Are online gamers breaking the Internet? No, but the patches are.

“There’s no way an online game uses as much as streaming Netflix videos!”

Netflix streaming involves a burst-pause-burst-pause pattern of traffic on the Internet.

When I Escape from Tarkov, does that kill the Internet?

What if I buy a new game or patch an existing game? Hint: REDRUM.

Once the COD: Warzone download starts, the Internet catches fire.
COD: Warzone is an 80 GB install. That’s a LOT.

Why is this bad?

What should the Daily Mail article have told you?

  • If you need to download a patch or new game purchase, wait until off-peak hours. Hit “Go” before you go to bed.
  • Small patches (1–2 gigs)? No problem.
  • If you’re just playing your favorite game, go nuts.

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Data center/security/collab hack, CCIE #5026, focusing on automation, programmability, operational efficiency and getting rid of technical debt.

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Data center/security/collab hack, CCIE #5026, focusing on automation, programmability, operational efficiency and getting rid of technical debt.

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