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Maintaining network continuity in crisis time

With the coronavirus outbreak continuing to gather pace, many businesses around the world are having to provide remote access for all their employees, sometimes for the first time. This is being done under pressure to tight time constraints. It’s difficult for anyone to do their best work with deadlines looming, and worries and concerns about the current situation playing on their mind. IT staff are no different. By Alan Stewart–Brown, VP of EMEA at Opengear.

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Seven recommendations for your SD-WAN strategy

After years of hype, SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking) is finally going mainstream. And with it come a host of benefits including: increased agility and cost efficiency, higher quality and performance as well as enhanced visibility and network management. By Johan Ottosson, VP Strategy at Telia Carrier.

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SD-WAN: Sorting fact from fiction

Almost every new technology or innovation creates as much uncertainty as it does excitement. Businesses want to take advantage of solutions that can improve how they operate, but often need pointers on how they should go about it and why – opening the door for myths to develop around how things could and will work. By Jonathan Rowan, Business Development Director at SSE Enterprise Telecoms.

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The threat to and from your VPN Infrastructure

The early months of 2020 have changed how we think about our enterprise networks. Dial back a few months and many organisations assumed that the bulk of employee use of IT infrastructure was from campus and branch locations. Yes, remote access to corporate IT has been an accepted fact of life for some decades now and yes, many organisations had at least some of their workforce working remote to varying degrees. Also, the advent of cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications like Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365 had already reduced the dependency on the corporate network and the assets behind it. However, the typical CIO could trust that the bulk of enterprise IT activity was occurring within and from buildings bearing the logo of their corporation. By Hardik Modi, AVP Engineering, Threat and Mitigation Products at NETSCOUT.

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SD-WAN refusing to fit neatly into a Service Provider’s traditional way of doing business

Change is something the service provider industry is used to. Since the mid-90s UK Internet Service Providers have been evolving and adapting, adopting new technologies and chasing after the new opportunities they represent, moving into new untapped markets when an existing market has become saturated and commoditised. By Martin Saunders, Product Director of Highlight.

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The network evolution for Service Providers

In the era of digitalisation, the telecommunications service providers requirements are rapidly changing. As an integrated provider, it is not just their job to provide high-performance infrastructures and secure services. They must also look to address the opportunities and challenges of new technologies and take appropriate measures to meet the new demands on their networks. The evolution of the networks presents challenges, but also numerous opportunities. By Adrian Taylor, Regional VP of Sales for A10 Networks.

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Multi-Service Ports: Enabling Transformation with a Flexible Foundation

By Prasanna Caliaperoumal, Deputy Director, Product, Epsilon.

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Enterprise mobility and the challenge of app expertise for CIOs

By Colin Yates, chief support officer at WorkMobile, an award-winning data capture solution.

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The real benefits of WiFi 6

Following the announcement that the new WiFi standard 802.11ax is on its way, businesses will be looking forward to sitting back and basking in the faster connection speeds that await. However, they could be missing out on a host of additional advantages. By Patrick Hirscher, EMEA Wireless Market Development Manager at Zyxel.

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Service providers on the edge

Common automation frameworks and the end of speed and security compromises. By Bart Salaets, Senior Solution Architect Director, F5 Networks.

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Microsoft Office 365: How to deliver the highest quality of experience

By Kalle Ward, VP of EMEA service providers, Silver Peak.

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Why more enterprises are adopting Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

Networking has always been a hardware-centric affair. Organizations purchase, implement and maintain a wide array of routers, switches, load balancers and other gear on a device-by-device basis. The result is a highly complex network environment that is difficult to manage and lacks the agility to meet today’s changing business demands. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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What is 5G? A look into the future of mobile connectivity

With 5G services currently being rolled out globally, we thought a quick article explaining some of the technical aspects of the new service that portends to revolutionize wireless access in the coming months and years. To most, 5G will mean an even faster mobile data service compared to current 4G technology. But while this is true it is a gross oversimplification of what 5G is. By Timothy Francis – A/V Sales Engineer EMEA, Rahi Systems.

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Videos

Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Rob Elder, Vice President Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure AS, discusses the current energy price spike and the impact it is already having on the global data centre industry - with a particular focus on how location is becoming an increasingly important factor for end users.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

News

A survey of WAN managers has revealed that multi-factor authentication and single sign-on are the top zero trust features implemented.
With the publication of its fourth annual ESG Report, Digital Realty reveals progress towards environmental goals – hitting the milestone of securing one gigawatt of IT capacity in accordance with sustainable building standards.
Strategic agreement will enable global retailing house to create stronger omnichannel customer experiences and optimise internal supply chains through an enterprise data backbone and advanced AI/ML capabilities.
Leeds-headquartered SaaS firm eviFile has announced it’s working with Alstom Transport UK Ltd – the multinational rolling stock manufacturer and the UK’s leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider in CP6 – to roll out the eviFile platform across all live UK projects, including a contract worth £130 million.