QL DOUBLES YOUR DIGITAL SIGNAGE NETWORK CAPABILITIES WHEN USING CDN
QL Server can be used with content delivery networks (CDN). In fact, thousands of players can download content simultaneously in a very short time period, when QL Server is used with a CDN.
CDNs improve performance when distributing content across vast distances (inter-state, or internationally).
Basic Shared Folder
CDN /Azure BLOB
Players hosted by QL Server – IIS VM A4
Players downloading concurrently
Average CPU usage
Average RAM usage
QL is compatible with Microsoft Azure CDN. It’s the solution we use for our own cloud offering, and it’s an option for QL Server On-Premise customers.
The information in the table above is based on Microsoft Azure CDN.
Note: The maximum number of players that can download content simultaneously is independent from the number of players the QL platform can manage effectively. It’s quite possible that a single-user configuration could support up to 10 times more players than the above figures, because we assume the platform will be shared by several users whose players won’t download content at the same time.
QL player features a download queuing system that detects when your server encounters a very high number of downloads requests. When this happens, QL starts queuing content downloads so your server can deliver content beyond your platform’s maximum capacity.