Alibaba Cloud Dynamic Route for CDN (DCDN) is extensively used in sectors such as e-commerce, public service, gaming, and finance to improve site performance and user experience.

E-commerce

Background: E-commerce platforms involve a large number of online systems which provide support for a variety of scenarios such as user registration, website logon, product browsing, and order payment. In this case, user experience largely depends on the network speed and security of content transmission.

Requirements: Most e-commerce websites contain a mix of dynamic and static content, and a large number of images for the products on sale. These contents require acceleration to ensure optimal user experience. In addition, e-commerce websites need to be able to support online payments, flash sales, and other promotional activities. These features are workload intensive and cause slow response times on the website.

Use cases: online travel agencies for flights and hotels, online booking platforms for food delivery and taxis, fast-moving consumer goods industry, and vertical e-commerce platforms.

DCDN is ideal for websites that present a mix of dynamic and static content. DCDN ensures a smooth user experience and helps lower customer attrition.

Social media

Background: More and more websites are featuring dynamic content, such as comment sections or audio and video content. If a large number of users try to open the same page simultaneously, the website may become sluggish or even unresponsive.

Requirements: reliable access to websites and quick content updates. We recommend that you use DCDN for social media platforms to improve site performance and user experience.

Use cases: forums, blogs, and interactive news sites.

Enterprises and public services

Requirements: website acceleration and network security. Official websites of enterprises or governments represent their public image and credibility.

DCDN leverages its network resources to provide network acceleration for static and dynamic content on your websites and protect your resources against DDoS and HTTP flood attacks.

Gaming

Requirements: performance optimization and availability of gaming websites and services when operations such as package downloading and user logon are performed. During peak hours, players expect fast and smooth service when logging on, making purchases, and updating the game.

Use cases: online games and battle games. In these cases, DCDN can provide acceleration services such as route optimization, cache-based acceleration, and security safeguard.

Finance

Requirements: high network availability and security. Purchase operations include dynamic and interactive processes. Your transactions may be exposed to risks if they are performed over unsecured cross-network connections. Therefore, we recommend that you use DCDN in financial scenarios to safeguard every transaction.

Use cases: online banking, mobile payments, credit card bonus malls, mobile securities, P2P loans, and other Internet finance applications.