Behind the Wall: The Internet Is The Computer

Back in the eighties, John Gage of Sun Microsystems coined the phrase, “The network is the computer.” Today, the services made possible by the Internet and our use of them as individuals and organizations affirm John’s statement perhaps in ways […]

Behind the Wall: The Internet is Made of Light

(this is the third post of the series “behind the wall”. Here are the first and second) The Internet is made of light. That is because the Internet’s backbone is mostly made of optical fibre links that guide light pulses […]

Multi-homed Internet Connectivity using BGP

Connectivity to the Internet through more than one upstream ISP (Internet Service Provider) is referred to as multi-homing (or dual-homing in case of two ISPs). Multi-homing is generally required to increase the reliability of the Internet connection by reducing the […]