Internet Consolidation and the Rise of Content Distribution Networks
Guest: Russ White
Did you know that today Video, gaming and social media account for almost 80% of the world’s internet traffic? The change in the composition of traffic has been accompanied by a dramatic change in the way content is delivered to the internet user: ISPs and transit providers have diminished in number and importance as the power and profile of a few Content Distribution Networks has increased as content is being pushed closer to the edge.
But isn’t that just competition at work? What are the long-term consequences of such a change? In the second episode of our three-part series on “Internet Consolidation”, we talk to Russ White, co-host of The History of Networking and The Hedge podcast and a distinguished infrastructure architect and internet transit and routing expert.
Hosted by: Alexa Raad & Leslie Daigle
- “Death of Transit: A Need to Prevent Fragmentation”, by Russ White, November 2016
Other episodes in the arc:
- July 15, 2020: “Internet Consolidation and the need for diversity”, with Paul Vixie
- (Forthcoming) July 29, 2020: “Internet Consolidation – Who is Resolving Your Query?”, with Dr. Roxana Radu and Michael Hausding