If you’re wondering why digital transformation still isn’t happening and you’ve interrogated all the usual suspects, maybe it’s time to ask a few searching questions about your cloud network. It may be holding up the future.
By Matt Hoag, chief technology officer with Koch Business Solutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has helped unify the call for universal broadband to ensure that no family, frontline worker, small business, or community is left behind without connectivity again. The question going forward for communications service providers (CSPs) is which long-term broadband network strategy ensures high-speed broadband is available to everyone.
By Vanesa Diaz, Senior Market Development Manager for Corning Optical Communications.
It’s often advisable to look back before stepping forward. While the adage is that history often repeats itself, hindsight is still an invaluable tool, as it allows us to learn from our mistakes. The key to success is then to apply the lessons that have been learnt.
By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist, and David Trossell, CEO and CTO of Bridgeworks.
It is a critical time in the lifecycle of fibre deployment and correct decisions today will reward us long into the future.
By Mike Knott, FTTH Market Development Manager for Corning Optical Communications.
Going back to the latter months of last year, it would have been incomprehensible to know what effect Covid-19 was going to have on the way we work. Some say it will continue, with staff working from home and the way we use and now rely heavily on wide area networks (WANs), internet and the cloud. This has created a major shift in the use and management of WANs.
By David Trossell, CEO and CTO of Bridgeworks.
The successor to IPv4 is nothing new in the world of IP addresses. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that IPv6 launched back in the 1990s. However, to say that ISPs have been slow to upgrade to IPv6 is something of an understatement. Even though our supply of IPv4 addresses is now depleted and there is huge potential for IPv6 to grow the Internet, ISPs have been reluctant. However, new data from the RIPE NCC, the Internet registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, reveals that 66% of its Local Internet Registries (LIRs) now hold IPv6 number resources. IPv6 is gaining traction. In this article Stephen Strowes, Senior Research Scientist at the RIPE NCC, poses the question, have ISPs finally seen the light on IPv6?
WAN optimisation or SD-WAN WAN optimisation and SD-WAN vendors tend to talk about cost-efficiencies, scalability, virtual flexibility, their ability to accelerate any application despite the limitations of TCP/IP, being cloud-ready, industry-leading. In addition, it’s about being able to accelerate any application despite the inhibitions created by latency and packet loss. They are indeed great technologies, and each one has their purpose, but they often fail to live up to expectations – particularly regarding their vendors’ often touted claims that they enable more efficient usage of bandwidth.
By Graham Jarvis, on behalf of Bridgeworks.
Craig Stewart, Chief Technology Officer at SnapLogic, provides some fascinating insights as to how a combination of data and AI and Machine Learning is already providing major benefits across all industry sectors, not least in helping organisations to address major sustainability challenges; and also in allowing many businesses to capitalise on the IoT opportunity. In summary, Craig believes that few, if any, companies can afford to ignore the advantages of increased data literacy.
Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
Michael Queenan, Co-Founder and CEO of Nephos Technologies, explains the importance of understanding the whole data stack – the storage and the governance as well as the analytics – in order to turn the raw data into valuable, actionable information. Michael also details how his company is helping customers on their ‘data literacy’ journey, most recently with the introduction of a Data Governance as a Service solution.
Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s Thermal Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Jon Summers, looks at some of the topics and technologies under scrutiny as the current sustainability focus turns up the heat on the data centre sector to improve its environmental performance. Liquid cooling, legacy data centres, the PUE metric, geography and climate, waste heat reuse and the role of AI are all covered during the discussion.
The latest offering from Plutora, the Test Environment QuickStart Bundle, takes an agile approach to evolving DevOps practices. The objective is to simplify the approach to DevOps transformation and provide an immediate return on investment.
Cradlepoint has formed a partnership with Juniper Networks, a leader in secure AI-driven networks, to bring 5G diversity to Juniper’s campus and branch portfolio. By combining Juniper’s leading wired access, wireless access and SD-WAN solutions driven by Mist AI with the Cradlepoint 5G portfolio, shared customers and partners have even more options to reliably connect to remote locations, with added insight for better management and ongoing troubleshooting.