Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google Sets New Internet Traffic Record

In their earnings call last week, Google announced a record 2010 third-quarter revenue of $7.29 billion (up 23% from last year). The market rejoiced and Google shares shot past $615 giving the company a market cap of more than $195 billion. This month, Google broke an equally impressive Internet traffic record — gaining more than […]

Google Blip

While Google’s YouTube outage today generated a steady stream of tweets and blog posts, a quick look at traffic across 50 or so small / mid-size ISPs around the world suggests this was more of a “blip” than a global outage. Certainly the outage was nowhere as large nor prolonged as the great “GoogleLapse” last […]

How Big is Google?

Google’s recent FTTH announcement generated a wave of media coverage and industry discussion. Responses ranged from exuberant local communities racing to sign up to anti-competitive howls from incumbent carriers. Industry pundits wondered what is Google up to? What will the search giant do with 1Gbps to the home? And more ominously, is Google getting too […]

The Great GoogleLapse

Web sites go down. Circuits fail. Network engineers goof router configs. And few of these outages ever make the nightly news… But if you happen to be Google and your content constitutes up to 5% of all Internet traffic, people notice.  Network engineers around the world frantically email traceroutes to mailing lists. IRC channels fill […]

DPI is not a Four-letter Word!

As founder and CTO of Ellacoya Networks, a pioneer in DPI, and now having spent the last year at Arbor, a pioneer in network-based security, I have witnessed first hand the evolution of Deep Packet Inspection. It has evolved from a niche traffic management technology to an integrated service delivery platform. Once relegated to the […]