Windows 10 rollout puts massive strain on web traffic
There's no doubt that the Windows 10 launch is going to put quite the strain on ISPs and content delivery networks (CDNs). However, a new blog post from Dan Rayburn on the Streaming Media Blog points to just how much bandwidth Microsoft is planning to eat up as its latest operating system pushes out to millions of users worldwide.
According to the report, Windows 10 has already hit the 10Tb/s mark spread out over several CDNs, but we're only into the first several hours of launch and Microsoft has planned for much more:
If Microsoft does manage to hit the 40Tb/s threshold with Windows 10's rollout, it will be quite impressive. If true, this data shows just how massive the Windows 10 rollout actually is, and further helps to illustrate why Microsoft chose to go with a staged rollout rather than unloading the upgrade to every user at once.
Source: Dan Rayburn; Via: Neowin
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