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How Zoom, Netflix, Dropbox, and Equinix are tackling coronavirus infrastructure challenges

March 27, 2020 / CHRIS O'BRIEN
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As the coronavirus places increasing pressure on the internet’s infrastructure, companies that have become essential to people’s daily lives are racing to ensure that the lights stay on.
This involves adapting to changing usage patterns and increased traffic demands. Behind the scenes, it also means keeping services online even as the teams charged with doing so are facing the same mandates to work from home. In a webinar this week hosted by Kentik, a network analytics company, top managers from Dropbox, Equinix, Netflix and Zoom discussed the challenges they are facing amid a rapidly evolving crisis. “This is all super fresh for everyone,” said Dave Temkin, vice president of networks at Netflix. “Everyone’s just trying to figure out what the new normal is.”