Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

Silver Peak's SD WAN solution boosts application performance | IDG Contributor Network: Breakthrough could make it easier to lay fiber at long distances

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Want an IPv4 address? Get in line
The stockpile of unused IPv4 addresses in North America has fallen so low that there's now a waiting list.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Blue Coat Systems

Optimizing Application Traffic on MPLS WAN Links
MPLS is a common type of service offering that removes much of the cost and complexity of more traditional point-to-point networks. The change from point-to-point to any-to-any or cloud networking presents new application delivery challenges, requiring a response from services that depend on the packet delivery infrastructure. Learn more >>


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Silver Peak's SD WAN solution boosts application performance
In recent weeks I've written about several vendors in the software defined wide area networking (SD WAN) space. There's one thing I've learned as I've talked with these companies: each one takes an approach to wide area networking that plays to the company's strengths. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IDG Contributor Network: Breakthrough could make it easier to lay fiber at long distances
One of the big problems with fiber has always been that the more power you add to a signal—to get the signal to travel further—the more distortion you get. That distortion degrades the quality of the data. It's a problem because ideally you want fiber to travel long distances. It's cheaper to run one long cable than multiple pieces with added repeaters, as is the current process now.Deciphering data at 12,000 km Scientists reckon they've got a solution, though. Researchers at the University of California San Diego say they've been able to send data 12,000 kilometers along fiber without repeaters and still decipher the information at the end.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: SkyHigh Networks

Hard Data on the Top Cloud Services and Their Risks
Based on anonymized usage data from +15m users, the Skyhigh Cloud Adoption and Risk Report is the de-facto data source on cloud adoption and risk. This quarter, we've quantified the problem of stolen login credentials, showing that 92% of companies are exposed. Learn more >>

Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones
Amazon is inching closer to having a complete cloud storage solution with new Cloud Drive apps for iOS and Android.The new apps allow users to view files and folders, preview documents and photos, play videos and music, and share files to other apps. It’s intended as an all-purpose complement to the photo- and music-specific apps that Amazon already offers, with an emphasis on productivity.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Nearly one-third of all IT infrastructure spending now devoted to cloud
Need more proof that cloud computing is taking over? Just before the Independence Day holiday, research firm IDC released its assessment of the Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Market—and the numbers were astonishing. According to the firm's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, server, storage, and Ethernet switch revenue for public and private cloud systems grew by 25.1% year over year to nearly $6.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015.Cloud takes a bigger piece of the pie Even more importantly, perhaps, the percentage of total IT infrastructure spending devoted to the cloud continues to mushroom to nearly 30%, up from 26.4% a year ago. Private cloud revenue jumped 24.4% to $2.4 billion, while the public cloud grew even faster—25.5%— to $3.9 billion. Servers led the way, up 28% for the private cloud and 33% for the public cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Protecting Data Availability with Software-defined Storage
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IT firms' cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent
In another sign of the movement of more and more data into cloud services, global first-quarter sales of cloud-related hardware rose 25.1 percent year on year, to nearly US$6.3 billion, according to an IDC survey.The Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker survey results marked the second-highest increase for total revenue in five quarters, and growth for the segment continued to outperform that of the overall IT infrastructure market.While sales of infrastructure equipment that was unrelated to cloud services grew by 6.1 percent, revenue related to infrastructure for private cloud services was up 24.4 percent to $2.4 billion while that for public cloud services increased 25.5 percent to $3.9 billion.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry
Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.The All-In plan, announced Tuesday, ironically was intended to "end consumer confusion & frustration," according to a press release.But the 600 Kbps video stream cap, originally contained in a footnote about the plan, incited widespread frustration and anger on social media sites and elsewhere.MORE: 10 mobile startups to watch The 600 Kbps limitation was interpreted by Roger Entner, an analyst at Recon Analytics, as a violation of Title II net neutrality rules, which Sprint had supported before the Federal Communications Commission. "To throttle video is such a clearcut violation of Title II," he said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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