Star Wars EP3, Threat to Corporate Networks?

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The Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is already making the rounds on torrent networks, and it makes you wonder how it is going to impact the network infrastructure. Especially the corporate networks. Forget the legal action from MPAA, it is the clogging of the pipes that will be a bigger nightmare. (It is reported that a version of the movie has already been downloaded by thousands of people.) The abnormal load posed by the file sharing activities, is all likelihood will adversely affect legitimate use of the network by sucking up too much bandwidth, says Peter Shaw, CEO of Akonix Systems who in a statement bitch slapped BitTorrent. “BitTorrent has absolutely no legitimate use in corporate networks and CIOs and IT managers should be extremely wary of its presence within the enterprise.”

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Tyler

Well, I know for a fact enterprises use bittorrent for large file distribution. The company I work for is one of them.

Jesse Kopelman

Don’t ever trust warnings about the dangers of free stuff from poeple who are selling stuff. If things like BitTorrent are ok, then Skype must be ok, so why would anybody buy Akonix’s stuff?

Om Malik

Seth

that is a good idea, and hopefully some can figure out a way to do it. but right now tell a sys admin “torrent” and they start to freak out

Seth

I think that enterprises using BitTorrent internally to route large image or video files to designers or editors would be a good thing. Or, thinking externally, imagine the cost savings for businesses who served torrents on their corporate/product/service site as oppossed to the actual video content or free download of their software.

Om Malik

Apparently, there is no movie like star wars. so everyone wants to grab a copy of it. don’t you think?

tyler

It won’t have much of an effect as every major movie is offered for download within minutes of it’s first show on “opening night”. Often times there’s near dvd quality releases before the opening night of the movie.

I dunno why everyone is making such a big deal out of Star Wars III being on the bittorrent networks already. It’s like this for every movie. I’d guess more than a few thousand have downloaded it already. I’d put the number more around a few hundred thousand, just based on the numbers I’ve seen.

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