What They Know. Consumer internet traffic: Data guzzlers. Facebook Open Sources Its Servers and Data Centers: Cloud Computing News « Facebook has shared the nitty-gritty details of its server and data center design, taking its commitment to openness to a new level for the industry by sharing its infrastructure secrets much like it has shared its software code.
The effort by the social network will bring web scale computing to the masses and is a boon for AMD and Intel and the x86 architecture. Sorry ARM. At a news event today Facebook is expected to release a server design that minimizes power consumption and cost while delivering the right computer workload for a variety of tasks that Facebook does. Unlike Google, which is famous for building its own hardware and keeping its infrastructure advantage close to its vest, Facebook is sharing its server design with the world. Verizon DSL Hacked Into My Home Network.
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Does 4K x 2K Offer Lasting Value To Consumers? It’s clear from discussions across the supply chain that the industry is considering launching 4K x 2K (3840×2160) resolution TVs, which have four times the information content of current 1080p products.
This increase in resolution is a sign of the growing maturity in the TV market, and the price erosion that continues to damage the business. Download data versus piracy claims: the figures don’t add up. High performance access to file storage Comment First, a declaration of interest.
Before I joined El Reg, I was working on an analyst project (PDF/721 KB) with Sydney company Market Clarity led by long-time friend Shara Evans. This project yielded a couple of data points that are relevant to claims about internet piracy in this country. The first is that while most broadband plans in Australia offer very high download allowances these days, household users still average only around 6 to 7 GB per month. EU State Aid Approvals and fibre. Leading from some conversations over the last couple of weeks I thought I’d have a look to see if there exists any link between EU State Aid rulings for broadband projects and that countries ranking in the fibre league tables.
At the moment, this is little more than a work in progress while I try to understand why some countries make a big deal out of EU State Aid rules (UK tends to top the list) and how some countries seem able to make progress more efficiently - please drop me a line if you can help! This is what the data so far seems to suggest: The more fibre you have, the less your Government feels the need to refer decisions to the EU for approval This table ranks EU countries according to the FttH Council League table, along with the the proportion of EU state aid decisions since 2003.
Many EU broadband projects tend to use templates from previous rulings, and in fact the UK has proved to be a rich source of such templates.
Business models. Blogs.broughturner.com/2011/03/basic-questions-about-ngns.html. 10 x 10 MSA - Documents - Low Cost 100 GB/s Pluggable Optical Transceiver. Nederland kan internet niet missen. FttC. Internet and e-mail policy and practice. In two previous messages we looked at the question of how hard it will be to get IPv4 address space once the original supply runs out, and how much v4 address space people really need.
Today we look at e-mail and IPv6. Of all the applications on the net, mail is probably the one that is least affected by NAT, and will be the least affected by running out of v4 addresses. For one thing, mail doesn't need a whole lot of IP addresses. You can easily put 10,000 users behind mail servers on a single IP, and even a giant mail system is unlikely to need more than a few hundred IPs. (For example, all of Hotmail's inbound servers sit behind 24 IPs.)
Wireless. 4G mobile broadband can’t compare with netBlazr’s fixed service - netBlazr. Several people have asked me “Won’t 4G mobile broadband services solve the broadband problem?”
Hardly! Despite President Obama’s support for widespread 4G mobile broadband coverage, there is no way 4G mobile technologies (like LTE and WiMAX) will provide the kinds of capacity we need to keep the US competitive with the rest of the world. For that we need fiber augmented with short range high capacity fixed wireless links. The problem is mobile broadband capacity lags that of fixed links and its available capacity is spread too thin. We Will Soon Live in a 100 Gbps World: Broadband News and Analysis « Thanks to iPhones, tablets and Netflix, the demand for bandwidth is back, and that’s drumming up interest in expanding and building out fiber networks.
Today we think 1 Gbps fiber networks are enough, but soon we’ll need 100 Gbps, and a host of infrastructure companies are gearing up to provide it. Unnoticed by Silicon Valley, telecom is on the move again. Equipment and network companies such as Ciena and Adtran are reaping the rewards in their stock prices: Ciena’s stock has risen more than $14.74, or 117 percent in the last six months, while Adtran’s has risen by $14.46 — or 47 percent.
South Korea Seeks Internet Speed of 1 Gigabit a Second. Vint Cerf: "Re-Thinking the Internet" (Stanford - 2/8/11)