I found something interesting on the Cisco Systems web site. According to Cisco’s forecast, global IP traffic in 2008 stands at more than 10 exabytes per month and will more than quadruple to approach 44 exabytes per month in 2012.

I thought Cisco’s forecast was interesting because I’m not one of those who believes the Internet is going to crash. I do believe that Nathan is right about network forecasting being important.

Anyway, I got to thinking that this topic was worth blogging about again. The Cisco article inspired me to go check out our Internet connection. We added network traffic forecasting to Denika years ago:

Notice you can take you mouse and zoom in on a time frame above to get more details:

Denika can forecast on anything (e.g. database response times, temperature, Cisco CBQoS, etc.). It is not limited to SNMP OIDs.

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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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