Acceleration Systems vs Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is very different than last-mile bandwidth optimization. Although, in fairness, we may use similar buzzwords, so it can get a bit confusing.
If you operate a large web site with millions of users around the globe, you need a CDN to place multiple copies of that site around the globe, dynamically route users, and keep it all in sync.
If you have an office location with poor Internet access, you need last-mile bandwidth optimization to improve the Internet experience for users in that office, and to reduce the total data traffic moving to and from that office.
In short, a CDN optimizes traffic to and from a specific web site. Acceleration Systems optimizes the entire Internet for a specific office location.