@neo, the following leaves me in the dark a bit, can you help and comment on this?
Came across this article in German, starts with a question:
Vom Netz der Netze zur Content Delivery Plattform - ist das Internet noch zu retten?
Das Netz von Netzen wird abgelöst von einer Content-Service-Plattform. Das Internet wird fundamental umgebaut, die Netze konsolidiert und zu privaten Content-Zuspielnetzen. Ist das schlimm?
German has “zu retten” for “to save”, “schlimm” meaning “bad”. The cause of concern:
78 Prozent des Transatlantik-Datenverkehrs rauscht heute über Kabel von Content-Providern.
Points to a chart:
Used International Bandwidth by Source, 2002-2016
Where it says:
The amount of capacity deployed by content providers has outpaced all other customers of international bandwidth in recent years. Between 2012 and 2016 the amount of international capacity deployed by companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon has risen 13-fold to 179 Tbps. (In contrast, international capacity deployed by all other operators only rose threefold, to 272 Tbps)
Content provider networks have yet to displace internet backbones as the largest source of used international bandwidth, but their share of used capacity is rapidly gaining as internet backbone providers’ share wanes.
And also links to a presentation:
The Death of Transit and Beyond
It’s about architecture. And, in particular, about the evolution of network architecture in the Internet
Service portals are increasingly located adjacent to users
And that means changes to the network
- Public Networks no longer carry users’ traffic to/from service portals via ISP carriage services
- Instead, Private Networks carry content to service portals via CDN services
This shift has some profound implications for the Internet
It’s not just the Death of Transit
It’s the re-purposing of the entire network
- Service provisioning sits within cloud providers and distributed data centres
- Edge computers are now acting as televisions into the clouded world of data
- The distinction between personal and public data realms is disappearing into the realm of corporately owned private data empires
Making it look like this may fade into the background:
Internet Architecture (c1980’s)
- Connected computer to computer
- The network switching function was stateless
- Single network-wide addressing model
- Single network-wide routing model
So as to the development of the SAFE Network, any and what sort of fallout can we expect from this?