About Arthur Cole

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Arthur Cole is a freelance journalist specializing in the hi-tech communications and information field. Prior to striking out on his own, Arthur held editorial positions for a wide range of technology publications, covering such industries as audio/video production and distribution, multimedia, computer gaming, and IP communications. He holds a B.A. in journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

The enterprise is quickly migrating from a single-cloud strategy to a multi-cloud footing as a means to cope with the increasingly heavy data loads of emerging service-based business models. It doesn't take long, however, to realize that performance of these distributed architectures is tied directly to network connectivity. Unfortunately, network solutions tend to become more expensive as demands for bandwidth and flexibility mount, putting the enterprise in a difficult position when it comes to meeting the demands of increasingly tech-savvy users at a reasonable price point ...

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The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is emerging as one of the hottest growth areas for the enterprise. With the demands of mobile users, the IoT and the emerging digital services market continuously pushing virtualized infrastructure past the data center to the cloud and beyond, organizations are in dire need of rapid provisioning and agile connectivity over the long haul. But this is leading to a conundrum of sorts: Is it better to adopt a fully managed SD-WAN or should control be preserved in-house? Or is there even a middle-ground that alleviates much of the day-to-day burdens without risking availability or data integrity?

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High-profile data breaches are back in the headlines, and it is almost certain that the world has not seen the last of these massive hauls of personal information. But so far, at least, most of these attacks have involved exploiting weakness in local network security systems to swipe information lodged in corporate and cloud-based storage systems, otherwise known as data at rest. Increasingly, however, security experts are starting to examine vulnerabilities of data in motion ...

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The internet of things (IoT) is pushing the enterprise network edge to new boundaries. With data soon to be streaming back and forth between legions of user devices across the globe, the edge will blow right past the cloud and even the micro data centers that will foster this widespread connectivity and extend all the way into our homes, businesses and even our bodies ...
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Data loads are getting larger, data ecosystems are becoming more distributed and data users are demanding real-time performance. For the enterprise, this is the triple-play of bad news because it puts the pressure on legacy network architectures to function in ways that their designers could scarcely imagine ...
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