We’ll be doing a Twitter event with Silver Peak today, discussing latency around the holiday season; what to expect and which sites may be impacted.
You can find us on Twitter as #HolidayInternetWeather
We’ve been working hard on optimizing our SQL queries, especially when it comes to displaying the map, and it’s paid off. Our SQL servers are running over twice as fast, and hopefully will reflect that in snappier performance.
To be clear, we’re not done with SQL tuning, and we’ve got a long way to go. But, the road ahead looks encouraging.
Thanks to the generosity of a new uploader, we have increased our international feeds in the last 24 hours. We now have feeds from most countries, and are now archiving data for historical reporting. There will be more on this data archiving , and the API to access it, in coming posts.
Over the last few weeks, the hops we are actively monitoring has gone from about 30k to more then 50k. What this means to you is more comprehensive coverage of major internet pipes, giving a clearer picture as to latencies across the globe.
To be candid, the number of hops fluctuates from hour to hour. This is due to many factors, but mostly existing tracer feeds are taken down when equipment it repurposed, and often takes a few hours (or days) to come back online.
Thinking of providing a feed yourself? It’s easier than you think if you have a computer running Linux, a Mac or a PC. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for details.