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3/26/2020
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Special to Dark Reading: Yevgeniy Sverdlik, Data Center Knowledge
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How Zoom, Netflix, and Dropbox are Staying Online During the Pandemic

Inside the efforts to keep the quarantined world's popular Internet services running smoothly.

To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, huge swaths of humanity have transformed their daily routines. Offices and schools are closed, city streets are empty, and most people are trying to substitute as many of their normal activities as they can with Internet-powered alternatives.

But cloud platforms of some of the most popular internet services the quarantined world is now heavily leaning on for work, socializing, and entertainment – Zoom, Dropbox, and Netflix – have so far had no major trouble absorbing the massive surge in usage.

That's according to infrastructure leads for each of the three companies, who spoke as candidly as they could about the situation in a webinar Wednesday. Conducted over Zoom, the virtual event was organized by Kentik, developer of network monitoring tools which some of the speakers’ companies use.

Read the full article here on Data Center Knowledge.

 

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3/30/2020 | 10:43:50 AM
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I can only imagine the uptick in network traffic for providers offering online services that are overly pipe heavy. I've noticed degredation in many areas for providers not in this article but for the ones I use listed I think they have done a pretty good job.
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