Chelsio adds StreamEngine to content delivery platform
Michelle Clancy | 06-12-2012

Chelsio Communications, a provider of 10GB Ethernet Unified Wire Adapters, ASICs and unified storage software solutions, has announced a media streaming enhancement to its T4 Unified Wire adapters targeted at high performance content delivery applications.

The Chelsio StreamEngine adds video segmentation offload and per-stream rate limiting functionality to the TCP and UDP offload capabilities of the T4 Unified Wire adapters to reduce CPU utilisation, increase video and content delivery capacity and improve service quality.

Built to accelerate and smooth media streaming and other high-throughput applications, the Chelsio StreamEngine supports content delivery network (CDN), IPTV and video-on-demand (VOD) providers

"Media service providers are faced with new and pressing challenges, such as how to differentiate their media delivery offerings by delivering more personal, social and interactive media experiences, making media delivery simpler and more intuitive in a video delivery model that is fragmented across devices, screens and interfaces, and preserving the value of their content while delivering to new screens and platforms," said Saqib Jang, principal and founder of Chelsio customer Margalla Communications. "The Chelsio StreamEngine enables providers to address such challenges while optimizing scalability and return on investment."

A typical customer installation can do 2,000 streams per dual-socket server by running the protocol in software. In comparison with StreamEngine, a single T4 adapter can deliver more than 32,000 streams using a single server enabling a smaller, less costly, lower power solution while delivering much higher performance and capacity, the company said.