Nobody likes to wait for panoramic images to load. At 360Cities, we strive to ensure that the awesome panoramic images of our unique community load as quickly as possible. One of the ways to obtain higher transfer speeds and reduce latency is by implementing a Content Delivery Network. A Content Delivery Network (CDN) means a distributed architecture of servers around the world from which the panoramic images are hosted and served.
So we’re pleased to announce the launch of CDN service for all of our panoramic images across 360Cities.
As a result of our CDN implementation, you can now view all panoramic images with lower latency and higher transfer speeds than ever before…wherever your location.
After rigorous testing, we chose Amazon Cloud Front as our CDN provider. One of the deciding factors is that Amazon serves our panoramic images from over 25 locations around the world. Since implementation, our panoramas are now loading in approximately 1/4 of the time as compared to pre-CDN implementation. In Europe and the Continental US, the speed improvement is even higher, with panoramic images loading in 1/7 the time it used to take!