More Caching Servers in Malaysia

Bandwidth is a commodity. High price of international bandwidth traffic surely will cut ISPs’ revenue. Consumers are switching from DSL to fiber-optic and now want to view rich media content like Youtube and live streaming.

Youtube
Youtube

To cope with bandwidth demand , TM already placed many Youtube caching server in Malaysia.  No matter how many times you press the play button and choose high definition streaming –  the caching server will supply you the cache.  During AAG cable downtime recently, popular Youtube videos streaming fast like always. This is because of local caching servers are placed locally in  Malaysia.

Youtube caching
Caching URI supplying feed

Source of feed : o-o.preferred.tm-jhb1.v1.lscache4.c.youtube.com is located in Malaysia. Here is the trace

Traceroute
Caching server traceroute

Another mirror of AKAMAI already in Brickfields –  For example Fashion tv streaming source is served from  BRF Data center Kuala Lumpur.

Fashion TV
Fashion TV
Akamai BRF
Akamai BRF (We are still within TM's network)

There is high probability that these servers are placed in level 10 BRF IDC, early this year BRF announced that connectivity has been upgraded to 1Gpbs. TM will need have to upgrade soon because the current usage almost reaching full utilization.

Brickfields IDC
Brickfields IDC bandwidth utilization August 2011