Oracle launches global internet ‘health’ map


While major cloud providers such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google have spent billions investing in their own networks to provide high-speed backbones, as have connectivity players like Verizon Enterprise, the fact remains that you still have to contend with regular internet traffic on a daily basis.

And if your connections to the cloud seem slow, blame Netflix and YouTube, as they account for half of all internet traffic.

With that headache in mind, the Oracle Internet Intelligence group has launched a free map of the global health of the internet, allowing enterprises to see where there are bottlenecks in internet traffic and perhaps route around them to their cloud providers.

The map provides users “with a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-sponsored interruptions,” Oracle said in a statement announcing the availability of the service.

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