January 23, 2013
PeerApp's UltraBand now been deployed by 300 network operators
By Rahul Arora
PeerApp, a provider of transparent caching platforms for Internet content delivery, recently announced that its UltraBand transparent caching platform is now being deployed by more than 300 network operators worldwide. With UltraBand, these network operators are able to optimize delivery of Internet video services, file sharing applications, software distribution services and web browsing.
UltraBand focuses on resolving congestion, while meeting subscribers’ demand for content and for delay-free web browsing. It can be implemented on its own or as part of an edge caching layer that serves both unmanaged OTT and managed CDN traffic. UltraBand integrates with existing network elements, typically a router or deep packet inspection (DPI) device. As a result, there is minimal change to operator network configuration and traffic flow.
"The accelerating adoption of our technology is evidence of operators' ever-expanding need to manage over-the-top content, and of the positive impact that UltraBand delivers," said Robert Mayer, CEO and co-founder, PeerApp. "Increasingly, transparent caching is becoming a standard part of operators' strategies to manage network costs, build subscriber loyalty and ultimately to monetize OTT content."
The UltraBand system consists of three major components: one or more cache engines that detect repeatedly-requested content and copy and retrieve the content to and from cache storage; storage ranging from appliances with self-contained storage to external arrays holding tens of terabytes; and a management system that supports system configuration, management and reporting.
Meanwhile, PeerApp recently introduced the UltraBand 6000 to enable operators to manage both their network traffic and their subscribers' quality of experience simultaneously. It processes up to 40 percent more content traffic than the largest systems currently available, according to company officials. Transparent caching speeds up content delivery, reduces network load by automatically detecting popular content and storing and delivering it from the network edge, which is exactly what UltraBand 6000 is capable of.
Edited by Ashley Caputo