Lydia Leong

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Entries Tagged as 'P2P'


The Microsoft hybrid-P2P CDN study

by Lydia Leong  |  October 27, 2008  |  Comments Off

I noted previously that the Microsoft CDN study, titled “Measuring and Evaluating Large-Scale CDNs”, had disappeared. Now its lead author, Microsoft researcher Cheng Huang, has updated his home page to note that the study has been withdrawn. Also removed from his home page, but still available from one of his collaborators, is a study from [...]

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CDN overlays (and more on MediaMelon)

by Lydia Leong  |  October 21, 2008  |  Comments Off

I was recently briefed by MediaMelon, a just-launched CDN offering a “video overlay network”. The implications of their technology are worth considering, even though I think the company itself is going to have a difficult road to travel. (MediaMelon has two customers thus far, and is angel-funded; it is entering an extremely tough, competitive market. [...]

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Who hosts Warhammer Online?

by Lydia Leong  |  September 23, 2008  |  Comments Off

With the recent launch of EA/Mythic‘s Warhammer Online MMORPG, comes my usual curiosity about who’s providing the infrastructure. Mythic has stated publicly that all of the US game servers are located in Virginia, near Mythic’s offices. A couple of traceroutes seem to indicate that they’re in Verizon, almost certainly in colocation (managed hosting is rare [...]

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