Estimation of future global IP traffic growth

Aug 15, 2008

Visual Networking Index


Cisco has developed a model for the estimation of future global IP traffic growth. The worldwide leader in networking technology for the Internet, Cisco has a unique ability to gather and interpret IP network data as a result of its broad experience with customers and global reach.

Today networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Many consumer and business IP networking trends are being driven largely by video and social networking and collaboration (i.e., Web 2.0 technologies), which combined are termed “visual networking.” The Cisco Visual Network Index is the company’s ongoing effort to forecast the growth and use of IP networking worldwide, and it is based on Cisco analysis and independent analysts’ forecasts.

Click here for the full post


Speed up Web browsing with OpenDNS

Apr 13, 2008

According to ComputerWorld’s Preston Gralla:

Here’s the simplest way to hack DNS to speed up your Web browsing: Use free, superfast DNS servers run by the OpenDNS service instead of your ISP’s DNS servers. OpenDNS has a monstrously big DNS cache, with DNS servers around the world, so you’ll be able to retrieve IP addresses from it more quickly than from your ISP’s DNS servers. The addresses of the OpenDNS servers are for a primary DNS server and for a secondary server.

Click here for the full post