In this blog, user Abhishek Prakash discusses Netflix’s use of FreeBSD. In fact, quite a large amount of streaming bandwidth goes through FreeBSD servers that are deployed by Netflix in the US. To learn more, below you may also view a talk and slides by Jonathan Looney, Engineering Manager at Netflix.

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services in the world.

But you already know that. Don’t you?

What you probably did not know is that Netflix uses FreeBSD to deliver its content to you.

Yes, that’s right. Netflix relies on FreeBSD to build its in-house content delivery network (CDN).

Its FOSS blog: https://itsfoss.com/netflix-freebsd-cdn/

FOSDEM 19 Presentation: http://mirror.onet.pl/pub/mirrors/video.fosdem.org/2019/Janson/netflix_freebsd.webm

Slides: https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/netflix_freebsd/attachments/slides/3103/export/events/attachments/netflix_freebsd/slides/3103/FOSDEM_2019_Netflix_and_FreeBSD.pdf

Phoronix: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Netflix-FreeBSD-2019

Hacker News discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19069560