COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. Millions of people are affected as countries go on lockdown to halt the spread of the disease. Many employees are forced to work from home. That’s why there’s a sudden surge in demand for cloud-based services worldwide. Can the web infrastructure survive this pandemic, too?
Even before the pandemic, many companies were already turning to online productivity and collaboration tools for their business. While projections on how long this pandemic will force people to stay in their homes vary, it is certain that for the next month or so, cloud usage will continue to rise. This has many people worried that the internet is not ready for this sudden increase in activity.
What you should and shouldn’t be concerned about
The internet’s performance depends on many things, including network infrastructure, how things are wired up, and points of presence.
- Will the internet collapse? Experts say this is unlikely. In fact, the internet is built to survive such surges in activity.
Will it affect the quality of service? […]