CDN World Summit 2013 will address the converging nature of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and Cloud computing and explore how to optimize CDN and Cloud content delivery. Special attention will be paid to current deployment options for Cloud TV, the ultimate application for CDN and Cloud convergence.
As demand for Cloud TV grows, operators and service providers are making inroads when it comes to pushing the user interface into the Cloud to deliver traditional entertainment to connected screens. This provides the focal point of the Cloud TV Summit at this year’s CDN World Summit. CDN World Summit 2013 will take place at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in London from the 1st till the 3rd of October.
Cloud TV Summit
The Cloud TV Summit, which takes place on 1 October, involves participation from a host of leading cable and telcos from around the world, and includes presentations from Cloud-based TV operator, Magine; Voddler, the Swedish film and TV streaming service; one of the largest Russian telecom operators Rostelecom; and Andorra Telecom. The agenda will witness Voddler provide insight into pushing the future of TV delivery in the cloud, and Andorra Telecom share its expertise on launching VoD services for smaller telco operators.
“Historically, CDNs have been a niche service, focused on live streaming and video delivery, often targeting a professional broadcast media customer,” said Camille Mendler, Principal Analyst of Enterprise Verticals at Informa Telecoms & Media. “Cloud computing, meanwhile, has been an IT-centric proposition, delivering on-demand scalability of compute cycles and storage within the data centre. Carrier Ethernet has excelled in delivering a cost-efficient, flexible transformation path for legacy TDM infrastructure. Individually these propositions remain relevant, but in a post-PC world, they are converging.”
Mendler: “To profit, communications service providers must no longer view these services in isolation. A united strategy is required in infrastructure investment, service management and go-to-market.”
2012’s CDN World Summit event attracted 292 attendees from 31 countries with 55% of the total audience at CxO, Board, Director and Head of Department level.