Insight for Content Delivery Networks
Carrier grade, tested tough
Skytide Insight for CDNs is a real-time analytics & reporting solution for companies launching and operating content delivery networks, reselling wholesale CDN services
or participating in a federated CDN.
Many of the world's largest operator CDNs rely on Skytide to provide essential operational metrics like traffic distribution and volume, capacity utilization and the billing trends and bandwidth of their customers.
Scales with your business
Skytide's big data analytics engine is field proven, highly scalable and can handle massive volumes of highly diverse data — terabytes per day.
Skytide is also pre-integrated with a long list of CDN log file formats
Fast time to value
Skytide's out-of-the-box CDN analytics and reporting application can be deployed in just days or weeks.
Contrast this with expensive business intelligence tools, which take months or years to fully implement.
Uncover the insights lurking beneath the surface
Skytide's advanced analytics enable you to drill down across multiple dimensions, aggregate data across dimensions or slice and dice the data any number of ways.
More basic reporting solutions can answer rudimentary questions like “what happened?” But only Skytide's multidimensional analysis enables you to answer crucial questions like “what is causing a problem?” and “where does a problem reside?”
Insight that you can act on
By enabling deeper operational insight, Skytide enables you to:
- Isolate and correct online video QoS
- Forecast traffic and provision capacity
- Justify pricing and ensure accurate billing
Compare Skytide to the huge cost of funding your own development team, plus the costs of ongoing maintenance, support, testing, documentation, training and more.
Skytide's multi-tenant architecture supports a hierarchy of different roles and permissions. Secure portals provide appropriate levels of visibility for CDN operators, their subsidiaries or reseller partners, and online video content owners.
Incorporates best practices
Skytide has extensive experience working with CDNs, telcos, cable operators and digital media companies.
This deep understanding of content delivery also extends to the larger online video ecosystem including transparent caching, IPTV and OTT.
Only Skytide can aggregate adaptive bitrate streaming data so that it can be viewed by actual video assets rather than by thousands of file fragments.
Skytide can process high-volume, high-velocity data and transform it into actionable reports within five minutes or less.
Since content owners are already using CDNs, ISPs must further distinguish themselves and offers a deeper reporting layer. BT chose Skytide because it's best of breed.
How it works
Streaming servers across your network send log file records via FTP to central analytic server
Analytical engine uses Skytide's patented analytical process to turn the raw log data into aggregated business information
CDN team and their customers and business partners access interactive dashboards via internal networks and/or the Internet