Within the last few years, the latest innovation to overcome these challenges has been
hybrid cloud offerings, with the promise of protecting and managing critical data on private, on-premises infrastructure and providing organizations with the ability to host customer-facing applications in the c…
The digital transformation taking place is opening doors to modernization and innovation, but a key component to this transformation is ensuring the network is capable of supporting the barrage of traffic demands at hand. Yahoo! Japan was faced with this dilemma recently, and this week announced tha…
After a decade of minimal innovation, the data center optical cross-connect market is roaring back to life.
For years, the primary users for cross-connects were carrier networks and the largest multi-tenant data centers.
Everyone knows what Ethernet is, but how many people who started their careers in the past fifteen years have heard of ATM? No, not Automatic Teller Machine - Asynchronous Transfer Mode, a technology that dominated the hype cycle in the 90's and then disappeared from public awareness, despite the fact that many applications still make use of it today.
Enterprises are re-evaluating their data center infrastructure in unprecedented numbers, as hybrid cloud makes its way into real-world applications and early adopters display the benefits of moving to more flexible SDN architectures.
The cost and time involved in provisioning cross connects within multi-tenant colocation data centers is one of the biggest frustrations for the businesses they serve. The standard process requires manual provisioning by on-site technicians, and takes days or even weeks to complete even when everything goes smoothly.