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-in-chief 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.