Bandwidth Savings (Keenan Singh)

Ramy Hashish ramy.ihashish at
Thu Feb 9 11:32:46 UTC 2017

Hello Luke and all,

I stumbled upon some news about Facebook edge network servers, does anybody
know anything about the caches the FB use and the ISPs can host? and is
Facebook a part of SVA alliance?



Hi Luke,
> Regarding HTTPS Streaming and Netflix...
> Netflix announced in the spring of 2015 that it would move to HTTPS
> delivery by April of 2016.  At the time of that first announcement, some
> concluded Netflix might not be able to afford the capital investment
> required to enable HTTPS delivery.
> Given Netflix did not complete the HTTPS project by their first deadline,
> we believe they have been focused on other priorities such as their global
> expansion, So, given this history, it's not clear just when or if Netflix
> will make the move to majority HTTPS for delivery.  Furthermore, Netflix is
> under considerable pressure from investors to improve subscriber growth,
> revenue growth and profitability. The HTTPS project does not support any of
> these goals. In fact, Netflix reported net income is marginal and a move to
> full HTTPS delivery would likely consume all profits for the year.
> Along with the rest of the industry, we recognize the need for Open
> Caching systems to support HTTPS streaming from upstream content
> providers.  This is one of the reasons why we were a Founding Member, along
> with 16 other streaming companies, in the Streaming Video Alliance in the
> fall of 2014.  The SVA now includes almost 50 member companies from across
> the streaming ecosystem and around the world.  More importantly, the Open
> Caching Working Group has issued functional requirements, unanimously
> approved by SVA members, which include support for HTTPS streams.
> The SVA Board has invited Netflix to join the Alliance and, in doing so,
> endorse the Open Caching work underway. This would open up a path in the
> short run to ensure any open cache can continue to support Netflix content
> even if Netflix moves to HTTPS delivery. We expect to see Netflix become
> more active in the SVA soon given other major streaming providers, such as
> Hulu and Amazon, are joining now.
> In conclusion, the SVA has developed a solution for Open Cache support of
> HTTPS streaming and we expect all streaming providers, including Netflix,
> will align with the SVA's direction.
> Let me know if you have any more questions.
> Regards,
> Luke Guillory
> Network Operations Manager
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Keenan Singh
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:09 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Bandwidth Savings
> Hi Guys
> We are an ISP in the Caribbean, and are faced with extremely high
> Bandwidth costs, compared to the US, we currently use Peer App for Caching
> however with most services now moving to HTTPS the cache is proving to be
> less and less effective. We are currently looking at any way we can save on
> Bandwidth or to be more Efficient with the Bandwidth we currently have. We
> do have a Layer 2 Circuit between the Island and Miami, I am seeing there
> are WAN Accelerators where they would put a Server on either end and sort
> of Compress and decompress the Traffic before it goes over the Layer 2, I
> have never used this before, has any one here used anything like this, what
> results would I be able to expect for ISP Traffic?
> If not any ideas on Bandwidth Savings, or being more Efficient with want
> we currently.
> Many thanks for any Help
> Keenan

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