Varnish Software, Intel and Supermicro have set what they say is a new industry record for speed, power and TCO efficiency for TLS-encrypted traffic, which paves the way for next-gen live streaming.
The companies achieved greater than 1.3 Tbps throughput on a single edge server consuming approximately 1,120 watts, resulting in 1.17 Gbps per watt.
The combined solution makes it possible for content delivery services and the live event industry to support massive live-streaming events in an economical and sustainable way, said the companies.
The benchmarks were accomplished using Varnish Enterprise 6.0 deployed on a Supermicro 2U CloudDC server powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, without requiring the use of specialised, added-cost TLS offload cards.
Supermicro’s CloudDC server line is an optimised platform targeting private and public clouds offered in 1U and 2U form factors in single or dual processor configurations. These servers are optimised for balance among processor, memory, storage, expansion, and networking to give the best efficiency, stated the companies.
“Achieving over 1 Tbps in a single edge server is a major leap forward for the industry, and critical for delivering the next generation of video and digital experiences,” said Frank Miller CTO, Varnish Software.
“The need to deliver more throughput with less energy and at the lowest cost is growing exponentially. With commercially available software and off-the-shelf server hardware from Supermicro – built on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors – we have entered a new era of CDN cache performance.”