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United States Patent Application 20120226649
Kind Code A1
Kovacs; Laszlo ; et al. September 6, 2012
Content delivery network (CDN) cold content handling
A method of content delivery in a content delivery network (CDN), where the CDN is deployed, operated and managed by a content delivery network service provider (CDNSP). The CDN comprises a set of content servers and a domain name system (DNS). For a given content provider, a determination is first made whether the content provider has "cold content" delivery requirements by evaluating one or more factors that include: total content size, size of content objects expected to be served, uniqueness of content, total number of content objects, and a percentage of the total content size that is expected to account for a given percentage of traffic. Upon a determination that the content provider has cold content delivery requirements, a subset of the CDN content servers are configured to implement a set of one or handling rules for managing delivery of the cold content from the CDN content servers.
Inventors: Kovacs; Laszlo; (Foster City, CA) ; Oslakovic; Keith E.; (Somerville, MA) ; Kasbekar; Mangesh; (Cambridge, MA) ; Chen; Zewei; (Somerville, MA)
Assignee: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Serial No.: 470262
Series Code: 13
Filed: May 12, 2012
Current U.S. Class: 706/47
Class at Publication: 706/47