As the connection speed of the Internet has increased, the demand for web related services has also increased. After the Web revolution, peer-to-peer networks evolved and currently have a number of different usages – instant messaging, file sharing, etc. People want to use peer-to-peer in many different applications including e-commerce, collaborative work, search, file storage, high performance computing.
P2P is a really important area to research, because it has a huge potential in distributed computing. It is also important for the industry as well, as new business models are being created around P2P.
Among the benefits of p2p is the tendency to experience reduced latency against a client-server network, as any video data already downloaded is shared locally between viewers(peers) on an internal network without any ‘middle man’. The shared resources guarantee high availability among peers. Every viewer acts as a server and client.
One of the big advantages of Vidict peer is the reduction of traffic on the CDN edge, which we achieve by sharing live video over the p2p network. By redirecting through our p2p network, we achieve savings of approximately 80 % in peak times on the CDN side. The graphic below shows the average p2p usage and maximum p2p usage.