There's quite a bit of confusion out there regarding CDNs. We get many questions about adding or connecting a CDN with Red5 Pro. The truth is, you really don't have to do anything special at all. What We Mean by CDN Otherwise known as a content delivery network, a CDN system employs a distributed network of servers to transport data and media files across the internet. Most CDNs today operate over an HTTP connection which caches data into different servers to facilitate packet requests. The retrieval of each packet requires the opening and closing of the connection. This redundant process…

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The best teams are those that combine the talents of some, with the skills of others to improve the unit as a whole. This facilitates complementary attributes to leverage the abilities of individuals for maximum productivity. OK, I can see you rolling eyes from here. While a bit heavy on the motivational speaker jargon, the previous statement remains true. Stay with me, I promise this is going somewhere. Actually, it's going somewhere pretty big. Today, Red5 Pro has announced a partnership with Limelight Networks. Why is that important? Well for those that are not familiar, Limelight has one the most…

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Dan Rayburn recently wrote a blog post stating that Content Delivery Networks are quickly moving away from the Flash streaming protocol RTMP. I've been hearing this from a number of our customers as well, and I agree that this is the direction that the CDN industry is taking. The solution that they all seem to be moving towards is HTTP based protocols like HLS and MPEG-dash. This is great for them because HTTP is way easier to support at scale, and it's widely supported across a huge number of players/clients. As I've written before though, HTTP based protocols come…

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