Category: Cloud

Speed race: Just as 400Gb Ethernet gear rolls out, an 800GbE spec is revealed

Just as the stage is set for 400G Ethernet (GbE) to roll out in force later this year, mainly in hyperscale, telco and large data-center networks, there is a call to boost that speed to 800GbE or even higher in the coming years.The need for increased speed in data centers and cloud services speeds is driven by many things including the continued growth of hyperscale networks from players like Google, Amazon and Facebook, but also the more distributed and mobile workloads modern networks support. But the reality on the ground is that much lower speeds are what’s commonly in use.

Scaling enterprise IoT solutions using edge computing and the cloud

Just a few years ago, many expected all the Internet of Things (IoT) to move to the cloud—and much of the consumer-connected IoT indeed lives there—but one of the key basics of designing and building enterprise-scale IoT solutions is to make a balanced use of edge and cloud computing. Most IoT solutions now require a mix of cloud and edge computing which can alleviate latency, increase scalability, and enhance access to information so that better, faster decisions can be made, and enterprises can become more agile as a result.

400G QSFP-DD DR4 module is powered by silicon photonics technology

Hengtong Rockley has released a 400G QSFP-DD DR4 optical module based on silicon photonics technology geared for cloud data center networks. The new 400G QSFP-DD module is the company’s first 400G silicon photonics optical module product and is intended for use in next generation cloud-scale data center networks for low-cost, low-power consumption optical connections between switches. The deployment of such 400G transceivers will enable data center networks to deliver a 4x increase in network speed compared to existing deployments using 100G.

Protecting the Cloud From the IoT

There are billions of connected devices in use worldwide, and that number is increasing by the millions every year. Unfortunately, many of these IoT devices, as well as those currently being developed and deployed, lack critical security features, making them easy targets for hackers and botnets. Without the proper security measures in place, these devices can lead to catastrophic events.

Protecting cabling and equipment from the hyperscale to the edge

In any type of computing environment, the housing, protection and management of network connections is essential for uptime and performance. The methods for providing that protection and management, as well as the products and technologies for doing so, can vary significantly depending on the computing environment in which they will reside. This article looks at options for cabling and network-equipment housing, protection, and management in different environments.

Scaling enterprise IoT solutions using edge computing and the cloud

Just a few years ago, many expected all the Internet of Things (IoT) to move to the cloud—and much of the consumer-connected IoT indeed lives there—but one of the key basics of designing and building enterprise-scale IoT solutions is to make a balanced use of edge and cloud computing. Compared to cloud-only solutions, blended solutions that incorporate edge can alleviate latency, increase scalability, and enhance access to information so that better, faster decisions can be made, and enterprises can become more agile as a result.

Will you be able to manage thousands of edge cloud infrastructures?

Edge provides a huge opportunity to host many use cases on one infrastructure, manageable from a single pane of glass. Getting close to end-users not only allows the operator to tap directly into the new revenue streams for ultra-low latency/ultra-reliable services, but also to provide “edge-as-a-service,” and other infrastructure-as-a-service and hosting services to other enterprises.

Deploying and securing containers

Containers solve the problem of getting software to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another — say, from a developer laptop to a test environment, or from a physical machine in a data centre to a virtual machine in a public or private cloud. More and more businesses are joining the container “revolution” — the market around this technology is on track to being a $2.7 billion market by 2020.