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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Wed 01-Jun-11 16:48:54
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Internet Device Boom & IPv6 Day

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But Cisco said alongside this quadrupling of traffic comes a number of very real concerns.

"What you are seeing is this massive growth in devices, the way devices are being used and are connected to the internet and what users expect them to do," said Suraj Shetty, Cisco vice president for global marketing.

"All this is putting a lot of pressure on the internet and the next generation internet faces issues handling not just the proliferation of these devices but how they are going to grow and be intelligent enough to be connected to you.

"The most important question we face is how to manage all this traffic intelligently," Mr Shetty added.

There are a number of very simple solutions:

Website designers can minimise their designs to limit the bloat.

Since 80% or more of e-mails being spam, and 4% of Internet traffic being spam, ddos or other botnet activity, there's a good argument for IT security packages which educate the users to the dangers of certain types of Internet activity.

Better infrastructure management by site providers - Using the BBC news site as an example, why not have content on different tiers based on expected audiences? Tier 1 - National / International / Heavy Demand, Tier 2 - Regional, Tier 3 - Archive. What's the point in having articles specifically relating to a small area on the same server as national news? Alternatively, regional news could be located on regional servers (with a possible backup server located centrally), which would reduce the demand on the central network unless there's a regional server problem.

Lastly, put strict feed speeds on AV content servers. The content of such servers is not critical to the business world, the information world or the education world. They are recreational, and as such have secondary priority.

So is anyone involved in IPv6 day?


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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Wed 01-Jun-11 22:05:24
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Re: Internet Device Boom & IPv6 Day

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What a badly written article. It successfully manages to combine and confuse two separate issues. IPv6 only addresses one of them.

Andrue Cope
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