Today, Netflix announced OpenConnect, a way for Internet Access providers to extend Netflix own CDN.
This approach is very much in line with the trend that Jet-Stream predicted: Content Publishers want to be in full control of their workflow chain, right down to delivery.
Next to telco CDNs, publisher CDNs are yet another potential threat to Internet CDNs whose best effort infrastructure simply does not live up to the expectations and requirements from premium content providers.
Maybe even a bigger threat since this is a massive signal to the CDN industry that content publishers are not just technically able but also have the strategy to directly work with access providers. This is their customers saying: let's cut out the man in the middle.
READ OpenConnect webpage outside US : http://ip.fi/%7Ekajtzu/openconnect%20site%20dump.pdf
Via Nicolas Weil