Anevia has been recognised by the CIOReview as one of the 20 most promising Content-Delivery Network solution providers
The dynamic growth of fast-access Internet Content-Delivery Network solutions is pushing to reduce page load time and serving site content regardless of proximity to the visitors and their location. A major component of this digital super highway, video streaming, is expected to grow fourfold by 2020, when Cisco predicts 82 percent of all IP traffic will be video.
This requires infrastructure to match and thus the CDN holds huge potential as the Internet’s diving board. Consequently fast web content demands low latency.
This factor of latency is a much greater challenge when it comes to mobile internet usage, where by 2020 approximately 30 percent of traffic is expected to come from smartphones.
Mobile content delivery requires a much superior and a more intensive optimisation strategy to ensure low latency and higher bandwidth.
Therefore while legacy CDNs are slow to react, several innovations are tackling traffic optimization using next-gen Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and DevOps-friendly CDNs. In addition, with CDNs having started to push into offering WAFs and bot mitigation, enterprises now look to CDNs to manage web security.
The purview for consideration is plain and CIOReview is elated to present the “20 Most Promising CDN Solution Providers – 2017”, to highlight the unique disruptions in the Content Delivery Network landscape.
Enabling Media-Streaming Excellence
Seamlessness is one word that embodies every desirable feature in visual media today. From televisions and movie theaters to the engaged commuter watching YouTube on a smartphone, today’s world is where everything must be and is connected. Anevia is a technological innovator that understands this transition; its CTO and Co-founder, Damien Lucas notes, “All video that used to be delivered over cable or satellite, will be carried over IP networks in the near future.”
This means that operators need to plan for this shift in technology by adding content delivery network (CDN) capacity in their network infrastructure.
Anevia’s CDN, NEA-CDN, enables operators to build their own CDN within their existing network infrastructure. NEA-CDN was designed for video streaming, and is especially equipped to allow TV operators to scale their Over-the Top (OTT) service for live peak viewing periods. Anevia approaches live streaming peaks in two ways: NEA-CDN can be built on an Elastic Cloud infrastructure that temporarily scales up during peak events to match any viewing demand; and for managed mobile and IPTV networks, NEA-CDN can incorporate Multicast ABR / LTE Broadcast technology so that unlimited viewers can immediately and simultaneously play back high-audience streams. To an operator, this means delivering low-latency, broadcast-quality content, even during the highest of peak periods.
“All video that used to be delivered over cable or satellite, will be carried over IP networks in the near future”
NEA-CDN is also designed to optimise the delivery of non-linear video content. Combined with Anevia’s Infinite Buffer technology, NEA-CDN reuses cached live content for non-linear play-out, improving edge storage and resulting in faster loading times—so that the viewing experience for the end user is seamless.
Recording live TV is another major consumer demand, and a Cloud DVR allows operators to offer unlimited recording, on every screen. In addition to using Anevia’s Infinite Buffer, NEA-DVR can go one step further and simplify the integration between streaming and storage with Anevia’s hyper-convergent storage solution, EDS (Embedded Distributed Storage). Since storage is embedded directly on streaming nodes, operators save on the cost of purchasing separate storage units, to gain space in the IT room and reduce electrical and cooling consumption.
One of Anevia’s customers, Cablevisión Argentina (CVA), is a prime example of an operator that has grown its OTT TV service using Anevia’s Cloud DVR and CDN. CVA has around four million unique subscribers and, in just under a year after launch, 10% had already accessed the new, advanced Flow digital-TV service through their mobile phones, tablets and personal computers. Flow has since attracted an additional 140,000 new subscribers who can also view content on their televisions through an OTT set-top box. CVA needed an innovative and future-proof solution to accompany them in the growth of their OTT TV service, which is why they chose Anevia for its Live, Cloud DVR and CDN offer. Anevia provided a reliable low-latency solution that delivers the same level of service that CVA has with its broadcast business, while scaling with increasing demand.
Needless to say, Anevia’s solutions are extremely fast to adopt, and they can be up and running within a few hours at the most. They are also highly scalable, meaning that prospective adopters can try the system over just a small roster of channels, before looking to expand on content as well as features to meet their optimal requirement. The solution itself is future-proof, with the R&D division forming the backbone of the company, constantly developing the product to meet the fast-moving pace of the market and stay several steps ahead.
Anevia has a significant global presence, with premium clients across Europe and the Americas, and is currently looking to expand into the APAC markets as well.
Anevia’s vision – that all media can and should be playable over IP, on all devices – is now more of a reality than ever before.
SCALE FOR LIVE OTT!
Anevia’s CDN was designed for video streaming and is especially equipped to scale for live OTT peak viewing.