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Vultr launches next-gen content delivery service with global reach
Wed, 7th Feb 2024

Vultr, the world's largest privately-owned cloud computing platform, announced the launch of a next-generation content delivery service, Vultr CDN, designed to pave the way for development teams to quickly provision and scale up content and media delivery on an international level. This new service pushes content to the edge without overlooking security and builds on Vultr’s worldwide infrastructure that spans six continents, the company states.

The traditional content delivery networks (CDNs) can be exceedingly intricate, leaving enterprises and web developers in need of assistance to set up, supervise, and optimise infrastructure both cost-effectively and promptly. They necessitate access to a potent, scalable, and international content delivery network to speed up digital content distribution and keep up with customer demands. Vultr CDN, the succeeding phase of Vultr’s growth as a dominant cloud computing platform, eradicates that challenge by adding international content caching and delivery to Vultr’s existing cloud infrastructure.

The new service also stands out for its exceptional price-to-performance ratio, starting at just $10 per month, coupled with the industry's lowest bandwidth costs. For those that require peak performance CPUs, Vultr offers unique high-frequency plans bolstered by high clock speed CPUs and NVMe local storage, tailored to suit websites and content management systems (CMSs).

J.J. Kardwell, CEO of Constant, Vultr's parent company, commented on the launch, stating, "Over the past decade, Vultr has grown to become the world's largest privately-held cloud computing company, and the launch of Vultr CDN is a significant step forward in cementing our portfolio of solutions for our worldwide developer community. Vultr CDN streamlines content delivery allowing developers all over the world to readily activate global, on-demand availability for all their digital content and digital media."

Built specifically for performance-oriented companies, Vultr CDN delivers a state-of-the-art network for fast, secure, and reliable content distribution. This optimises user requests to save time and money by intelligently selecting the best location for content delivery. Seamless interaction with Vultr Cloud Compute allows the new CDN to scale automatically and intelligently.

Vultr CDN also boasts of a robust infrastructure spanning six continents and utilising strategically located global cloud data centres. This ensures low-latency content delivery, independently of the user's geographical location. To enhance its appeal further, Vultr CDN offers unbeatable cost-efficiency, starting at $10 per month and guaranteeing low bandwidth costs on six continents.

Security is another paramount feature of the new service. It offers stalwart security features including AI Blocking and Bad Bots Blocking, protecting digital properties from diverse cyber threats. Moreover, seamless integration with common CMS platforms allows for smooth delivery of CDN-cached content. This reduces latency and prevents downtime, ensuring content is always available at the edge, close to end customers to provide a superior web experience.

Vultr CDN is currently available for use as a beta service, with a full release slated for later in February.