Cloud CDN and Media CDN

Leverage Google’s decade of experience delivering content

Google's content delivery networks—Cloud CDN and Media CDN—scale to bring content closer to a global audience.

New customers get $300 in free credits to spend on Cloud CDN.

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Features

Cloud CDN and Media CDN

Cloud CDN accelerates web applications using Google's global edge network.

Media CDN uses YouTube's infrastructure to bring video streams (VoD and live) and large file downloads closer to users for fast and reliable delivery.

Universal support for any origin and back end

Pull content from any HTTP-capable origin, including Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, and Google Kubernetes Engine back ends and origins outside of Google Cloud, such as storage buckets in other clouds.

Security in-depth

Cloud CDN and Media CDN integrate with Cloud Armor. Protect content at the edge with Cloud Armor that has protected companies from some of the largest DDoS attacks. 

Fine-grain cache controls

Configure caching behavior by origin that allows you to have fine-grained control over cache keys, TTLs, and other caching features based on the content type being served. 

Route matching and origin selection

Cloud CDN and Media CDN provide advanced HTTP routing capabilities that allow you to map traffic to specific edge configurations and origins at a fine-grained level.

Real-time logging and metrics

Understand how traffic is being served by Cloud CDN and Media CDN with Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring.

Modern protocols for better user experience

Protocols such as TLS version 1.3, QUIC, Global Anycast directly benefit the user experience by delivering render-blocking web content more quickly and reducing playback start time and rebuffering when serving video.

How It Works

Cloud CDN and Media CDN accelerate web and video content delivery by using Google's global edge network to bring content as close to your users as possible. Latency, cost, and load on your backend servers is reduced, making it easy to scale to millions of users.

What is Cloud CDN?
What is Cloud CDN?

Common Uses

Static content

Accelerate and secure web content for global audiences

Cloud CDN uses Google’s global edge network to serve content closer to your users. Originally built to serve Google’s core applications like Google Search, Gmail, and Maps, Cloud CDN gives you the same world-class infrastructure to accelerate and secure mission critical web experiences at a global scale.

Learn more about using Cloud CDN for your web delivery workloads
Load balancer topologies

Accelerate and secure web content for global audiences

Cloud CDN uses Google’s global edge network to serve content closer to your users. Originally built to serve Google’s core applications like Google Search, Gmail, and Maps, Cloud CDN gives you the same world-class infrastructure to accelerate and secure mission critical web experiences at a global scale.

Learn more about using Cloud CDN for your web delivery workloads
Load balancer topologies

Dynamic content

Use Cloud CDN to serve dynamic, user-specific content

By caching frequently accessed data in Google's edge network, Cloud CDN keeps the data as close as possible to users and allows for the fastest possible access. Cloud CDN offers configurable cache controls and optimizations like dynamic compression to help you accelerate your APIs and content.

Learn more about using Cloud CDN for best web security practices
architectural diagram of CDN, Apigee, LB

Use Cloud CDN to serve dynamic, user-specific content

By caching frequently accessed data in Google's edge network, Cloud CDN keeps the data as close as possible to users and allows for the fastest possible access. Cloud CDN offers configurable cache controls and optimizations like dynamic compression to help you accelerate your APIs and content.