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Is your network holding up your digital transformation?

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.

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Maximising Your Fibre Network ROI

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.

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Tata Communications and Cisco Systems expand global strategic partnership

Onboards Cisco Meraki based Wi-Fi solutions and SD-WAN services into Tata Communications ecosystem.

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How Aerial Cable Deployment can drive broadband expansion

By Tobias Schubert, Marketing; Major Accounts; EMEA, Carrier Networks, Corning Optical Communications.

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What are the prospects for WANs in 2021?

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.

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Modernising networks to cater for the changing app landscape

It can be hard to bring the topic of networking into conversations at board level. By Nick Cross, Vice President, Network, Security & Automation, EMEA at VMware.

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Five ways SD-WAN can support retailers’ digital transformations

These digital strategies can help merchants enhance the customer experience and stand out from competitors — now and in the future. By John Tait, Global Managing Director, TNS Payments Market.

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5G and fibre – where are we now and where are we heading?

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.

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Corporate WANs left WANting

Mattias Fridström, Chief Evangelist, Telia Carrier reveals the findings of a recent report of corporate WANs and offers advice on making network choices.

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WFH? Time your VPN had an SD-WAN upgrade

SD-WAN has come a long way, says cloudDNA Co-founder & CTO, Al Taylor.

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The Future of WANs: How will their performance improve?

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.

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IPv6 is finally gaining a foothold – have ISPs seen the light?

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?

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WAN Confusion: Why WAN Data Acceleration isn’t

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.

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Enabling digital learning with network visibility

The need to connect remotely has hugely affected all students this year, altering their university experience. By Adrian Rowley, Senior Director Sales Engineering EMEA at Gigamon.

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Videos

Addigy’s Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn, explains how Apple devices are attracting increasing levels of security attacks, and what measures the company takes to counter these threats, as well as outlining how Addigy can help its customers to be confident and secure when using its Apple-based solutions.
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announces the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU, the most powerful software-defined, hardware-accelerated data center on a chip. The datacenter is the new unit of computing and the BlueField-2 DPU is now available to offload and accelerate the networking, storage, and security tasks within overtaxed data centers. He also announces that the company’s first data center infrastructure software – DOCA 1.0 – for programming BlueField DPUs is now available.
Astrid Wynne, Chair of the DCA’s Sustainability Special Interest Group, provides detailed and fascinating insight as to the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the data centre industry in the aftermath of the recent COP26 Summit, as the sector continues to provide a resilient foundation for global digital transformation.
Richard May, Managing Director of VirtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the VirtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.

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