[SIGCIS-Members] Internet traffic in northern Virginia

Kevin Walsh kwalsh at ucsd.edu
Tue Oct 15 11:06:09 PDT 2019


No basis is fact.  For some metrics see Caida - Center for
Applied Internet Data Analysis

https://asrank.caida.org/asns/23078

Thanks,
Kevin Walsh
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
HiSeasNet Support
KK6FRK
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kwalsh at ucsd.edu

in response to...

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 10:19 AM James Cortada <jcortada at umn.edu> wrote:

> I don't believe the number; I have seen too many really big data centers
> to assure you Loudon County doesn't have enough lang mass unless they are
> hiding servers under the streets.  Jim
>
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:38 AM Ceruzzi, Paul <CeruzziP at si.edu> wrote:
>
>> An article in yesterday’s Washington Post (by Antonio Olivo, Metro
>> Section, Oct. 13, 2019), is about the changing racial and ethnic
>> demographics of Loudoun County, Virginia, once a sleepy southern farming
>> area, little changed for a century. It is now a diverse, IT- and
>> Defense-oriented exurb of DC. The article mentions in passing that “70% of
>> the world’s Internet Traffic passes through” Loudoun County data centers.
>>
>>
>> https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/in-fast-growing-va-suburb-state-and-national-issues-echo-in-local-election/2019/10/11/54b6f3e0-e9d2-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html
>>
>>
>>
>> Is this possible? On what sources did the reporter base that information?
>> I’ve driven by the “cloud servers” in Ashburn, Virginia, and they are
>> impressive. But still?
>>
>>
>>
>> Paul Ceruzzi
>>
>> Curator Emeritus, Department of Space History
>>
>> National Air and Space Museum
>>
>> Smithsonian Institution
>>
>> Washington, DC 20013-7012
>>
>> 202-633-2414
>>
>>
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