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
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.