Judging from the buzz at this year’s CDN World Summit, CDN federations are a hot topic—and not just because they were the focus of my keynote. In short, the industry has moved beyond “if” and is now talking about “when” and “how.” This is good news because I believe CDN federations will play an important role in creating new opportunities for service providers to monetize their services.
As consumers demand greater amounts of high-quality content for their in-home and mobile devices, service providers (SPs) are finding it difficult to increase revenues while containing costs. In response, many SPs have implemented their own CDNs to reduce content-transport costs and improve the quality of content delivery to customers. While this approach has helped, results have been limited. Read More »
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By Francois Le Faucheur, System Architect, Cisco Systems
With the CDN World Summit coming up this week in London (Oct 26-28), it seems a good time to describe something that’s been a working passion of mine: CDNI, where the “I” stands for “Interconnect.”
What’s CDNI? It’s a new working group within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), co-chaired by myself and my colleague Rich Woundy, Senior VP/Software and Applications for Comcast. The working group mission is to develop standards for the interconnection of CDNs run by different operators, so they can inter-operate and collectively provide a multi-footprint CDN — thereby pooling resources that are owned and operated by multiple operators.
It’s all about how to link up the world’s CDNs, so that they can exchange information and work collectively. Just like the Internet was about linking up the world’s IP networks.
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