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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:37 PM
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Recession hasn't slowed global Internet traffic
By Stephen Lawson , IDG News Service , 09/15/2009
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/091509-recession-...
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The world economy slid into crisis about a year ago, crippled by key events such as the bankruptcy filing by investment bank Lehman Brothers, which occurred one year ago Tuesday. But between mid-2008 and mid-2009, the volume of Internet traffic between countries has actually grown faster than the prior year, according to research company Telegeography.

International Internet traffic has grown at 79 percent since last year, up from 61 percent in 2008, a study released Monday found, according to a Telegeography press release. The study focused on links between, rather than within, countries.

International traffic has more than doubled in the past year in emerging markets, including Eastern Europe, South Asia and the Middle East, but more mature regions are also seeing rapid growth, the company said. Traffic on international links connected to the U.S. and Canada grew 59 percent.

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Service providers have been building up their international network capacity by 60 percent or more since 2007 and added 9.4Tbps of new international capacity just this year. Only two years ago, all international Internet links combined added up to just 8.7Tbps, according to Telegeography. Despite that expansion, the average utilization of networks has grown in some areas, rising from 56 percent to 62 percent within Asia.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:41 PM
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1. Lots of people cutting back on cable for internet
You can get lots of shows on the internet after they air. I cut back on my cable bill by half when I hooked up my pc to my HDTV.
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:47 PM
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2. 2 of my children are Internet only, no cable
If it weren't for Mrs Farcenter, I'd go with Internet only.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:54 PM
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4. I would to buy my roommate HAS to see his Spurs play in HD
Its absolutely non negotiable! So he gets to pay a cut of the cable bill during NBA season.
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Silent3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:52 PM
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3. Demand for storage keeps growing too...
...which is great for me, since I work on storage systems. My group in the company I work for hasn't stopped expanding and hiring new people during this recession, and we're making good money for the company as a whole. Nothing is ever guaranteed, of course, but right now, relatively speaking, my job looks pretty secure.

All of those blog posts and Facebook photos and videos people keep posting on Youtube have to be stored somewhere. :)
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:07 PM
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5. There should be some new opportunities with Solid State Drives for transaction processing
A lot of the sheer volume in data is the seldom accessed kind. But for frequently accessed data the new SSD technologies look advantagreous.

This will make storage more efficient, but also more complicated to plan, install, and administer.
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Silent3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:43 PM
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6. We're on it. :)
I'd say more, but NDAs and all, you know. :)
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