Netflix Open Connect Network announced

Netflix Open Connect Network announced

Netflix has announced their own content delivery network named Open Connect Network.

The company aims to partner with ISPs to lessen the load on their networks through this initiative.

Netflix spoke about this new platform in a blog post:

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 major Internet video provider, YouTube, has long had its own content delivery network. Given our size and growth, it now makes economic sense for Netflix to have one as well. We’ll continue to work with our commercial CDN partners for the next few years, but eventually most of our data will be served by Open Connect. Like commercial CDNs, Open Connect will provide the Netflix data at no cost to the locations the ISP desires, or ISPs can choose to get the Netflix data at common internet exchanges. About 5% of Netflix data is already being served by Open Connect. Interested ISPs can find full details at: openconnect.netflix.com.

This is a great update for Netflix which has been facing lots of criticism from the ISPs in multiple countries for overloading their networks.

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