CDN Breakthroughs
2.8K views | +0 today
Follow
CDN Breakthroughs
Monitoring innovations in CDN, CDN Federation, Cloud, SDN, Security, Caching, Load Balancing, Video/DRM delivery strategies & tools
Curated by Nicolas Weil
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Nicolas Weil
Scoop.it!

Edgeware Consolidates Video Delivery With Unified Caching and Software Defined Networking

At TV Connect, Edgeware is demoing the Orbit Unified Server Software running on two hardware platforms. In addition to Edgeware's existing Orbit 3020 hardware platform, this includes Edgeware's latest Orbit 3080 platform, providing up to 80Gbps aggregate throughput per rack unit to both networks from a single set of caching servers. Edgeware's Convoy Software provides all control and management for both delivery types from a single, virtualized application running in a shared data-center or private cloud. By creating a centralized, logical view of all network resources, this SDN architecture enables operators to dynamically provision capacity and to optimize video session routing for the highest-possible quality of experience (QoE) regardless of any rapid change in the mix of video services. A key example for prioritizing is live streaming to premium sports customers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nicolas Weil
Scoop.it!

nanoCDN could change live multi-screen economics

nanoCDN could change live multi-screen economics | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Broadpeak’s nanoCDN solution will be launched commercially early this year, giving telcos and cable operators the opportunity to reduce bandwidth consumption and simultaneously increase the QoE for customers watching live streaming video on multiscreen devices. This product has the potential to change the economics of streaming but until now there have been only limited details available about how it works and what it can achieve. Broadpeak has just started releasing more details.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nicolas Weil
Scoop.it!

Device and content prioritization among next steps for CDN

Device and content prioritization among next steps for CDN | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

The next-generation of CDN needs to give service providers much greater control over bandwidth priorities in the home, Alcatel-Lucent believes. If there are multiple devices competing for bandwidth, you need to be able to say that a connected television needs priority for streaming and that a smartphone should be given a lower bitrate stream, for example.


“Service providers need a way to control the quality that is delivered to every screen and that is not possible today with adaptive bitrate streaming,” Mestric explains. “So in the CDN we will include a session manager that makes the CDN aware of all the different devices and session requests so that if you start to watch video on an iPhone and there is no congestion in the access network you will get the highest bitrate possible, but if someone else in the family turns on a connected TV device the service provider can then limit the bitrate profiles that can be accessed by the iPhone, for instance.”


Mestric points out that session prioritization could be useful if there is contention on mobile networks. Then a content provider could prioritize a premium subscriber over a basic subscriber so they get the higher bitrate if there is no chance to provide them both with the best possible experience.

more...
Nicolas Weil's curator insight, June 13, 2013 1:49 PM

Interesting approach fro priviledging premium subscribers/contents, and a new competitor for Seawell Networks Spectrum which is delivering this kind of features for a long time now...