2011-05-25 00:00:00 | Uncategorized
I was forwarded an interesting announcement from 3Crowd:
With the explosive growth of video on the Internet, I don’t see traditional CDNs powering the Internet’s content indefinitely. In five to ten years from now there should be new technology that allows networks to maximize their strengths and media companies to take charge of their delivery strategy. I see clearly a unified federation between all the networking parties involved.
We couldn’t agree more. This has been our vision and message since 2002, especially the federated concept. Hence our product name: VideoExchange.
Cache server vs CDN server
There seems to be a fair bit of confusion in the marketplace regarding the functional differences between a Cache and a CDN server (Delivery Node). Many people assume that CDNs require caching technologies to distribute and deliver objects. That is not true. Many people use the term ‘cache’ if they talk about a CDN delivery server. We prefer to use the term ‘delivery node’. I’ve been asked to clarify these differences. Feel free to email me with comments, addendums or questions.
2011-05-25 00:00:00 | Streamzilla
The all new StreamZilla
Who said CDNs were becoming a commodity?
StreamZilla, our pan-EU streaming CDN just released a brand new website, with many new services and features. In the past months, our StreamZilla team has been working on an array of improvements and innovations. StreamZilla started in 2004 and quickly became Europe’s leading streaming service provider and now enters it’s fourth generation. StreamZilla is a great showcase for our VideoExchange CDN technology. Popular, fast growing, scalable, premium and last but not least: always profitable. Commoditized CDNs can only compete on price. StreamZilla offers competitive rates but competes on innovation and service.
CDN Federation pilot
Many people in the CDN industry talk about CDN federation. We are actually doing it :)
Jet-Stream has pro-actively been involved in several CDN federation pilots since 2002. In our opinion it doesn’t make sense to draft an academic standard and then hope that it will work in the field. It’s better to get hands-on experience in pilot projects. And then derive standards from real life experience.
Jet-Stream recently finished a CDN pilot with an American telco customer. Part of the pilot was to test the ability to share resources between the CDNs so traffic could be offloaded from one CDN to another CDN. All tests fully succeeded.
2011-05-17 00:00:00 | Streamzilla
StreamZilla sneak preview
StreamZilla, the pan-European CDN, finished a major platform upgrade and is about to launch a new website, with great new products and services.
Sneak preview video!