The Internet just might not be big enough for the 512,000 of us anymore. As many news organizations reported this week, we have finally reached the more than half-million routes for online traffic. Dubbed ‘512K Day,’ it’s less a milestone for celebration than a time to brace for major outages unless steps by network administrators aren’t taken. Here are some of the best stories on 512K Day to offer some insight and perhaps share with other parts of the business to help them recognize the importance of what’s happening:
- In ‘The Internet just broke, and we explain how,’ The Register suggests that enterprises need to listen more to IT departments if they want to avoid the worst.
- Over at Cisco, the company provided the complete text of Cisco’s customer support article on 512K Day which other companies could rewrite for their own purposes.
- The Wall Street Journal provides a historical perspective that compares the 512K situation with the Year 2000 bug, or Y2K, that kept so many IT departments up at night in the late 1990s.
- Performance monitoring company Renesys provides one of the most technically astute and nuanced articles about 512k and what the future holds.
- And finally, an ongoing stream of discussion on how to deal with 512K Day can be found on Reddit.
Any other great resources, links or ideas on the 512K problem? Let us know in the comments below.
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