Valve deploys 100Gbps ports to meet increasing demand

Valve deploys 100Gbps ports to meet increasing demand

Valve deploys 100Gbps ports to meet increasing demand

Valve deploys 100Gbps ports to meet increasing demand


Valve deploys 100Gbps ports to meet the increasing demand for the service, a service that already delivers an average of 450-500PB of data per month. This is around Half a million TB of data, which is quite a lot of data.

With the Standard game release taking up 10-40GB of storage space the need for Valve to increase it's capacity is a big one moving into the future, especially as PC gaming becomes more popular and more games release on the Steam Platform.

Below is a quote from Valve's Mike Dunkle, who says that the addition of 100Gbps ports will allow Valve to continue strengthening their infrastructure and allow Steam to continue to grow.   


        Valve is committed to providing Steam customers with the best possible experience and services. Level 3 has been instrumental in helping us scale our network to easily and efficiently manage the accelerated growth we've seen over the last several years. They're one of the few providers that offers 100 Gbps Internet ports, which are now a critical component of our network infrastructure.

  Valve deploys 100Gbps ports to meet increasing demand  

Below is a quote from the Chief Marketing Officer of Level 3, Valve's internet infrastructure provider.   


 While online gaming has been around for decades, game developers and distributors are encountering new challenges as online games have become more popular and bandwidth-hungry. Level 3's network of 100 Gbps Internet ports enables companies like Valve to securely handle massive amounts of traffic and bandwidth-heavy downloads, while still providing millions of customers with the seamless gaming experience that has made Steam a leading platform


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15-01-2016, 19:49:53

I'd like to have that kinda Ethernet speed too
12.5GB/s.. what they get in one second takes me about 90mimutes to downloadQuote

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