Matrix Madness: Preparing Your Network for the NCAA Tournament

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Click through for more on the network demands and options organizations should consider during March Madness and other peak-season events, as identified by David White, president of Americas for Ipanema Technologies.

Every March, college basketball enthusiasts around the country rejoice for the NCAA's annual tournament pitting the nation's best 68 teams against each other. CBS broadcasts the month-long, single-elimination tournament online and each year sets a new record for live-streaming – mostly from office employees during the workday. For companies and IT managers, however, March Madness is not a reason to rejoice, but instead for rancor, as they are forced to cope with a decline in workplace productivity and severe strains on the network.

The bandwidth capabilities of company networks will be pressured as many dedicated fans stream the tournament from their office computers throughout the week. U.S. businesses anticipate a spike in demand for network resources during March Madness; data centers, wide and local area networks must prepare, lest they risk the performance of business critical applications. David White, president of Americas for Ipanema Technologies, takes a closer look at what businesses can do to prepare for March Madness.

 

Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

 
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