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Bring Your Own CDN

 

Introduction

How CDNs Work in Muvi's Platform

How to Integrate Your CDN to Muvi

Testing Your CDN on Muvi Platform

How We Charge You for Using Your Own CDN

 

Introduction

CDN is an essential criterion for your video streaming platform, as it will deliver the content instantly to your users without compromising the streaming speed. At Muvi, we use Amazon CloudFront. We store video files in AWS (Amazon Web Service) S3 Bucket and stream the videos through AWS CDN.

However, if you wish, you can also integrate your own CDN to Muvi’s platform. By integrating your choice of CDN, you can impeccably deliver your content to your users across the globe. Your own CDN can be from the likes of Limelight, StackPath, CacheFly to Akamai.

Before integrating your own CDN you can also conduct a test whether your CDN is compatible with our platform or not. Once your CDN is integrated, we will only charge you for the egress of data from AWS CloudFront (bandwidth) to your custom CDN.

 

How CDNs Work in Muvi's Platform

Default CDN (AWS): When the default CDN is integrated, the data requested by the end-users is directly fetched from the default CDN (AWS).

Bring Your Own CDN: When you integrate your own CDN, the data requested by the end-users is fetched from your own CDN. However, due to some reason, if the requested data is not available in your custom CDN, then the custom CDN will request AWS CloudFront to share the data. AWS CloudFront will then send the data to your CDN.

 

 

How to Integrate Your CDN to Muvi

You need to add a Support Ticket to integrate your choice of CDN to Muvi.

 

Testing Your CDN on Muvi Platform

Before integrating your own CDN with Muvi, you can conduct a test to check whether your CDN is compatible or not on the Muvi platform. To know how to conduct the test please click here.

 

How We Charge You for Using Your Own CDN

We charge you for any egress of data from AWS CloudFront to your custom CDN. Due to some reason, if the requested data is not available in your custom CDN, then the custom CDN will request AWS CloudFront to share the data. AWS CloudFront will then send the data to your CDN.

Scenario 1:

When the end-users request any data, and the data is fetched from your own custom CDN. So, in this scenario, you will not get charged.

Scenario 2:

If the requested data is not available in your custom CDN, then the custom CDN will request AWS CloudFront to share the data. You will be charged when this scenario occurs

  • You will be charged according to the bandwidth price mentioned on our website when you will exhaust your free bandwidth limit.

Example:

  1. Free bandwidth limit - 2TB/Month( i.e. ~2000GB/Month)
  2. Egress of data from AWS Cloudfront to 3rd party CDN in last month = 2200GB
  3. Extra Egress = A - B = 200GB
  4. Chargeable GB = 200 (As you have used 200GB extra beyond the free bandwidth limit)

Price for using ‘Bring your own CDN’ = Extra Bandwidth Used x Bandwidth Price(per GB)

 

  • If you have not exhausted your free bandwidth limit (according to your plan) you will not get charged.

Example:

If your free bandwidth limit (according to your plan) - 5TB/Month( i.e. ~5000GB/Month)
Egress of data from AWS Cloudfront to 3rd party CDN in last month = 2200GB
Extra Egress = A - B = -2800GB
Chargeable GB = 0  (as you have not crossed your free bandwidth limit)