Edgeware has added third-party support to its CDN Selector to allow operators to deliver the same content from a single network attached storage (NAS) object over Akamai and Level3 services.
Edgeware's solution is designed to support both CDN selection and publishing functions so that an operator only needs to store, repackage and encrypt its video assets in one place, using a single NAS, as opposed to having one for each CDN service provider. Cache misses from the other CDNs can also be repackaged and encrypted on the fly to maximize reach. Control of the delivery quality remains with the operator as distribution policy and business rules that can be enforced centrally.
"There's a growing trend for operators to build their own TV CDNs," said Edgeware CTO Göran Appelquist, "but extending your own dedicated CDN with third-party services is a good way to reach off-net viewers or meet peaks in demand."
Edgeware's CDN Selector and publishing software is managed centrally and is designed to support video streaming through multiple third-party CDN providers as well as its own. The CDN Selector can be deployed in a virtualized IT or cloud environment and on standard computing platforms. It also comes pre-integrated with Edgeware's TV Servers and its software-based Virtualized TV Server.