Posts about Data-Intensive Applications

We’re in the midst of the most ambitious rebuilding of our networks in the past decade. The continued demand for data-intensive video applications combined with a need for seamless connectivity across mobile and fixed devices is driving the redevelopment of our core networks. This rebuilding is focused on flexible architectures that can scale to meet bandwidth requirements as and when required. Yet while video may be the key driver here, people often overlook the raft of applications that these new networks are enabling. In fact, there are some applications that have the potential to radically alter the very way we live.
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After a busy few weeks of shows, briefings and meetings, I was able to spend some time over the weekend digesting what’s proven to be a whirlwind of new ideas, new technologies and ultimately new ways of networking. Throughout this time, I’ve had one phrase continually moving through my mind: optical reboot. Looking back, it’s clear that everything I’ve seen over the past few months has its genesis in this phrase. Indeed, I firmly believe that the first stage of this reboot is happening right now.
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