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Tips for Building a Successful Multi-CDN Strategy

By Mark Fieldhouse, general manager EMEA at NS1.

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Go faster stripes

Various studies have shown that poor application performance can impact businesses execution. Ecommerce customers get frustrated by sluggish websites and go somewhere else. Staff turn to shadow IT alternatives if in house systems are slow or unreliable. The application developers are not always to blame. In many cases, it’s the underlying network that is lacking in the features needed to support web scale applications. By Ricardo Belmar, Senior Director, Enterprise Product Marketing, Infovista.

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5 tips and tricks for getting your automated network up and running

While the whole point of automation is to make your life easier, getting it off the ground can be a challenge. It’s not as if you just decide, “Hey, we’re going to automate our network now!” and then you follow a fool proof, well-defined process to implement network automation across the board. You have to make many decisions that require long discussions, and downright difficult and careful thinking about how you’re going to automate. By Pete Lumbis, Technical Evangelist Cumulus Networks.

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5G – implementing the next generation standard to private networks

Excitement for the arrival of 5G has been building for a number of years. It was almost a decade ago that the first commercial LTE (Long-Term Evolution – a 4G upgrade) network was launched in Sweden, and it took mobile operators another three years to launch it in the UK. By Dipl. Ing. Karsten Kahle, Corning Services, responsible for the SpiderCloud-E-RAN system.

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The Importance of Visibility in Network Agility

One of the hottest topics in IT today is network agility. It’s become a major focus and goal for network operations (NetOps) teams. As a matter of fact, Gartner even ranked it third on the list of the top 10 trends impacting infrastructure and operations in 2019. By Jay Botelho, Director of Engineering at LiveAction.

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What role will Edge computing play in the global connectivity landscape?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand and the number of connected devices enters the billions, the amount of data generated will go through the roof. By Massimo Bandinelli, Cloud & Data Center Marketing Manager at Aruba S.p.A.

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Networks have changed - Investing in NAC technology has become essential

Organisations are becoming more digital than ever before. Every function a business performs is now supported by connected technologies and we have seen this reflected in the explosion of small internet-enabled devices. By Kathleen Hedde, principal product marketing manager at Aerohive.

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Gaining a competitive edge on a level technological playing field

By Kevin Drinkall, EMEA Wireless and Cloud Market Development Manager at Zyxel.

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IT Professionals: The Hidden Heroes of the Public Sector

Each year September rolls around, bringing with it the annual IT Professionals Day—a day dedicated to appreciating IT professionals, and the critical role they play in end users’ lives and in operating successful organisations across every sector. IT professionals are the hidden heroes regardless of where they work, but for those in the public sector, keeping technology up and running can be the difference between life and death in an operating theatre, or between a law being passed and a law being put on hold in government.

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Tackle the 5G security question and reap the rewards

New research from Ericsson estimates there will be 22.3bn connected devices by 2024, and it will fall on 5G’s shoulders to accommodate this new level of mass connectivity. Thankfully, 5G will be smarter, faster, and more efficient than its predecessors. It has a much improved bandwidth, faster mobile data speeds and lower latency on 4G, meaning reduced lag and an overall more stable, improved user experience. By Benoit Jouffrey, VP 5G Expertise, Gemalto a Thales Company.

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What role will Edge computing play in the evolution of the global connectivity landscape?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand and the number of connected devices enters the billions, the amount of data generated will go through the roof. By Massimo Bandinelli, Cloud & Data Center Marketing Manager at Aruba S.p.A.

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Taming unruly Broadband connections

Many who deliver network and application services have a love, hate relationship with broadband. We spoke to Martin Saunders about the role of broadband and why his company, Highlight, is focused on mending both perceptions and experiences through improved broadband monitoring and reporting.

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Living on a network that must not die

The network is the backbone of almost every organisation today. When it is not available productivity falls, the business loses money and its reputation suffers. Typically, the network and its efficient operation is fundamental to the organisation’s success. And yet trends like remote working and virtualisation, while they help drive business flexibility and productivity, may also make the network more vulnerable. By Alan Stewart-Brown, VP of EMEA Opengear.

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Squeezing more from IPv4

IPv4 depletion has been a topic for industry discussion since the early 1990s. With the staggering growth in internet use over the past two decades – one could be forgiven for wondering how exactly IPv4 has been able to survive as the dominant Internet addressing protocol for so long. By Vincentas Grinius, CEO & Co-Founder of Heficed.

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Videos

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.
Mike West, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd (DIAL), outlines the company’s comprehensive data centre service – business advice, legal services, technical and design – alongside what he believes is an overdue, major focus on cybersecurity. In simple terms, Mike thinks that there needs to be more industry-wide understanding and planning around ‘what happens if a data centre goes down thanks to a cyber attack’.
David Ellis, Vice President, Security and Mobility Solutions, Tech Data EMEA, talks through the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as digital transformation and, in particular, the rapid hybrid workplace evolution, place ever greater emphasis on the need for cybersecurity to be front and centre in almost any technology solution.
Jason Beal, Senior Vice President, Global Channel and Partner Ecosystems, AvePoint, talks through the results of the company’s first MSP Global Preference Survey, with security, governance and cloud migration ranking as top priorities. MSPs are also wanting to both consolidate the number of vendors with which they deal while also bringing on board new solutions. Jason also offers some valuable advice to MSPs in terms of some key business development objectives.

News

Rackspace Technology has agreed to acquire Just Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based data, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services based in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. Additionally, this acquisition brings strong regional ties into the Microsoft Azure ecosystem with Just Analytics recently being awarded four regional Microsoft partner of the year awards.
Enhanced program for distributors, resellers, consultants and alliance partners empowers global community with technology, training and services to extend powerful data-discovery solutions across on-premise and in the cloud.
Issued in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and global academic leaders, new research finds 1 in 3 organisations faced direct business impact due to an occurrence of AI bias.
KIOXIA Europe GmbH has launched Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Ver. 3.1[1] embedded flash memory devices utilizing the company’s innovative 4-bit per cell quad-level-cell (QLC) technology. For applications needing high density, such as cutting-edge smartphones, KIOXIA’s QLC technology enables the capability to achieve the highest densities available in a single package.