The Next 10 Years

When we started Catchpoint ten years ago, the cloud was just emerging. Google and Amazon were using their own cloud infrastructure. 2008 was all about Virtualization, the first step towards abstracting the physical layer. Yet, there wasn’t a lot of discussion of how all of this change was impacting the…

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From Russia With Love

No, we are not launching a new James Bond movie. We are talking about the messaging app Telegram, founded by a Russian, which was ironically blocked by Russian authorities over its non-compliance with the government security measures. The internet superhighway is not without roadblocks. Censorship has always been a hot…

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Debugging CDNs: A Need for Change

It’s a Saturday afternoon: An email from a customer drove me to start troubleshooting an issue they were experiencing with Amazon S3. They were experiencing random high wait time, usually an indication of a problem with communication back to some sort of an origin system. Should’ve been a piece of…

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