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Infostack
Infostack
8/27/2016 | 3:14:56 PM
Re: It's called the fog
@kq4ym yes.

but we need to rethink inter-network and platform settlements.  everyone's still in a "free" or winner takes all mode.  very binary.

we need to have market driven exchanges that "clear" value AND costs.  in networks value disproportionately gravitates to the core and top, while costs are disproportionately carried at the bottom and edge.  we need market driven mechanisms that "equilibrate" these differences and make access universally inexpensive and (nearly) free.

inter-network/actor/component, settlements have a very important role of providing incentives and disincentives everywhere.

then we will have a much more distributed (costs are born or shared evenly), yet centralized (value is likewise shared) system.  i know that sounds a bit crazy and oxymoronic.  but it's the only way to clear rapidly depreciating supply at all layers and boundary points with infinitely growing and bifurcating demand.

today's settlement-free, winner takes all, models simply are not sustainable.
kq4ym
kq4ym
8/27/2016 | 2:10:05 PM
Re: It's called the fog
That seems reasonable to assume it will turn out to be the future. Isn't Microsoft now doing somewhat the same thing with Window 10, allowing neighboring machines to grab the cache from other computers, similarly with what Netflix might do as well?
Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
8/18/2016 | 2:48:11 PM
Re: Who provides the hardware?
Sometimes moving against the pack is the way to success. 
Infostack
Infostack
8/16/2016 | 10:50:14 PM
It's called the fog
Whether it is out to the LAN or MAN, it will happen.  The cloud will move out to the edge not just for storage but switching as well.  A lot of 2-way video traffic will remain local and never touch "the interwebs".
KBode
KBode
8/16/2016 | 5:23:57 PM
Re: Who provides the hardware?
Yeah I think it's interesting that Netflix could look at adding more home hardware at the same time cable is trying to move everything to the cloud!
Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
8/16/2016 | 4:44:03 PM
Who provides the hardware?
Who would provide the hardware for a household cache? Netflix? That would be a staggeringly huge change in business model for them, coming at a time when the rest of the industry is trying to slim down CPE, particularly residential CPE. 

Not saying it won't happen, just that it would be a really big deal. 
danaterlo
danaterlo
8/16/2016 | 2:23:09 PM
Re: NightShift
Thanks for pointing us out :)

NightShift isn't just for satellite users though. It helps anyone with bandwidth or usage limited Internet enjoy Netflix. For example, we have lots of users who are on slower DSL which is unlimited but not fast enough for one or more HD streams. There are also other interesting use cases like yachts and work camps where Internet is too expensive and slow for people to be happy Netflix users.

https://www.gonightshift.com
mjt_tooley
mjt_tooley
8/16/2016 | 1:34:31 PM
NightShift
There is company that is already offering a similar solution for Internet over Satellite users.

https://www.gonightshift.com

 


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