Case Study 3.7 Akamai Technologies
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In 2016, the amount of Internet traffic generated by YouTube alone is greater than the amount of traffic on the entire Internet in 2000. Because of video streaming and the explosion in mobile devices demanding high-bandwidth applications, Internet traffic has increased over 500% since 2010 and is pre- dicted to nearly triple by 2019 (see Figure 3.19). Internet video is now a majority of Internet traffic and will reach 82% by 2020, according to Cisco. Experts call services like YouTube, Netflix, and high definition streaming video “net bombs” because they threaten the effective operation of the Internet. Mobile platform traffic grew by almost 75% in 2015 and may soon push cellular networks and the Internet to their capacities. FIGURE 3.19 THE GROWTH OF INTERNET TRAFFIC How big is an exabyte?TI 2500exabyte is equivalent to 2.3 zettabytes 100,000 times all the printed material in the U.S. Library of 2 zettabytes 2000 Congress (commonly estimated to be about 10 terabytes) 6 zettabytes 1500 1.3 zettabytes– 1.1 zettabyces E1000 500 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020