The unstoppable rise of video has caused difficulties for many ISPs, Telcos and other service providers. The average internet user now watches 182 videos a month, consuming large amounts of bandwidth, costing you money and slowing things down for your users.
Caching is the obvious solution, but online videos are not as straight-forward as other content – unintelligent caches run into problems:
- Content Delivery Networks (CDNs): many video sharing websites store the same content at multiple URLs. This confuses many caching solutions into treating each URL as unique content and not, therefore, serving content from cache.
- Rule changes: even if a caching solution can handle CDNs, websites often change the rules for presenting their content so that caching no longer works.
- User behaviour: changing video resolution, skipping forward or using other video controls can confuse a cache into storing multiple segments of a video that are not likely to be requested again.
While many solution providers simply ignore these problems, ApplianSys has overcome them with CACHEBOX’s intelligent video cache extensions and automatic updates.