Edge Container Platform
Run applications everywhere around the globe, much closer to end-users.
CDNetworks Edge Container Platform (ECP) is an application hosting service that is uniquely positioned at the network edge with a global reach. Backed by a broad edge cloud infrastructure, ECP offers highly distributed compute, storage, and network resources that allows customers to run their applications closer to end-users. In this way, ECP significantly lowers the cost of data transport, reduces latency, and helps address data residency challenges.
ECP is an edge computing service built upon Kubernetes and Docker. It helps customers deploy containerized applications effortlessly at global scale in seconds, while retaining the benefits derived from advanced container technologies, such as being lightweight, portable, and scalable.
Lower Latency and Less Bandwidth Costs
Enjoy lower latency from a distributed cloud than conventional centralized clouds by bringing your application to locations much closer to your users. Optimize bandwidth costs by allowing more data to be processed at the edge which would otherwise need to be moved around.
Faster and Easier Application Delivery at Scale
Focus on code, not Ops, with no clusters to manage and no servers to operate. Simply push your application code and have your application delivered to the edge globally in just seconds. The far-reaching coverage provided by the ECP infrastructure reduces the need to integrate with multiple clouds in order to establish a global footprint.
High Availability and Scalability
Leverage self-healing and auto-failover (among locations) features to ensure that your applications are always available. Dynamically spin up instances in response to incoming requests, and scale up instantly to meet demand spikes.
Similar Cloud Native Experience
Run containerized applications in familiar Kubernetes and Docker environments. Interact with the platform to manage your applications similar to native Kubernetes with no change to your container tech stack and no vendor lock-in!
ECP Global Coverage
ECP places high-performance compute, storage, and network resources as close as possible to end users and allows customers to write applications once and deploy them everywhere. CDNetworks’ global points of presence (PoPs) are organized into four “server groups” based on cost.
We define different prices for traffic served from the four groups. In this way, customers can fully customize performance and cost for different regions in the world. ECP covers the most significant areas on the planet, and continues to expand its global network reach at a rapid pace.
How it Works
ECP is an edge computing service built on the same successful infrastructure behind CDNetworks’ Content Delivery Network (CDN). Similar to the way CDN works, ECP slashes the distance between an application and its end users or clients by distributing application servers to edge locations throughout the world. Incoming traffic routed by the GSLB is handled and processed by servers residing in nearby edge PoPs, which results in minimal latency, less bandwidth costs, and enhanced data locality.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. ECP is an edge container hosting service built on Kubernetes and Docker. It offers lightweight edge computing for containerized applications.
Yes. Feel free to bring your own or 3rd party container registry. But consider using ECP container registry to take advantage of accelerated uploads and downloads.
Yes. All OCI-compliant images are supported, regardless of which tool is used to build the images.
Usually, the deployment takes seconds, which is significantly faster than with VMs. The actual time needed depends on several factors, particularly image size and the time it takes to download the image. What we’ve observed is that this can be fine tuned to be as fast as below 10s.