Posts about Cloud Connectivity

Across Europe and beyond, businesses are moving their mission-critical data to the Nordics. With cheaper land prices and cold conditions ideal for cooling servers, the cost advantages offered by data centers in Scandinavia and the Baltics are impossible to ignore. Even more significant is the low price of electricity, which makes running a data center near the North Pole incredibly efficient – in many cases, up to 50% cheaper when compared with central Europe ...
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The enterprise is rapidly deploying new classes of compute and storage on the network edge in order to service the plethora of devices that are populating the internet of things (IoT). But while the edge forms a vital link between centralized resources and the multitude of data points all around us, it is by no means the only link in what is emerging as a highly dynamic and intelligent data chain. In between the data center, the cloud facility and the edge is a host of systems and architectures that some experts are starting to call “fog computing” ...


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I thought I’d take a look at software-defined networking (SDN) this month, since it’s another topic I regularly see across Technically Speaking and a subject that’s been populating most technology news headlines recently. Like my previous article covering network functions virtualization (NFV) which was published last year, I wanted to not only understand the subject matter better myself, but share with you the fundamentals of the concept as well as its supposition ...
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It seems like all we hear about these days is “the cloud”; music in the cloud, photos in the cloud, video in the cloud, backup in the cloud. But what does all of the cloudification mean for traditional service providers and their traditional suppliers? ...

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These days it feels like the cloud is everywhere. We use it to store our music and to watch our movies. We host our applications in the cloud, and we expect them to be accessible always and everywhere. Lost in the ubiquity of the cloud is a very simple fact: the cloud depends on connectivity. The dependence of cloud on connectivity is obvious when you step back and ask the question: What is the cloud? A simple answer is ...
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