A Longitudinal View of Netflix

This came across the NANOG mail list.

A Longitudinal View of Netflix: Content Delivery over IPv6 and Content Cache Deployments

paper:   https://bit.ly/2toOGWP
slides:  https://bit.ly/2ZoEpap
video:   https://vimeo.com/437111302

Some highlights

Caches reachable within 6 IP hops and 20 ms
-IP path lengths shorter by 40–50%
-Latency lower by 64%
-Throughput higher by factor of three
-Latency benefits more pronounced over IPv4 compared with IPv6

Latency and IP path lengths similar between both address families
⇒ High IPv6 preference, however, slight drops during peak hours

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