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Scaling sites for adult hosting, an upcoming talk for Ignite Velocity 2008

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Scaling for Adult Hosting Scaling for Adult Hosting Presentation Transcript

  • Scaling for Adult Hosting John Adams Gamelink Operations [email_address]
  • porn fuels technology VoIP Internet Bandwidth Video Codecs Mobile Video / 3G Phones porn fuels technology VHS Camcorders Usenet Image Compression
  • Scaling for what, exactly?
    • Gamelink - ~60,000 films online in various formats (VOD / PPM / Download-to-own)
    • Nearly every major adult studio
    • About 2900 domains (We like domains)
  • Internet Video has different challenges HTTP Server DB Application Server Streaming Servers Media Servers / SAN Transcoding Cache? hard to cache!
  • Three things... Transcode Store Deliver.
  • Transcoding A computationally intensive process to convert video from one format to another Plan for it, or make someone else do it! .MOV .FLA .WMV
  • Better living through (cheap) distributed computing!
  • Get it there. sneakernet? tape? ew! Ship Disk Arrays? Metro Ethernet?
  • Store it! Scalable Reliable Cheap
  • Scaling Storage
    • Make vs. Buy
    • SANs are too expensive
    • RAID not always best
    • Many vendors use the same chassis and disks. Don’t waste your money.
  • Scaling Models Vertical ( Big disk - Only goes so far ) Horizontal ( More Disk Units ) Scales forever, difficult to manage External Hosting: CDNs not always accepting of adult content. (few are!)
  • Managing Storage Where’s that file? Are you authorized for it?
  • Delivery
  • Build networks for video.
  • People Webservers Load Balancer Media Servers streams reset if media servers go down!
  • redundancy is hard. Choose an acceptable level of FAIL.
  • Abuse... Everyone wants your content. Scale for abuse and third-party linking (or block it!) Content theft, piracy, USC 2257
  • Pay Per Minute = $ lost per minute of downtime
  • Space + Power
  • Thanks! My Tech Blog... http://www.retina.net/tech