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A method for processing content objects with resources associated with a content delivery network (CDN) having a plurality of geographically distributed points of presence (POPs) is disclosed. The resources are enrolled to be accessible from the CDN. Each resource is categorized using tags that categorize the resources. Selection of a policy from a plurality of policies is received, where the plurality of policies define processes to perform on content objects. The selected policy includes an applicability criteria and a call to the resource. Metadata is received at the CDN, the metadata being related to a content object, a requester of the content object and/or a provider of the content object. It is determined that the policy is applicable through analysis of the metadata and/or applicability criteria. The resource is called according to the call in the policy to cause the resource to perform specified processing on the content object.

Title
Policy based processing of content objects in a content delivery network using mutators
Application Number
13/336915
Publication Number
8615577 (B2)
Application Date
December 23, 2011
Publication Date
December 24, 2013
Inventor
Wylie Swanson
Tempe
AZ, US
Sig Lange
Tempe
AZ, US
Neil Dunbar
Bristol
GB
Luke Knol
Tempe
AZ, US
Jared Boelens
Tempe
AZ, US
Jacob S Roersma
Grand Rapids
MI, US
Bryan Black
Tempe
AZ, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Assignee
Limelight Networks
AZ, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
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