Netflix’s logistics suppliers have different requirements for shipping, importing, and customs processes that are specific to each country in which an ISP might operate. During the engagement process with Netflix, the shipping specifics for your country and deployment will be reviewed with you and agreed upon.
Before shipping OCAs to your facility, the Netflix team pre-configures the appliances and fills them with the latest content. To avoid having the pre-filled content become stale, thereby requiring an extended high-traffic initial fill period, it is highly recommended to get the appliances online as soon as possible. You will be asked to confirm site readiness before any OCAs are shipped to you.
To facilitate smooth delivery and installation, you will be directed to an online site survey form before shipment where you can specify the final configuration details of your appliances. In this form, you will provide information such as:
- Site addresses
- Shipment contacts
- IP configuration details (IPv4, IPv6, default gateway, and so on)
- BGP configuration details (IPv4, and IPv6 if applicable)
- Type of rack rails (2-post vs 4-post)
- Power supply types (AC vs DC)
- Optic types
Each appliance is shipped with the appropriate parts, based on what you specify in the online form.
Requirements for receiving an appliance shipment are roughly as follows. Specific requirements will be communicated to your logistics team by the Netflix logistics team before the shipment.
|Estimated appliance weight||100 to 125 pounds (45 to 57 kg)|
|Estimated weight of pallet and shipping materials||63 pounds (29 kg)|
|Loading dock and jack||Upon request, Netflix will ensure delivery trucks arrive with a pallet jack and lift gate if a loading dock and jack are not available at the destination.|