What is green streaming?
Last updated: 5 January 2023
Green streaming, or eco-friendly or sustainable streaming, is an important concept that refers to the use of sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices in the streaming video industry. As the demand for streaming video continues to grow, it is important to consider the environmental impact of this industry and to take steps to reduce its carbon footprint.
Why is green streaming so important?
Green streaming is important for people because it can help to reduce the environmental impact of streaming video. By using sustainable practices, such as renewable energy and energy-efficient servers, businesses and organizations can reduce their carbon emissions and help to protect the environment. This can be beneficial for both the local and global environment. Besides, it can help to improve the quality of life for people around the world.
Green streaming is also important for the planet. As the demand for streaming video continues to grow, the environmental impact of this industry is likely to increase. By using sustainable practices, businesses and organizations can help to reduce the carbon footprint of streaming video and protect the planet from the harmful effects of climate change. This can help to preserve natural resources and biodiversity, and help to protect the planet for future generations.
Finally, green streaming is important for profit. By using sustainable practices, businesses and organizations can save money on energy costs and reduce their environmental impact. This can help to improve their bottom line and make their operations more efficient and profitable. In addition, green streaming can help businesses to attract and retain customers who are looking for eco-friendly products and services.
Overall, green streaming is an important concept that can benefit people, the planet, and profit. By using sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices, businesses and organizations can reduce their carbon footprint and improve their bottom line. At the same time, protecting the environment and improving the quality of life for people around the world.
How does Jet-Stream contribute to sustainability?
Jet-Stream is proud to have been a sustainable streaming company since 2004. While most video platforms, clouds and CDNs promise to achieve their goals by 2030 or 2035, Jet-Stream has been green for 18 years.
Jet-Stream Cloud is housed in data centers with a PUE of 1.2, which is among the best in the industry. To achieve this high effectiveness, the data centers use top cooling and cold corridors. These advancements reduce the need for air conditioning by using outside cool air, and cool air is forced through the servers for efficiency.
The datacenters use green energy. This energy used to be a mix of hydro, wind, sun, and residual side streams and was later upgraded to the wind only. The necessary backup plants are powered by residual side streams, for which carbon exhaust is compensated.
Jet-Stream Cloud is powered by modern, high-efficiency hardware, using the least possible energy for transcoding, storage, analytics, and streaming.
Jet-Stream Cloud’s software keeps track of the (geo) popularity of each individual live stream and video, in real time. Long tail media is stored and served hot from the core layer, guaranteeing high performance. As soon as a title becomes popular, it is automatically scaled to additional burst or Multi CDN tiers, guaranteeing global scale for millions and millions of users. When popularity dwindles, the media is automatically reduced to lower tiers, still guaranteeing performance, but using much less resources.
Jet-Stream Cloud uses highly efficient transcoding settings to squeeze the highest quality of your media, at the lowest possible file size, reducing storage and bandwidth. In addition, you can transcode yourself, and customize transcoding profiles to reduce and manage your media’s footprint yourself.
Jet-Stream is committed to keeping improving your streaming footprint. Want to join us and stream green? Contact us!