Microsoft’s bandwidth needs have been growing anywhere from 30-100 percent per year, and the biggest growth factor is online video. That’s one of the interesting tidbits revealed keynote by Microsoft’s Jeffrey Cohen that Dan Rayburn pointed to this week. Two years ago, only 10 percent of all data delivered by Microsoft and its CDN partners was video, according to Cohen. Next year, Microsoft estimates it to be 55 percent.

Cohen shared these numbers with the audience of the CDN Summit 2009 last month. He also outlined the company’s work on building out its own Edge Computing Network (ECN) to deal with these increased bandwidth needs, explaining that Microsoft plans to deliver 60 percent of its data for all of the company’s services from its own Edge Network by next year. Continue reading on

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