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512K Day; the day the global Internet broke under its own weight.

Posted by Dan Pope on Sep 1, 2014 2:36:29 PM

Tuesday 12th August, 2014, has been marked as “512KDay”, the day the global Internet broke under its own weight. The Internet has been growing at a vast rate and 512K routes have always been noted as a significant number of routes on the routing table. On Tuesday 12th August, 2014, the 512K mark was passed.

Why 512K? 512K (or to be exact 524,288 or 2-to-the-19th power), is the maximum number of routes supported by the default TCAM configuration on certain aging hardware platforms. TCAM (Tertiary Content Addressable Memory) is where the routing tables are stored. On the 12th as the total number of routes passed 512K, the devices could not hold all of the necessary routes in memory and thus crashed.


Topic Coding 512K Day News The Internet of Things IPv4 IPv6

Moving onto IPv6

Posted by Dan Pope on Apr 11, 2014 11:26:38 AM

Time is almost upon us for the addressing system of the Internet to almost be completely used up. I believe I have been saying this for the last 5 years, but it looks like in the next 12-24 months people are going to be brought to a halt. Thankfully most ISP’s have got more than enough IP ranges to cover us for the foreseeable future, as well as ready to start with the new system in the guise of IPv6.


Topic IOT News The Internet of Things UK IPv4 IPv6 north korea

Data’s Perfect Storm - Processing The Zettabyte

Posted by Dan Pope on Nov 20, 2013 11:23:59 AM

We stand, not at the beginning of the information revolution but on the river bank moments before the banks burst and change the landscape forever. As our far more learned peers will tell us the future is like the Chaos theory; every development, every variation, every idea has the potential to change where the river bank breaks and what change it will bring with it. In this article I have selected some of the biggest topics in our virtual river - Big Data, IPv6 and The Internet of Things. These areas are intrinsically linked and are symbiotic to the increase in information. But this is not the problem in my eyes, the problem or the perfect storm is the hardware we use to handle and interpret data is no longer fit for purpose.


Topic capability big data hardware Information News The Internet of Things IPs IPv6 revolution Zettabyte

Internet is 30 years old

Posted by Dan Pope on Jan 4, 2013 3:31:58 PM

The gravity of January 1st 1983 continues to slip under the radar for most. Much like Danny Boyle’s nod to Tim Berners-Lee in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, or the work done by Bob Metcalfe in the development of Ethernet technology, the significance of “Flag Day” will be lost on those not familiar with the great breakthroughs made in the development of the Internet over the past half-century.


Topic ARPAnet Berners Lee News TCP/IP Flag Day IPv6 Robert E.Kahn Vint Cerf

RIPE soon to be issuing from the last ever IPv4 block

Posted by Dan Pope on Sep 6, 2012 9:29:51 AM

Fluidata received notice from RIPE on Tuesday that they now have just a /10 left before their last /8 of IPv4 addresses. What this means is, that at current allocation levels, there is about 1 months’ worth of IPv4 space left across Europe before RIPE have to start issuing from their last ever block.


Topic /8 Europe IP News Ripe /10 IPv4 IPv6

Introducing our new magazine, PULSE

Posted by Dan Pope on Apr 27, 2012 12:12:39 PM

With much fanfare we are pleased to announce the launch of our company magazine, PULSE. We have been busy over the past few months putting together some interesting and informative features on connectivity in the UK and the impact on business. This edition includes a special report on Rural Broadband and connecting the final third, a practical guide to IPv6, preparing the internet for the Olympics and, of course, Superfast Broadband.


Topic Magazine News Rural Broadband Superfast Broadband IPv6 PULSE

There’s a clever fridge

Posted by Dan Pope on Jan 24, 2012 12:15:54 PM

This week saw LG launch its new SMART fridge at the Consumer Electronics Show. While ‘white goods’ aren’t normally on my radar, the new LG SMART fridge has caught my eye. Not only does it put connectivity to a very clever use , it also quite simply offers an ingenuous solution to a very common problem.


Topic News IPv6 LG Smart Fridge

A Year in Review 2011

Posted by Dan Pope on Dec 28, 2011 9:00:00 AM

2011’s been an exciting year for Fluidata with the launch of new services such as 3G backup, the new dawn of IPv6 and the announcement of our initiative to help solve the UK’s rural broadband problems. In the wider technical community it’s also been eventful time.


Topic 3G backup iPhones Amazon blackberry Microsoft 360 News Rural Broadband IPv6 Pentagon