Traffic growth rate not keeping up with server increase

Started by merlinraj, Aug 01, 2022, 05:24 AM

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According to experts, the expansion of global internet traffic increased only by 26% in the past year, which has been the lowest growth rate in the last 15 years.

 While this may have violated Moore's law, which predicted the doubling of bandwidth over a certain period, it is still not a significant decrease since the growth rate was 28% per year for the previous 5 years. The decrease in growth rates is due to a decline in traffic generation by subscribers, especially with the complication of interactions with copyright holders and global internalization, as more individuals create content using broadcast services like YouTube.

Today, the main clients are business that deploy their solutions to the internet and supply some kind of service or content, but do not generate large traffic on their own. However, global traffic is still growing, mainly due to the connection of new subscribers and development of communication channels in Africa and Asia.
 This has led to a major shift, as Latin America is now the busiest route due to direct links built by US content providers, making it cheaper and faster to deliver content to these regions than from more remote European data centers.


The reason why containers are used despite being utilized by only a few percent is to prepare for future traffic growth. This is in contrast with the article's argument. Amazon has significant traffic due to their virtual private clouds, which are private virtual networks for corporate traffic, explaining the slowdown in public traffic growth.

While it is unclear whether Amazon has exclusive fibers or not, it is important to understand that there is a difference between the Internet and private virtual networks.