Video Caching Best Practices

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Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00am (PST)

Caching is a critical element of the streaming video delivery infrastructure. By storing objects as close to the viewer as possible, you can reduce round-trip times, cut bandwidth costs, and create a more efficient delivery chain. But did you know that not all caches are created equal? By connecting your caching infrastructure to the Open Caching Network, you can optimize your video delivery by interconnecting with other nodes and providers. In this webinar, we’ll explore the architecture of Open Caching, how the caching nodes are built, optimizing different caching solutions, connecting a cache to the Open Caching Network, and how bettering your cache performance and interoperability can improve your overall viewer experience.

Topics Covered

This webinar will address (or addressed) the following:

  1. What is a cache and how does it work?
  2. What are some of the data points to collect from a cache which can help to measure its effectiveness and optimize it?
  3. What are some of the configuration settings that can lead to a more efficient cache?
  4. Does a caching strategy change for different kinds of networks?
  5. What are some strategies for managing caches across multiple networks? How can a video distributor purge objects simultaneously from caches in different CDNs?
  6. What special considerations need to be made for caching in mobile networks?
  7. What is the vision for Open Caching? How can it improve caching? What is the value it provides to content delivery?
  8. What is the state of Open Caching? What specs are being developed?
  9. Can you talk about the relationship between Open Caching and CDNi?
  10. What’s next for caching? Are there innovations on the horizon? Does edge compute play a role?

Panelists

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Eric Klein (Director, Content Distribution at Disney Streaming Service)

Eric Klein is Director of Infrastructure Delivery at Disney Streaming Services focusing on video content delivery and optimization. Eric is also an avid member of the Streaming Video Alliance, acting as Co-Chair of the Open Caching Working Group. Eric graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a bachelor degree in Film Studies.

Following university, Eric focused on early streaming video initiatives with Synaptic Digital, a public relations and marketing company working with brands such as Adidas and General Motors on their video delivery initiative. Eric has taken roles in product management, product marketing and project management, focusing on video platform development, live event streaming, social media integration and online video market analysis. He previously worked at Limelight Networks as a Solutions Engineer.

He is an avid early technology adopter, with a passionate focus in home entertainment and a specialized interest in video quality and delivery.

Sanjay Mishra (Associate Fellow at Verizon)

Experienced Distinguished Member Of Technical Staff with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in Service Delivery, Technical Leadership,System Deployment, Networking, and Infrastructure.

Yoav Gressel (VP of R&D at Qwilt)

No bio available.

Eric Klein (Director, Content Distribution)

Eric Klein is Director of Infrastructure Delivery at Disney Streaming Services focusing on video content delivery and optimization. Eric is also an avid member of the Streaming Video Alliance, acting as Co-Chair of the Open Caching Working Group. Eric graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a bachelor degree in Film Studies.

Following university, Eric focused on early streaming video initiatives with Synaptic Digital, a public relations and marketing company working with brands such as Adidas and General Motors on their video delivery initiative. Eric has taken roles in product management, product marketing and project management, focusing on video platform development, live event streaming, social media integration and online video market analysis. He previously worked at Limelight Networks as a Solutions Engineer.

He is an avid early technology adopter, with a passionate focus in home entertainment and a specialized interest in video quality and delivery.

Sanjay Mishra (Associate Fellow)

Experienced Distinguished Member Of Technical Staff with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in Service Delivery, Technical Leadership,System Deployment, Networking, and Infrastructure.

Yoav Gressel (VP of R&D)

No bio available.

Moderated by Jason Thibeault

Executive Director

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.

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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