Open Caching


To create the functional and technical requirements for open caching systems inside ISP networks


As the amount of online video increases, ISPs are facing a challenge—their networks are becoming burdened with a growing amount of Internet-sourced traffic as end-user requests for online streaming video must be sourced from outside the network. But what if the ISP could pull video content from local cache rather than back-hauling from peered networks or over the public Internet? In this working group, participating members are focused on helping ISPs solve this problem by establishing the underlying technical and functional requirements for implementing an in-network, open caching system.


The Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching Working Group has two objectives. First, to identify the critical components of a non-proprietary caching system; and second, to establish basic architectural guidelines for implementation of an open caching system.