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CERN Ensures Flawless Live Streaming with Edgio CDN

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Discover how CERN utilizes Edgio's CDN to deliver seamless live streams of scientific discoveries to global audiences

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s leading laboratories for particle physics. At CERN, physicists and engineers are probing the universe’s fundamental structure. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory is located on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 22 Member and 8 Associate Member States.

CERN's Challenge

Live streaming important scientific discoveries to large global audiences.

CERN's Solution

More than ten years ago, CERN started streaming live events via an internal streaming service to communicate regularly with scientists worldwide. They now stream events to thousands of people simultaneously and needed a CDN provider to ensure high performance and accessibility.

CERN needed a CDN that would not become overloaded during traffic spikes. They discovered Edgio, who they continue to turn to for high-profile events.

“When CERN makes a major announcement, we use Edgio to make sure information is flawlessly live-streamed in real-time. They help us deliver on our mission of communicating knowledge within the science community and with the public at large.’’

Marek Domaracky, Webcast Service Manager – CERN


During the announcement of the Higgs boson discovery, CERN used Edgio during the live-streamed event to more than 50,000 simultaneous viewers and a million on-demand viewers. Regardless of the scope of the event, CERN relies on Edgio to handle high volumes of concurrent traffic and spikes.

Global Reach
CERN regularly shares knowledge with scientists and the general public around the world. Edgio’s private global network makes sure CERN’s events are accessible everywhere.

Customer Support
Edgio’s Expert Services team of engineers is on hand to join events and is available 24×7 to ensure everything runs smoothly.

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