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Cloud CDN Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4833397
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 120 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Sep 30th 2021


  • Akamai Technologies, Inc.
  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Cloudflare, Inc.
  • Fastly, Inc.
  • Google, Inc
  • Internap Corporation
  • MORE
The Cloud CDN Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.8% over the forecast period (2021-2026). The cloud platforms allow the user to provide services such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, streaming video, web application firewalls, e-commerce optimization amongst others.
  • The increased dependence on cloud services, integration of IT applications and services, proliferation of mobile and connected devices coupled with the shift of the content and advertising to the online world are some of the factors that would contribute to the growth of the Cloud CDN market over the forecast period.
  • The rising demand for the content delivery at higher speeds has become one of the prominent factors fueling the growth for Cloud CDN market.
  • With the internet now being the basic necessity for an individual, the growing volume of data consumption over the internet has resulted in the opening up of a potential opportunity for the Cloud CDN providers thereby boosting the market during the forecast period.
  • Furthermore, the adoption of cloud in enterprises is primarily due to flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. According to a survey by Flexera conducted in January 2019, 84% of the respondents had a multi-cloud strategy, and enterprises with hybrid strategy grew by 58% during the year. Moreover, 94% of the respondents used the cloud.
  • Since the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns, the network provider have seen an unprecedented growth in traffic volumes. There have been many efforts from communications service providers (CSPs), for example, to ramp up network capacity and connectivity, while video streaming providers have downgraded video to SD quality to decrease bandwidth needs.
Key Market Trends

E-Commerce Segment is Expected to Hold the Significant Share
  • The E-Commerce segment is highly dependent on the content delivery to its end customers. The speeds at which the content is delivered, the user experience, amongst others are some of the important factors that contribute towards the growth of an E-commerce segment, making it imperative for them to go for solutions like Cloud CDN thereby boosting the market over the forecast period.
  • Some of the prominent players in the market such as SalesForce enables the digital customers with Salesforce Commerce Cloud an embedded content delivery network (eCDN) which allows them to increase the site speed access and content delivery thereby allowing the end user a reliable and secure online shopping experience.
  • The increasing dependence of the end customers on online shopping has resulted in an increase in the retail e-commerce sales thereby making it imperative for the retail e-commerce providers to further enhance the user experience henceforth fueling the growth of the Cloud CDN over the forecast period.
  • During festive seasons or during occasions the e-commerce players witnesses large traffic on their web sites, therefore catering to such traffic is of prime importance for the providers ensuring that the content on their site is delivered to the traffic at the earliest without any delay. Therefore a Cloud CDN becomes a viable option for these players to cater to such need thereby fueling the growth of the market over the forecast period.
North America is Expected to Hold the Largest Share
  • North America has the highest internet penetration rate which is expected to fuel the growth of the Cloud CDN market over the forecast period. This is also possible due to the presence of some major players in the region which would enable it to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period.
  • The shift of trend from traditional retail shopping to online E-commerce website sales has made it of prime importance for the E-commerce providers to enhance their user experience by faster content delivery, hassle-free interaction with the web site and many more. This is expected to boost market growth over the forecast period.
  • For instance, according to the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that for the first quarter of 2019, the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was USD 137.7 billion a 3.6% increase from the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • The increase in the viewing of the online media content in the region is also one of the factors contributing towards the growth of the Cloud CDN market throughout the forecast period.
  • DigitalOcean is an American cloud hosting company has pushed the idea of using a Solid State Drive (SSD) to create a developer-friendly platform that allows DO customers transfer projects and increase production easily and efficiently. DO’s enterprise customers can easily leverage the benefits of scale by executing projects across multiple platforms without worrying about performance.
Competitive Landscape

Owing to the presence of some key players like Google Inc., Amazon Web Services (AWS) and many more, the competitive rivalry in the Cloud CDN is high. These players with the help of strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions are able to maintain a strong foothold in the market. Hefty investments in research and development activities have allowed these players to maintain a competitive advantage over their competitors.
  • July 2020: O2, owned by Telefonica, announced plans to launch 5G in the country, initially covering 20 towns and cities with 5G technology by October 2019 and a total of 50 by mid-2020. The company focused on transport hubs, key business areas, and entertainment and sports venues for launching its 5G services.
  • September 2020: Varnish Software, the Swedish content delivery company, launched a 5G-ready content delivery network (CDN) with edge caching capabilities. The Varnish Edge Cloud is a carrier-grade, 5G-ready virtualized CDN. It can deliver 150Gbps from a single node with sub-millisecond response times.
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  • Akamai Technologies, Inc.
  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Cloudflare, Inc.
  • Fastly, Inc.
  • Google, Inc
  • Internap Corporation
  • MORE
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Increasing Data Consumption Over Internet
4.3.2 Increasing Demand for Faster Content Delivery
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 Latency Issue
4.5 Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 Solutions & Services
5.1.1 Media Delivery
5.1.2 Cloud Security
5.1.3 Web Performance
5.2 Deployment
5.2.1 Public Cloud
5.2.2 Private Cloud
5.2.3 Hybrid Cloud
5.3 End-user Industry
5.3.1 Media & Entertainment
5.3.2 E-Commerce
5.3.3 IT and Telecom
5.3.4 Other End-user Industry
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada
5.4.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia Pacific China Japan South Korea Rest of Asia Pacific
5.4.4 Latin America
5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Akamai Technologies, Inc.
6.1.2 Google, Inc
6.1.3 Amazon Web Services, Inc.
6.1.4 Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
6.1.5 Alibaba Group Holding Limited
6.1.6 Fastly, Inc.
6.1.7 Cloudflare, Inc.
6.1.8 Internap Corporation
6.1.9 Limelight Networks.
6.1.10 Verizon Communications, Inc.


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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Akamai Technologies, Inc.
  • Google, Inc
  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
  • Alibaba Group Holding Limited
  • Fastly, Inc.
  • Cloudflare, Inc.
  • Internap Corporation
  • Limelight Networks.
  • Verizon Communications, Inc.
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