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  • 1. cu sto me r ca se stud y Data Center Class Global HD Streaming iStreamPlanet Deploys Arista Cablevision, Fox International, INSIDE Networks Technologies for NBC) rely on iStreamPlanet’s XXI Olympic Winter Games digital media solutions. SUBJECT Designing and building the next iStreamPlanet® develops and generation of cloud-based provides digital media strategy, BUSINESS CHALLENGE streaming media origination managed webcasting services, services supporting the world’s and Rich Internet Applications. Over the course of seventeen premier winter sports event had The company successfully days, on behalf of unprecedented requirements for integrates managed services NBCOlympics.com automation, throughput, and SaaS-based digital media iStreamPlanet needed to advertisement insertion, and applications that cover all stream 834 events and 4,483 reliability aspects of media delivery, hours of high-de nition Winter enabling enterprises and other Olympics video to millions of WHY content owners to distribute demanding fans around the With millions of worldwide world with maximum uptime. and monetize their digital viewers including athletes families Any dropped packets over the who couldn’t afford to travel, media across multiple platforms. course of billions of user iStreamPlanet brought the viewed minutes would have Olympic games into every iStreamPlanet’s team of digital resulted in a delay, connected household. media and broadcast experts retransmission, or garbled has managed and enabled the image for every viewer of the WHO SHOULD CARE deployment of more than Anyone building out corporate near-live stream. 1,000 large live events viewed or media related streaming media To achieve this seemingly online by millions, including services who wants to scale to unattainable challenge, automating all programming, the Presidential Inauguration and the Michael Jackson iStreamPlanet utilized the only provisioning and delivery while Memorial. The world’s top networking infrastructure up to maximizing the reliability and business leaders (American the task: Arista 7048 switches. throughput of their content Express, AT&T, Caterpillar, The results speak for delivery. Microsoft), trendiest music themselves in zero dropped festivals (Bonnaroo, Coachella, packets, 100% user satisfaction, SXSW), most popular sporting and a tremendous success for events (Masters Golf iStreamPlanet’s client, Tournament, Championships at NBCOlympics.com. Wimbledon, Sunday Night "When we built the cloud-based Football) and major streaming media origination for broadcasters (CBS Television, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in SUPPORTING THE WINTER GAMES www.aristanetworks.com
  • 2. two weeks we needed responsive partners Service Software Upgrades and Stateful with best-in-class technology," stated Mio Fault Repair proved invaluable in Babic, chief executive officer of maintaining service level agreements iStreamPlanet. "Arista delivered. We made and overall uptime. our deadline and then streamed 834 events “With hundreds and hundreds of highlights and 4,483 hours of content in 17 days and more than 1,000 hours of HD-quality through Arista switches with packet video content delivered in 17 days, buffering architectures purpose-built for NBCOlympics.com depends on a fast, large-scale streaming and storage." efficient, and utterly stable delivery system,” says Perkins Miller, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, NBC Sports & Olympics. SOLUTION “Olympic fans know that iStreamPlanet chose Arista Network’s line NBCOlympics.com is the only destination of network switches to transfer petabytes for every moment of the Vancouver of data between servers and customers Olympic Winter Games and we couldn’t do over the Internet, located all over the it without partners like iStreamPlanet, world. Arista Network’s 7048 switches Switch, Intel, Arista and Juniper.” were chosen due to their high availability, large buffers for prevention of packet drops and ability to sustain RESULTS high throughput. iStreamPlanet’s network for the Olympics At the core of the network, iStreamplanet live stream was brought online in only 12 utilized Arista’s line of 7048 switches for days. iStreamPlanet successfully data transfer duties connected to two transferred over four petabytes of data redundant racks of 23 Dell R710 servers over 17 days to millions of users all over running multiple Intel Gigabit Ethernet the world. This event set the bar for NICs teamed to get 2Gbps throughput streaming media automation, next- per server. Arista Networks provided the Ethernet network to interconnect the generation origination services, and streaming servers which require high- network capabilities for streaming media performance 1/10Gb switches with very delivery. large packet buffering. This is perfectly suited to supporting high-bandwidth video streaming and storage FOR MORE INFORMATION interconnection while maintaining the highest levels of system availability with To nd out more about Arista Networks, both device and system level resiliency go to www.aristanetworks.com. designed into the iStreamPlanet infrastructure. As reliability and To nd out more about iStreamPlanet, go resilience is important Arista EOS with In- to www.istreamplanet.com. SUPPORTING THE WINTER GAMES www.aristanetworks.com