Networking

Optimizing Video Storage at the Edge of the Network

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Executive Summary

Flash storage is increasingly being deployed by cable operators and telcos in their Video On Demand (VOD) networks to store and stream video content for the ever-increasing volumes of video content demanded by residential subscribers. The use of intelligent content distribution software is essential to successfully addressing the challenges of flash deployments, and the use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) server hardware allows service providers to capitalize on the frequent advances in standards-based server technologies. Multi-Level Cell (MLC) flash memory enables higher-density storage at the edge of the network, and the combination of intelligent content distribution software, COTS server hardware, and MLC flash memory allows cable operators and telcos to drive down CAPEX and OPEX while economically scaling the network to support VOD requirements.

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