The internet is fast and reliable, but due to the lack of ISP servers, when there is high traffic flow on the internet, it causes bottlenecks.
High-traffic websites can be managed by ISPs if they work in collaboration with each other. However, a bottleneck occurs when there are too many requests coming from different ISPs. In this case, companies take load balancing measures to solve the problem.
A solution consists of providing users with more capacity on ISP servers and adding redundant links between them so that traffic does not become centralized.
With the increasing amount of networks and data centers, ISPs have been unable to manage, maintain, and often lack capacity for their traffic. This has led to a large shift in traffic management by moving it to a centralized cloud-based platform.
Today, ISPs are slow to adopt new technology because of the fear that they will lose their gateways. However, some providers have already invested in cloud solutions that are becoming more and more popular among businesses. The problem is that the cost of ownership is still prohibitive, which leads many providers to take risk on aging hardware while they wait for better options.
The answer lies with IoT (Internet of Things) devices – smart devices that can help managing, maintaining and providing capacity with ease.
The traffic from the reliable and highly available ISP servers is now distributed to various ISPs that they use gateways to connect the end users. Despite their advantages, ISPs face challenges in managing these large networks and the traffic generated by them.
The rise of L2VPNs has led to a new way of resolving these problems. ISPs can now manage, maintain and control their networks with ease as they are connected via an L2VPN using Internet access points that do not need an ISP gateway. These connections are fast and offer capacity even at peak hours.
L2VPNs allow private companies such as Microsoft and advertising agencies that generate traffic to allow private connections without having to pay for pricey ISP licenses.
Traditional ISPs have been limited in terms of capacity because they were forced to place all their servers at a centralized location and rely on point-to-point links between each. This has created issues such as high latency and packet loss, which has led to slow performance for all the services.
The increasing adoption of content delivery networks (CDNs) are altering the way traffic is routed on the Internet. Instead of relying on a central location for servers, CDNs distribute the load across many points. This enables higher speed, less latency and better overall performance for all users.
Today’s traffic is concentrated on ISP servers with high latency and packet loss that leads to slow performance for many important services such as streaming, gaming or High Definition video streaming.
In the last decade, internet traffic has grown into a staggering size and is often centralized on ISP servers and gateways that are difficult to manage, maintain, and often lack capacity.
The introduction discusses the topic of today’s centralized internet traffic and how it creates a hit to smaller ISPs. It also talks about how ISP servers are limited in their ability to handle huge volume of traffic.
With the growth of internet and its importance to every person and enterprise, there is a need to manage ever increasing traffic traffic flow.
Traffic is increasingly centralized on ISP servers and gateway nodes which are difficult to update, maintain, and often lack capacity for the amount of traffic flowing through them.
Data centers are one such solution that handle most of the internet’s backbone. Data centers use a variety of methods such as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) to examine different types of traffic in order to determine how it will be routed through them.