Massive Storage Engine tackles cache, storage & content delivery challenges

 

Storage is one of those things most of us probably don’t think much about when it comes to provisioning enough for our data. With innovations in cloud storage and the universality of streaming services, most of us - from the average consumer to the small business - don’t have massive storage demands. But what happens when those needs grow? When the business in question is growing, and along with the company, the storage and retrieval needs grow, too? We as consumers rely on on-demand streaming services, for example, but where do we think that storage capacity lives? And how do we get instant access to massive libraries of video or music content? The press-a-button-and-it’s-here near-magic we now expect is nearly miraculous when you consider all the elements that must go right to deliver this content fast and consistently on-demand.

Most companies and their content libraries, however small the data set, can benefit from a streamlined, more efficient, smarter storage setup. But where it really makes a difference is in designing storage for the high-performance needs of video distribution, CDNs, and large-cache use cases. That is, the companies consumers turn to for on-the-go music of their choosing and the content that fuels the cultural phenomenon we know as “Netflix and chill”, whether or not it’s even Netflix we’re using.

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03/06/19 15:00
by Arianna Aondio

Creating A Competitive Edge In The German OTT Market

The German television market is one of the most difficult in the world for new players to break into and for existing businesses to make new movements in.

There are a number of reasons for this, the first major issue being the strength of the public broadcasting industry in Germany. Free TV is still the dominant force throughout the region, meaning that the force of external innovation can be neutered, as it’s difficult to gain a foothold and make significant change.

A second major challenge to services looking to gain a foothold in the space is that the pay-TV space sees Sky as the absolute king, while streaming only services are all crushed under the combined weight of Amazon and Netflix - services so large with budgets so bottomless that they smother anyone else in the streaming arena.

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28/05/19 15:00
by Jonatan Lindgren

Varnish Live: Performance monitoring at your fingertips

One of the most important things any business needs is to understand how its service is performing. If you already use Varnish, you’ve probably enjoyed real-time performance monitoring with Varnish Custom Statistics (VCS). But you might have wondered why it hasn't been available to you on the go.

If you don’t use Varnish already, but you do require real-time insight into your web and app performance, you’ll appreciate that Varnish gives you all the information you need - now instantly available to you in app form.

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22/05/19 15:00
by Sudaman Shrestha

Varnish Internal Conference 2019

In the world of tech, it’s quite common to attend conferences: they allow you to be inspired, there’s an educational aspect to them, and they’re a great place to network.

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23/04/19 14:30
by Thijs Feryn

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