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On the Performance of Content Delivery Clouds

On the Performance of Content Delivery Clouds
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Author(s): Mukaddim Pathan (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia), James Broberg (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 26
Source title: Next Generation Content Delivery Infrastructures: Emerging Paradigms and Technologies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Giancarlo Fortino (Università della Calabria, Italy) and Carlos E. Palau (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1794-0.ch002

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Abstract

Extending the traditional Content Delivery Network (CDN) model to use Cloud Computing is highly appealing. It allows developing a truly on-demand CDN architecture based upon standards designed to ease interoperability, scalability, performance, and flexibility. To better understand the system model, necessity, and perceived advantages of Cloud-based CDNs, this chapter provides an extensive coverage and comparative analysis of the state of the art. It also provides a case study on the MetaCDN Content Delivery Cloud, along with highlights of empirical performance observations from its world-wide distributed platform.

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