Data Centers and… Video Streaming
Online videos play a substantial role in our lives. Watching and sharing videos on social media, binging your favorite shows on-demand and live video streaming are on the rise but, whatever its nature, video content is everywhere and putting ever-increasing pressure on data centers to store, process and distribute huge amounts of data.
But we aren’t just talking about the odd cat video on YouTube, the impact of video streaming is truly staggering:
- More video content has been uploaded in the last 30 days than the major U.S. television networks have created in 30 years.
- Users around the world watch 140 million hours’ worth of content on Netflix every day with the average member watching 60 films per year for more than 90 minutes per day.
- 100 hours’ worth of new material is uploaded to YouTube every minute. YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of total internet users.
- The amount of data used while watching Twitch for an hour can reach over 1 gigabyte when streaming at the maximum bitrate.
- 100 million hours of video are watched each day on Facebook.
- Snapchat users watch 10 billion videos each day.
- Data from a Deloitte study released in 2017 found that Gen Z and millennials both watched an average of five hours of content during each binge-watching session.
With forecasts indicating that 80% of all internet traffic will be video by 2021, it’s vital that data centers networks grow and evolve, providing high-bandwidth, secure and reliable service.
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