The Internet Broke, Again: It’s Time for a Change

The Internet broke. Again.

 

On Tuesday, an outage in Amazon Web Services caused a large part of the Internet, from popular websites to services, to be inaccessible for a significant amount of time.

 

What about the IoT? You may have heard about NEST’s problems back in July 2016, when, during a particularly strong heatwave, people were unable to control their thermostats remotely. Yesterday, was no different: IFTTT was also a victim, and a plethora of connected devices ranging from ovens to alarms was uncontrollable.

 

It has not been long since another Internet-wide crisis occurred, when DNS provider DynDNS was hit by a DDoS attack (based on a botnet of IoT devices) that resulted in similar effects. Users were unable to use their favorite apps, such as Spotify, Netflix, Twitter.

 

This alarming streak of global failures is not going to end. Ever.

 

There is a reason for this: the Cloud architecture has reached a breakpoint and is showing the first signs of its collapse.

 

The Cloud provides so many benefits in the short term, such as scalability, rapid deployment, and cost-effectiveness, that basically any Internet service uses the Cloud for its backend operations.

 

However, this honeymoon has eventually come to an end.

 

The Internet must go through a deep revolution. The Cloud will always exist but it cannot keep up with the undergoing Internet evolution where billions of Internet services, smart objects and devices exist.

 

We must support the Cloud with a new architecture based on smart access networks.

 

Thanks to Edge Computing, we can distribute many functions and contents away from the Cloud and guarantee availability, performance, and security.

 

Caligoo is leading this Internet reengineering process with the awareness that the facts constantly confirm our vision. To know more, check out our services or continue with reading on Edge Computing.