On 27/01/2008, at 2:23 PM, Dean Pemberton wrote:
Yep - this was highlighted in the recent InternetNZ
report on peering.
That local traffic rates (as opposed to national or international only
rates) were needed if rich media was no to be stiffled within NZ.
Certainly good (public/private, paid/free) peering, combined with
application-layer multicast can be a good solution for avoiding the
transport and handover of large volumes of streaming traffic. A basic
inter-provider CDN can be achieved with appropriate network traffic
routing, and suitably placed service boxes. The service boxes can
perform a stream forwarding and/or splitting function so that single
copies of streams can be transported to a location close to the
eyeballs, then split out.
Last time I looked, much of the R2 stuff was done using Windows Media
servers, which can do this sort of thing for live traffic.