The institutional horror stories continue, the old Internet Protocol Version
4 (IPv4) address space is nearly gone, and if we do not transition to IPv6
with its nearly unlimited address space the Internet will grind to a halt.
A recent survey in Europe by the European Commission concludes that even in
technology-progressive European countries "few companies are prepared for the
switch from the current naming protocol, IPv4, to the new regime (protocol),
IPv6." ARIN (the US-based Internet Registry) agrees, reminding us that "with
less than 15% of IPv4 address space remaining, ARIN is now compelled to
advise the Internet community that migration to IPv6 is necessary for any
applications that require ongoing availability of contiguous IP number
OK, so what the heck? Why aren't we listening to those who understand the
sense of urgency to migrate to IPv6, and... (more)
I met up with Lynne Gallagher, President of Telecom Telematique, in Milpitas,
California, while giving a tour of data centers and information technology
vendors in the Silicon Valley to a delegation of IT business people from
Telecom Telematique consults in four broad categories of international
telecommunications-Infrastructure, including policy and regulation,
applications, and business strategy, conducting feasibility studies,
technical assistance, education, and training to people in the developing and
Lynne is one of those uniqu... (more)
The headlines say it all… "Further commitment needed to break negotiation
deadlock." The rich nations vs. the poor nations. Industrialists vs.
environmentalists. And at the end of the day, looking out over the Pacific
Ocean towards Catalina Island from Long Beach, the dense brown sludge of
polluted air is a constant reminder we are dumping horrifying amounts of
human waste into the oceans and air.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says "world policymakers do not
have to choose between a clean environment and economic growth."
Schwarzenegger believes people worried about ... (more)
Cloud Expo New York
A cloud spot market allows commercial cloud service providers the ability to
announce surplus or idle processing and storage capacity to a cloud exchange.
The exchange allows buyers to locate available cloud processing capacity,
negotiate prices (within milliseconds), and deliver the commodity to
Cloud processing and storage spot markets can be privately operated,
controlled by industry organizations, or potentially government agencies.
Spot markets frequently attract speculators, as cloud capacity prices are
known to the public immediate... (more)
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
Have you heard the news? Unemployment is skyrocketing, companies are closing,
there's no investment money for startups, and the sky is falling, the sky is
falling? Don't I know, as the layoff frenzy hit my own Hanging out at the
communicator's barhome, that it is a scary economic place to take a swim...
Sharks, really hungry sharks, circling with an eye to take every last cent
you have been able to hide.
And the outlook remains bleak. The New York Times reports that Europe is
suffering in youth unemployment - even more than the US. 42.9% unemployment
is ... (more)