Posts about Demarcation

One of the biggest challenges the enterprise faces with the advent of big data and the internet of things is what to do about the network edge. Emerging data patterns require an edge that is not only distributed across a wide area, largely on third-party infrastructure that is beyond the direct control of IT, but one that can handle a much broader set of responsibilities than traditional security and access ...
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I’m a pretty tall person and a strong non-believer in the one-size-fits-all paradigm. That’s because it’s a compromise and compromises don’t tend to look good, feel good or work well. While it might serve the industry to increase the addressable market with a single product, the user usually doesn’t benefit so much ...

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Enterprise workloads are all about scale these days. Even without big data, the internet of things and increasing mobile traffic, IT infrastructure is being pushed to the limit just dealing with normal production environments and ecommerce. This is why the cloud has emerged as a lifesaver for many organizations. By simply spinning up new resources on third-party infrastructure where and when they need it, organizations can more closely match their consumption with data requirements at any given moment ...
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Imagine steering a car at night through a gloomy forest with all the headlights switched off. Surely, it won’t be long before the inevitable happens and you wind up in a ditch. Now, picture yourself switching on the lights just in time to see a tree and swerve out of its path. It sounds like an unrealistic scenario yet it’s remarkably similar to a service provider operating without proactive fiber monitoring ...
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