CDN Guide

Ranked by Approximate Annual Revenue 

CDN CompanyAnnual CDN RevenueLocationYear FoundedStrengthsNotes / Customers
Akamai$350M (2006 Est.)Cambridge, MA1998 by Dr. Tom Leighton and Danny LewinThe oldest, and most complete offering. Traditional CDN, ESD, Streaming, 20k servers, truly global. Expensive.
Apple iTunes
Yahoo!
Amazon
E*TRADE
The White House
Limelight Networks$80M? - LLNW is private, with $130M equity funding from Goldman Sachs
Tempe, AZ200? by Bill Rinehart, Nathan Racinborski, Allan Kaplan, and Michael GordonAkamai's biggest challenger. Strong on ESD and Streaming (the high growth areas).
Microsoft X-Box Live
MSNBC
MetaCafe
Stardoll
VitalStream
(Internap)
$20M
Costa Mesa, CA
2000 by Phil Kaplan
Very strong in Streaming with integrated Advertising

Playstream
(Internap)
$?M
Seattle, WA
2000 by George Grubb
Self-Service streaming, on demand, live.

Audio Video Web
$?M
Needham, MA
1999
Self-Service streaming, on demand, live.

Savvis (Level3)$18MDenver, CO
Founded as Digital Island in 1996, sold to Cable and Wireless, Savvis, now Level3
Traditional CDN. L3 acquisition will be 3rd corporate home for this CDN in 9 years.

Navisite
Not Mentioned in Annual Rport
Andover, MA
Purchased Conxion in 2003
Re-launched in the 3 major CDN areas: Streaming, ESD, and App Acceleration.

CacheFly

Chicago, IL
2005?Online Pricing, Ordering, and provisioning.
Arizona State University
Proctor and Gamble
Trillian
10 Locations 5 US, Perth, Tokyo, 3 EU
Mirror Image
$13M
Tewksbury, MA
1999
Another older CDN, with strengths in traditional cacheing.
Advertising Council
Bridgestone/Firestone
Furniture.com
Orvis
Burton Snowboards
Forbes
The New York Times
WeatherBug
Panther ExpressPrivate
New York, NY2005 by Kevin P. Ryan and Dwight Merriman
Gawker Media
Fotolog
Veoh
DailyCandy
RapidEdge (Peer1)<$1M - not mentioned in annual reportVancouver, BC
September 2004 by Peer1 NetworkStartup CDN with good pricing. Footprint mostly in Europe and North America.

CacheLogic
Private
Cambridge, England
January 2002
Leverages P2P technology - likely solid with very large files at lower price points
P2P Specialists using eDonkey and uMule systems with DRM.
Bit GravityPrivate StartupBurlingame, CA2006 by Perry Wu and Barrett LyonStartup CDN.

ItivaPrivate StartupPalo Alto, CA2006 by Michel Billard, CEO, Dr. Robert Arn, CTO, Derek Lownsbrough, and David Redekop, CFOStartup CDN.
HomeTakes Real Estate Company
JetcastPrivate StartupBurlingame, CALate 2006/ Jan 2007 P2P CDN

OversiPrivate StartupTenafly, NJLate 2006/ Jan 2007 P2P CDN

Highwinds NetworksPrivate StartupWinter Park, FLLate 2006/ Jan 2007 Traditional CDN "Strike-tracker"

CDNetworksPrivate StartupAsiaLate 2006/ Jan 2007 P2P CDN

China CacheChinese CDNAsia
Traditional CDN