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morisato

join:2008-03-16
Oshawa, ON
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reply to HKPolice

Re: [Cable] Youtube lags at night still, upgrade cache servers?

youtube is weird i get issues with it but then stream netflix Superhd fine p:) its clearly not a simple issue the bandwidth is there on my end just its getting lost in translation
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geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
What's the point of these Google cache servers? Does that mean there are Twitch cache servers too?

I never had problems with YouTube except for this one night.

Sanek

join:2006-08-10
Kanata, ON
said by geokilla:

What's the point of these Google cache servers? Does that mean there are Twitch cache servers too?

I never had problems with YouTube except for this one night.

They take the load off YouTube and save TSI money by staying within their network.


rodjames
Premium
join:2010-06-19
Gloucester, ON
reply to geokilla
Twitch has it's own CDN, yes. It's not integrated into Teksavvy's network but they do provide multiple POP's on the Twitch/JTV network.

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
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reply to Sanek
said by Sanek:

said by geokilla:

What's the point of these Google cache servers? Does that mean there are Twitch cache servers too?

I never had problems with YouTube except for this one night.

They take the load off YouTube and save TSI money by staying within their network.

So it saves the videos onto Teksavvy's servers?

Sanek

join:2006-08-10
Kanata, ON
said by geokilla:

said by Sanek:

said by geokilla:

What's the point of these Google cache servers? Does that mean there are Twitch cache servers too?

I never had problems with YouTube except for this one night.

They take the load off YouTube and save TSI money by staying within their network.

So it saves the videos onto Teksavvy's servers?

As I understand it, they are Google servers, but on Teksavvy network. To answer your question - basically it caches videos for a certain period of time, returning content to you without going to YouTube. The more popular the video is, the longer it's cached.

I also noticed that archived twitch.tv videos have some buffering issues lately - no problems with the live streams. Is Teksavvy caching those as well (would be different servers) or is that a twitch issue?

If this is properly maintained, it helps google by lowering the load on their main servers. Helps Teksavvy by staying within its network (so I assume it drastically lowers the network costs). Helps users by providing popular content faster (or at least it's suppose to) by essentially shortening the path packets need to travel.

All in all a pretty good thing for everyone - in theory and if it's maintained properly.

JMJimmy

join:2008-07-23
TSI better not be caching anything themselves... goes against the spirit of network neutrality.


TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:28
said by JMJimmy:

TSI better not be caching anything themselves... goes against the spirit of network neutrality.

Definitely not.
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