Posted:September 1st, 2014|By:hannahwebb

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.

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Posted:August 28th, 2014|By:Ben O'Mahoney

What is Bitcoin? Some have summarised it as the first decentralised digital currency, others the most simplistic way for online transactions to be carried out. Then there are those that have gone so far as to claim that it’s the future of our financial platform to which we will purchase goods online.

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Posted:August 21st, 2014|By:Rebecca D'Cunha

Individuals and businesses tend to be the main targets of cyberattacks in the West, particularly those that hold data such as financial details which can be used by cybercriminals. However, recent reports have suggested that hackers are now targeting healthcare providers in the US, including Community Health Systems.

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Posted:August 20th, 2014|By:Simon Matthews

Last Tuesday BT formally notified UK ISP’s on the extent of problems impacting current and future fibre leased line provisioning, as well as their plans to recover the situation. The endemic problems plaguing BT Openreach (BTOR); principally centred around a lack of planning and field based engineer resource, and issues with third party contractors (which have been heavily outsourced to) have been apparent to those within the industry for some time. However in recent months the situation has worsened, the difficulties exacerbated by the removal of the first £2,800 of BTOR excess charges (meaning more orders are passing site survey stage) and the government backed the ‘Connected Cities Vouchers’ scheme, where subsidies of up to £3,000 on the install of fibre orders have again lead to an upsurge in orders.

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Posted:August 14th, 2014|By:Rebecca D'Cunha

Not content with being one of the biggest search engines in the world, Google is branching out into new sectors including autonomous vehicles and Fibre Internet and TV services. Already, the company is offering their Fibre services to those that live in and around the Kansas area, however recent reports have shown that they are now looking to take on a much larger project.

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