Could a Hurricane Take Down the Internet? (Infographic)

Posted on Sep 10 2012 - 6:09am by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pradeep Yadav, a technology lover, analyzer and  love reporting about different technologies.

Hurricanes are already powerful forces of nature, but the strength of these storms may only continue to escalate. What would happen if a huge storm force were to collide with major cloud servers, an integral part of our internet capacity/ here’s look at the cause and effect of the worst- case scenario. When considering all of Amazon’s cloud centers across the U.S, a significant amount of data comes into play. Say for example, Pinterst hosts about 3.5 million daily active users while in three months alone, 20 million subscribers viewed media through Netflix and Reddit reached 100,000 unique visitors at one time in January 2012. Our friends at Slashdot.org prepared the infographic below to look into the question of just how a hurricane could take down the internet.

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