On Private CDNs with Off-Sourced Network Infrastructures: a Model and a Case Study

Published online: Dec 19, 2018 Full Text: PDF (1.42 MiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v14i4.607
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Riccardo Lancellotti, Claudia Canali, Andrea Corbelli


The delivery of multimedia contents through a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is typically handled by a specific third party, separated from the content provider. However, in some specific cases, the content provider may be interested in carrying out this function using a private CDN, possibly using a off-sourced network infrastructure. The differences between this scenario and the typical content delivery one can be summarized as follows. First, we have a different workload as the content consumer are typically part of the same organization that is the content provider. Second, the off-sourced nature of the network infrastructure has a major impact on the available choices for CDN design. In this paper we discuss the optimization model for the design of such CDN infrastructure and we validate the results through a real case study.


CDN, Multimedia contents, Case study
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