Addressing the Challenge of High-Traffic Video Streaming

| September 27, 2016

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Streaming video has long been the venue of third-party commercial content delivery networks (CDNs). However, when a streaming service starts generating a lot of traffic, even a robust CDN can't stop dreaded buffering or slow video startup times.As Netflix and others have discovered, the best, most cost-effective path to high-performance video service is with a network of private hosting solutions and clouds that essentially act like a private CDN.

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