People are talking about Akamai but there are plenty of other CDN
providers ( www.cdnlist.com
) out there that don't have a presence in New Zealand.
Many have the nearest pop in Singapore, Hong Kong or perhaps Sydney but in
most cases performance to them will be bad due (often worse than to
California) due to limited International bandwidth with NZ ISPs
Perhaps some of the NZ ISPs could, instead of spending $$$ on building
proxy-caches perhaps get together and encourage/subsidises some of these
providers into getting a pop in New Zealand on a well-peered network.
For example (thanks to Mauricio Freitas for pointer) google will put boxes
into some places:
and I would hope that others would do the same if approached. I be
especially keen to see an Amazon cloudfront, SimpleCDN and perhaps a few
others but speaking as somebody who as lots of bytes to deliver to New
Zealanders I'd just about settle for anybody ( that didn't charge $akamai$
I'd hope it would be too hard for the CDN people and some NZ ISPs to work
together to identify which providers are sending worthwhile amounts of
traffic and devise some arrangement.
An example here or poor performance, I just loaded this page from work and
average download times for 64k images from most providers was over a
second (although I can guess which ones have Aus or SE-Asian servers).
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