Overall Netflix bandwidth usage numbers on a network?

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at snappydsl.net
Mon Dec 12 02:06:16 UTC 2011

Which leads to a question to be asked...

Is netflix willing to peer directly with ISP / NSP's ?


Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet&  Telecom

On 12/11/2011 7:29 PM, Dave Temkin wrote:
> Feel free to contact peering at netflix<dot>com - we're happy to provide 
> you with delivery statistics for traffic terminating on your network.
> Regards,
> -Dave Temkin
> Netflix
> On 12/7/11 8:57 AM, Blake Hudson wrote:
>> Yeah, that's an interesting one. We currently utilize netflow for 
>> this, but you also need to consider that netflix streaming is just 
>> port 80 www traffic. Because netflix uses CDNs, its difficult to pin 
>> down the traffic to specific hosts in the CDN and say that this 
>> traffic was netflix, while this traffic was the latest windows update 
>> (remember this is often a shared hosting platform). We've done our 
>> own testing and have come to a good solution which uses a combination 
>> of nbar, packet marking, and netflow to come to a conclusion. On a 
>> ~160Mbps link, netflix peaks out between 30-50Mbps around 8-10PM each 
>> evening. The rest of the traffic is predominantly other forms of HTTP 
>> traffic (including other video streaming services).
>> Martin Hepworth wrote the following on 12/3/2011 2:36 AM:
>>> Also checkout Adrian Cockcroft presentations on their architecture 
>>> which
>>> describes how they use aws and CDns etc
>>> Martin

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