The unstoppable rise of video has caused difficulties with internet speed for many networks. The average internet user now watches 182 videos a month, consuming large amounts of bandwidth and slowing things down for your users.
Caching is the obvious solution to speed up your internet access, but online videos are not as straight-forward as other content – unintelligent video caches run into problems:
- Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) – many video sharing websites store the same content at multiple URLs. This confuses many video caching solutions into treating each URL as unique content and not, therefore, serving content from cache.
- Rule changes – even if a video cache can handle CDNs, websites often change the rules for presenting their content so that caching content 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. These ensure you can cache video content and speed up your internet.