Understanding Open Caching

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00am (PST)

Part of delivering a great video experience means getting content as quickly to end users as possible. But when ISPs have to backhaul content from the public Internet, or CDNs, it adds time, and increases the potential for network delivery problems. Open Caching is a revolutionary new streaming architecture designed to provide localized caching resources within the operator network that interoperates with CDN caches and content owner origins. In this panel, you’ll learn what Open Caching is, the benefits, and, more importantly, listen to a lively discussion about some of the challenges that have to be addressed to make Open Caching a reality.

Topics Covered

This webinar will address (or addressed) the following:

  1. What are the components of an open caching architecture? What does an operator, like Verizon or Comcast, have to implement in order to take advantage of this?
  2. What kind of results have you seen from the first phase of the POC? What is the impact on latency of using the Open Caching nodes in an operator network?
  3. What is the next step for the POC? What does Phase 2 look like and how do interested companies get involved?
  4. Will the Streaming Video Alliance be developing the APIs and getting them into Github or is the organization relying on other companies to do that?


Moderated by Jason Thibeault

Jason Thibeault is the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance, a global association of companies collaborating to solve critical challenges in delivering a better streaming video experience and increasing adoption. Prior to this role, Jason spent eight years at Limelight Networks, a leading CDN, where he held several roles including product manager and marketing strategist. Jason is an inventor on multiple technical patents in the streaming industry and a proven entrepreneur. He is also a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine.

You can connect with Jason on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter.

About the Streaming Video Alliance

The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. You can find out more about membership here.

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