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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
About Wireless/Networking: What's Next After the Super Bowl
With Super Bowl 49 marking the end of the American football season now behind us, a few of us year-round sports fans turn next to the under-appreciated Six Nations rugby tournament. Everyone else is probably going back to Netflix.
Netflix has become one of the world's most popular online applications, streaming video subscribers in more than 40 countries. While many people like Netflix, the video watching experience isn't always as enjoyable as it could be, and networking issues are sometimes to blame.
For every 100 people who've heard of TCP/IP, only a handful of them are likely to have heard of BGP. When you're running a Netflix video stream that's being routed across the country to get to your living room, BGP and a few other network routing protocols are doing most of the heavy lifting.
Cisco routers have been used since the early days of the Internet to transfer data over long distances and also keep many business networks running smoothly. Many different kinds of CIsco routers exist, organized into families as described here.
In computer networking, CDN stands for either Content Delivery Network or Content Distribution Network. A CDN is a distributed client/server system designed to improve the reliability and performance of Internet applications.
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