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Re: [Nanog] ATT VP: Internet to hit capacity by 2010

  • From: Alexander Harrowell
  • Date: Tue Apr 22 09:28:24 2008

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Joe Greco <jgreco@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>
> > As far as I am concerned the killer application for IP multicast is
> > *NOT* video, it's market data feeds from NYSE, NASDAQ, CBOT, etc.
>
> You can go compare the relative successes of Yahoo! Finance and YouTube.
>
> While it might be nice to multicast that sort of data, it's a relative
> trickle of data, and I'll bet that the majority of users have not only
> not visited a market data site this week, but have actually never done
> so.


As if most financial (and other mega-dataset) data was on consumer Web
sites. Think pricing feeds off stock exchange back-office systems.
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