Verisign released their quarterly distributed denial of service trends reports for Q4 2015.  The report represents data that the company gathered when mitigating attacks on the network and provides a unique view on evolution of DDoS attacks.

Here are some quick stats from the report and it covers data from October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015:

  • An 85% increase in number of attacks in Q4 2015 compared to Q4 2014.
  • Largest attack seen was 65 Gbps and 125 Mpps (Million Packets Per Second)
  • 75 % of the attacks were UDP-Flood attacks with 15% being TCP floods and 10% being application layer attacks.
  • Q4 2015 saw increase in DNS reflection attacks and fragmentation attacks
  • 32% of the attacks were targeted at IT Services/Cloud/SAAS and 30% targeted media/entertainment

Compared to the data released by Psychz Networks, the data reflects similar growth in number of DDoS attacks.  Psychz has reported increase in UDP attacks for mainly hosting providers that offer Minecraft servers.  The gaming community tends to get attacked more because a game server that is offline or give poor experience will lead to players quitting and going to another game server.  The attacks are growing at a faster pace compared to the past and they are becoming very complex.  Due to customer demand, Psychz now offer 500 Gbps DDoS protection service utilizing Anycast.  The technology relies on multiple data centers to mitigate the attack on the IP address.

According to the report, DDoS attacks were continuous for a lot of the customers where the service provider was under attack for months.  The average attack according to the report was 6.88 Gbps and the largest attack seen by the network was around 65 Gbps which sent around 127 million packets per second.  Most of the targeted IPs fell in the category of hosting company and entertainment.  Financial sector saw around 15% of the attacks and public sector got around 10% of the attacks.  Finally, telcom only got around 8% of the attacks.

Netflix has been transferring enormous parts of its streaming operation to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for years now, also it says it’s finally finished its giant shift to the cloud. “We’re joyful to report that in early January of 2016, after seven years of diligent effort, we’ve finally finished our cloud migration and shut down the last remaining data center tad used by our streaming service.

Netflix had previously intended to complete the shift by the end of last summer.

Formerly, information and the applications linked to payments and charge were in a cage Netflix rented at a colocation facility. Netflix’s streaming company no longer runs any of its own data center space with this last bit ended. But not everything is in Amazon.

Netflix runs its own content delivery network (CDN) called Open Connect. Netflix handles Open Connect from Amazon, but the storage cartons carrying videos that stream to mobile apparatus or your home are all found within Internet service providers’ networks in data centers or facilities where traffic is exchanged by leading network operators, at Internet exchange points. Traffic is distributed by Netflix right to Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, and other large network operators at these exchange points.

Once a customer hits the “play” button, video is delivered from one of these websites. But all the applications and information needed to handle everything a customer does before clicking “play”–such as signing up for the service or hunting videos–is running in the Amazon cloud. All the customer-facing systems for the company that is streaming are so in the Open Connect storage cartons or Amazon.

A lot of the technology needed to handle workers of the business that was streaming is additionally in Amazon, although the firm also uses some software-as-a-service applications including Workday.

There is one other exception to the cloud to the shift of Netflix. The old DVD mailing company hasn’t while the streaming company has gone all cloud. The streaming and DVD companies are run individually, with their particular systems and procedures.

To put it differently, the DVD company is not experiencing the enormous increase that needs the skill to scale up as needed. Netflix streaming only keeps growing and accounts for more than one third of all North American Internet traffic that is frozen during peak viewing hours, based on the most recent Sandvine International Internet Phenomena Report.

Amazon’s cloud network is spread across 12 areas globally, every one of which has availability zones consisting of one or more data centers. Netflix runs mainly in the Northern Virginia, Oregon, and Dublin areas.



IBM which is possibly the leading player in the “Old Technology” era saw that the stock they owned fell 2.1 percent in the last year as soon as the large markets placed a best-selling performance that consisted of out of the world results by a great selection of technology supplies.

The present year has not been a lot better anyway for the NY-based heavyweight Armonk, as the company is taking care of a year till date loss which is of 3.4 percent in opposition to six percent gains for United States equities. If truth is to be told then stock has performed below the required level every year of the S&P 500 since the year 2012 after whipping the yardstick measurement by a broad margin in the year 2011, according to the informative data from FactSet.

Brokerage firms and organizations are not precisely keen on IBM, either as per the fact that out of twenty one market analysts, who all have reviewed the company recently, seventeen of them prescribed hold action to be taken as their rating, and three being hesitated gave a buy rating, and the rest one recommended the selling of the stock as shown in the FactSet data. On an average rate, analysts anticipates sales to reduce by 2.4 percent in the current year to 97.4 billion dollars, which when compared to the forecasts for the growth of revenue 5.4 percent for the tech business houses includes in the S&P 500.

New participants in Server Business of Cloud IBM

IBM with the near about half a million member and staffs employed under this organization have designed a plan to get back the stable condition of the company. For quite a few years now the term “cloud” has been one of the most important and vital concept and a term in the computing world.

This term or rather the whole concept refers to a fashion of storing as well as processing information all through the Internet so as to make it available whenever and wherever needed in a jiffy with the use of any device. With the ever increasing growth and development of smartphones as well as tablets that claims to have regularly uninterrupted data service other than fairly low power measuring facility, has helped this sector to grow and take off matters to a different level.