Verivue: CDN Interconnection Is Coming; Here's How to Overcome the HurdlesA Content Delivery Summit panel looks at the challenges facing CDN interoperability and finds it's like the early days of the Internet all over again.
May 27, 2011
by Troy Dreier
“Has CDN interoperability’s time finally come?” That was the opening question by moderator Simon Orme, strategy director for content services at British Telecom, to the panel on Interconnection and Federation CDN at the recent Content Delivery Summit in New York City.
“My charge at Verivue is to look forward and see what’s coming down the pike,” answered panelist Larry Peterson, chief scientist at Verivue, “It’s pretty clear that interconnecting CDNs is a very important thing that a lot of people are looking at. As more and more ISPs have their own CDNs, it’s going to be very natural to want to interconnect them.”
With interconnection an apparent inevitability, the question becomes how best to make it happen.
“I’ve been looking at it from a technology point of view: what is it that we need to do to interconnect CDNs, and I draw a lot on looking back at exactly the same scenario a few decades ago when we were trying to interconnect our autonomous systems to form the Internet,” said Peterson. “There’s a lot of commonality. There’s autonomy here, there’s autonomy there, but we need to find the peering relationships to cooperate. A lot of that comes down to finding the right technology to do the interconnection.”
To view the entire discussion, watch the video here: