Domestic video hosting Rutube plans to spend 30 billion rubles to catch up with YouTube in key technical indicators, as reported by the publication “Kommersant”.
Kommersant’s sources report that these funds will be spent to upgrade the server infrastructure of the video service: “Rutube expects to increase server capacity in such a way that the maximum number of concurrent users of the service is comparable to the level of YouTube.”
The amount of 30 billion rubles has already been allocated by the owner of the video hosting, Gazprom-Media Holding, while initially the service requested 50-55 billion rubles, but the appetites had to be tempered.
Kommersant adds that Rutube intends, in particular, to expand the content delivery network (CDN). We are talking about servers that are located as close as possible to end users, that is, in the networks of large Internet providers and at Internet traffic exchange points. This allows you to speed up the loading of content for users.
In April, Rutube CTO Rostislav Chernakov said that in addition to the 15 CDN servers already hosted in Russia and Abkhazia, by the end of the year it is planned to add servers in seven more cities of Russia, as well as in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Uzbekistan.
A month ago became knownVK began to actively expand its infrastructure in order to speed up the loading of content on the user’s side.