A Transport Layer for Live Streaming in a Content Delivery Network
Source: Akamai Technologies
Streaming media on the internet has experienced rapid growth over the last few years and will continue to increase in importance as broadband technologies and authoring tools continue to improve. As the internet becomes an increasingly popular alternative to traditional communications media, internet streaming will become a significant component of many content providers' communications strategy. Internet streaming, however, poses significant challenges for content providers since it has significant distribution problems. Scalability, quality, reliability, and cost are all issues that have to be addressed in a successful streaming media offering. Streaming Content Delivery Networks attempt to provide solutions to the bottlenecks encountered by streaming applications on the internet.