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Deploying a Multipoint Control Unit in the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
A Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) is a software component that manages different aspects of multimedia systems: mixing, forwarding, recording or transcoding media streams. This paper shows how Cloud infrastructures offer new opportunities to MCUs in a range of scenarios, scaling to a variable number of users. However, this deployment also implies some important challenges that need to be solved, considering the MCU functionalities and the common scenarios in which it will be used. These challenges are related to up and down scalability, geographic distribution of the users and the MCU system pro?ling. We provide an overview of the most effective solutions to face them and the characterization of a previously developed MCU in two videoconference scenarios. A Cloud-based MCU provides important advantages to take into account and the challenges we detected are already solved in similar environments making its deployment a promising research area.
International
Si
Congress
CLOUD COMPUTING 2013 : The Fourth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization
960
Place
Valencia, Spain
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-61208-271-4
Start Date
27/05/2013
End Date
01/06/2013
From page
173
To page
178
Cloud Computing
Participants
  • Autor: Alvaro Alonso Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Pedro Rodriguez Perez (UPM)
  • Autor: Joaquin Luciano Salvachua Rodriguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Cerviño Arriba (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Internet de Nueva Generación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
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