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Cloud Acceleration

Definition - What does Cloud Acceleration mean?

Cloud acceleration is a type of service that allows content producers, publishers or other organizations to rapidly deliver content to end users or consumers. It provides the technology and services that ensure quick delivery of content or data to a requesting node.

Techopedia explains Cloud Acceleration

Cloud acceleration works from a cloud managed service platform that provides delivery via a cloud accelerator. An organization that provides a cloud acceleration service has network infrastructure specifically designed to provide high-speed data transfer and routing. Typically, cloud acceleration is achieved through optimizing and fine tuning the Internet-based delivery network for enhanced performance and lower latency.

A cloud acceleration service provider manages all of the traffic that directly originates from a host server to a destination node, thereby handling network performance metrics, such as TCP optimization, quality of service (QoS) and network load management.

A cloud acceleration service is similar to a content delivery network (CDN) but designed specifically for streaming or dynamic content/data.

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