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The Difference between Application Delivery Network and Content Distribution Network

If you been in touch with networking field for long time, after network load balancing solutions there are other two names you would have heard time to time, and those are application delivery network and content distribution network.
But very few people knows the real difference between these two and their application areas.That's why today we are going to give you a brief introduction about application delivery network and content distribution network.
So let's start with 'application delivery network' or “ADN” in short.
An application delivery network or ADN is a group of technologies that, when assemble together, provide application security, availability, acceleration, and visibility.
And content distribution network or CDN is a system of distributed servers or network that deliver web content or pages to a user, based on the origin of the webpage, the geographic locations of the visitor and the content delivery server.
Although content distribution network complicate the task of application performance management, CDNs provides a good value and a relatively less costly way to arrange scalability for our website. However it's also true that, content distribution network's also unsystematic, and has the potential to confound.
The real problem is that, many people especially in business circles uses content distribution network as a ideal cover term which includes application delivery network. However, difference between these two is apparent, thorough, and simple to understand. So let's see that.
Traditionally, content distribution network delivers static content from a geographically- distributed collection of file servers. Canonical use cases for content distribution network include release of a update or product and real time coverage of an event. Downloading from cautiously maintained servers near the ultimate end visitor can be many times as swift as comparable downloads from distant, overtaxed servers. content distribution network's play an important, specialized role and annual global revenues probably top US $3 billion.
Some businesses and commentators further restrict content distribution network to exclude peer-to-peer or in short P2P technologies, or to count “content” only in the narrow sense of video or audio files, but not JavaScript, HTML, or other Web objects. For your purposes content distribution network emphasizes multiple locations and static content.
Now application delivery network takes responsibility for dynamic delivery including media streaming. Where content distribution network’s end visitor's populations often collapse and grow explosively, application delivery network focuses more on steadily changing network topologies. Content distribution network usually models all endpoints application servers and consuming end visitors within a single wide-area network (WAN). Content distribution network leverages such specialized elements as application delivery controllers (ADCs) and WAN optimization controllers (WOCs).
The relation between application delivery network and content distribution network on one side and APM on the other, involves lots of analytic similarity. To measure our purchases of application delivery network or content distribution network, for instance clearly demands a form of APM.
Today AVANU’s WebMux Network Traffic Manager is most an efficient enterprise-class application delivery network load balancing solution in market.
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