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Reduce the Impact of Pervasive Software Update Traffic for ISPs

Billions of users and devices around the world downloading the same secure updates often at nearly the same time causes quite a squeeze on bandwidth resources. At the end of the day your ISP network still must haul the traffic out to the end users. Is there any relief for the ISPs?

Windows, IOS and Android updates - billions of users and devices around the world downloading the same secure updates often at nearly the same time causes quite a squeeze on bandwidth resources. It sounds like a problem for the end-user, but as an ISP, you actually shoulder the burden of these updates on your network.

Today everyone has multiple devices, and those devices receive regular updates, and those updates can be massive – some as large as 5GB! That 5GB of data sent to every device being served by your cloud. That’s hundreds of thousands, or even millions of devices all trying to individually download those updates through your network. That is a large amount of traffic to push across your regional, national, or global network. So, what are software vendors doing about this? They’re the ones providing the updates to the users, right?

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Providers of those software updates may utilize traditional CDN’s to help reduce the impact to their servers, but at the end of the day your ISP network still must haul the traffic out to the end users. In other words, they solved their problem but you haven’t solved yours. One of solutions you can deploy is standing up Superlumin’s private CDN, which places acceleration devices near to your client edge so you only need to transmit that data across your core to the edge once, from there, Superlumin takes over and intercept repeat requests for those secure updates and serves those update packages to your customers locally taking an immense load off your transit links and core! A deployment of Superlumin private CDN for ISPs virtually eliminates the impact that these routine software updates have on your carrier’s network.

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