This week, the 25th anniversary of the .com domain, has seen no shortage of fond remembrances of Internet past. But VeriSign, the firm that maintains the domain, is also looking forward.
Over the next decade, VeriSign is expecting an exponential increase in Internet traffic, a surge that will require substantial investment in the underlying DNS infrastructure. How much? About $300 million. Enterprise Networking Planet has the story about VeriSign’s ambitious plans to shore up the .com DNS, which it’s calling Project Apollo.
How much capacity will be needed in the year 2020 by the Internet’s key DNS
With Apollo, VeriSign is aiming to dramatically scale up the Internet infrastructure that delivers DNS from its current levels by a factor of a thousand. Doing so will help it manage the estimated 4 quadrillion queries it’ll face per day in 2020.
The Apollo effort follows on the heels of the successful completion of VeriSign’s $100 million Project Titan that aimed to improve DNS infrastructure tenfold over 2007 levels. Project Apollo thus is designed to move beyond Titan, to help VeriSign meet the Internet infrastructure challenges of the next decade.