Streaming TWiT’s live Apple iPhone event coverage through our CDN

It’s that time of the year again, Apple announced a new iPhone. And of course the Apple announcement wouldn’t be the same without great live commentary by TWiT.

About 1.5 years ago we shared some numbers of the TWiT Apple “new iPad” event coverage so we wanted to share some numbers from yesterday’s event as well.

The main difference between the coverage yesterday and 1.5 years ago was that instead of running off a single server, it was running off our new streaming CDN. This means that viewers are able to enjoy higher quality streams as the media server is closer to them.

CDN Backend TrafficSo, the numbers: The 20 globally distributed CDN nodes served an average of 2494 concurrent iPads, Roku’s and Smart TVs watching the stream and pushed out a total of 3.6TB with a peak of 4.324 Gbit/s!
That’s 4.3x more than most desktop PCs have on their ethernet port! Nearly 30x more than WiFi N.

We can’t wait to exceed this peak and hit 10 Gbit/s on a single live stream! So be sure to tune in to TWiT and help us hit that 10Gbit/s mark! And in case you missed the live stream, be sure to check it out here.

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