Cloud CDN is the fastest content delivery network worldwide
Fast, reliable web and video content delivery with global scale and reach

With global scale and reach, Cloud CDN is the #1 fastest content delivery network worldwide (per Cedexis by Citrix) and uses the same infrastructure Google uses to serve billions of users—increasing user engagement through faster page loads, lowering serving costs, and simplifying operations.

  • Brings consistently great web and video experiences to users anywhere
  • Provides privacy and data security
  • Activates with a single click for Cloud Load Balancing users

Key features

For architects

Global distribution with anycast IP

With edge caches peered with nearly every major end-user ISP globally, Cloud CDN offers connectivity to more users everywhere. Thanks to anycast architecture, your site gets a single global IP address, combining consistent performance worldwide with easy management.

For developers

Optimized for last-mile performance

As a complement to Google Cloud’s high-performance private network, Cloud CDN supports modern protocols originally developed at Google, like HTTP/2 and QUIC, to improve site performance for mobile users and/or users in emerging markets.

For administrators

Integrated with Google Cloud

Cloud CDN is tightly integrated with Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging, providing detailed latency metrics out of the box, as well as raw HTTP request logs for deeper visibility. Logs can be exported into Cloud Storage and/or BigQuery for further analysis with just a few clicks.

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Customer stories


  • Improved application reliability

  • Reduced testing, staging, and deployment to production from three days to half a day

  • Dramatically reduced latency


  • Travel and hospitality

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What’s new


Google cloud basics
Overview of Cloud CDN

Get an overview of how Cloud CDN works.

Getting started with Cloud CDN

Learn how to enable and disable Cloud CDN on a load balancing configuration.

Best practice
Best practices for content delivery

Best practices for optimizing and accelerating content delivery with Cloud CDN.

Common use cases

Cloud CDN and load balancing

Using Cloud CDN with HTTP(S) load balancing

Cloud CDN works with HTTP(S) load balancing to deliver content to your users. The HTTP(S) load balancer provides the frontend IP addresses and ports that receive requests and the back ends that respond to the requests. You can also configure Cloud CDN for use with load balancing and GKE.

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All features

Anycast IP Serve content globally from a single IP address.
SSL/TLS SSL/TLS support included at no additional cost.
Large objects Upload large objects (up to 5 TB) for media use cases.
Signed URLs Serve responses from our globally distributed caches, even when you need requests to be authorized.
Invalidation Take down cached content in minutes.
HTTPS Provide your own SSL/TLS certificate to secure your content using a domain name of your choice.
Monitoring and logging Use seamlessly with Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging; additional monitoring also available via Network Intelligence Center.
Origins Serve content originating from Compute Engine VMs, Google Kubernetes Engine, and Cloud Storage buckets (or mix-and-match).
Modern protocols Support for HTTP/2 and QUIC.


When Cloud CDN serves your content, you’re charged for bandwidth and HTTP/HTTPS requests. On cache hits, you pay for cache egress bandwidth. On cache misses, you additionally pay for cache fill bandwidth.

You’re also charged for any cache invalidations you initiate. Each invalidation can specify either a single path or a path prefix.

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