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Server optimization at scale - Eliminating packet drops and improving capacity

Improving the performance of our technology for the benefit of our customers and their audiences is an ongoing course of action at Verizon Media. For example, over the past two years, our performance and kernel engineers have eliminated virtually all packet drops (over 98% removed), improved performance health checks on our edge servers by 50%, and increased server capacity by up to 40%.

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Video Encoding in the Cloud to Stream Large-Scale Live Events

As advertising dollars and viewers continue to move away from traditional television, content owners and broadcasters are looking to ad-supported live event streaming as a way to engage new audiences and grow revenue through over-the-top (OTT) streaming. OTT offers new distribution opportunities, which enable a publisher to air and monetize licensed content that previously had no place on broadcast television. But before a publisher can begin to stream live events, technical hurdles in the first step of the streaming video workflow must be considered:

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