Category Archives: CDS Track A

A1: Sharpening the Edge: the Evolution of CDN and Cloud Security

Track A – Monday 15 May 
10:30 – 10:50

Content delivery networks aren’t just for content any more. Their fundamental architecture and technologies are being leveraged far beyond CDN’s original scope. But are legacy CDN infrastructures built to scale up and out for these wider use cases, and for applications yet to come? Learn how StackPath is building an extensible platform at the cloud’s edge to deliver on the past and future promise of edge services—including CDN and all its applications—and make the Internet safe.

Presented by: Lance Crosby

A2: How Bloomberg Media Utilizes A Multi Vendor Strategy For Digital Media Delivery

Track A – Monday 15 May 
10:50 – 11:15

This presentation will detail how and why Bloomberg Media’s evolution to multiple CDN providers is enabling it to scale its web, mobile and video offerings while creating a better end user experience. The presentation will provide an overview of Bloomberg Media’s digital architecture evolution over the last few years that has enabled significant growth while improving the end user experience. Specific emphasis will be placed on discussing the challenges faced as they navigated the path towards this goal.

Presented by: Eric Schvimmer

A3: Distilling The Web: Multi-layered Security Filtering Inside a Content Delivery Network

Track A – Monday 15 May 
11:30 – 12:00

Content delivery networks are massive, distributed computing infrastructures that not only accelerate websites, but are also used for filtering unwanted Internet traffic. Having multi-layered security solutions in place is critical to extend core CDN functionalities and to enrich the holistic CDN ecosystem. In this presentation, presenters will share the various layers of security controls embedded in a CDN in order to ensure that the CDN can protect websites against a wide range of attacks and simultaneously ensure fast, scalable delivery of web content. Attendees will learn how CDNs can filter unwanted packets to defend against volumetric DDoS attacks, inspect HTTP traffic to protect websites against web applications exploits and apply high-definition web client fingerprinting to defend against threats by web bots.

Presented by: Tin Zaw, Edward Roberts

A4: Inside Vimeo’s Adaptive Video Streaming Stack a.k.a Skyfire In-depth

Track A – Monday 15 May 
12:00 – 00:30

This presentation will showcase the proprietary and open source technology solutions created by Vimeo, including its proprietary CDN agnostic technology, Skyfire, built on top of MPEG-DASH standard that allows the platform to have adaptive streaming across multiple CDNs. Vimeo will discuss in detail various components of the microservices architecture that were developed from scratch to address end to end latency and high scale. They will also describe innovative solutions for dealing with tail latency, reducing startup times, improving cache efficiency and multi CDN optimizations.

Presented by: Naren Venkataraman

Lunch Presentation: Security and CDN – The Best Practice of Security at the Edge

Track A – Monday 15 May 
12:30 – 13:30

Record-sized attacks grew on average at a rate of 100Gbps per year until late in 2016. In less than a year’s time, we doubled from a record-breaking 500Gbps attack to over a whopping 1Tbps attack. What changed? Why the sudden tremendous growth? The answer of course is bigger botnets. Enterprises and CDN companies have a unique chance to eliminate bot attacks by adding smart cybersecurity at the edge of the network.

Presented by: Laurent Gil

A5: How Diversity Adds To A Good Multi-CDN strategy

Track A – Monday 15 May 
13:30 – 13:50

When it comes to selecting a CDN for your video delivery service, there is never one ideal option that fits all your needs. The CDNs performances vary in time, with the geographic location, with the network service provider used by your subscribers. This presentation will examine the benefits of a muti-CDN strategy and focus on how it can be enhanced with technologies that go beyond mere CDN switching.

Presented by: Nivedita Nouvel

A6: The Service Provider Edge Cloud – A New Open Architecture for Content Delivery

Track A – Monday 15 May 
13:50 – 14:10

Commercial CDNs can now leverage the service provider edge cloud for content delivery and in doing so, scale their delivery infrastructure and enable new applications like AR, VR, 4K Live Streaming. The service provider edge cloud is a content delivery platform built on massively distributed edge computing resources and deployed close to consumers. This edge cloud provides a low latency, high scale infrastructure that can extend commercial CDN infrastructure deep into the ISP network. In this session, you’ll understand Edge Cloud architecture and see how CDNs can integrate their own content delivery infrastructure with the Service Provider Edge Cloud.

Presented by: Mark Fisher

A7: Open Caching And The Future of Online Video Delivery

Track A – Monday 15 May 
14:30 – 15:30

Online video delivery is fragmented. Not only are there a number of different players involved, but, in many cases, not everyone gets to participate in the revenue. The Streaming Video Alliance has published a solution and proof-of-concept that suggests an Open Caching architecture might be able to unite the different constituents involved in online video delivery, ensuring a better end-user experience and distributing revenue more equitably. In this session, attendees will learn about Open Caching and how it can improve the overall online video experience while uniting the value chain.

Presented by: Jason Thibeault, Eric Klein, Brett Mertens, Dan Newman, Mark Fisher

A8: How To Drive Revenue By Improving Cloud and Mobile Application Performance

Track A – Monday 15 May 
15:50 – 16:10

No one would argue that cloud application performance doesn’t matter – but how does performance translate into business impact? This presentation will walk through specific technical approaches that leading organizations around the world have taken to optimize web and mobile application performance that result in the most significant revenue impact for the business.  The punchline – done right, the opportunity is to drive 5% to 10% or higher digital revenue by optimizing cloud application performance, integrity and security.

Presented by: Greg Kushmerek

A9: CDN Market Update: Web Performance and CDN Pricing Trends

Track A – Monday 15 May 
16:30 – 17:30

This presentation will detail the competitive landscape for video and web performance services and highlight some of the new vendors and solutions in the market. Attendees will also get the latest data on the size of the content delivery industry as well as expected growth forecasts for both revenue and traffic volumes. Learn the current pricing points for video delivery services and web performance and hear about the market drivers, trends that will determine what customers pay in the future and get an update on do-it-yourself CDN deployments.

Presented by: Dan Rayburn