Joost Network Details

The IP Development Network Blog has an interesting post on the Joost: analysis of a bandwidth hog.

In the comments Joost’s network architect leaves links to some interesting Joost presentations.

Joost Network Architecture Ground rules

  • No firewalls
  • No hardware load-balancers
  • High availability (this is TV)
  • Lots of bandwidth (this is TV)
  • Ethernet only
  • Rapidly provisionable
  • Business requirements
  • Cost-effective

From my point of view — At least Joost requires “some” hardware. It’s not all software. (probably 99% of R&D effort is software) Presentation notes a couple Cisco 3560’s switches and a 7301 router and a lot of seed servers.