April 24, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga., April 24 — Concurrent, a global leader in multi-screen video delivery and media data intelligence solutions, today announced Cache Xpander, a scalable caching solution for its MediaHawk VX Unified Content Delivery Solution. By increasing the amount of cache that can be configured at the edge of the network, Cache Xpander enables operators to deploy larger video content libraries and better manage Content Delivery Network (CDN) traffic across the network backbone.
Included in the latest release of Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX software, Cache Xpander allows network attached storage units to be connected to and shared across multiple video streaming servers, extending cache capacity beyond the constraints of a single server chassis. With options for solid-state media or disk drives, the system can be tailored to meet the price and performance goals of the specific application. By employing multiple storage units, edge server complexes can be configured to support more than 100 TB of intelligently managed solid-state cache capacity. Cache Xpander features automated fault resiliency, allowing servers to be taken off-line for maintenance without impacting CDN cache efficiencies.
“As service providers expand their video content libraries to accommodate Network DVR content, cable series programming and a growing array of video-on-demand content, they are seeing changes in consumer viewing patterns that decrease the efficiency of their CDNs,” said James Brickmeier, Concurrent’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing. “As content variety increases, consumers watch a more diverse array of content, which in turn causes demand curves to flatten and cache hit ratios to fall. Concurrent’s Cache Xpander allows operators to independently scale the size of their edge cache, enabling them to dial-in the right amount of cache to accommodate flattening demand curves and tune the CDN to ensure the most efficient use of core network resources.”
Concurrent is a global leader in video, media data intelligence and real-time Linux solutions. Concurrent provides customers with transformative solutions to fuel their business beyond what was thought possible. Concurrent’s unified video delivery and media data intelligence solutions support every screen simultaneously, making it easier for cable MSOs, fixed-line telecommunications providers, mobile operators, online media companies and satellite TV broadcasters to deliver revenue generating video services to consumers on any device, over any network. The world’s leading telecommunication and online media companies have selected Concurrent to provide the solutions and services required to support their next-generation multi-screen video initiatives. Concurrent’s Emmy award-winning video solutions are based upon a rich heritage of high-performance real-time technology. Concurrent’s real-time Linux solutions are used to support applications in the defense, aerospace, automotive and financial industries. Concurrent has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
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