Video on Demand

David Berlind writes:

Cablevision isn’t alone in wanting to roll out… a timeshifted VOD (video-on-demand) service. Comcast apparently has the same sort of service queued up. You can imagine how storage companies like EMC and Sun must be licking their chops at the idea of an services oriented storage architecture like this taking off. Moving all of those terabytes out of our homes and into the cable operators’ data centers will require some series hardware not to mention some special storage management software that’s suited specfically to the task of RS-DVR applications. For example, for everyone recording shows based on program title (versus custom time slot), the cable operator only needs to store the program once while feeding to many people in typical VOD fashion (an architecture that’s already in place for existing VOD offerings).

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Rajesh Jain

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