The Qwilt Magic

Meet the most powerful open video caching platform in the world

Qwilt's Video Fabric Controller Combines Open Caching, Video Delivery, and Analytics

The Qwilt Advantage

Our customers benefit from Qwilt’s exclusive product features:

Qwilt is 5x More Powerful

Each QB node is autonomous, combining four key open caching functions – classification, monitoring, storage, and delivery – into a compact form factor. The QB platform delivers 5x higher performance per rack unit than any competing solution in the industry.

Qwilt

Unified Open Caching and Analytics Platform

Legacy Caches

“Bolted together” disparate point products – bulky, costly, and complex.

Qwilt's Open Caching Platform Features 5x Higher Performance Than Any Legacy Transparent Caching Solution

When using repurposed legacy caching systems, network operators are forced to replicate large segments of infrastructure to serve video content from the network edge. This means managing many devices, with only a fragmented view of video’s impact. Deploying legacy transparent caching systems at the edge of the network is extremely costly and cumbersome due to the number of required point product devices, making them limited to a data-center deployment, unsuitable for the carrier-grade network environment.

The Real Scoop on Legacy Caches

Next-generation open caching solutions feature a 5x performance advantage over their legacy predecessors.

Qwilt's Video Fabric Controller Combines Open Caching and Media Analytics

Qwilt is Smarter

Qwilt’s Video Fabric Controller leverages the most sophisticated inspection and delivery techniques by engineers who developed some of the earliest application visibility and network control products.

Legacy caches rely on outdated methodology and complex third-party integrations for content classification. While this approach worked for simple web objects in the past, it stands no chance against the increasingly complex realm of online video with its countless content provider sites and protocols, and streaming technologies like Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR).

Qwilt’s Deep Video Classification Engine relies on a wide array of content analysis techniques for accurate video origin detection and optimized network performance. Our expert Video Signature Research team is focused exclusively on accurately analyzing multiple content formats and origins to ensure that classification and delivery are performed seamlessly, without impacting the network or disrupting content provider business logic – all while delivering the highest possible quality of service for the subscriber.

The Key to Caching Efficiency

Accurate and fast video content classification is the key to maximum caching efficiency and video delivery performance.

Watch Video: Open Caching Deep Video Classification

Qwilt is Simple to Deploy

Our solution was designed and developed with the service provider’s needs in mind – featuring turnkey out-of-band deployment and seamless network integration.

Qwilt’s Video Fabric Controller is architected with the operator needs in mind, featuring the most seamless network insertion possible – the solution is entirely out-of-band and outside the main data connection flow. This approach ensures true “five nine” reliability and 24/7 network continuity, without costly upgrades, complex configurations, or introducing a point of failure or latency into the network.

What Inline Deployment Really Means

Legacy caching systems typically require at least one device to be deployed in the path of the live traffic. This approach introduces numerous points of failure and adds latency to network traffic.

Whether using an external DPI device or relying on complex PBR configurations, inline solutions require extensive network reconfigurations and additional costly equipment purchases. While legacy caching solutions may reduce transit costs, the savings are typically offset by the purchasing, deployment, and management overhead of additional devices required to maintain capacity.

Legacy Cache Deployments - What Inline Deployment Really Means

In this example, the seemingly innocuous deployment layout doubled the amount of non-cacheable traffic classification required of the DPI device, pushing it beyond originally planned capacity and significantly slowing down network performance for subscribers. In order to keep the network operational, the service provider is forced to purchase and deploy additional DPI equipment, further increasing the total solution and ownership costs and increasing the footprint. Good news for DPI vendors, bad news for network operators.

Qwilt is Scalable

Our solution is elastic, simple, and compact – designed for the new era of online video entertainment and the growing bandwidth consumption.

As video quality and bandwidth consumption continue to rise, service providers must take a strategic approach to infrastructure expansion to maintain a robust, agile network for their subscribers. Qwilt’s QB-Series was designed with scalability and performance in mind. The compact, turnkey platform is an ideal candidate for edge deployments in close proximity to subscribers, maximizing its caching potential and ensuring the highest possible QoE for the consumers.

Scaling with Qwilt

Elastic, simple, compact.

Scaling with Legacy/Inline Caches

Costly, complex, bulky – unsuitable for edge deployment.

Qwilt's Open Caching Solution is Scalable

On the other hand, inline deployments and expansions are notoriously complex, and the sheer footprint of legacy solutions precludes them from being deployed at the edge of the service provider network, which further reduces their overall effectiveness and benefit. And when it comes to scalability, the large, costly footprint increases exponentially, largely offsetting the savings introduced by open caching.

The Bottom Line

Take a look at some of the key network operator benefits of a next-generation open caching solution, and see why the legacy caches just don’t stack up.

Qwilt’s QB-Series Legacy/Inline Solutions
Non-Intrusive Deployment Completely out of band: no bump in the wire, reconfiguration, nor additional equipment.Completely out of band: no bump in the wire, reconfiguration, or additional equipment. Introduces points of failure, requires extensive re-configuration and costly equipment purchases.
Latency Qwilt's QB-Series is deployed out-of-band and does not introduce latency into the network Qwilt’s QB-Series is deployed out-of-band and does not introduce latency into the network. ‘Bump in the wire’ adds latency to both cacheable and non-cacheable traffic (i.e. VoIP gaming, etc.).
High Availability In an unlikely event of a device failure, the solution immediately fails to wire and traffic is unaffected.In an unlikely event of a device failure, traffic continues unaffected as the solution is not on the data path. Complex redundancy schemes resulting in service being interrupted, slowed or lost completely in an event of an inline device malfunction.
Unified Solution No additional CAPEX or supplementary devices - all required functionality is in a single unified platform.No additional CAPEX or supplementary devices – all required functionality is in a single unified platform. Typically requires costly equipment purchases such as load balancers, storage, switches and DPI gear.
Scalability Built for scale – each node is self-sufficient allowing for simple, immediate, and predictable scalability.Built for scale – each node is self-sufficient allowing for simple, immediate, and predictable scalability. Subject to limitations of disparate products, typically pushing DPI devices beyond their planned capacity.
Edge Deployment Qwilt Non-Intrusive DeploymentEdge deployment ready – compact all-in-one form factor with an out-of-band insertion model. Unsuitable for edge deployments due to large solution footprint, complexity, and cost.