Presented by

  • Geoff Huston

    Geoff Huston

    Geoff Huston AM is the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, internet protocol (IP) technologies, and address distribution policies.


Today’s Internet is so different from what we had imagined it would be some forty years ago. It connects billions of devices, moves petabytes of data, it operates trunk circuits at terabits per second and the cost per delivered byte continues to drop. If this was the ultimate promise of Moore’s Law and the silicon revolution, then the Internet is living that dream. But it’s not what we thought it would be. The rise of content distribution networks and the model of content and service replication has brought about massive changes to the Internet’s architecture. By bringing service and content close to users, the network is bigger, faster and cheaper, but it’s also completely different to the Internet we started with. This presentation will explore these differences and what they mean to the future evolution of the Internet.