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Carbon First: Rethinking System Architectures for Sustainable Video Streaming: Annual Summit Keynote

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

On Sept 7th 2022, Ramesh Sitaraman gave the keynote presentation at the Sustainability in Streaming and Digital Media Delivery: Greening of Streaming 2nd Annual Summit.

Chief Scientist at (and one of the founders of) Akamai, and a true visionary in the Content Delivery Network sector, Ramesh lead the theme for the summit talking about the Carbon First initiative he has been a key proponent of.

"If we want video streaming to become sustainable we have to be building these things differently."

In his presentation Ramesh reminded us that while energy efficiency is a key step towards sustainability, we must constantly return to carbon-efficiency as the most important design constraint.

The full session (~ 26min) including introduction and welcome from host and Greening of Streaming founder Dom Robinson can be seen here :

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