Category Archives: CDS2017

Keynote: Google Cloud

Keynotes – Monday 15 May 
09:00 – 10:00

Leonidas is an engineering director at Google in charge of front end infrastructure and content delivery. He has been with Google for 10+ years and has held positions with Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Akamai, Compaq and DEC before. He is the holder of Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science (U of Patras, U of Rochester) and is the author of multiple papers and patents in the areas of computer architecture and networking.

Presented by: Leonidas Kontothanassis

B1: OTT by the Numbers: A Data Analysis of OTT Usage, and Conclusions on Meeting Consumer Needs

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

Millennials may have led the way in cutting the cord, but their elders are right behind them. OTT is gaining share in the overall video consumption market, with only a few social and technological barriers to achieving complete market domination. This presentation will give the audience a deep-dive analysis of OTT usage by device, geographic region, performance vectors and providers, leveraging the unique insights of Level 3’s significant network footprint and big data analysis. Learn about the competing tensions between what end users require from OTT, and how providers work to differentiate through technology to meet those expectations in an increasingly competitive market.

Presented by: Jon Alexander

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

B2: How The Network Is The Key To Delivering A Good Quality Of Experience

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

Global content providers are getting more involved in the network infrastructure game to create better user experiences and realize advertising and subscription revenues. They now realize that the network has to perform in a different way to execute on their business. As a result, carriers have responded by aligning with CDN operators and leveraging infrastructure and proximity to provide improved broadband products in response to new user demands. This presentation will discuss how the network plays an essential role in this new environment and helps delivery quality of experience to users.

Presented by: Glenn Calafati

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