The new non-profit organization launches to become the ‘face’ and the ‘voice’ of the Content Delivery Network Industry to further strengthen and grow this global industry
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 1, 2021 – Today, the CDN Industry, which is seen as one of the cornerstones in powering the global internet, witnessed the launch of the CDN Alliance. An independent non-profit organization with the goal to connect, support and represent the CDN Industry. The organization will focus on becoming the ‘face’ and the ‘voice’ of the CDN Industry.
More than 50% of today’s internet traffic and the mitigation of the biggest website attacks worldwide are handled by CDNs and their underlying CDN technologies. “CDNs are making sure the internet remains a safe, scalable, fast, and reliable place for businesses and people to use,” said Mark de Jong, Chairman of the CDN Alliance. “Without the use of CDNs and the related CDN technologies, the internet as we know it today, would not exist”.
Although the CDN Industry is extremely important for businesses around the globe as well as in everybody’s digital lives, it was still missing an industry association to further enhance it. Now, with the launch of the CDN Alliance, a first step has been taken in establishing a platform for this industry. The CDN Alliance’s main objective is to shape an organization that benefits the global CDN Industry. It also strives to become more visible to organizations and individuals outside of the CDN Industry.
The CDN Alliance believes that current and future (global) challenges that the CDN Industry faces, can only be addressed by the industry itself. Challenges needing to be addressed include availability, scalability, reliability, privacy, security, sustainability, interoperability, education,
certification, regulations. These industry-wide topics need to have a centralized industry organization. The CDN Alliance has the goal to create an environment where these industry challenges can be addressed in a collaborative, open, and safe environment.
By bringing members together as well as in cooperation with other organizations and public bodies, the CDN Alliance will be able to initiate and facilitate discussions and cooperation with all involved. The goal is to address industry challenges together with the members, to define standardization, to centralize and redistribute information and intelligence, to improve visibility of the CDN Industry, and to grow the overall industry. Common denominators and industry challenges will be addressed on a global scale, saving cost and time of all involved. This will help its members to focus more on innovation, technology developments, differentiation and supporting its customers.
The CDN Alliance is built based on paid memberships from organizations to join the CDN Alliance. Memberships are also available for individuals to become part of the CDN Community. The CDN Alliance is open for any organization and individual, that directly or indirectly relate to CDN services and CDN technologies. The CDN Alliance will represent the full CDN ecosystem across its pillars of bit delivery, dynamic delivery, media delivery, security and edge. The member registration for organizations has been launched today on the website of the CDN Alliance. The registration for individuals will open later in 2021, but pre-registration is already available on the website of the CDN Alliance.
The CDN Alliance will initiate and facilitate several activities to address the industry challenges. This will be done through activities such as, but not limited to, discussion groups, study groups, working groups, (virtual) events, networking, research and publications, evangelization, training, information sharing, knowledge sharing and others. All the activities will follow the mission of CDN Alliance and will benefit the CDN Industry and CDN Community. Announcements about the activities will be published on the website of the CDN Alliance.
The CDN Alliance officially incorporated on April 1st, 2021, by its founders Mark de Jong, Thijs de Zoete, and Rico van Laatum, who have over 40 years of combined experience in the CDN Industry. The CDN Alliance launched after more than a year of preparation, industry research and conversations with dozens of key people within the industry. Extensive research was done to ensure that the organization is setup in a way to benefit the global CDN Industry and all the future members of the CDN Alliance.
About the CDN Alliance
The CDN Alliance is a global independent, non-profit industry association, that addresses global industry challenges to further enhance the CDN Industry. It is a membership-based organization for both organizations and individuals and meant for anyone related to the CDN Industry and CDN Community. The CDN Alliance initiates and facilitates a range of activities to address industry challenges and is representing the CDN Industry to the world. For more information, please visit https://www.cdnalliance.org
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