Spring 2001 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Content Delivery and Edge Services Tutorial: Today and Tomorrow

Time 03/07/01 03:00PM-05:00PM

Session Abstract

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 Terry Moore University of Tennessee

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Next Generation Edge and Overlay Services (pdf)

Speaker Micah Beck University of Tennessee

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric

Speaker Terry Moore University of Tennessee

Secondary tracks Advanced Applications