said by bobrk:
I read an article that says that the Obama inauguration did the same thing.
Obama's inaguration did the same thing, but not as bad (scary, isn't it -- a dead alient is more important than the country's first black president)
also Sept 11, 2001 did the same thing, not not NEARLY as bad -- back then everyone was looking at web pages, streaming video was in it's infancy then...
companies like Akamai have uber bandwidth available, but with the way people gather information today (now more mobile/internet-based) ISPs and carriers really have no solid plan to accomodate the massive surges in traffic effectively (simply because there is very little base-line data to go by, since this is considered the new "medium" to find information).
example: we have a total of 4GE to other carriers... at one point we were at 100% (not for very long).
our 4GE worth of upstream peers has ALWAYS served us just fine and we normall run anywhere between 35-50% utilization with an at least 50% for heavy traffic... as we take on more an more customers, that gap slowly decreases, meaning we need to up our "heavy traffic" capacity, which (at this point) means we'd need to get into a 10GE peer, which is stupidly more expensive on a MRC and we'd have to upgrade some of our edge and core routers to support the increase in traffic...--
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