Two weeks ago, the Winter Olympics in Sochi were in full swing. This time, the CBC and its partners in Canada made available streaming internet video of the games, live, and recorded. One of their technical partners for this was Akamai, who have a node connected to MBIX.
Here’s a graph of February 21, 2014, showing the traffic across the exchange on the day of the Men’s Curling Gold medal game, and the Men’s Hockey semi-final game, USA vs Canada. The traffic patterns match the time of the games exactly. It’s a good example of keeping traffic local, and off of long-haul, expensive transit links.