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
;; Query time: 18 msec
;; SERVER: 126.96.36.199#53(188.8.131.52)
;; WHEN: Mon Aug 24 22:36:30 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 115
ATT.com points to a CDN service provided by Akamai!