Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Level 3 Confirms Primary CDN Role for Netflix

Level 3 Communications will serve as a primary content delivery network (CDN) provider for Netflix delivering streaming and storage for the entire Netflix library of content. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As a result of the deal, Level 3 announced further investment in its CDN capacity. Level 3 will double its storage capacity and add 2.9 Terabits per second (Tbps) of globally available CDN capacity. This is in addition to the 1.65 Tbps that was deployed in the third quarter of 2010.

In addition to supporting Netflix for streaming movies and TV shows, Level 3 will store the entire Netflix streaming library of more than 20,000 titles. Over the course of November and December, the two companies will move the library to storage with Level 3 in preparation for serving traffic beginning Jan. 1, 2011.

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