Open Caching API Testbed
What Is The Open Caching API Testbed?
Building Your Open Caching Network
The Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching Working Group is continually working on developing specifications for both new functionality and to fill in gaps within existing specifications. For example, the group is in the process of finalizing the Configuration APIs and the Capacity APIs to address how components within an Open Caching Network are provisioned, managed, and reported against. What’s more, the group is currently developing an Open Caching API Implementation Guideline document to define and document the steps a company should follow to build an Open Caching Network from the ground up.
Any Open Caching architecture depends on multiple systems, often from different companies, which can complicate implementation, deployment, and management. For an Open Caching Network to be successful with multiple system owners, those systems must be tested and validated to ensure interoperability within expected parameters.
The Open Caching API Testbed provides a joint effort from different members to set up a testing environment which grows along with the Open Caching API Implementation Guidelines document. So, as new APIs are defined and developed by the Open Caching Working Group, they will be added to the Guidelines document as well as the tested.
Doing it this way ensures that interoperability is guaranteed through vigorous testing against the specifications. It also permits members to start new implementations and test them with already validated systems.
Common companies participating in an Open Caching Network include:
Actively Involved Companies
These companies are actively involved in either implementing testbed code (i.e., codifying Open Caching specifications into working APIs) or ensuring the testbed operates as intended (i.e., testing APIs).
The Open Caching API Testbed was made possible by a number of participants from across our member companies. These include: