Analysis of Adaptive Streaming for Hybrid CDN/P2P Live Video Systems
Most commercial video streaming systems rely on Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) to distribute video content. HTTP adaptive streaming has been recently adopted by major video streaming providers and is now considered the standard technique used with CDN-based streaming systems. Despite the success of these systems, cost-effective scalability continues to be of concern in their design and deployment. To address this, recent work has proposed the use of hybrid CDN and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) live streaming systems. The design of these systems aims to combine the scalability of P2P systems and the desirable performance properties of CDN-based systems. However, the use of adaptive streaming, has not been explored extensively in such hybrid systems.