Cisco has forecasted that Internet traffic will quintuple in 2013.  Where is all this traffic coming from, where is it going and what is causing it?  Video is the culprit.

I helped author an article about this topic on It was kind of an interesting topic to research and reminded me of the blog I posted months ago on the internet crashing.

My position is the same, the internet won’t crash.  It could however become congested in certain areas as it has in years past.   Organizations keep creating and buying more bandwidth.

I also think companies will continue to need great NetFlow Reporting solutions.  As a leader in NetFlow Analysis, we are constantly striving to bring about best at NetFlow solutions.  “Why is the network so slow” or “Why is the application so slow” are questions that won’t go away soon.

Well, this blog is short as I’m finishing up some Juniper IPFIX reporting tests.  This aint no jflow, but it is very cool.

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Michael is one of the Co-founders and the former product manager for Scrutinizer. He enjoys many outdoor winter sports and often takes videos when he is snowmobiling, ice fishing or sledding with his kids. Cold weather and lots of snow make the best winters as far as he is concerned. Prior to starting Somix and Plixer, Mike worked in technical support at Cabletron Systems, acquired his Novell CNE and then moved to the training department for a few years. While in training he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and then left technical training to pursue a new skill set in Professional Services. In 1998 he left the 'Tron' to start Somix which later became Plixer.


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