Part of the Network administration glossary:

A boot storm is the temporary degradation of network performance that occurs when too many end users boot up their computers and log into the network at the same time. Boot storms often occur in businesses at the beginning of the work day or when a shift changes.

Imagine how a Windows 95 boot storm sounds if 100 computers boot up at the same time.

See also: VDI bootstorm

This was last updated in November 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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