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

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...

1 · SEP ·20140

Moving onto IPv6

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...

11 · APR ·20140

Data’s Perfect Storm – Processing The Zettabyte

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...

20 · NOV ·20130

Internet is 30 years old

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...

4 · JAN ·20130

RIPE soon to be issuing from the last ever IPv4 block

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. When that happens the regulations on new...

6 · SEP ·20120

Introducing our new magazine, PULSE

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,...

27 · APR ·20120

There’s a clever fridge

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...

24 · JAN ·20120

A Year in Review 2011

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. Social networking continued to rise in popularity and significance. It’s power to help mobilise the...

28 · DEC ·20110