Broadpeak claims new high for streaming with 30Gbps capacity

Joseph O'Halloran | 18-03-2013
Content delivery network (CDN) and video-on-demand (VOD) server technologies provider Broadpeak has optimised the streaming capacity of its BkS400 video cache server to 30 Gbps.
BkS400 servers feature an open, web-based architecture said to be able to provide cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators with the flexibility to support any HTTP format, including Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Adobe HDS, and MPEG-DASH. In addition, the developer claims that when integrated with Broadpeak's BkM100 CDN Mediator, operators can ‘dramatically’ improve the management of failover and load-balancing tasks, reducing an operator's cache miss ratio.
Broadpeak says that with this new streaming capacity its customers can deliver video content efficiently while ensuring the best quality of service for end users through HTTP adaptive streaming technology.

"Our latest software version of the BkS400 streamer, running on Intel-based off-the-shelf servers, now features a very high throughput that makes it both efficient and affordable to deliver high quality video content over the open Internet," explained Jacques Le Mancq, president and CEO of Broadpeak. "By providing operators with 30 Gbps of full-line rate streaming capacity per unit and broad HTTP format support, the BkS400 servers are the ideal server solution for video."