At its core, TCP/IP works like a telephone network: it enables a point-to-point conversation between two network nodes. This works amazingly for many things but is not a good fit for other things. For content delivery, IPFS offers an alternative model that is unambigously technically superior: content-addressable networking. Currently, practical content delivery relies on the propreitary vendor-lock CDN model, where content publishers rely on a properietary "edge infrastructure" owned by CDN companies and installed at Internet Service Providers' (ISPs) premises to make their content globally available. vbeam's design intends to be the best of these two architectures. vbeam is a fully decentralized open protocol based on and compatible with IPFS. Thus, it unlocks open, trustless and content-addressable networking. At the same time, vbeam has the best of the traditional CDN model: the publisher retaining complete ownership and control of their internet resource and their customers' experience. With vbeam, you are not at the mercy of a fancy algorithm one need a masters degree to understand. Publishing content, purging and changing their content at any time is done with just some straightforward tweaking of some JSONs and the way your HTTP app behaves, something web developers are comfortable with.
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