CDN Solution Traffic Control Upgraded to Apache Top-Level Project
Apache Traffic Control is a distributed, scalable, and redundant solution that implements all of the core features of modern CDNs and can be used to build, monitor, and configure large content delivery networks. The project originated from Traffic Server and was released as an open source project in April 2015. It was donated to the Apache incubator in July 2016.
With Traffic Control, operators can set up a content delivery network to provide users with high-quality Live and VOD streaming video quickly and efficiently.
- Reduce latency: Finding a cache and content closer to the user reduces the round-trip time required to deliver the content.
- Reduce bandwidth costs: Caching content in memory and on disk can reduce the load on the origin server and bottleneck links.
Traffic Control contains the following components:
- Traffic Router — use the HTTP(s) redirection or DNS to route the client to the best available cache on the CDN;
- Traffic Monitor — Monitor the cache of system and application metrics and use these caches to make health decisions on the CDN;
- Traffic Ops – configuration, lease, and inventory management of all CDN components;
- Traffic Stats – Calculate and store statistics about Traffic Control CDNs;
- Traffic Portal – A user interfaces for managing and operating Traffic Control CDNs.