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Vivendi gets its CDN dirty with Streamroot P2P caching

Vivendi’s pursuit of becoming a major pan-European OTT video provider has hit a number of road blocks in the past year, but the French mass media giant recently showed its hand that it is preparing for future OTT traffic surges, by tapping French OTT technology startup Streamroot to supply its distributed network architecture (DNA) technology for CDN optimization. As much as companies like Streamroot like to gloss this up, in its bare bones this is HTTP P2P (peer-to-peer) caching technology – a method of content delivery that decides which devices to deliver the video packets to instead of requesting content from the same server every time and causing an unwanted and potentially detrimental build-up of traffic. It achieves this by…

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