Globule: a Collaborative Content Delivery Network

Authors: Guillaume Pierre and Maarten van Steen.
Source: IEEE Communications Magazine 44(8), pp. 127-133, August 2006.


Content Delivery Networks provide Web site owners with resources that can be dynamically allocated to host their customers' sites. For demanding end users, and in general groups and organizations not willing or capable to make use of commercial CDNs we present an alternative, namely to join a collaborative CDN. A collaborative CDN is an overlay network composed of end-user machines that operate in a peer-to-peer fashion across a wide-area network. We discuss the issues involved in developing and setting up a large-scale collaborative CDN and provide solutions for many of its unique problems. Our discussion is based on our experience with Globule, a Collaborative CDN that has been fully operational since approximately December 2003.


Bibtex Entry

  author =       {Guillaume Pierre and Maarten van Steen},
  title =        {Globule: a Collaborative Content Delivery Network},
  journal =      {IEEE Communications Magazine},
  year = 	 {2006},
  volume = 	 {44},
  number = 	 {8},
  pages = 	 {127--133},
  month = 	 aug,
  note = 	 {\url{}}