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Entries from App-Rising tagged with 'exaflood'

June 10, 2008 7:53 AM

Growing Demand for Bandwidth: A Rising Tide or Cresting Wave?

Andrew Odlyzko is the leading researcher of demand for bandwidth on the Internet. While some have been talking about explosive growth, he's quietly and continually shown through his research that while at one point the Internet was doubling, that at...

May 28, 2008 11:54 AM

Broadband, the Internet Innovation Alliance, and the Exaflood: Part 1

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an Internet Innovation Alliance Symposium at the Waldorf-Astoria called "The Exaflood - Finding Solutions." It consisted of a pair of panels stocked with industry luminaries discussing the reality and challenges of the...

March 13, 2008 10:33 AM

We're Already in the Exaflood, and It's Only Just Begun

You'd think with the amount of attention I've spent tracking the exaflood that there'd be little left to surprise me in terms of new news on the growing demand for bandwidth and storage, but you'd have thought wrong. A new...

March 3, 2008 8:54 AM

The More Bandwidth You Have The Less You Get

In my continuing adventures transitioning to watching all my TV online, over the weekend I had one of the starkest reminders yet of that cresting wave of the exaflood and how today's broadband isn't prepared to handle it. On Friday...

January 22, 2008 10:29 AM

Broadband Article RoundUp: U2 in 3D, $137 Billion in Investment, Musical Experiment, and more...

It's time again for everyone's favorite, the Broadband Article Roundup! Here are some of the stories I've found interesting over the last week for your reading pleasure: "U2 3D" Brings Hyperreal Arena Rock to the Multiplex This story is about...

January 4, 2008 1:11 PM

The Data Just Keeps Pouring In, This Time From the Heavens

I've come across another angle through which to consider the amount of bandwidth needed to support a 21st century society. This article highlights how upgraded telescope sensors are providing the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project with a 500-fold increase...

January 2, 2008 1:08 PM

Forget About the Exaflood, The Peta-plosion is Already Here!

I've written about the exaflood more than once in the past, about how we're facing an oncoming explosion of demand for bandwidth to support all sorts of broadband applications. Most recently I wrote about the need to stop talking about...

December 10, 2007 7:31 AM

The Exaflood's Coming, Whether We Like It Or Not

In the past I've shared my reservations about the exaflood, but what's surprised me over the last few months is how resistant many parties still are to accepting the fact that, like it or not, demand for bandwidth is increasing...

November 27, 2007 10:43 AM

Cyber Monday Hits Hard - Big Numbers Creating Big Problems

As all bargain hunters know, the day after Thanksgiving--dubbed Black Friday--is the biggest retail shopping day of the year. People line up early and stampede into stores for what are often the best deals of the holiday shopping season. This...

October 15, 2007 11:58 AM

Bring on the Exaflood!

Over the weekend I began to yet again have new thoughts about the exaflood. As loyal readers know, I’ve written in the past about my personal struggles coming to accept the exaflood messaging, wondering if the images it invokes are...

October 3, 2007 9:28 AM

A Trio of Articles About the Need for Bigger, Better Broadband

Came across a trio of articles highlighting different discussions about a similar topic: the importance and vulnerability of the Internet. "The Internet wasn't designed for people to watch television," he says. "I know because I designed it." This quote came...

September 25, 2007 8:25 AM

Watch Out Internet: Halo's Here

Thousands of people standing in line at midnight across the country. A million pre-orders waiting to be shipped. A cultural phenomenon has launched in the gaming world: the release of Halo 3. For my non-gaming readers, Halo is an incredibly...

September 21, 2007 8:31 AM

Maybe Internet Isn't Growing As Fast As Widely Thought...

Much has been made about the oncoming exaflood of Internet traffic, which threatens to overwhelm broadband networks, but at least one pundit is wondering what all the fuss is about. Andrew Odlyzko, director of the University of Minnesota's Digital Technology...

September 12, 2007 10:37 AM

Forecasting the Exaflood at the Broadband Properties Summit

Because of my traveling travails I missed the many interesting sessions on Monday, but luckily the Broadband Properties Summit had a lot more great content in store for me! The first session I attended was a Tuesday morning blue ribbon...

September 7, 2007 11:33 AM

Future Web Trends - But What About the Applications?

Fantastic article on Read/Write Web about future web trends written by Richard McManus. In it he cites ten trends he believes will be most noteworthy over the next decade. Included in these are: virtual worlds, websites as web services, and...

June 4, 2007 5:17 PM

My Love/Hate Relationship with the Exaflood

When I first heard the term "exaflood" a few months back, I hated it. The absolute last thing I'd ever want the explosive growth of the Internet be compared to is a natural disaster.

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