Networking’s Kobayashi Maru Problem

Attempting to play by the rules of how routed TCP/IP traffic behaves across congested links, network operators at enterprises and service providers alike wake up every day to their own “no-win” situation, as data loads from mobile, cloud and IoT flood networks around the world. (Arguably less life threatening than Klingon battle cruisers, but equally overwhelming.) Links fill up, data queues fill up, random packet drops start flying and user sessions crash repeatedly – and that’s before you even start to consider the impact of DDoS attacks and the like. Read more ...