A walk through content delivery networks

Novella Bartolini, Emiliano Casalicchio, Salvatore Tucci

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Content Delivery Networks (CDN) aim at overcoming the inherent limitations of the Internet. The main concept at the basis of this technology is the delivery at edge points of the network, in proximity to the request areas, to improve the user's perceived performance while limiting the costs. This paper focuses on the main research areas in the field of CDN, pointing out the motivations, and analyzing the existing strategies for replica placement and management, server measurement, best fit replica selection and request redirection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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