Energy-efficient Streaming

At Broadpeak, we have at heart to find solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of streaming.

We have made a top priority to develop our products with the energy-consumption in mind to make sure we can offer you the most eco-friendly solutions for your video streaming services.

A high performance video streaming software improving energy efficiency by 4

The BkS450 has proven that it can dramatically reduce energy consumption for video delivery. In realistic-condition testing, on mid-range hardware, it achieved an outstanding and stable energy-efficiency performance of 0.99 to 1.04 Gbps/Watt, with a 580-606 Gbps HTTPS throughput for a consumption of 583 Watt. We are continuously working on improving these performances to further reduce the streaming carbon footprint.

The BkS450 allows you to withstand changes to industry standards and technologies, thereby eliminating wasteful equipment turnover due to obsolescence or to over-provisioning of capacity.

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Multicast ABR

Since 2012, our nanoCDN solution has championed energy efficiency by making the power consumption of the network independent of the number of viewers. With multicast ABR, there is only one stream to address millions of requests, dramatically reducing capacity needs and energy consumption. 

HW mutualization in a multi-tenancy context

At Broadpeak, we believe that CDN delegation to operators is a great opportunity to value their networks but also to make streaming more energy efficient. When multiple content providers use the same operator’s CDN infrastructure then each of these tenants won’t have to deploy their own cache inside the operator’s network, thus reducing hardware and energy. Along with others, Broadpeak is driving the SVA Open Caching initiative, that facilitates this pooling. 

Dynamic and Elastic CDN

 components are available as virtualized and containerized deliveries, enabling cache server workloads to be instantiated only when needed and to share computing infrastructure with other network functions and applications. Cache nodes become elastic, consuming power only when their function is used. 

Broadpeak Carbon Footprint Calculator

We have developed a model to calculate the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions produced by a video streaming system. If you are interested in reducing the GHG emissions of your video delivery, we can work together in estimating them with our calculator and building recommendations to decrease the carbon footprint of your system.

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Greening of Streaming

Broadpeak has co-founded Greening of Streaming, the industry organization that addresses growing concerns about the energy impact of the streaming sector.

We are actively involved in several of the working groups to collectively prepare an industry wide ‘accord’ around Low Energy Sustainable Streaming (the LESS Accord).