Over-the-top content delivery is becoming increasingly attractive for both live and on-demand content thanks to the popularity of platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu, Maxdome, etc. In this tutorial, we present state of the art and challenges ahead in over-the-top content delivery. In particular, the goal of this tutorial is to provide an overview of adaptive media delivery, specifically in the context of HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) including the recently ratified MPEG-DASH standard.
In the R&E sector, a range of activities have been undertaken, at institutions, NRENs, and at the European level by GÉANT and others. Despite the high level of activity in the area, much less activity has been done in the area of networking for cloud services. So far, focus has mostly been on offering and making available services, less on how to provide and integrate with such services. This session is meant to address this, to present the current state of networking for cloud services, to lay out important challenges in the area, and to point to future work. The session is also intended to stimulate and facilitate discussion in the community.