The Bandwidth Challenge

Adam Curry and I were comparing notes this morning. I just checked my logs and noticed that IT Conversations is up to >60GB day (1.8 terrabytes per month). That’s an average of 5.56mbps, probably peaking close to the capacity of a DS3 (45mbps). That makes sense, of course, since just 15 people simultaneously download files using 3mbps cable connections can hit 45mbps combined. Thank goodness for Limelight Networks, the content-delivery network (CDN) that brings you IT Conversations. Without them there would be no delivery. BGW, that 60GB/day doesn’t include MP3 streaming, which is handled separately.

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