Not just in New York
Normally, the annual peak Internet traffic season is in winter, when people tend to spend more time indoors. This year, with the Covid-19 measures, the season has started earlier than usual and New York is not the only location where we have had traffic peaks lately. In the past couple of weeks, DE-CIX Madrid reached 555 Gbps, Istanbul 197 Gbps, Dallas 195 Gbps, Marseille 128 Gbps, and Munich 94 Gbps. The big one was of course Frankfurt two weeks ago, when we reached 10 Terabits per second for the first time. That record has already been broken – a week ago we crossed 10.3 Tbps.
There was cake
In normal times, these milestones are celebrated with a big cake in the office. And we did have cake to celebrate hitting the 10 Tbps in Frankfurt, but as most of us are working from home, the cake was donated to the Frankfurter Tafel (a local food bank). We hope it was enjoyed!