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A method for processing content objects with a content delivery network (CDN) having a plurality of geographically distributed points of presence is disclosed. Selection of a policy is received from a plurality of policies, where the plurality of policies define processes to perform on content objects stored at the CDN. Each policy includes an applicability criteria and a storage disposition. Metadata is received at the CDN, the metadata characterizing a content object, a requester of the content object and/or a provider of the content object. The content object is received for storage at the CDN. A policy and other policies are determined to be applicable to the content object through analysis of the metadata and/or the applicability criteria. Overlap is resolved between the policy and the other policies found applicable to the content object. The processing of the policy is performed on the content object.

Title
Policy management for content storage in content delivery networks
Application Number
13/344263
Publication Number
8478858 (B2)
Application Date
January 5, 2012
Publication Date
July 2, 2013
Inventor
Sig Lange
Tempe
AZ, US
Wylie Swanson
Tempe
AZ, US
Jared Boelens
Tempe
AZ, US
Luke Knol
Tempe
AZ, US
Jacob Roersma
Grand Rapids
MI, US
Bryan Black
Tempe
AZ, US
Neil Dunbar
Bristol
GB
Agent
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Assignee
Limelight Networks
AZ, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
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