Patent Number: 8,880,587

Title: System and method for delivery of content objects

Abstract: Techniques for delivering content to an end user device are disclosed. A policy server performs an ingest process in which multiple versions of a content object are created. The multiple versions of the content object are associated with a single network identifier which can be distributed to publishers of the content object. When the content object is requested using the single network identifier, the policy server determines a preferred version and delivery orchestration scheme from among the multiple versions for delivery to an end user device based on several criteria. The policy server may thereafter orchestrate delivery of the preferred version of the content object to the end user device. The single network identifier may be associated with an edge location in a content delivery network (CDN) and the policy server may orchestrate delivery in cooperation with servers at the CDN edge location.

Inventors: Cobb; Jonathan (Piedmont, CA), Rowley; David (Benicia, CA), Anderson; Scott (San Francisco, CA), Mahyari; Abbas (Newark, CA), Dolgov; Nikita (Concord, CA), Rivas; Carl (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: Limelight Networks, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00