The solution will enable CDN owners such as telecom or cable TV operators to quickly spin up and down streaming resources when needed. This elasticity – referred to as cache autoscaling – welcomes significant economic advantages by automatically propagating content to new cache instances in the cloud and allowing dynamic resource allocation. The solution, which is cloud agnostic, enables deployment in any public, private or hybrid cloud execution environment. Using a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) approach, the solution empowers users to quickly expand into new territories, all while avoiding overspending and delivering the best possible streaming quality.
The new cloud-based elastic CDN technology is composed of a software-defined cache control and management function, and a TV delivery mechanism. Together, they help CDN owners better cope with dynamic spikes in video consumption, such as during big live events or releases of high-profile content.
The combination of Edgeware’s new cloud-based CDN solution and its StreamPilot multi-CDN control platform offers a unique possibility to manage and offload peak traffic, both within a customer’s own CDN and in a multi-CDN environment.