Software defined storage provider Concurrent is to open-source its transparent caching solution and launch a related suite of enterprise support services for commercial customers.
Branded as Laguna, Concurrent’s caching solution, launched last year, democratically caches popular content deep at the edge of service provider networks. Caching in general improves service quality, minimises transit costs, and reduces overall network congestion.
“With our open-source initiatives, we are empowering network operators to launch new technologies more quickly by lowering deployment costs and enabling them to participate in the advancement of the products they use,” said James Brickmeier, CMO of Concurrent. “We are excited to share our transparent caching solution with a growing community of developers working to improve the quality of Internet-based content services.”
Laguna integrates with Concurrent’s open-source content delivery network (CDN) solution. It also works with the company’s Unified Content Delivery Solution, a CDN solution for delivering commercial video services to set-top boxes and Internet-connected devices.
"Open source projects for software-defined networking, scale-out storage, CDN, and now transparent caching are increasingly focused on serving the streaming media community," said Dan Rayburn, principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "With the growth of OTT direct-to-consumer services, there is a strong need for solutions that can preserve network bandwidth and improve service reliability."