With the amount of data flowing through data centers, resource-intensive applications are defining the needs and evolution of data centers, with many implications on network infrastructure. In this blog, we’ll look at next-generation technologies and applications driving this change and how getting the foundations of the infrastructure right, starts now.
Lightpath to offer Miami metro connectivity
A 55-mile underground section of that high-count fiber network in the Miami Central Business District (CBD) should be ready for customer use in January 2023, the company estimated.
DISA awards Comcast Business $102M, 10-yr. Ethernet services contract
Comcast Business has won a 10-year, $102.8 million contract to provide Ethernet services to the United States’ Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Comcast’s services will enhance the agency’s connectivity, improve its network performance, and manage overall telecommunications costs throughout the Agency’s Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).
Ransomware attacks highlight need for adequate cybersecurity
For those not immersed in cybersecurity, the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack this past spring probably came as a shock.To city and county leaders, the attack highlighted an urgent need to harden digital municipal infrastructure. It’s a subject that’s been at the forefront of public attention for the past few months, and one that federal leaders are tackling head on.
Assessing smart buildings in the digital era
Through the input of more than 60 leading commercial real estate, asset management, technology and ICT industry leaders, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in conjunction with UL, the leading global safety science company, has defined six criteria that form the basis of the SPIRE™ Smart Building Program for assessing and rating smart buildings. None of these criteria alone make a building smart, but they work together in harmony to provide a complete, balanced assessment methodology that considers the modern-day challenges that come with the increasingly digital world we live in today.
How Smart Environments Will Take Shape Post-COVID-19 –
The economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has also affected the way the Internet of Things (IoT) will be used in smart…
Smart Buildings & Facilities Management | Disruptive Technologies’ Erik Fossum Faervaag
In episode 11 of the Let’s Connect! Podcast, Erik Fossum Færevaag, Founder and President of Disruptive Technologies, joins host Ken Briodagh to talk about Smart Buildings and Facilities Management. In particular, they look at how the commercial real estate industry needs to evolve with the help of IoT solutions.
2021 – The year of the Smart Building
While the workplace will be for ever changed, it is not a matter of “if” but “when” and “how” we will return to “in-person” collaboration. Returning trust to the workplace will take effort. This is where the “smarts” of a smart building comes into play. The same data used to reduce cost by reducing energy use can be further refined beyond just general occupancy to detect density allowing HVAC systems to adjust airflow, humidity, and temperature.
Planning Tomorrow’s Smart Cities, Today – Infographic
Smart cities work because of infrastructure that supports the mass of connected technologies and devices. IoT, autonomous vehicles, consumer-facing applications and back-end processing systems rely on the speed of fiber optic cables connecting to IT infrastructure housed in a data center. This infographic details what it takes to build the infrastructure to support them.
Smart Cities Council | Safe Smart Buildings Webinar
Innovation and technology has never been more important to the Commercial Real Estate Industry as it recovers from the impact of Covid. This webinar will explore technologies such as: 4G and 5G, IoT, Fiber Optics, CBRS, and other innovations enabling safer and smarter buildings.