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P2P file downloading and streaming have already become very popular Internet applications. These systems dramatically reduce the server loading, and provide a platform for scalable content distribution, as long as there is interest for the content. P2P-based video-on-demand (P2P-VoD) is a new challenge for the P2P technology. Unlike streaming live content,(More)
Consider a linear [<i>n</i>,<i>k</i>,<i>d</i>]<sub>q</sub> code <i>C</i>. We say that the <i>i</i>th coordinate of <i>C</i> has locality <i>r</i> , if the value at this coordinate can be recovered from accessing some other <i>r</i> coordinates of <i>C</i>. Data storage applications require codes with small redundancy, low locality for information(More)
Windows Azure Storage (WAS) is a cloud storage system that provides customers the ability to store seemingly limitless amounts of data for any duration of time. WAS customers have access to their data from anywhere, at any time, and only pay for what they use and store. To provide durability for that data and to keep the cost of storage low, WAS uses(More)
Video-on-demand in the Internet has become an immensely popular service in recent years. But due to its high bandwidth requirements and popularity, it is also a costly service to provide. We consider the design and potential benefits of peer-assisted video-on-demand, in which participating peers assist the server in delivering VoD content. The assistance is(More)
To reduce storage overhead, cloud file systems are transitioning from replication to erasure codes. This process has revealed new dimensions on which to evaluate the performance of different coding schemes: the amount of data used in recovery and when performing degraded reads. We present an algorithm that finds the optimal number of codeword symbols needed(More)
A highly accurate client-independent geolocation service stands to be an important goal for the Internet. Despite an extensive research effort and significant advances in this area, this goal has not yet been met. Motivated by the fact that the best results to date are achieved by utilizing additional 'hints' beyond inherently inaccurate delay-based(More)
We design flexible schemes to explore the tradeoffs between storage space and access efficiency in reliable data storage systems. Aiming at this goal, two new classes of erasure-resilient codes are introduced -- Basic Pyramid Codes (BPC) and Generalized Pyramid Codes (GPC). Both schemes require slightly more storage space than conventional schemes, but(More)
Proper data placement schemes based on erasure correcting code are one of the most important components for a highly available data storage system. For such schemes, low decoding complexity for correcting (or recovering) storage node failures is essential for practical systems. In this paper, we describe a new coding scheme, which we call the STAR code, for(More)
In this paper, we quantify the potential gains of hybrid CDN-P2P for two of the leading CDN companies, Akamai and Limelight. We first develop novel measurement methodology for mapping the topologies of CDN networks. We then consider ISP-friendly P2P distribution schemes which work in conjunction with the CDNs to localize traffic within regions of ISPs. To(More)