Monthly Archives: May 2012

Internet Invariants – things worth fighting for

Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer of the Internet Society (ISOC) talked about the Society’s eight “” in the closing plenary session of TERENA’s Networking Conference 2012. The invariants are key features of the Internet that make it such a … Continue reading

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TERENA Trusted Cloud Drive

TERENA’s trusted cloud drive pilot seems to have come up with a good approach to privacy concerns involved in storing information in cloud services. The design splits the storage of the data itself from the metadata about it: metadata (in … Continue reading

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CIOs and Clouds

Jan-Martin Lowendahl from Gartner started by observing that the well-known Gartner hype cycle curve looks a lot like the equally well-known Hokusai “Great Wave” print! Consumerisation, free services, and the death of distance can indeed seem like a “tsunami of … Continue reading

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The network innovation continues

The 2012 TERENA Networking Conference is slowly winding down.  As always, it has been an exciting week among good friends.  One thing that has been of particular interest to me this week has been to observe that we continue to … Continue reading

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Geeky Stuff in Network Management

Martin Bech proved that “management stuff can be geeky” with a slide set of statistical equations used to calculate SLAs from actual availability figures. If you quote your actual mean downtime as an SLA this ensures that you will breach … Continue reading

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Social Media; Beyond the Marketing Department

An interesting evening last night at a birds of a feather session on how NRENs can use Social Media. After a summary of the existing materials gathered by TERENA’s Task Force on Communications and Public Relations, we had a presentation … Continue reading

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Are we too late for IPv6 transition?

Tuesday morning began with an entertaining and important call to action by Geoff Huston, on why we may have left transition to IPv6 too late and the serious consequences for open Internet connectivity that could result. It was recognised as … Continue reading

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