Keynote: Mike Dunkle, Network Operations & Infrastructure, Valve


At 10 years old, Valve's digital entertainment platform, Steam, has over 125 million users consuming more than 250 petabytes of content monthly. Mike's keynote will look at how Steam and Valve's network needs grew to this point, and discuss the engineering decisions that led to the current distribution platform of a custom built CDN plus commercial delivery platforms. Mike will also discuss where Valve/Steam is headed, and how Valve balances network's growth and protection with a constant set of new features, like live broadcasting, all the while maintaining the best possible user experience.