Offline Downloading: A Non-Traditional Cloud-Accelerated and Peer-Assisted Content Distribution Service
2012 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (2012)
Sanya, China China
Oct. 10, 2012 to Oct. 12, 2012
A novel Internet content distribution service Offline downloading service has emerged recently and attracted a large number of users all over the world. Unlike traditional Internet content distribution systems such as Bittorrent (BT), Offline downloading service uses dedicated cloud unities (Cache cloud) to store files what users wish to download and provide uploading, in order to guarantee file availability and enhance data transfer rate. Besides, with the help of tracker server, P2P (peer-to-peer) swarms constructed by users benefit to save server-side (Cache cloud) bandwidth consumption of the novel service. In this paper, we conduct a two-month measurement study for evaluating the effectiveness of the novel Offline downloading service on improving user experience. Our study shows that the bandwidth resource of Cache cloud is expected to be insufficient in the near future. The relevant influential factors are found to be file popularity, time period and peer connection status. Guided by these findings, we develop a flexible bandwidth allocation strategy for Cache cloud, in propose of saving the Cache cloud bandwidth without affecting service quality by maximizing the cooperation between cloud-acceleration and peer-assistance.
Servers, Bandwidth, Acceleration, Cloud computing, Availability, Peer to peer computing, bandwidth allocation, cloud storage, peer-to-peer
A. Naixiang, X. Yingying, C. Changjia and G. Yuchun, "Offline Downloading: A Non-Traditional Cloud-Accelerated and Peer-Assisted Content Distribution Service," 2012 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery(CYBERC), Sanya, China China, 2012, pp. 81-88.