There is a great news for all Pakistani online streaming lovers. As a positive development in this area, a Netflix CDN is now placed at StormFiber Data Centres which will help in delivering buffer-free streaming services to Pakistani users.
Storm Fiber has been pursuing popular online and social media service providers to place their CDNs in Pakistan or increase their current local capacity so that the local users can get access to content instantly without extended loading times and buffering issues.
StormFiber in association with RapidCompute – a leader in cloud computing in Pakistan – has also been wokring to deploy cloud based CDNs to reduce latency and improve throughput for StormFiber customers.
What is a CDN?
CDN or otherwise known as Content Delivery Network is collaborative system of globally distributed servers which deliver content and web pages to the end user trying to access it. A CDN is essentially used to replicate the content on the main servers so that a user can access it from the nearest possible location.
Thanks to a CDN, users can access data from the nearest location which also helps reduce the load on the central servers, improving the overall experience for all users.
CDNs are placed by content providers themselves which include social media service providers, streaming services and any other type of web content.
They improve the overall user experience and allow for a more efficient network utilization. Content providers either host their own CDNs or pay CDN operators to deliver their content, who then pay ISPs for hosting their servers in data centers.
The main objective of having multiple CDNs globally is to have data cached as close as possible to the end users, allowing faster access to data and utilizing content based optimizations to get it to the user in the most efficient manner possible.
Some advantages of local CDNs are:
- Global reach with improved user experience
- Less latency
- Reduced network load
- Increased reliability in service access
- Local data analytics to learn about the market
- Cost savings over foreign hosting
- DDoS protection
How Will Netflix CDN at Stormfiber Help Pakistani Users?
As Storm Fiber has managed to get a Netflix CDN in its data center, users who regularly stream content from Netflix will see a noticeable change in user experience when accessing it. The advantage of local Netflix CDN can only be availed by StormFiber users.
Previously, user requests to access Netflix content were so slow that users had to pause and rewind videos to get better stream quality even with very fast internet connections. User requests were handled by distant CDNs in the Middle East or Europe resulting in high latency.
As the content will be cached locally, users will see very low latency, fast page load times and less buffering in Netflix videos. The overall user experience will be massively enhanced.
Regardless of the condition of the undersea cables, StormFiber users will virtually still be able to access Netflix without any hiccups.
It is great to see StormFiber’s success in improving Netflix’s video streaming service in Pakistan. Users who love to watch 4K content or even Full HD movies, dramas and other media, can now enjoy buffer-free video load speeds when using StormFiber’s fibre optic network.