Providing a lot of rich media content is a bandwidth-heavy affair. However, content delivery network provider PeerCDN, acquired by Yahoo, found a way to defray that cost away from content providers’ servers. Their new project is called WebRTC, and it works on a peer-to-peer network without any additional software required, allowing sharing of:
- images—on a peer-to-peer network
- videos—on a peer-to-peer network
- downloads—on a peer-to-peer network
Allowing the three rich media-heavy forms of content to share via peer-to-peer, which keeps the content from going to and coming from the server, significantly reduces bandwidth. This bandwidth reduction results in reduction of cost.
Posted by Jesse St. John 6.17.15