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what's the difference between this and peer5, and other webrtc based p2p cdn?



Peer5 and Streamroot.io are focused solely on video - and tap into WebRTC media functionality to scale Video on Demand etc. Both great pieces of tech. We are lower level and use Datachannels[1] to p2p replicate _almost_ all assets (images, Video, Fonts etc) required to build the page. This is primarily enabled by using the ServiceWorker[2]. We also focus on updating the client side cache as opposed to stepping infront of a page load. E.g. we replicate in asset's that will be used to render the page and when you request the page we simply serve those assets from the (now populated) cache. For video it's a bit more complex as we replicate in the first N seconds of video (to help with buffer lag) and then switch to a similar mode as Peer5 and Streamroot. Feel free to PM me for more info, and also there will be an ACM article out this month that goes into more details.

[1] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/RTCDataChan... [2] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Service_Wor...




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