Netflix uses 100,000+ servers instance from AWS.

Netflix on AWS

Netflix is the world's popular internet television network, with more than 100 million members in more than 190 countries. Netflix uses AWS for computing and storage needs.

What AWS services does Netflix use?

It uses two types of servers, one based on hard disk drives and the other on flash drives, and both are optimized for high-density and low-power use.

Netflix spends the most on Amazon EC2($3million/month).EC2 is a compute service where they have system ie. CPU/RAM and HardDisc.

And spend less on AWS Elastic Load Balancer, Amazon CloudFront, and other AWS products.

When did Netflix start using AWS?

Netflix made an early bet on AWS, compared to the rest of the tech industry, after struggling to scale its own infrastructure with the demands of its customers in 2008.

Netflix & Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Case Study

“Amazon Kinesis Streams processes multiple terabytes of log data each day, yet events show up in our analytics in seconds. We can discover and respond to issues in real-time, ensuring high availability, and great customer experience.”

John Bennett
Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

Netflix is one of the world’s largest online media streaming providers, delivering almost 7 billion hours of videos to nearly 50 million customers in 60 countries per quarter. The company is planning to use AWS Lambda to build rule-based, self-managing infrastructure, and replace inefficient processes to reduce the rate of errors and save valuable time. Watch Neil Hunt, Netflix’s chief product officer, explain how the company can use event-based triggers to help automate the encoding process of media files, the validation of backup completions and instance deployments at scale, and the monitoring of AWS resources used by the organization.

The Flow of AWS for Netflix

Why AWS is so popular?

AWS made up of so many different cloud computing services. It provides servers, storage, networking, remote computing, email, mobile development, and security, and much provides an hourly basis billing that is one good thing.


Today, Netflix is the 10th largest Internet company in the world. Are you aware of the traffic Netflix has? Supporting this infrastructure with such traffic is very challenging, But nobody does it better than AWS.

AWS is very powerful and well organized data center, that is the power of Amazon Web Services propelling one of the most ambitious companies on earth, Netflix, into uncharted territory and runaway success!

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