Why Internet Performance Sucks

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 18:00
Cloud Mafia
San Francisco

Tonight, Nate Lindstrom will be giving a Tech Talk about why Internet performance sucks, revealing the secret details of peering, transit, bandwidth throttling, and net neutrality.

If you’ve ever wondered why your Internet connection suddenly seems slower, or why a particular web site that was once fast is now almost unusable, the answers will surprise you! Beyond TCP/IP routing and the technical details of how packets get from point A to point B lies the concepts of peering and transit, tier 1 and tier 2 carriers, and how money and politics drive virtually every performance-related decision within the infrastructure of the Internet. This talk will pull back the curtain on the Internet’s dirtiest secrets and reveal what’s really going on when it comes to Internet performance.

Nate Lindstrom is the VP of Solutions Engineering for NS1, a next generation DNS and traffic management platform architected to service the most demanding, mission-critical applications on the internet. He has significant experience building, operating, and securing cloud environments for a number of companies including Yahoo! and Salesforce.

Pizza and drinks will be provided courtesy of TEKsystems!