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Behind the scenes of WoW's bandwidth {WoW}

Mar 24th 2009 11:34AM "EMC, lol, no they are probably using high end SAN devices like Fujitsu. EMC is not all that. Hell Netapps has better devices than EMC does."

Nope.

The type of hosting ATT does for Blizzard and other large bandwidth users is cloud based so I wouldn't expect to see big iron. To expensive, think iSCSI and blades

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
http://www.business.att.com/content/productsub-category/images/synaptic_600.jpg

The days of big iron and proprietary architecture is going away... even if you want to simulate blowing up the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Roadrunner

and yes that is the chip platform in your PS3

/snap


Many servers not yet up after all {WoW}

Oct 14th 2008 9:31PM Most of their sites are down based on bandwidth issues for sure. worldofwarcraft.com, WOW news loader, forums, etc. My tracert timeout once it hit a hop or two from worldofwarcraft.com. Telling me that we have created our own denial of services attack based on a flood of people all swamping their authenticating and login servers. Best thing to do is take a deep breath and come back later.