Arris Packs Akamai’s ‘Aura’ CDN

Arris Ties Licensed CDN to Broader IP Video Portfolio
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Arris said it has inked a deal to offer Akamai Technologies’ Aura Licensed Content Delivery Network as part of its broader IP video portfolio.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but Arris said it will integrate Akamai's LCDN and Aura Object Store (a replicated HTTP object store that stores media content persistently for content origination within a CDN) into a platform consisting of its M3 Media Server, Spectrum CPC (Content Publishing Controller, a packager for adaptive bit rate video streaming), and network-based DVR platform, claiming the combo will help Arris’s operator customers streamline, manage and scale their digital content delivery capabilities for multiscreen and mobile distribution.

Arris and Akamai are showing the combination at this week’s TV Connect show in London, and will do the same at next week’s INTX event (formerly known as The Cable Show) in Chicago.

“We're confident that the partnership with Arris will expand Akamai's presence with network and cable operators and also help us scale from a support perspective," said Mick Scully, Akamai’s vice president and general manager, Carrier Products, in a statement.

"Our partnership with Akamai empowers operators to capitalize on end-to-end HTTP video delivery at scale-giving consumers the personalized entertainment that they demand, added Peter Burke, SVP and GM of video systems at Arris.

In 2013, Akamai released a pair of CDN products targeted to cable operators and other service providers that integrates CDN software obtained from its acquisition of Verivue in 2012.