Monthly Archives: March 2016

According to U.S. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, the government may need to investigate Netflix’s practice of throttling video content delivery to customers using mobile devices.

That said, O’Reilly was quick to bring light to the fact that Netflix’s video throttling was not a violation of the FEC’s Net neutrality rules. Neflix fecently announced plans to offer a data saver feature for mobile apps beginning in May.

netflix throttlingnetflix throttlingnetflix throttlingnetNetflix has made a clear stand as a proponent of Net neutrality and admitted that it secretly throttled back the speed of its video customers of Verizon and AT&T without actually disclosing its policy to the mobile carriers used by its own customers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The news surfaced after T-Mobile CEO John Legere accused the two rival carriers of throttling back their speeds, not knowing that Netflix was actually responsible for the throttling.

Netflix has generally poised itself as a company against restrictive data caps, as it considers such caps as negatively affecting consumers and the internet’s development in general. However, it did set a default rate at 600 kilobits per second as a way to strike a tentative balance between its consumers’ quality video experience and the potentially excessive charges from mobile carriers for its customers.

Spokesperson Anne Marie Squeo elaborated on Netflix’s perspective, which asserts that customers don’t actually need the same resolution on their phones as they do on large-screen televisions or computers:

“However,” she stated, “we recognize some members may be less sensitive to data caps or subscribe to mobile data plans from carriers that don’t levy penalties for exceeding caps.”

The American Cable Association last week asked that the Federal Communications Commission launch some kind of investigation into the practices of edge providers.

“ACA has said all along that the Federal Communications Commission’s appraoch to Net neutrality is horribly one-sided and unfair because it leaves consumers unprotected from the actions of edge providers that block and throttle lawful traffic,” explained ACA President Matthew Polka.

net“While we’re disappointed to hear that Netflix has been throttling its videos for AT&T and Verizon customers, I think it’s important to realize that this wasn’t a violation of Net neutrality, since it was the edge provider itself who made the decision to throttle its own traffic,” stated Jeremy Gillula, staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Gillula believed that Netflix had a responsibility to disclose its throttle policy earlier and more transparently, adding that all companies should have to be straight-forward with their customers.

Others believe that people who take issue with Netflix’s throttling are actually blowing the issue out of proportion, given that the real threat involves the fact that Internet service providers are coming between a provider like Netflix and its customers.

Christopher Mitchell sees the issue this way, stating that “In this case, Netflix is making choices regarding its own customers and is not impacting any other business. So I was not upset or worried learning that Netflix is going this,” he concluded. Mitchell is the director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

On this most recent Tuesday Microsoft announced the plans to unveil a version of its dynamic database production SQL Server 2016 for Linux which should be an important innovation in the history of computers.

Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group said this week that “Bringing SQL Server to Linux is another way we are making our products and new innovations more accessible to a broader set of users and meeting them where they are,” not to mention that this will be able to relieved a consistent data platform with access across through and yes you guess it over the SQL Server and Linux. also on premises he noted. An insider goes on to note that.” Customers will be able to build and deploy more of their applications on a single data management and business analythmmic platform,” that person is Jennifer Reynolds.

Customers also can be allowed to leverage their existing tools talented and resourceful for more of throe applications the company has long since noted. one major comment could consider that With Microsoft bringing SQL Server to Linux, enterprises will be able to further integrate disparate platforms to deliver on the promise of the hybrid cloud, while increasing the choice that developers, customers and partners have as open source continues to form the foundation of the platforms of the future It’s about capturing opportunities on Linux servers that Microsoft today doesn’t have any offerings for,” said Mike Ferris, Red Hats director of business architecture.

A fair number of Microsoft shops aren’t pure Microsoft anymore, so increasingly companies that are deploying Linux in their infrastructure have had to look for a mixed database environment. Microsoft is trying to solve that for them,” Gold said.

This could amount to what some could refer to as a coup for Linux on the market and very much the technology and superiority of the field at hand when we consider what this announcement will mean for 2 months form now but 2 years from now when the vagueness and ambiguity of the actions we put forth today will be felt and we will know if this was some kind of fun experiment wherein men shot in the dark at a reality for tomorrow or will be we there and know we did good.

One person has said  on this potential coup that “There was data1a large internal battle over whether applications should be decoupled from Windows. Now they realize they have to be more flexible in a changing environment,” he told Linux insider.

This may very well be the case but we will see that we don’t really know and should also consider what IDC’s gillen noted It gives Linux even more credibility than it already has,”If Microsoft is convinced that Linux is a platform that needs to be supported, what does that say about Linux? It says it’s a respected and powerful platform.” this is an interesting take on the issue at hand and may prove to be more efficient for the research in time spent as well as output and function.

 

 

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