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ITM 280 Group

Scientists Strive to Map the Shape-Shifting Internet
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Douglas Perusse

on 27 April 2010

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The "now" network 1,000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte 1,000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte 1,000 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte 1 Yottabyte = 1,000,000,000,000,000
Or one million billion Gigabytes 1,000 Exabyte = 1 Zettabyte 1,000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte The Shape-Shifting Internet When the internet started:
Little data
Slow exchange rate
Companies chose when to share data when needed
Use of the backbone structure

Todays internet consists of:
Large data transfers
New channels for data travel
Use of companies instead the backbone structure
Public Peering Points
New applications and data expanded the network Google Facebook Amazon Microsoft Youtube Verizon Comcast Pros:
Nodes had better connections
Stronger network
More resistant to random failure and attacks
Abstract connections

Cons:
More vulnerable to cyberwarfare and terrorism
Dr. Alderson's Article Relates to the concept of cyberwarfare not having any physical effects as a consequence; however, if someone wanted to, they could perform "virtual identity theft"
Which have "real" consequences in the physical world.

Is It better?
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