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In the new world of next-generation networks, pretty much every leading network equipment manufacturer (NEM) today has application-awareness built into their products. Whether it’s an application firewall, serving gateway or edge router, they’re all using deep packet inspection (DPI) to look deep into the network traffic to identify the specific application. For example, Cisco has Application Visibility & Control, Juniper has AppSecure, Palo Alto Networks has App-ID, Sandvine ha...

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In our first edition of the Spirent (formerly Mu) App Quadrant, we compared the run-time aspects of the most popular desktop video applications – Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Video on Demand – and showed that Netflix is not particularly friendly to both Consumers and Operators. It’s not just the apps – devices matter too! Operators continue to struggle with the unpredictable growth of applications and the devices used to access them. With millions of people runni...

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Video and P2P Rule! The traffic making up today’s networks is in a rapid state of flux. Just last week Sandvine, in their Spring 2011 Global Phenomena Report, noted that real-time entertainment continues to increase, and within North America represents almost 50% of peak fixed access traffic (much of this of course is due to Netflix). P2P traffic also continues to carve out a sizeable piece of the pie at around 20%. The rest is a mix of voice, business apps, games, Facebook and chat. Wha...

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There’s been a lot of debate recently about the impact of video apps on the network. According to Nielsen, Netflix alone now accounts for 20% of downstream traffic during peak times in the United States. In a previous blog Kowsik explained the behind-the-scenes interactions that are happening unbeknownst to you when you watch a Netflix movie. So that got us thinking – are all the popular video apps as network-intensive as Netflix? Are some video apps more user-friendly with their ban...

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Personally, as a consumer, I love Netflix, but it hasn’t been the darling of service providers and ISP’s lately. You can read about the Canadian ISP saga here. Our imminent next release of Spirent (formerly Mu) Studio will enable our customers to recreate 1,000,000 concurrent Netflix users watching a movie, so they can understand the impact of their application aware networks. One thing is pretty clear: compared to YouTube, Netflix inflicts so much more pain on the network....

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