Georgia Remains Connected, So Far

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For countries experiencing war and political strife, the Internet becomes a critical link to the outside world. So how is the nation of Georgia’s Internet connection faring in the wake of a military offensive by Russian forces? Renesys is keeping watch and has an update on its blog:

First of all, we identify 309 prefixes (networks) that geo-locate to Georgia, originated from 26 Autonomous Systems (ASes). As the following graphs show, over the past three days, up to 35% of the prefixes disappeared from the Internet, sometimes for long periods of time, and up to 60% of them were unstable. Interestingly, none of these outages appear to be permanent

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.