PeerApp’s UltraBand open content caching platform augments operator networks to offer accelerated – local – delivery of streaming video, live streaming and other OTT content. The PeerApp approach improves subscriber QoE by eliminating buffering or stalls, increases operational efficiency, and opens service delivery and monetization opportunities. With the move to 4K/Ultra-High Definition (UHD) video, the PeerApp solution becomes even more important for meeting subscribers’ QoE Expectations.
Beyond streaming video, UltraBand is able to cache a wide range of content types. In fact, UltraBand’s transparent caching engine is organized around content classes, rather than on specific services, sites or originating URLs. As a result, UltraBand is extremely resilient to service changes, knows how to handle dynamic URLs, and facilitates rapid adoption of new content formats and protocols that are constantly emerging.
UltraBand does not expose a public IP address to subscribers, to HTTP services, to peer-to-peer networks or to third parties. Practically, UltraBand is invisible to network subscribers and content servers as it operates as a Layer-2 appliance that does not have an IP address. This means that the cache does not change anything (beyond the speed acceleration the cache provides) relating to servers’ or subscribers’ application logic or user experience.
For deployments of multiple UltraBand systems (to manage multiple Terabits per second of traffic and/or to support a distributed topology), the new UBDirector system unifies management across these multiple systems and offers content analytics.
UltraBand is a carrier-grade platform that scales from hundreds of megabytes to hundreds of gigabytes per system.