At LiveQoS, we get lots of folks asking us how they can speed up video streaming and improve Time to First Byte (TTFB). If you’re in the video streaming business, you know how critical it is to have the video start playing as soon as the user taps play, as every delay increases the loss […]
For the longest time businesses, small and large, insisted that WAN service be delivered exclusively on a MPLS network. Consumer grade Internet was not perceived as reliable, secure or fast enough to support the operational demands of commercial entities. These days, however, more enterprises are having trouble saying no to business-class or even consumer-grade Internet services, which offer more bandwidth than traditional WAN services at a fraction of the cost and with faster provisioning.
As files grow in size they become challenging to move using traditional file transfer methods. This is where file transfer acceleration comes in, turning transfers that can take hours or even days into transfers only taking a few minutes.
We here at LiveQoS have been following Robert X. Cringley for many years and have particularly enjoyed his insights into topics that sometimes don’t get much exposure. Over the last number of years he’s been running a series of articles on bufferbloat, one of the most significant problems in the Internet today. Bufferbloat refers to the dramatic increase in buffer sizes in network devices that is impacting VoIP, video chat and other real-time applications.