The figure shows how an Intelligent CDN could be created, allowing enterprises to deliver applications such as e-learning, training, corporate communications and live webcasts for large audiences and remote sites in a scalable fashion.
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Intelligent CDN Framework
An intelligent and hierarchical CDN framework using MediaWarp will allow enterprises to deliver applications such as e-learning, training, corporate communications and live webcasts for large audiences and remote sites in a scalable fashion. In addition, it will also allow the delivery of live and VOD content in various formats to multiple endpoints throughout the enterprise network. An internal CDN will also allow enterprises to reduce capital spending in large-scale streaming servers and data center infrastructure.
Caching and delivering content closer to the remote sites helps enterprises save on their bandwidth costs. This is especially true for scenarios where the central and remote offices are in different continents (Japan and USA for example) – monthly bandwidth expenses are not cheap in these instances and enterprises will benefit greatly with MediaWarp’s transparent caching feature, which can decrease peak bandwidth usage by 35 to 40 percent.
Ease of Integration
MediaWarp can be seamlessly integrated on blades in existing network elements, or deployed on inexpensive, industry standard server and storage solutions. MediaWarp is processor-independent and can be ported onto a Linux environment in less than four weeks. MediaWarp has also implemented an innovative plug-in architecture that allows 3rd parties to develop and integrate plug-ins in order to implement customer-specific features.