Anevia, a provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, has chosen IBC 2019 as the venue for the launch of its NEA-CDN 5 cloud-native Content Delivery Network solution. NEA-CDN gives operators the ability to scale their OTT services for peak viewing, by adding their own CDN to their existing network infrastructure. Designed specifically for video streaming, it reduces network load by caching user requests and content to form a shield which protects origin servers from multiple requests.
“Version 5 reduces or even eliminates the need for capacity planning,” said David Tencer, product manager, Anevia NEA-CDN. “The container approach allows the service to be scaled for temporary or permanent requirements within minutes. This is ideal for setting up a private cloud infrastructure to handle an OTT operator’s mainstream traffic. Users can also add external cloud resources on the fly ahead of sports events that are likely to generate high viewing peaks,” he added.
“A second benefit of using a container model is that processes are separated from the underlying hardware. In other words, it is no longer necessary to set up separate servers for the CDN and other processes. Operators can run their applications separately over the same private or public cloud infrastructure, within orchestrated containers. Combining a NEA-CDN with an Anevia origin server such as NEA-LIVE or NEA-DVR, makes video delivery even more efficient, especially for live and near-live TV,” explained Tencer.
NEA-CDN 5 is orchestrated through the Kubernetes container management system. OTT operators can scale their service up and down by using virtual-machine hosts over an internal or external cloud infrastructure. All that is required is an accessible Kubernetes cluster, available on most public clouds, plus the NEA-CDN 5 configuration itself.
Anevia’s NEA-CDN 5 can be distributed geographically to cover multiple territories. When positioned close to end users at the edge of the CDN, it optimises bandwidth requirements within the network. Associating NEA-CDN 5 with a NEA-CDN Balancer allows large session amounts to be handled and maximises the output traffic to improve customer quality of experience.