Netflix Open Connect

Sample Architectures

The following examples illustrate how Open Connect deployments can be configured for resiliency and maximum benefit to the customer.

Basic architectures

The following diagram shows an example of an OCA that is embedded in a partner network, in conjunction with SFI peering which is used to provide additional resiliency and to enable nightly content fill and updates.

image showing embedded appliances in partner network

In contrast, the next diagram shows an example of SFI (peering) without the deployment of embedded OCAs in the partner network. In this scenario, traffic is delivered to end users via SFI from Netflix appliances that are located in local IXPs, to avoid both the cost and congestion that is associated with transit.

image showing peering with appliances in local IXPs

Failover scenarios for embedded deployments

The following diagram illustrates a scenario where an ISP partner has two embedded OCAs deployed in two different sites.

image showing failover when one embedded appliance is down

In the next diagram, the embedded appliance on Site 1 is down, but the embedded appliance on Site 2 is up. Traffic is re-routed and served from Site 2.

image showing failover when one embedded appliance is down

In the final diagram, the embedded appliances on both Site 1 and Site 2 are down. Traffic is re-routed and served from Netflix IX appliances.

image showing failover when all embedded appliances are down

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