The Streaming Video Alliance has reached a new milestone in its Open Caching Testbed Initiative.
Members Ateme, Broadpeak, Orange, Vecima, and Telefonica have demonstrated the capacity for their CDN solutions to be provisioned for streaming delegation within an Open Caching Network.
They achieved this by exposing the SVA’s Open Caching API (server-side) in the testbed and showing correct operation between their systems and the testbed, said the organisation. The client-side of the SVA’s Open Caching API was provided by the Broadpeak umbrellaCDN system.
The SVA said testing commenced in June 2021 and concluded in December 2021.
The primary challenge of the testbed solves is to provide a way to demonstrate interoperability, based on Open Caching APIs, between different caching systems hosted by different companies within the streaming video ecosystem: content providers, CDNs, and Network Operators (ISPs), said the SVA.
“Through the collaboration of a content owner, a CDN, and a Network Operator, the testbed demonstrates a real-world Open Caching Network,” it added. “But it also provides a means for other companies, wanting to connect to an Open Caching Network, to test against APIs developed in accordance with the SVA’s specifications. The testbed will continue to expand with new Open Caching APIs as they are codified from specifications documents.”
During the tests, Ateme provided a downstream CDN (dCDN), Broadpeak provided both a dCDN and an upstream CDN (uCDN) delegating the user requests to any dCDN, Disney Streaming acted as content origin, and Orange, Telefonica and Vecima also provided dCDNs.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate this most recent industry milestone for the interoperability testing – and it’s just the start,” said Jason Thibeault, executive director at the Streaming Video Alliance. “We will be welcoming new participants to the testbed, both client- and server-side, and testing new features – like security and error cases – and new functions such as configurations and capacity insights.”