One of the first things I did when I joined Unibet was to set up a Content Delivery Network. I did some research and ended up with a shortlist.
A few factors were limiting my options:
- The CDN provider must do business with e-gaming companies
- The CDN provider must have an SSL CDN service
The first point effectively rules out Akamai and a number of other companies. The second point rules out even more companies.
I ended up talking to Limelight, and despite some screwups at their London sales office, I must say their CDN service is really awesome. Highly recommended. We currently use them for web site acceleration, to host downloadable clients and for banner serving.