Oregon-based internet management company Cedexis announced the grant of a patent covering “programmable, data-driven content delivery infrastructure selection.”
Cedexis said this represented a significant enhancement to the traditional DNS resolution methods that govern internet use.
“A web client obtains an Internet Protocol (IP) address for accessing an internet resource by initiating a Domain Name System (DNS) query for a resolution of a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), or hostname, such as www.example.com,” said Cedexis.
“The patent covers a method in which that process is enhanced by a system that uses a code to check the status of various infrastructural methods that could be used to reach that resource, selects the most effective and efficient from among the various options, and directs the user request along the optimal pathway.”
Josh Gray, chief architect at Cedexis, said: “While DNS is at the heart of matching content requests to data sources, the sheer volume of traffic on the internet demands an efficient global traffic management process that uses data to ensure efficient exchanges between users and content.”