Kia ora koutou. Here’s the access, use and security stories that have caught our eyes over the last week.
Data centres getting smaller AND bigger
So these stories got me thinking about data centres. As cloud gets more and more mainstream we are seeing massive data centres being set up. AWS & Azure centres in Australia are getting pretty damn big while Singapore has put aside 13 hectares for a data centre park which will be able to house 105,000 square meters of “rackable space.”
Here’s some stories that we’ve seen over the last week or so that have caught our eyes. We’re talking the future of the web, Internet protocols and a new report on national Internet security weaknesses.
Netflix blocks many IPv6
Slashdot has a story, with links to some logs, saying that Netflix is blocking a lot of IPv6 access, presumably because they can't geo-locate their users with IPv6.
A blog post from Ben Creet, Senior Issues Advisor at InternetNZ 1 June 2016
What the EFF are trying to do here makes a lot of sense to us. So I was tasked with analysing their plan, gauging whether we can do something to help and then identifying what parts of it we can contribute to.