A year in outages: 2022 saw various high-profile outages take down apps and services. Many of these outages global in scale, indicating continued stress on an overburdened infrastructure that’s become unmanageable.
Outages were caused by human error, bad software updates, and carelessness on the part of system administrators. Let’s look at the litany of outages that took down services in 2022.
Key takeaways: Recent outages aren't just more frequent—they have also been taking longer to resolve than previously, indicating that massive growth is quickly becoming unmanageable even for companies with considerable resources.
Consumer broadband data consumption has reached a milestone of more than half a terabyte each month, an increase of 165% compared with the 203 GB monthly consumption in 2017.
What can we expect in 2023? Remote work will continue to push consumer broadband services to their limit, especially as streaming services, IoT devices, and online gaming, as well as remote work and education increase exponentially.
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