Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Measuring With Measurement Lab: New Tools By Google

Measurement Lab is a new open tool introduced by Google use to measure such things as connection speeds, ISP blocking/throttling, and run diagnostics. Google is really backing this, and the people at Bell in Canada won't be too happy: Google is providing researchers with 36 servers in 12 locations in the US and Europe to develop tools to be used in M-lab. Right now, if you visit the website there are just three tools available to users, but it is a very good start to providing valuable information to researchers and internet users. Since cloud computing is growing rapidly, internet speeds/connection will be of a major concern, and these tools available at M-lab will provide great support to the growth of the cloud.