Content Delivery Service

Canadian institutions connected to the CANARIE Network though the National Research and Education Network (NREN)* can benefit from faster access to select online resources and content, without increasing internet transit costs.

The service is delivered on our dedicated CDS IP Network, which is separate from the CANARIE Network that provides connectivity between Canada’s provinces and territories, and to global research and education networks. CDS is made possible by our direct peering relationships with content providers through public Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) or private links.

* CANARIE’s CDS is currently not available to institutions connected to ORION, Yukon University, and Aurora College. Institutions connected to ORION must work directly with ORION to peer with content delivery networks.

Supported Content Providers

  • Adhost
  • Altopia ( and
  • Cisco WebEx
  • Desire2Learn
  • Facebook
  • Github
  • Google
  • Limelight
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Rackforce
  • Softlayer
  • Yahoo!

CDS Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)

  • HFXIX (Halifax, NS)
  • Pacific Wave (Seattle, WA)
  • SIX (Seattle, WA)
  • TorIX (Toronto, ON)
  • QIX (Montreal, QC)
  • VANIX (Vancouver, BC)
  • YYCIX (Calgary, AB)

Peer with us

CANARIE peers with content providers that support Canada’s research and education communities. Peering relationships with content providers are governed by and subject to CANARIE’s Content Peering Policy, as approved by CANARIE’s Board of Directors in January 2011.

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