Posts about Microsoft

It must be something about the autumn air with the leaves falling and the onset of winter where we regularly witness the appearance of new technology. I’m sure, it’s a coincidence that Halloween also beckons, as this is a period of transition, encompassing the myth of Samhain and of saying goodbye to our demons whilst beckoning in a new harvest ...



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The more I research, the more I discover and understand that the internet of things (IoT) is still very much in its infancy. Many companies I’ve spoken with are still at the paperware stage, with promises of delivering exactly what I need and, of course, satisfying all of my broad expectations with no sight of my requirements. Moreover, each company I’ve spoken with has its own unique definition of what IoT actually is – it’s so frustrating! ...
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For the data center space, most of the talk over the past few years has been around how big data center buildouts are getting bigger, with most discussions around large Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft deployments. In early 2017, we heard about data center locations that would span multiple buildings with over a million of square feet in capacity ...
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You are probably familiar with network functions virtualization (NFV) and its virtual network functions (VNFs) as a means to provide software replacement of dedicated hardware aka physical network functions (PNF). The ETSI NFV ISG has formally described the NFV architecture and its use cases, highlighting the agility and flexibility of software ...
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With more than 14,500 attendees, last week’s OFC is the biggest event on optical communications worldwide. The massive capacity needs of internet content providers (ICPs) stirred hot debates at the conference and on the show floor. In his plenary talk, Urs Hölzle highlighted that Google’s data center bandwidth is roughly doubling every year, posing serious scaling challenges to the network infrastructure ...
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