Netflix continues to evolve our appliance hardware capabilities to help ISPs most efficiently deliver high-quality Netflix traffic with a focus on localization. We tailor deployment and hardware architectures for each ISP that we work with. Our Open Connect Appliances are based on commodity PC components, assembled in custom cases by our suppliers.
We have two main types of storage appliances, a 1U version and a 2U version. For larger deployments, we might also include flash-based appliances.
High level storage appliance specifications are available here. If you need detailed specifications for a particular Open Connect Appliance, contact your Partner Engagement Manager.
|Solid State Drive||Micron|
|Network Controller||Chelsio, Mellanox|
|Rack units||1U or 2U|
|Power draw operational (peak)||250W - 630W|
|Operational throughput||9 Gbps - 36 Gbps|
|Raw storage capacity||14 TB - 280 TB|
In building these systems we collaborate with a wide range of suppliers who we would like to thank for their assistance: The teams at Sanmina and Intequus, our system integrators. Storage guidance and troubleshooting from HGST, LSI and Micron, and Chelsio and Mellanox for network card and driver assistance.
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