SDN -From What the hell to Yes it is !

SDN is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, and everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it…                                                                                                                   –Spoof of an existing saying

About less than 2 years back I read a blog post what the hell is SDN ?  The concept was still in its budding phase with ONF and founding members working on software control of the network operation by standardization of Openflow and related technologies.

This approach by the Networking industry should have been taken long back .Since SDN concept to the Networkers is what Server guys started 10 years back. Continue reading “SDN -From What the hell to Yes it is !”


How I get my Youtube & Facebook contents -Google and Akamai CDN

If we see the total internet traffic breakup for any service provider the % of traffic from Google is around 30% ,15-20% of the traffic is from Facebook and sites such as etc. The OTT players such as Google in order to enhance user experience have tried to get as close to the user as possible by direct peering with the regional service providers and provide contents using CDN (Content delivery network) providers. Google is having its own CDN network branded as a service called Google Global Cache (GGC) and Other big players such as Facebook and Microsoft have bought CDN services from Akamai,Limelight etc. Typically any service provider will be having around 40% traffic being served from Google and Akamai combined. So it would be interesting to know how these services work.

Google Global cache

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A day in life of internet



Being a part of ISPs and and as an internet geek for about 6 years now ,I have started relating everything which happens near me to the internet traffic .Whatsapp down –Check their twitter status update ,check their RIPE status .Facebook down -Ahhh screw Akamai guys and blah blah blah .

So if we closely observe the internet traffic trend for any ISP or for the whole world in their respective timezone,it can be related to the lifestyle of the end users. Continue reading “A day in life of internet”

War of the Packet Messaging Applications :Whatsapp,WeChat & Line

India and the other Asian countries are now in a big race to move from traditional voice based mobility services to data based.So has the shift been made in the messaging applications from the circuit switched SMS to the packet switched messaging applications such as WeChat,Line and Whatsapp also not forgetting the reigning apps like Viber.

Sumit Menaria

Whatsapp has currently 400 million  users ,followed by 350 million on WeChat and 300 million users on Line .While the major base of users for Whatsapp is in US and Europe ,WeChat has major users from China and Line from Japan ,mainly due to the country of development of these applications. Continue reading “War of the Packet Messaging Applications :Whatsapp,WeChat & Line”

Should Google/Facebook pay to operators like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone


India has today 13 different telecom operators and more than 100 Internet Service Providers (ISPs).This competition has lead to benefit of the consumer in two ways

1.Improved Quality of service (You have to agree on that :p )

2.Reduction in tariff.

The impact of these two on operators is that they have to put more CAPEX (Capital expenditure)on infrastructure and lesser ARPU (Average revenue per user) . Continue reading “Should Google/Facebook pay to operators like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone”