Broadpeak enables balance between multiple CDNs

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

Broadpeak has unveiled CDN Diversity, the latest enhancement to its “umbrellaCDN” content delivery network selection solution.

CDN Diversity dynamically takes into account the instantaneous quality of several CDNs in order to request more from the best performing CDNs.

Leveraging real-time information and analytics, content providers can cost-effectively improve quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS) for end-users.

"One CDN is not always the best choice for all content delivery scenarios," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. "CDN Diversity innovates upon the traditional CDN selection process, allowing providers to make immediate, intelligent, and automated decisions depending on the context of various networks, subscribers, and their devices.”

Mancq said that content providers — taking into account parameters such as geographical area, QoS, and price — can successfully balance traffic between multiple CDNs to boost QoE and reduce video delivery expenses.

umbrellaCDN is available as both a service and a product. Compared with other CDN selection solutions, umbrellaCDN with CDN Diversity offers content providers the unique ability to adjust usage of multiple CDNs based on real-time information. The data used is never old; feedback is instantaneous and according to the actual behavior of each end-user device. As QoS improves, subscriber satisfaction increases.

CDN Diversity technology works seamlessly with any CDN technology, ensuring there is no impact on content providers' workflows. The player-agnostic technology simplifies multiscreen delivery, offering compatibility with all DRM and CDN security features.

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