wow, lots of akamai

Niels Bakker niels=nanog at
Thu Apr 1 23:17:55 UTC 2021

* patrick at (Patrick W. Gilmore) [Fri 02 Apr 2021, 01:01 CEST]:
>I know first hand that Akamai has explained to large customers the 
>possible problems with multi-GB updates to millions of users 
>simultaneously. If the game company does not care, then I do not see 
>what you expect the CDN to do about it.

Thanks, Patrick. In fact, Akamai has been a partner in this dialogue:

One of the positive results is described here:
"Enhancements to the overall content management system has been made 
possible through data optimization and streamlining content packs 
needed for individual game modes. This will come after a larger than 
usual, one-time update for Season Two Reloaded, which will include 
these optimizations and is necessary in order to reduce the overall 
footprint; future patch sizes for Modern Warfare and Warzone are 
expected to be smaller than the one set to release on March 30 at 11PM 

So the ISPs as well as the CDNs and the players are being listened to 
by at least this publisher.

	-- Niels.

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