Friday, September 24, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent Adds Bluecoat's Over-the-Top Caching to its Velocix CDN Solution

Bluecoat announced "a strategic reseller agreement .. Alcatel-Lucent will sell Blue Coat products, including Blue Coat® ProxySG® and CacheFlow® appliances, to Alcatel-Lucent customers worldwide – including tier-one telcos, managed service providers, regional ISPs and mobile operators"

See "Alcatel-Lucent and Blue Coat Form Global Reseller Agreement and Collaborate to Help Service Providers Deliver Better Video Experience for Customers" - here.

This is a necessary, so I believe, first step towards the integration of video distribution (CDN) and caching into one solution, targeting the service provider market (see more - "BT Selects Cisco's Video Content Delivery System" - here)

"Alcatel-Lucent will specifically leverage the CacheFlow appliance as a complement to Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix Content Delivery Network solution. The Velocix Digital Media Delivery Platform manages the distribution of digital content and is based on open Internet based video standards. The CacheFlow appliance reduces the strain of bandwidth-consuming dynamic Web 2.0 and video content by transparently caching such “over-the-top” content, providing bandwidth savings for carriers and a better experience for users. The CacheFlow appliance also helps service providers manage traffic “spikes” due to unusually high demand for content on breaking news or special events."

Paul Larbey, vice president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix Content Delivery Network solutions said: “The Blue Coat platform is proven in some of the largest service provider and enterprise environments in the world, and it complements our existing products and services, giving service providers another tool to improve and simplify video delivery.

Velocix, in its early days as CacheLogic, also did content caching (for P2P file sharing, mainly).

Related posts:
  • DPI Announcements - Blue Coat Introduces Carrier Caching Appliance - here
  • Yankee Group: CDNs Expand to Mobile Broadband [Independent Caching OK?] - here

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