Friday, December 08, 2017
Stranger Things: Why Netflix Isn’t Behind New Submarine Cable Builds
Stranger Things: Why Netflix Isn’t Behind New Submarine Cable Builds: "But how do we translate that number (190,000 gigabytes of data) to traffic? To make that calculation, let’s make a few simplifying assumptions. First, let’s pretend that Netflix fully refreshes its entire cache each month. Second, let’s say that Netflix does this refresh evenly over the course of 30 days in the month. That translates to 6,333 GB per day…which turns out to be a piddly 577 Mbps. If Netflix were to push this content to its caches only during a daily 12-hour off-peak period, the required capacity would be double: 1.2 Gbps." 'via Blog this'