As the world faces unprecedented challenges, “business as usual” is changing rapidly as workplaces and education systems are increasingly pushing to work remotely for the foreseeable future. This is resulting in significant changes in the way the network is consumed and is putting stringent requirements on the network to support certain high demand traffic classes such as Gaming, Streaming Video and Conferencing.
At Canopus we have seen this impact firsthand, with traffic profiles on our customer networks significantly changing noting an:
- Increased used of low latency, high bandwidth applications such as Conferencing and Streaming Video
- Increased use of cloud-based content and services such as Microsoft 365, Steam, Blizzard and others
- Increased reliance on Streaming Video and Gaming for entertainment purposes