Posts about Sustainability

Adoption of cloud computing has rapidly evolved from an emerging technology to an established networking solution. With each year, enterprise and government organizations place more and more of their mission-critical workloads into the cloud, while consumers benefit for the ubiquitous access to content and services, anywhere, anytime and on any device ...
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For this post, I met up with Christoph Glingener of ADVA Optical Networking to find out which innovations he believes are having the biggest impact, what he thinks are the barriers standing in the way of progress and what surprises him most about the networking industry ...
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We're all encouraged to minimise our energy footprint and we're certainly aware of the escalating growth in its cost. I’ve invested in low energy light bulbs and routinely ensure that all my devices and other equipment are turned off at night rather than leaving them on standby. It's what we've been told to do! In fact, energy ratings of white goods allude to energy efficiency, which has improved over the last decade or so. Likewise, a new range of consumer electronic products claims to be more power efficient – even the new Intel Skylake processor is eco-friendlier than its predecessors. There are ‘apps’ too that allow you to control your home from afar, enabling you to make decisions about your heating, lighting and the security of your premises, all of which is neatly placed under the Internet of Things (IoT) umbrella (honestly that’s another article). Nonetheless, as consumers, it’s unavoidable that we need to be more conscious of our energy consumption and the energy footprint we leave. My energy bill regularly reflects a monthly indulgence in energy usage and, similarly, it can also reflect my greenish behaviour when my bill is ...
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Here's my Real CTO conversation with Aamir Hussain of CenturyLink. Prayson: Aamir, I appreciate your time today. Can you tell us a little bit about CenturyLink’s role in the NFV transformation? Aamir: You know, we look at technologies like software defined networking and network functions virtualization as means to bringing services to our customer when they want, where they want — on their terms. And it’s all about ease of use in their on-boarding. It’s less about technology ...
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It's difficult to imagine how a financial crisis could help a city. How it could stimulate thought and drive innovation forward. Yet it appears this is exactly what's been happening in Europe over the past few years. While many of us have focused on the continent’s financial recovery and growth, others have been busily using Europe's economic doldrums to kick-start long-term change and create a new vision for a smart and sustainable future.
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