There's been a number of news stories today about the content delivery business. Here's a roundup:
- Does mobile content require specialized CDN services? Stacey Higginbotham at GigaOm looks at a new software product from Dilithium Networks targeting mobile distribution, as well skepticism from CDNs that such services are needed.
- Can CDNs like Akamai and Limelight provide a roadmap for reducing network traffic used by peer-to-peer applications? Researchers at Northwestern have developed a plugin for the Azureus P2P client that identifies nearby users and seeks the shortest route to the files. The software, called Ono, assumes that two computers sent to the same node on a CDN network are close to one another.
- ISPs and hosting companies are the target market for Aflexi, a new company that offers to aggregate CDN services from multiple providers. See coverage by Contentinople, Lydia Leong and Dan Rayburn.