Originally Posted by genxer36
I don't forsee that happening. NBC seems to have a grasp on the web services. Have you checked out there page http://www.hulu.com This site is co-owned by NBC & I'm sure uses alot more bandwidth than the NFL pages will. Also I work in a data center & internet networks have come a long way in the last couple of years. Here at work our network speed is 39MB a sec. Two years ago it was only 6MB a sec. Our network supports 10's of thousands of people every day. With very few glitches. As for server crashes, I bet they are using a blade array with probably EMC disk space. This is much better than a traditional server. We have Egenera & HP blade technologies here & we also use Virtual server.
Oh, I hope you're right. Still, the cynical side of me doesn't believe it. I probably should have nuanced my prediction more. It's not so much server crashes I'm predicting, but horrible response times to the point that users are frustrated and give up. I come at this from the software side, since I'm a programmer. Few programmers know how to scale to that level. Even if the hardware and bandwidth are working perfectly, the software could still have horrible bottlenecks. The interactive features of the system are the red flag to me.
We'll just have to wait and see which one of us is right :-) Like I said, I hope you are, but my prediction is here for all to read. I won't gloat if I'm right, and I'll accept whatever razzing comes my way if I'm wrong.