"You’ll remember that the fundamental design principle of the Internet is that it routes traffic around failure automatically — supposedly, the legend goes, to enable it to keep running after a nuclear war. Well, the folks at Renesys watched that happen in real time, too. In its latest corporate blog post, it shows via a handful of colorful graphics how the traffic that would normally have run through New York took a different route, say from Paris to Washington D.C., or via Dallas to Palo Alto to get to India.Hurricane Sandy Proved How Hard It Is to Break the Internet - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
So what does it all prove? That the people who keep the Internet running do a pretty good job of it, even when a critical hub like New York takes on a lot of water."
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Proved How Hard It Is to Break the Internet - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
A timely Internet infrastructure reality check