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Monitoring innovations in CDN, CDN Federation, Cloud, SDN, Security, Caching, Load Balancing, Video/DRM delivery strategies & tools
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About Federation, 3rd party CDNs integration (by Jet-Stream)

About Federation, 3rd party CDNs integration (by Jet-Stream) | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

"Jet-Stream, pioneering federation, is a strong supporter of standards and has been involved in ETSI and IETF efforts to standardize interconnectivity between CDNs. In a utopian world, all CDNs support common open and free standards to interconnect, and the standards support all advanced features between CDNs. However, realistically we can only conclude that CDN interconnection efforts so far have not procuded any real-world implementations -let alone operational usage- after many years. Running pilots only show that the lowest possible common denominator has been standardized. The costs for CDN vendors and CDN operators to implement these standards can rise very high. Everyone has to rewrite large portions of their code and redesign their architectures. In addition, the pace of the industry is killing. New technologies and business opportunities emerge every few months, and standards will simply keep lagging for years. The business case for CDN federation has already been calculated to be weak, and the need for CDN interconnection has been undercut by the availability of software CDNs that can be extended in hours to cloud and virtual footprints all over the world very fast at low costs and with the full feature stack of your own CDN. Another serious threat is that vendors are trying to get specific innovations into standards, locking the standards into proprietary and expensive (and already outdated) patented technologies. We need a faster, more flexible, more open, more pragmatic approach.

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Broadpeak Introduces umbrellaCDN, Advanced CDN Selection Solution [PR]

Broadpeak Introduces umbrellaCDN, Advanced CDN Selection Solution [PR] | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Broadpeak today launched umbrellaCDN™, an innovative solution that offers content providers and pay-TV operators complete control over the allocation of video content to multiple CDNs. Utilizing umbrellaCDN, users can select the best CDN for live or VOD content at all times — according to various criteria — enabling them to provide the best possible quality of experience for end-users at the best possible cost.

 

Content providers can create parameter-based rules according to a wide range of criteria, including end-user geo-location, end-user ISP, type of content (e.g., live or VOD, pay or free, premium or trailer), and time of day or day of the week. Rules are managed through three distinct modes: quality of service, where the chosen CDN is the one that offers the best quality in a given region; load balancing, whereby sessions are divided between several CDNs; and quotas, with a maximum number of sessions allocated to each CDN.

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