Cloud Part 2

Joe Weinman wrote an article on cloud computing titled 10 Reasons Why Telcos Will Dominate Enterprise Cloud Computing. My response to that article is here. Today, I was tracerouting to  ATT.com. The results were surprising, so I did some more digging around.

vgill$ dig http://www.att.com

; <<>> DiG 9.4.3-P1 <<>> http://www.att.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 4018
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.att.com.                   IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
http://www.att.com.            254     IN      CNAME   http://www.att.com.edgekey.net.
http://www.att.com.edgekey.net. 19856  IN      CNAME   e2318.c.akamaiedge.net.
e2318.c.akamaiedge.net. 11      IN      A       96.6.249.145

;; Query time: 18 msec
;; SERVER: 68.87.76.178#53(68.87.76.178)
;; WHEN: Mon Aug 24 22:36:30 2009
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 115

ATT.com points to a CDN service provided by Akamai!

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2 Responses to Cloud Part 2

  1. director of stunt says:

    I also see them behind Cotendo, which is behind Bandcon.

    What does AT&T do when they attempt to sell their CDN product (ICDS) to a customer and someone highlights this? How do they even respond to this?

  2. Want to bet that AT&T website people don’t even know they have a CDN offer that competes with Akamai? Those guys, probably consultants from an external company, just went to the usual suspects to fix a problem. Like they always say, no one ever got fired for buying Akamai. (except maybe this time)

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