Content Delivery and Edge Services Tutorial: Today and Tomorrow
Time 03/07/01 03:00PM-05:00PM
Within the past few years, the emergence of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) has marked a dramatic shift in the coordinated use of caching proxies and other storage-based "edge services" in the network. The current environment for such "edge services," however, is changing very rapidly, driven by commercial and end user developments on several fronts. Equipment vendors are now offering CDN and Edge Service technologies as infrastructure products, and a variety of Next Generation CDN projects are being developed at Universities, within the IETF and through industry forums. The landscape is even further complicated by the fact that some of these efforts overlap with distributed resource management schemes that come under the umbrella of Grid Computing. In this tutorial, we will survey the state of the art in CDN technology, explore the impact of CDNs and Peer-to-Peer on the manageability of the network, and then consider possible future directions for commodity Edge Services and efforts within the research and education networking community.
Speaker Micah Beck University of Tennessee
Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric
Speaker Terry Moore University of Tennessee
Secondary tracks Advanced Applications