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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Beware The Cloud--There IS An Internet Infrastructure


If you see all those ads from internet service companies you might be led to believe that the internet doesn’t have an infrastructure. After all with terms like “putting stuff on the cloud” what are people supposed to believe? The internet does though, have infrastructure, a lot of it, hidden away in places you might never suspect. Like office parks in Northern Virginia.
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/amazon-web-services-data-center/423147/


Or a repurposed office building in NYC.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60_Hudson_Street

http://gizmodo.com/5858571/one-of-the-most-important-internet-hubs-in-the-world-is-in-manhattan

http://www.wired.com/2015/11/peter-garritano-where-the-internet-lives/

Actually there are several internet hubs in lower Manhattan, including one right next to the World Trade Center.
http://cromwell-intl.com/travel/usa/new-york-internet/

The cloud just means putting your stuff on somebody else’s computer, far away. That can be good and that could be bad.


Source: The Arts Mechanical

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