Thursday, September 21, 2017
Speaker: Alex Gutarin (Netflix)
Title: Scaling Internet TV Delivery to More Than 100 Million Subscribers
Abstract: Netflix is a global internet TV network that has recently crossed the 100 million member mark. The resulting video streaming traffic accounts for tens of Tbps worldwide and is responsible for over one third of peak internet throughput in North America.
Netflix Open Connect is the content delivery network responsible for delivering Netflix TV shows and movies to our members worldwide. The Open Connect data plane is made up of thousands of appliance servers that are hosted at internet exchange points as well as embedded within ISP partner networks. These appliances are orchestrated by the Open Connect control plane, a set of web services that run on Amazon AWS.
In this talk, we will go over the architecture of Open Connect and the performance challenges associated with large scale content delivery of streaming video, covering both control and data planes.
Biographical Information: Alex Gutarin is a Director of Engineering at Netflix responsible for Open Connect Appliance software development. He has been working on internet TV for over 8 years, starting at Hulu in 2009 and then at Netflix in 2012. His areas of interest include operating system and web server performance optimization, network transport protocol research, and adaptive video streaming. Prior to getting interested in internet TV, Alex worked on several search engine and server OS projects at Microsoft. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.