Weekly Update: W/C 18th November, 2019

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our CEO writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 37th of these updates, originally posted to Telegram.

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Hi everyone đź‘‹

We’ve had good news on the new business front this week, with a new engagement confirmed today.

The network team have been working on a series of refactors for the queue process, adding some additional clarity and a rebalancing in the repetition of jobs, increasing overall performance.

Cache pre-warming methods have been added to Content Distribution. This is a system that Gateway uses to re-issue requests for items that are heavily accessed during their time in the cache, meaning that they are in effect persisted in the cache in a way that removes the first load delay for new objects entering in to the service layer.

This is seriously cool tech, and a really powerful and unique feature.

Arthur will be writing more about this in the coming week or so.

The Content Distribution service has been extended to include a header to identify whether a result was created by a user triggered action or by the pre-warming system.

The team also added functionality that enables the pre-warmers ability to persist an expired cached object until it has been successfully re-warmed, removing the potential for service outage and ensuring consistent object delivery.

A new command was introduced to edge-cli, check, which performs a series of connectivity and system checks to make sure the Device is fully capable of delivering as a Host.

You can read more about this here: https://edge.network/en/knowledge/network/edge-cli-connectivity-check/

And that’s it for now!

Enjoy your weekends.

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