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Cisco Open Media Distribution


As of October 29, 2018, Cisco‚Äôs Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business is now part of Synamedia.  Learn more about the acquisition and Synamedia

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Reimagine Your Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Simplify CDN configuration and management and rapidly bring new CDN applications and services online so you can scale live, on-demand, and time-shifted video distribution. Open Media Distribution transforms traditional CDN economics by combining cloud architecture, agile software development methodology, best-in-class open-source software, and innovative subscription models.

Transform CDN Economics

Our solution is rapid to deploy, simple to operate, cost-effective to scale.

Features and Capabilities

Open and Extensible Platform

Open Media Distribution is built from open-source and Cisco technology, with open interfaces and plug-in architecture to accelerate integration of new CDN features.

Intelligent Routing and Content Distribution

Open Media Distribution includes all the core elements of CDN management, request routing, load balancing, caching, and analytics. It delivers HTTP and HTTPS content at scale to IP-enabled devices such as PCs, tablets, game consoles, and Wi-Fi-connected mobile phones.

CDN Support Expertise

We deliver Open Media Distribution with 24-hour daily software support and optional remote operate services. Our solution builds on more than 10 years of Cisco CDN expertise, reducing your need to rely on your engineering resources for support.

Analytics and Optimization

Simplify access to real-time data captured from CDN logs. Our solution provides comprehensive analytics on CDN operations, utilization, and viewership trends, as well as dashboards and trending reports for monitoring, capacity planning, and delivery optimization.

Specifications at a Glance

  • HTTP ABR streaming support for a variety of formats (Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and MPEG-DASH)
  • HTTP and SSL for highly secure VoD downloads with certificate management
  • Load balancing with dynamically optimized routing of subscribers to edge caches with minimal delay
  • Deterministic distribution of content assets within cache groups to reduce delivery times and increase quality of experience
  • High resiliency in the presence of server failures, connectivity losses, and system upgrades and patches
  • Intuitive GUI to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot
  • Real-time analytics and reporting by processing traffic server HTTP transactions and log data
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