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What is Delivery Networking?

by Bethany Hendricks on Glossary • September 8, 2020

This usually refers to services provided over the Internet. The network appliances coordinate to ensure that web services are provided to end-user in an efficient manner and employ techniques to minimize any delays in content delivery. Examples of such techniques include intelligently directing end-user devices to service infrastructure geographically closest to them, caching static content at locations that minimize content delivery latency to end-users and inline compression of network traffic.

Delivery networks are also referred to as Content Delivery Networks and employ appliances such as Application Delivery Controllers, among other network device types, in providing end-users high uptime, scalable and fast access to web services.