The relationship between content delivery, service-layer technology, and the cloud is highly symbiotic because that's the only way for providers to build reusable assets in monetizing new opportunities. Verivue offers a vision of content delivery that's both componentized for service layer integration and virtualized for compatibility with cloud infrastructure. That makes them a critical resource in a critical market space." MORE >
HTTP-based Adaptive Streaming technologies (HTTP-AS) work by breaking large video files or streams into small HTTP-based file downloads encoded at variable adaptive rates. HTTP-AS allows delivery from a simple edge cache rather than a costly media server. Popular HTTP-AS technologies include Smooth Streaming by Microsoft and HTTP Live Streaming by Apple.
However, there remain numerous video-streaming applications that use Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), a multimedia streaming protocol included with the widely adopted Adobe Flash Player, or interleaved Real Time Signaling Protocol (RTSP) supported by legacy Microsoft Windows Media Players. For these streaming applications, Verivue offers their Internet Streamer, a high-performance Media Server that delivers on-demand and live content using protocols such as RTMP and encrypted RTMP.
Key Features and Benefits include:
The Verivue Internet Streamer leverages the same HyperCache-based caching infrastructure already deployed by an operator to cache and deliver HTTP-based content. Internet Streamer augments an existing CDN deployment by enabling alternative ingestion protocols used to produce the stream and alternative delivery protocols used to consume the stream. Moreover, while the ingestion and delivery protocols are often the same, Internet Streamer allows for different ingestion/delivery combinations to be used for a given stream. For example, a content provider might produce a SHOUTcast stream, which Internet Streamer then delivers to end-users as an RTMP stream. Similarly, HTTP can be used as an ingestion protocol, with RTMP used at the delivery end of the stream.
As traffic workloads shift over time, for example, from RTMP-heavy content to HTTP-dominated content, it is easy to shift how CDN resources are allocated. Without touching the underlying hardware infrastructure, the Verivue solution allows the operator to decommission Virtual Machines (VMs) assigned to Internet Streamer and assign the freed resources to HyperCache, as well as to other network services deployed on the Verivue platform.