The annual FAST conference, put on by the USENIX Association is an event that dives into advanced storage system and device technologies. This year’s event had sessions on key-value storage, advanced file systems, deduplication, cloud and distributed systems, data caching and advanced SSD technology. It also featured an interesting keynote talk by Netflix.
Jonathan Looney from Netflix gave a keynote at the 2021 FAST conference on its purpose-built Open Connect content delivery network (CDN) that it uses to stream video to its customers around the world. Open Connect delivers streaming video to over 200 M members, delivering over 100 Tb/s peak data rates. The figure below gives a schematic on Netflix’s on-line streaming services.