Presentation: How Comcast Built An Open Source CDN (video)
At the Content Delivery Summit in May, we had a lot of great presentations from MSOs and carriers on their build out of content delivery services. One of the more interesting ones was from Comcast, who showed how they built out their CDN using mostly open source technologies.
To optimize delivery of its content to their customers, Comcast designed and deployed a large CDN based on open source tools and common off-the-shelf hardware. Comcast detailed the challenges they faced, the options they considered and discussed the good and bad of using open source technologies. Watch the video below to learn about Comcast’s real life experiences operating their CDN and how they handle support issues when using open source platforms. You can also download the slides from the presentation here.