There is probably no greater lie in networking at the moment than the blanket statement that disaggregation leads to commoditization. That’s not to say that there is not going to be persistent pricing pressure in networking (spoiler alert: there will be). But it misses the real dynamic, and because of that, the common refrain can lead to uninformed decision-making.
Getting data on the go is getting easier. And if you have an iPad with the Apple SIM, you’re going to find that using the built in carrier selection feature is getting better.
Gigsky, a Bay Area pioneer in roaming solutions, was the first data MVNO to offer data on the iPad using the Apple SIM. But recently, long time roaming specialist Truphone has been offering a similar package out of Spain.
Over the past week, I ended up in an experiment. Living without high-speed broadband. Believe me, it was far from intentional. As a matter of fact, it felt a bit like going out on a sunny day only to end up being caught in a thunderstorm of sorts.
What started out as a Friday and Saturday where I would be at an event, which meant not needing snappy access to the Internet followed by an all-day travel day on Sunday, rapidly turned into relying solely on one mobile device to actually stay connected.
Names can be confusing.
Whenever I see IT professionals interchangeably use cyber-resilient and cybersecurity, I am reminded of this famous line from Shakespeare’s immortal classic Romeo and Juliet:
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name shall smell just as sweet”.
However, there is a world of difference between cyber-resilient and cybersecurity.
Network management has been the problem child of networking for decades. The whole notion of managing a heterogeneous set of devices and software from a single tool was going to be difficult at best. The companies that tried to rise to the challenge quickly learned that staying current with other vendor commands and configuration was nigh impossible, never mind the fact that no vendor wants to cede control to someone else.
Is there a way to know what endpoints are alive within your data center at this moment? Is it possible to continuously monitor the life of every endpoint – be it a Virtual Machine (VM), a physical host or even a container ? Enter Endpoint Locator or EPL!
With DCNM available as a manager for data center fabrics, we decided to incorporate EPL directly into DCNM. EPL has been shipping as a preview feature in DCNM since November 2016. General availability of this feature is now available with the DCNM 10.2(1) May 2017 release.
With all due respect to the traditional Financial Services (FS) industry, if someone told me five or ten years ago that in 2017, financial services would be associated with words like “innovative” and “disruptive,” I probably would have laughed.
In the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has swiftly moved from the era of pilot projects and proofs-of-concept to mainstream production. Companies are starting to run their businesses on IoT, not just experiment with it. While IoT is picking up steam, adoption is still limited by business structures, organizational culture, changing talent needs, integration with legacy systems, security, and fragmented standards.
Last week at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, most of the attention was on hardware and improvements to the operating systems of iOS and the MacOS. But overlooked by many was a brief announcement about “Business Chat for iMessage.”
With Business Chat’s upcoming release Apple will be turning the iMessage platform into a full-featured business communications tool that immediately puts it in play against WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, HipChat, and Slack.
In your everyday life, it’s hard to miss the impact of wireless. We’re no longer tethered to our desktop computers or corded home phones. Our music now streams wirelessly on our headsets or in our cars. And when you’re looking at wireless platforms, you have lots of options—such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE.
The challenges of wireless in a factory setting
Despite its prevalence in other areas of our lives, wireless in industrial settings isn’t as ubiquitous as one might think.