As the amount of online video increases, ISPs face a challenge—the burdening of their networks with a growing amount of Internet-sourced traffic such as online video. But what if the ISP could pull video content from local cache? In this working group, participating members focus on helping ISPs solve this traffic problem by establishing the underlying technical and functional requirements for implementing an in-network, open caching system.
To create the functional and technical requirements for open caching systems inside ISP networks
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.
Open Cache System Functional Requirements
Problem statement and functional requirements of an open caching solution deployed by service providers to be used by content providers and content delivery networks.
Open Cache Request Routing Service Provisioning Specification
This includes the functional specification of open-caching service provisioning interfaces enabling a CDN and an SP to exchange information to enable the delegation of CDN content requests to the SP Open Caching system.