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How to Analyze Microbursts with Savvius Omnipeek.

A microburst in nature is a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm, usually no more than 2.5 miles in diameter, and typically a lot less. Microbursts can cause extensive damage at the surface, and in some instances, can be life-threatening. In computer networks, a microburst is defined as a short-term burst of traffic, typically lasting only milliseconds, which saturates the link (Ethernet, Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, etc.). A microburst is a serious network concern, since even short-term network saturation means some users are blocked during the period of saturation. Since the de-facto industry standard for the measurement of network utilizati...

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