Netflix, FreeBSD, and the world's largest content delivery network
Over a billion hours of Netflix streaming content are watched world-wide every month. This streaming represents 30% of North America's prime-time internet traffic, and rapid expansion is happening in Europe and Latin America. To efficiently and cost-effectively move this massive amount of data, Netflix developed the OpenConnect Appliance, a FreeBSD-based media streaming and caching device that forms the building block of our own content delivery network. This talk will discuss the OpenConnect Appliance hardware and software, the scalability goals, successes, and challenges that we face, and FreeBSD's central role in our future of content streaming.
Bio: Scott has been hacking on BSD since he discovered 386BSD in 1992. In 2000 he became a project committer in FreeBSD, and from 2002-2006 he was the project's Release Engineer. After 5 interesting years at Yahoo!, Scott joined Netflix in May 2012. In 2011 he received a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Science, and shortly afterwards did a brief stint as a commercial airline pilot. Now back in the real world of computer engineering, he enjoys working on device drivers and system scalability, advocating FreeBSD, and building mad-scientist high voltage electronics with his family in Colorado.