Global Content Delivery (GCD)

Globally delivering service content with efficiency

Overview

Relying on Tencent Cloud's CDN nodes around the globe and using proprietary intelligent global scheduling and real-time quality monitoring systems, Tencent Cloud Global Content Delivery (GCD) accurately routes end user requests from outside Mainland China to provide acceleration and integrated solutions for various businesses such as static services, downloads and audiovisual services. GCD effectively reduces access latency and improves service availability, helping solve issues with cross-border access and support the global presence of your businesses.

Benefits

Global Coverage

Relying on Tencent Cloud's over 100 CDN nodes with 20+ Tbps of combined bandwidth deployed in more than 50 countries and regions, GCD effectively solves issues with cross-border access, reduces access latency of end users outside China and ultimately improves service availability.

Smart Scheduling

Tencent Cloud's proprietary global scheduling system precisely routes end user requests to the optimal nodes for a better user access experience based on the end user's region and data from Tencent Cloud's real-time global quality monitoring system.

Security Protection

GCD supports full-linkage HTTPS encrypted transfer which ensures data security and prevents content hijacking. In addition, it supports self-service configuration of access control policies based on referer and client IP access control policies that can limit IP access frequency and bandwidth to effectively resist content hotlinking and CC attacks.

Comprehensive Services

For different business needs, GCD supports the acceleration of static content, downloads and audio/video on demand, enabling high service reliability and availability in different business scenarios and improving the global presence of your businesses.

Seamless Access

Tencent Cloud's GCD network can seamlessly access its CDN networks within China. The configurations can be synced among these networks in one click with no repetitive operations required. A wide variety of OPS methods are provided for convenient self-service management and global development of your businesses.

Features

GCD provides a comprehensive domain name management system and convenient global data monitoring system.
Access Control

GCD supports self-service configuration of access control policies, including blacklists/whitelists for referer, IP, UA (in trial) and IP access frequency limits, which help effectively resist hotlinking, malicious users and CC attacks.

Scenarios

Global Acceleration

GCD provides acceleration and integrated solutions for various businesses such as static services, downloads and audiovisual services. Tencent's proprietary GSLB global scheduling system precisely routes user requests to the optimal global acceleration nodes; and GCD networks adopt two-level architecture of edge servers and regional centers to further enhance the acceleration effect through intelligent cross-node routing and dedicated route optimization.