September 1, 2017 | Written by: Eric Hausken
Categorized: Cloud Video
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Improving flexibility for its solutions, IBM Cloud Video has added the ability to manage the remote configuration of ECDN server settings. This benefits its ECDN (Enterprise Content Delivery Network) solution, which allows organizations to scale internal video delivering through caching assets. This addition to the service is the ability to manage changes to the configuration from the cloud based dashboard, giving managers and network administrators flexibility in overseeing the solution.
Previously, to change configuration of an ECDN edge required downloading a configuration file. Network admins then had to copy this file, a virtual CD, to their hypervisor and then import it within their virtual machine instance. Often times this process would come from the need to change the internal IP or DNS server information associated with that edge.
That process has been greatly simplified with the addition of being able to remotely configure the edge. This new process walks the admin through a few steps, where they make the changes, before coming to the final action which allows them to select remote updating or using the legacy virtual CD approach. In the instance of remote updating, the solution will automatically note that an update is pending after the changes are established. This will wait for activity on the edge to complete. At this point, the update will start with a notification in the dashboard to show this change in progress. When finished, the new configuration will be implemented and the edge server operational to continue to decrease strain on network resources by scaling video delivery.
Learn more about how to do remote configuration of ECDN server settings with IBM Cloud Video.