Posts about Assurance

5G is about to hit the world economy like a freight train. Most observers fully expect that by mid-decade, we will have an entirely new digital ecosystem driving new forms of communication, new markets and sales channels, and entirely new levels of wealth.

But 5G is not merely the next step in the evolution of wireless networking. It represents a distinct break from the past in many crucial ways, starting with the need to maintain strict time synchronization across multiple points on any given data chain ...

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The rapid growth of the internet of things (IoT) makes network timing an urgent issue. As more and more devices come online, synchronization becomes critical and with many emerging applications demanding far more accuracy, it’s important that precise timing can be ensured right across the network ...
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One of the biggest challenges the enterprise faces with the advent of big data and the internet of things is what to do about the network edge. Emerging data patterns require an edge that is not only distributed across a wide area, largely on third-party infrastructure that is beyond the direct control of IT, but one that can handle a much broader set of responsibilities than traditional security and access ...
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Enterprise workloads are all about scale these days. Even without big data, the internet of things and increasing mobile traffic, IT infrastructure is being pushed to the limit just dealing with normal production environments and ecommerce. This is why the cloud has emerged as a lifesaver for many organizations. By simply spinning up new resources on third-party infrastructure where and when they need it, organizations can more closely match their consumption with data requirements at any given moment ...
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Imagine steering a car at night through a gloomy forest with all the headlights switched off. Surely, it won’t be long before the inevitable happens and you wind up in a ditch. Now, picture yourself switching on the lights just in time to see a tree and swerve out of its path. It sounds like an unrealistic scenario yet it’s remarkably similar to a service provider operating without proactive fiber monitoring ...
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