Like any of you, we here at BENOCS like to ponder current happenings around the globe. Whether it be the political state of affairs in various countries, the cost of public transport in a chosen city or the quality of service at the Vietnamese restaurant down the street: You name it – we‘ll debate about […]
Network traffic is growing every day. We’ve known this for years, however the Internet events revolving around COVID-19 lock-downs showed us how dramatically it can grow over a short period of time. That is why BENOCS created the External Links Heatmap for Capacity Planning.
Yesterday, Fastly made news headlines after a configuration error led to a wide-spread failure of commercial and critical apps and websites. This phenomenon has not only led to a new general interest in the inter-workings of the Internet, but also, as most news sources reported, exposed how fragile the Internet can be. However, in a […]
Flow analytics tools, such as our own are great for seeing how traffic flows enters and leaves your network in order to determine its behavior. However, when it comes to answering questions such as “who filled my pipe (aka who is consuming valuable backbone capacity)?”, or “do I need to raise transit prices?”, you often […]
The Internet is a large and complex system that requires experts across diverse backgrounds to function. Common knowledge right? We think the same logic should apply to the different network analytics tools.
Since the period when most governments started mandating lockdowns and encouraging social distancing at the beginning of 2020, many network operators, SaaS, OTT providers and CDNs have been reporting unprecedented spikes in traffic volumes and content demand. But what about the other side of the coin? If the demand for the Internet increased, did traffic […]
COVID19 proved to be a challenge for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). As countries began locking-down, consumer demand for the Internet surged, flooding the network pipelines. However, despite these challenges, the Internet managed maintain its strength.
As the COVID-19 continues to spread globally at alarming rates, governments and large companies alike are taking great preventative measures to slow the spread of the disease, such as by cancelling large events, limiting travel, and forcing employees to work from home. These initiatives are moving a large influx of people into the digital realm […]
It’s that time of year again. Another great year is over, and it is time to start making plans for an even better year to come. As we begin to map out our goals for the next 366 days, we thought it might be fun to look further into the future at the potential solutions […]
Back in 2010, before BENOCS, our founder along with a few other researchers presented the new challenges facing ISPs: CDNs/hyper-giants and their poorly mapped traffic. In that proposal, they opened the research community to a new idea: the prospect of creating a system that would be implemented in the ISP network, which would use the […]