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Evaluating growth potential

Over time, audiences tend to grow larger and content tends to multiply. Evaluate your long-term streaming media plans and adjust your required capacity calculations accordingly. Some other things that can affect the streaming overhead include security features and additional services such as automatic content replication and load balancing software.

As more people use your server, the number of simultaneous connections is likely to increase. Be aware of the upper limits for your system and consider what kind of response is appropriate for your deployment. For example, you will need to consider whether you want to be able to support 50 percent growth potential, 25 percent growth potential, or whether you want to let the capacity of your system be an environmental limit on your deployment.

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