Alcatel-Lucent has updated its Velocix Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution by unveiling a virtualised version of the platform. 

The Velocix Virtual CDN decouples the software that controls and routes traffic on a network from the physical infrastructure that provides compute and storage resources. 

A-L said this greatly reduces the time needed to install or expand the CDN and enables operators to instantly create a new CDN cache in case of a hardware failure. 

Further, it will use automatic resource allocation to create an “elastic CDN” capable of adjusting capacity to both planned and unexpected changes in demand. 

Other enhancements to the platform include the ability to create more flexible reports and integration with the network routing control plane to enable the CDN to learn automatically from changes in the IP infrastructure and optimise the cache selection accordingly. 

The announcement comes as operators begin to trial network functions virtualisation and video dominates network traffic. 

Paul Larbey, Head of A-L’s IP Video business, commented: “Video represents the most traffic on a service provider’s network. Applying the principles of virtualisation to content delivery networks is about giving service providers greater control over that traffic and subsequently providing a better experience to customers.” 

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