Microsoft: Stop stealing bandwidth!

Microsoft: Stop stealing bandwidth!

Responding to Microsoft's policy to rely on users' bandwidth to upload Windows 10 updates.

08/05/2015

GAO blames ISPs for confusing consumers about bandwidth usage

Why put the onus on ISPs when application providers should be providing data on bandwidth usage?

01/13/2015

Why software vendors should disclose their apps' bandwidth consumption

Why software vendors should disclose their apps' bandwidth consumption

Bandwidth is power, and it should be treated as such.

01/07/2015

Why Netflix video quality has fluctuated this year

Why Netflix video quality has fluctuated this year

Netflix’s agreement with Comcast contributed to recent performance increases, but Comcast isn’t necessarily responsible for the degradation.

06/18/2014

Comcast data usage meter accuracy measurement results

NetForecast just completed a report on the accuracy of Comcast’s Internet data usage meter.

06/04/2014

Application Performance = Response Time

From a user’s perspective, application performance is response time. So you need to find out what your users' performance expectations are and identify a response time threshold that satisfies most of them—then you need to measure...

01/06/2014

SaaS Performance Bar Rising

For mission-critical SaaS applications to displace their locally accessed cousins, SaaS end-user response times must rival those of the on-premises incumbents. Achieving this goal is challenging, and requires continuous end-user...

07/29/2013

Who needs a CDN?

Any enterprise with a web audience in multiple locations can benefit from using a CDN, but if your users are likely to download lots of stuff from your website, play media files, and/or watch or listen to live broadcasts, you are...

02/25/2013

Should wireless carriers use home Internet connections for backhaul?

In a thought-provoking article on GigaOM, Prakash Sangam of Qualcomm writes that cellular network capacity could be boosted up to a thousand times if households deploy "small cells" (i.e., femtocell technology) to shunt cellular...

11/05/2012

Should wireless carriers use home Internet connections for backhaul?

In a thought-provoking article on GigaOM, Prakash Sangam of Qualcomm writes that cellular network capacity could be boosted up to a thousand times if households deploy "small cells" (i.e., femtocell technology) to shunt cellular...

11/05/2012

Should wireless carriers use home Internet connections for backhaul?

In a thought-provoking article on GigaOM, Prakash Sangam of Qualcomm writes that cellular network capacity could be boosted up to a thousand times if households deploy "small cells" (i.e., femtocell technology) to shunt cellular...

11/05/2012

Cloud Federation: It's Happening

Although far from a fait accompli, cloud federation is in the works. Like ants in the Internet ant hill, cloud providers are beginning to join forces to improve their individual prospects for long-term growth and sustainability.Three...

06/13/2012

WAN Virtualization as a Managed Service Is an Emerging Trend

At Interop our interest was piqued by a new managed service from Hughes Network Systems that we see as a harbinger of services to come. Using home-grown software installed in a DSL modem, Hughes bonds (i.e. inverse multiplexes) up to...

05/15/2012

RIPE Atlas Project Maps the Internet

RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Center) in the Netherlands is in the early stages of rolling out a distributed Internet measurement system called Atlas. The system collects data that it incorporates into a master...

04/24/2012

New Cloud Federation Business Model for CDN Services

We may be witnessing the ants in the Internet ant hill starting to pull together to compete against Goliaths like Akamai and even Amazon Web Services. After a decade of status quo in the CDN space, we're seeing an innovative new...

04/04/2012

WAN Optimization as a Service Goes Mainstream

With Akamai's uncharacteristic collaboration with Riverbed to embed Steelhead WAN optimization software into its CDN overlay network, the tide has officially turned--WAN optimization as a service is going main stream. It is...

03/27/2012

How Much Traffic Does Streaming Video Streaming Generate?

Do you know how much traffic the act of streaming video to a user's device generates? Chances are you don't, and you don't particularly care. But you should, because lively video surfing by lots of users can affect your work and home...

03/19/2012

Apps Eat More Bandwidth than Browsers

As iPads, iPhones, Nooks, Kindles, and other mobile devices multiply like rabbits and join the established population of desktop and laptop computers, the nature of traffic to and from all device types is changing. The key reason for...

01/23/2012

Prepare Ye the Way of the Intercloud

The term Intercloud describes the future interconnectedness--or federation--of clouds, similar to the network of networks that is today's Internet. Like the electrical grid, in which a utility is shared based on supply and demand,...

01/09/2012

Energy Star Equivalent Needed for Application Bandwidth Consumption

The FCC (or someone) should implement an Energy Star equivalent for bandwidth consumption by Internet applications such as Google and Facebook to educate consumers about demand placed on their broadband connections by the...

12/05/2011

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