Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ALU to Make Velocix CDN Elastic Next Year

Alcatel-Lucent announced it is set to "boost the performance of its cloud-based IP video storage and content delivery technologies with the introduction of its enhanced Cloud DVR platform and the new Elastic Content Delivery Network. This will allow service providers to manage network capacity more dynamically as they deal with ever-growing customer demand.

.. Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix content delivery network (CDN) technologies allow service providers to optimize video content for delivery on any device. With functionality moved to the cloud, the Elastic CDN allows resources to be allocated more flexibly, when and where they are needed. 

During a major sporting event or incident, the provider can dynamically provision virtualized machines in minutes rather than weeks or months and cache popular content closer to users to better manage video traffic over the networks. Once demand has slowed, extra capacity can be released and used on other applications or services. Elastic CDN will be made commercially available in 2016.

See "Alcatel-Lucent enhances delivery of video content with introduction of Elastic content delivery network and cloud-based DVR storage" - here.