A hybrid client-assisted streaming architecture: Modeling and analysis

Yingfei Dong, Ewa Kusmierek, Zhenhai Duan, David H Du

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Abstract

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) approaches have been proposed as complementary mechanisms for traditional client-server approaches used in content distribution networks (CDNs), especially for addressing scalability and flash crowd issues. However, pure P2P approaches for video streaming have a few limitations such as low quality assurance, high control traffic, and loose content protection. In this paper, we propose a hybrid architecture that takes advantages of both overlay CDNs and localized P2P approaches for ensuring service quality, improving system scalability, and lowering delivery costs. We analyze the performance of the proposed architecture through simple models and show its advantages compared with previous schemes. We are designing a prototype system in a practical setting and will conduct both simulation and experimental studies under this architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications
EditorsM.H. Hamza
Pages217-222
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 27 2004
EventProceedings of the Eighth IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2004Aug 18 2004

Other

OtherProceedings of the Eighth IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications
CountryUnited States
CityKauai, HI
Period8/16/048/18/04

Keywords

  • Content distribution
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Video streaming

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