Alcatel-Lucent Intros Elastic CDN, Cloud DVR

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has used IBC in Amsterdam to unveil its Elastic Content Delivery Network and an enhanced cloud DVR platform.

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Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has used IBC in Amsterdam to unveil its Elastic Content Delivery Network (CDN) and an enhanced cloud DVR platform. The cloud DVR platform leverages storage technology developed in collaboration with Intel Corp. as well as the Intel Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (ISA-L). For example, Ceph, an open source project, offers a distributed object store designed to ensure capacity meets consumer demands and provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability, according to the company. Meanwhile, erasure coding, coupled with the Intel ISA-L, offers high efficiency and availability storage, enableing data to use half the space of alternative methods, Alcatel-Lucent asserts. UK multi-service provider Talk Talk has already tested components of the cloud DVR platform in a live network, Alcatel-Lucent says. Alcatel-Lucent’s Elastic CDN uses the company’s Velocix cloud network concepts to enable resources to be allocated more flexibly, the company says. Operators can dynamically provision virtualized machines in minutes rather than weeks or months and cache popular content closer to users, Alcatel-Lucent says. The Elastic CDN capability will become commercially available in 2016.
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