Hell YES! Go Netflix!
Netflix(s nflx) is rolling its own content delivery network (CDN) and inviting ISPs to either connect directly to its vast library of video streaming content at global peering sites or cache its content within their own networks. Called Open Connect, the service will help Netflix cut the umbilical cord to commercial CDN providers like Limelight(s llnw) and Level 3(s lvlt) and will bring it closer to the cable and telco ISPs ultimately responsible for delivering its movies and TV shows.
Netflix explained that the company’s data volumes have ballooned to petabyte levels, making it only natural for Netflix to become one of the few Internet companies to shed commercial CDNs and build its own network. From Netflix’s blog:
Now, in addition to these general-purpose commercial CDNs, we are enabling ISPs to get Netflix video data from Open Connect, a single-purpose Netflix content delivery network we’ve established. The world’s other…
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