Content Distribution Networks: An Engineering Approach
Copyright © 2002 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Dinesh C. Verma
Published Online: 25 FEB 2002
Print ISBN: 9780471443414
Online ISBN: 9780471224570
About this Book
Content distribution networks (CDNs) are the most promising new techniques for coping with the huge and swiftly growing volume of Internet traffic. In essence, CDNs are groups of proxy-servers located at strategic points around the Internet and arranged so as to ensure that a download request can always be handled from the nearest server. In this, the first reference in the field, a recognized CDN pioneer describes the various technologies involved and explains how they came together to form a working system. With the help of case studies, he covers all the practical basics and provides invaluable implementation schemes.