Video Streaming and Your ISP Performance
As you move to the cloud, you will be more dependent on reliable, well-performing, Internet service.
One of the largest services that impacts Internet, and therefore cloud-based service, performance, is video streaming. The Google Video Quality Report is a free tool that lets you look at the video streaming patterns for your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and others in your area. By comparing usage patterns, you can better understand your ISP’s performance and can determine if your ISP, or another, is best for you.
For general monitoring of Internet connection performance, we recommend Ookla’s Speedtest. This site will test Ping response, download speed, and upload speed, which you can then compare to your contract guarantees. The site will test against the closest server; we recommend testing with several servers in your area to get a better assessment of your speed. Creating an account let’s you save and share your results.