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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Traffic Control™ as a Top-Level Project
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:01:37 GMT
[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/5DEl ]

Open Source Content Delivery Network used by Cisco, Comcast, Cox, Qwilt, and others serves
30+ petabytes of content each day.

Wakefield, MA —4 June 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers,
stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced
today Apache® Traffic Control™ as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Apache Traffic Control can be used to build, monitor, configure, and provision a large-scale
content delivery network (CDN). Traffic Control originated at Comcast and was released as
an Open Source project in April 2015; the project was donated to the Apache Incubator in July

"We are extremely excited to be an Apache Top-Level Project," said Dave Neuman, Vice President
of Apache Traffic Control. "This is an amazing milestone for Traffic Control, and a testament
to scale, strength and dedication of everyone in our community." 

Traffic Control is a CDN control plane originally built around Apache Traffic Server as the
caching software. Traffic Control implements all the core functions of a modern CDN using
the following components:

 - Traffic Router — Routes clients to the best available cache on the CDN using HTTP(s)
redirects or DNS;
 - Traffic Monitor — Monitors caches for both system and application metrics and uses those
to make health decisions on the CDN;
 - Traffic Ops — Configuration, tenant, and inventory management for all CDN components;
 - Traffic Stats — Calculates and stores statistics about CDNs managed by Traffic Control;
 - Traffic Portal — User interface for managing and operating Traffic Control CDNs

Every day, Traffic Control CDNs serve over 50 billion transactions amounting to over 30 petabytes
of content worldwide. Apache Traffic Control is in use at Comcast, Cisco, Cox, and Qwilt,
among others.

"Traffic Control unlocks significant innovation in the CDN space," said Mark Torluemke, Director
of CDN Engineering at Comcast. "The ASF is the perfect place for that innovation to thrive."

"Having Traffic Control become an Apache Top-Level Project is a testament to the technology's
functional breadth, performance, and scalability in building Content Delivery Networks," said
Eric Friedrich, OMD Technical Leader at Cisco. "As an active contributor to Traffic Control,
Cisco is very excited to continue incorporating Traffic Control into its Open Media Distribution
offering for Service Provider video distribution solutions."

"Qwilt is thrilled to see Traffic Control receive this hard-earned and well-deserved status
as an Apache Top-Level Project. TLP status recognizes the extraordinary work and progress
of the Traffic Control community of contributors," said Alon Maor, CEO at Qwilt. "We are proud
to be part of this community and particularly pleased to see Traffic Control's stature continue
to rise within the Apache Software Foundation. As we go to market with Traffic Control, we
consistently get feedback from prospects and customers about the value of an Open Source approach
to the modern CDN. The Apache Traffic Control Project embodies the Web-scale innovation that
service providers are so eager to embrace."

"Cox has been involved with this project since 2014 and has over 4 years of experience with
running it in a large national network. Apache Traffic Control is the first CDN platform in
the Open Source domain and really brings something that was missing in the market," said Steve
Malenfant, Principal Engineer at Cox. "We love the flexibility of the system and the ease
to scale up as well as being able to collaborate with peers that have similar challenges."

"As great as this accomplishment is, it's only the beginning," added Neuman. "We are looking
forward to growing our community, attracting new contributors, and continuing to be a leader
in the CDN space."

The Traffic Control community holds summits twice a year and is very active on Slack as well
as its official project user and developer mailing lists. Catch Apache Traffic Control in
action at ApacheCon North America 24-27 September 2018.

Availability and Oversight
Apache Traffic Control software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen
by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee
(PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product
releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Traffic Control,
visit http://trafficcontrol.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source
projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through
the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members
and 6,800 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available
enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions
are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing
lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings,
and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations
and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Anonymous, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital
One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur,
LeaseWeb, Microsoft, Oath, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat,
Target, and Union Investment. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation
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