Markley Group's Patrick Gilmore quoted in the Wall Street Journal
Posted on February 20, 2014 by Adam Burnham
Frank Underwood Didn’t Break the Internet, But He Pushed its Limits
By Drew FitzGerald and Shalini Ramachandran
“House of Cards” didn’t exactly break the Internet last week, but it certainly gave it a bruising.
Many fans of the award-winning Netflix series couldn’t wait to finish the show’s new season and binged on the political drama for hours last weekend after videos went live Valentine’s Day. But there’s one thing they didn’t see amid all the intrigue onscreen: the equally tense drama behind it.
The Internet is a huge and complex system, yet the way online video reaches us is still pretty straightforward. Viewers request a show from a server the size of a mini fridge, setting in motion a stream of data that flows through a variety of Internet service providers to their living rooms. Each of those service providers provisions a fixed amount of bandwidth to handle all that video. Read Full Article Here