Peer5 operates the world’s largest peer-to-peer (p2p) content delivery network. We believe that the only way to make streaming video as scalable as broadcast television -- able to reach hundreds of millions or billions of simultaneous viewers -- is to employ a p2p architecture that enables streaming capacity to grow proportionally with streaming demand:
Some facts about Peer5:
We believe the Internet has strayed from its roots and become too centralized and inefficient.
Today, streaming video accounts for 70% of all Internet traffic and broadcasters are already
encountering huge scalability and stream quality issues due to a server-centric approach.
This approach is rooted in the fact that, until recently, HTTP was the only communication protocol
that web browsers supported. This meant that browsers could only communicate with HTTP servers. Then
came WebRTC, which made it possible for browsers
to communicate directly with other browsers.
When Google created WebRTC back in 2012, we saw an opportunity to create a truly seamless p2p service, one that did not require end users to install a proprietary p2p client. Now that WebRTC and the HTML5
tag are broadly deployed, our vision of creating a massively distributed,
We coined the term “Serverless CDN”, which for us, really means that no servers are involved in the delivery of the bytes. However, we don’t aim to completely get rid of servers. Servers do the important work of ingesting, encoding, transmuxing and more. We believe that the optimal content delivery solution for broadcasters is a hybrid model where Peer5 is used in combination with their existing HTTP-based CDNs. Our goal is to enable limitless video delivery by unifying the existing server infrastructure with an elastic computing layer that grows with demand.
We are a group of engineers and technologists with a passion for distributed computing.
We have diverse experience across big data analytics, large-scale web application infrastructure,
virtualization and networking. We like efficiency and are obsessed with performance.
We have offices in Palo Alto, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel.
If you have a passion for solving big problems and want to join the team, then check out our open positions.
Peer5 is a combination of the two fundamental building blocks of our service:
Peer-to-Peer and HTML5. Our logo is based, in part, on the HTML5 logo by
The HTML5 logo is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, making it available for reuse and reimagining.