We have now released our own content distribution solution that is dedicated for content delivery to the ECDN server instances. It includes set of “midgress” servers in select IBM Cloud data centers around the world. ECDN server instances will now connect to the midgress server in their region to get the video content. This eliminates the need for enterprises to open firewall rules to allow connectivity to 3rd party CDN providers.
To see the benefits of these midgress servers, we will need to update the configuration settings on all existing ECDN server instances. In this update, the upstream server will be changed from the 3rd party CDN provider to the closest IBM midgress server.
Once you give us an update maintenance window, we will trigger a batch update on all your server instances. It will take about 30 seconds to refresh the configuration for each instance.