Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

YouTube LIVE streaming via Akamai

Despite Google having it’s impressive CDN (content delivery network) for streaming live videos, Google is going for third party vendor services to host YouTube Live live concert. But it’s not Adobe’s Flash Media Server nor Wowzat Youtube BackedUp by Akamai…

Yes it’s Akamai, the leader in streaming content delivery. It was first a rumor that Google was partnering with Mogulus, Ustream or Justin.TV. But they chose to work with Akamai. Streaming live events with more than 100,000 simultaneous viewers is a tough ask and Akamai based on it’s past experience and reliable infrastructure is now readily backing up Google services, despite Google paying high costs for it.

It appears based on public Akamai data that about 700,000 people were watching the YouTube concert at its peak.


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