[Satellite TODAY 02-15-12] The ATIS Cloud Services Forum (CSF)
has unveiled new standards for multicast-based content distribution that provides a description of multicast as a means for distributing content across two Content Distribution Network (CDN) providers, the organization announced Feb. 14.
The “CDN Interconnection Use Cases and Requirements for Multicast-based Content Distribution” standard identifies the types of content suitable for multicast and describes the advantages of multicast use over Unicast Cache distribution methods. The standard aims to develop use cases and requirements that define multicast methods for distribution of increasingly popular content types such as real-time streaming and live content via IPTV.
“Multicast is a highly efficient delivery mechanism for advancing the cloud’s capability to enable many users to access the same content at the same time, which is critical for live events. With this new standard completed in only six months, ATIS leads the market in standardizing multicast as a vehicle for content distribution,” ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller said in a statement.