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  1. #1
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    Feb 2006
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    Need advice for massive video streaming website

    Hello,

    I will be building a website network soon to host some massive video feeds. I've posted a few posts about bandwidth and dedicated servers, but I figure I'll just toss up the goal and see what you guys have to say about it.

    Goal:

    I need to be able to push out approx. 50,000 concurrent video streaming sessions, each session pushing approx. 300 kbit/sec of data.

    Solution:

    What can you guys recommend I do for the solution? Put in any ideas you have with regards to dedicated servers, big bandwidth pipes, etc. I have some ideas of my own but I also strongly value a lot of the opinions on this forum.

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Jun 2004
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    what media type? Windows media? Mpg? etc

    Where are you streaming to? Localized? World wide?

    All one stream, or several differant streams?
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  3. #3
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    Stream it out of 3 locations: west coast, east coast, central.
    Use directional dns / ip geolcation, etc to get the end-user to the closest streaming server.
    Assuming that this is for live streaming -- go with windows media on w2k3 enterprise.
    _IF_ you have a very stable source encoder you can safely do 2 gbps per server, by bonding four GigE nics. Dont need much of a server -- 3 ghz cpu with 8 gb of ram, 1U.
    Pipes -- get a couple of 10 gige uplinks and bgp between them, and switch down to copper gigE for your servers.

    Prepare for BIG bandwidth bills

  4. #4
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    It all depends on the type of content you have and the type of streaming that you want to do.

    There are a variety of cost effective ways to deliver content - but we do need a bit more information about how the content is served.
    Regards,
    Sam
    Sam Machiz / Director, Product Development / Ubersmith
    smachiz[at]ubersmith.com / [direct] 212-812-4194

  5. #5
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    Get some big fat pipes.

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