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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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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 WANs are, however, quickly becoming outdated and most companies are looking for something more efficient and cost effective.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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Videos

Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
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.

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File data services leader makes second acquisition in 60 days, follows significant investment.