travel farther to be seen, chances are the viewer will experience buffering, skipping and other delays. Not exactly what you want a potential client to see.
Now imagine that same user is watching your video hosted by Oculu utilizing one of our CDNs. Your video will be served from one of our CDN partner’s locations in Tokyo, creating the best experience for your viewer. The result is a happy prospect who can watch your video content without delay.
For more information on our CDN partners global cloud network and a viewable location map just click on me or contact us today.