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How SD-WAN is Transforming Networks for Enterprises

Large enterprise level businesses, or smaller businesses that are beginning to expand, face major problems of coordinating and transferring data over vastly spaced geographical locations. In order to connect these data centers, or branches of the enterprise together, so they can share the same software/application, the network is extended using the services of a Wide Area Network or a WAN. WANs are, however, quickly becoming outdated and most companies are looking for something more efficient and cost effective. By Marcus Doran – VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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Public Wi-Fi - is it secure enough?

While many of people use Wi-Fi when they are out an about, there is much precautionary advice about using unsecured public Wi-Fi, which could allow a hacker sitting either a few yards away from them, or even miles away to gain access to their laptops, tablets and smartphones to steal passwords and sensitive data. By Michael Wakley, CEO of LeakSafe.

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7 Ways TAPs Enable Enhanced Network Monitoring and Visibility

Corporate networks are being forced to reckon with amplified levels of traffic as technology changes and advances. In addition to monitoring and fortifying the network against possible cyberattacks, IT departments have to factor in the growing use of personal devices in the workplace, and third-party applications for business management. Having the ability to access network traffic is an important component, but it’s only the first step in keeping your network secure. You also need to make sure all of the data you do have access to is being distributed to the tools that can analyze this traffic properly, which is why Test Access Points (TAPs) are crucial. By Alastair Hartrup, CEO, Network Critical.

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Seven pillars for constructing a modern data centre network

Designing and deploying a new or modernised data centre is a rewarding endeavour; both for the engineers and architects, and also for the businesses that reap the benefits of agility, scalability, and performance that come along with it. By JR Rivers, Co-founder and CTO, Cumulus Networks.

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The new networking approach: SD-WAN

As enterprise IT estates adopt cloud services, enterprise networking has become an increasingly complex challenge. Moving to the cloud provides greater agility, scalability and flexibility for networking environments. However, there is a need to maintain application speed and agility in the cloud which consequently does not tolerate sub-optimal network performance. Technical issues such as these can spiral into further business problems including a poor customer experience. By Todd Kiehn, VP Product Management – GTT Communications.

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Seven pillars for building a modern data centre network

Designing and deploying a new or modernised data centre is a rewarding endeavour; both for the engineers and architects, and also for the businesses that reap the benefits of agility, scalability, and performance that come along with it. By JR Rivers, Co-founder and CTO, Cumulus Networks.

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Networks of the future will be fuelled by analytics, AI, and 5G

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 5G are red hot topics today. However, despite all the hype and discussion around connected and intelligent applications, there is still a lot to be said about how these two technologies will leverage each other to deliver the networks and associated use cases of the future. By Brian Lavallée, Submarine Networking Solutions Expert, at Ciena.

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Four cloud principles that can improve your network

Digital transformation continues to be a top business initiative in 2019. At the same time, organizations are looking to enhance the customer experience through personalized engagement. Both of these trends depend upon technology to deliver data-driven insights that increase agility and improve decision-making. And central to all of that is a network capable of connecting diverse devices and efficiently moving applications and data. By Marcus Doran – VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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Why Public Wi-Fi Isn’t Secure Enough

While many of people use Wi-Fi when they are out an about, there is much precautionary advice about using unsecured public Wi-Fi, which could allow a hacker sitting either a few yards away from them, or even miles away to gain access to their laptops, tablets and smartphones to steal passwords and sensitive data. By Michael Wakley, CEO of LeakSafe.

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Embracing the Intelligent Edge

The large and complex datacentre has, for many years, been the backbone of computing networks - a central core to process data, information and transactions. However, recent research from Gartner suggests that, by 2022, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be processed outside the datacentre, at ‘the Edge’. By Alexander Mikoyan – Team Leader for Large Enterprises at HPE UK&I.

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Transforming Networking to Accelerate Connected Industries

Legacy networking is focused on connecting the user, but the future of networking is in connecting industries. It has been forecasted by Gartner that there will be over 20 billion connected devices globally by 2020. As we move into the era of connected devices, networking needs to be agile, flexible and hyper-scalable to support transformation across industry verticals. By Mark Daley, Director, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Epsilon.

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5G and the evolution of mobile networks

Fifth generation networks, just like the preceding 4G LTE and WiMAX networks, are expected to greatly increase available bandwidth, with improved end-to-end performance providing a better end-user experience. In the most basic of terms, 4G LTE was the long-term evolution of Radio Access Networks (RAN); 5G is the next iteration. By Adrian Taylor, Regional VP of Sales at A10 Networks.

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How cloud and mobility are disrupting 30 years of network and security history

The internet is disrupting industries and business models, fundamentally changing the way we live and work in the process. The cloud has also ignited a wave of disruption, which when considered in conjunction with the proliferation of mobile devices, has rendered traditional network and security best practices obsolete. By Yogi Chandiramani Technical Director for Zscaler EMEA.

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Turn the tap on: steps to a secure network

Digital transformation and cloud computing have changed the business technology landscape, bringing an enhanced focus on network security and infrastructure. A network tap can be a key implementation to optimise uptime and protect against breaches. Tony Robinson RCDD CDCDP™ CNIDP®, Global Marketing Manager, Corning Optical Communications, explains how.

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Protection at the hardware level – how to ensure the success of mission-critical outdoor wireless projects

The benefits of smart infrastructure are huge. By 2025, cities that deploy smart mobility applications have the potential to cut commuting times by 15 to 20 percent on average, according to McKinsey research. Yet without high network availability and reliability, these benefits are unattainable. This applies to every network component – even the enclosures which house key IoT hardware. Andy Bird, Director at GTT Wireless, reveals the role ruggedised enclosures play in outdoor wireless projects, and the key capabilities needed to achieve full protection of mission-critical hardware in challenging conditions.

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Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, is optimistic that organisations can pursue the benefits of digital transformation without compromising on their sustainability objectives. In particular, he believes that the data centre industry is very well placed to address the pressing environmental demands of the next few years, as it continues to develop technology innovations as it helps end users embrace the opportunities of the Digital Age.
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.
Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, talks through some of the company’s recent customer success stories, its new cybersecurity focus, and goes on to provide some great insights into the data centre sustainability debate – with Scope 3 emissions and supply chain collaboration a major focus, alongside hybrid cooling and the edge. Richard also suggests that it might be time to move beyond the PUE metric as a measure of data centre energy efficiency.
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.

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