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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Avaya, Google, Dell'Oro Group & More

April 29, 2017

Digital transformation is a theme echoing through industry, from the software-defined revolution taking place to the heights the cloud continues to climb, these are exciting times in tech. Touching the data center up to the c-suite, transforming network infrastructure is ushering in the digital era, and all that entails. With the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in transforming network infrastructure: Time for the Week in Review!

Avaya unveiled the Everywhere Data Center this week, a framework for businesses to follow in order to avoid pitfalls in operating a data center.

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Two key pieces of the release are the Avaya Pivot operating platform and the Avaya Arc. TMC’s Steve Anderson has everything you need to know HERE.

 Frequent visitors to the Transforming Network Infrastructure Community know we like to hear your opinions, so each month we host a poll to see where you stand. Our most recently completed poll, “How do you adapt to the combination of new technology offerings and new demands from your customer?” offered some interesting insight into how our readers think. Complete insight and analysis is HERE.

The need for speed is more real today than ever before. With network requirements mounting at a rapid rate, everything boils down to performance in our Saasy reality. Recent research from The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) forecasts a growth in network traffic by 2020 that amounts to 100 times that of today. The Dell’Oro Group sees 400G Ethernet as the solution. TMC’s Michael Guta offers all the details HERE.

Newsflash: Climate change is an actual thing. Am I willing to wholeheartedly embrace Al Gore’s inconvenient truth, no, but numbers never lie, and the effects are real. In the data center space there’s certainly been a movement toward being more eco-friendly and lowering power consumption, however water is a necessary component. To put it in perspective, Google uses 4 million gallons of water a day. TMC’s Frank Griffins delves into the issue of water consumption HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for all things transforming network infrastructure! See you next week!

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