Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 74, Issue 5, pp 1697–1709 | Cite as

Hybrid storage-based caching strategy for content delivery network services

  • Taekook Kim
  • Eui-Jik KimEmail author


This study proposes a novel caching scheme for content delivery network services. In general, video content users often watch the first part of video clips and then switch to other content. Therefore, a caching scheme is proposed, in which the first part of the frequently referenced content is stored on a solid state drive (SSD) while the remaining video content is stored on a hard disk drive (HDD),. The proposed hybrid (SSD/HDD) caching scheme offers several benefits, such as an improved average data output capacity due to the high average data rate and average hit capacity of the SSD. That is, performance can be significantly improved at a low extra cost with the cache server of a content delivery network (CDN).


Content delivery network (CDN) Content distribution network (CDN) Caching scheme Caching algorithm Solid state drive (SSD) Future internet YouTube 



This work was supported by the ICT R&D program of MSIP/IITP [B0101-14-0059, Human Resource Development Program for Future Internet]. This research was also supported by Hallym University Research Fund, 2014 (HRF-201406-005).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Convergence SoftwareHallym UniversityGangwon-doSouth Korea

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