The Internet of Things (IoT) for business can improve processes, reduce costs, deliver operational efficiencies and transform productivity. Here are three things that every business should be doing now to make the most of the opportunities that IoT presents: Choose the right connectivity, be security ready, and keep on top of regulations.
Interoperability and the Ethernet Ecosystem webinar panelists will discuss the multivendor integration showcasing a live 400 GbE switch fabric, an implementation of Flex Ethernet (FlexE), 100Gb/s per lane over a direct attach cable (DAC) and analysis of PAM4 signaling, and a broad array of the latest Ethernet products and solutions.
A black swan event is defined as “an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences.” The phrase originated because people assumed that black swans didn’t exist because nobody had recorded seeing one – until finally someone did. It turned out black swans existed but were extremely rare, and it was hard to predict when or where someone would encounter one. The COVID-19 pandemic in some ways has been a black swan event, and the communications sector has been no exception. One impact on our sector is that data traffic has shot up at an unprecedented rate, a result of schools closing and orders to shelter in place and work from home. This experience is one example of a fundamental truth of network design: patterns of demand in data traffic are hard to predict (other than that they will grow rapidly on average). The solution is to focus on building physical access networks that have the capacity to respond to changing demands, and the accessibility to make use of that capacity where and when it is needed.
MetroNet is installing a 100% fiber-optic network serving cities just north of Dayton, OH, including Tipp City, Troy, Vandalia, Englewood, Union, Clayton and West Milton. MetroNet expects to invest over $30 million into the project.
Join Superior Essex’s Amir Sekhavat for a panel discussion focused on the “Living Product Challenge: Providing a Path to #Sustainable Materials & Buildings” as part of the #LivingFuture2020 Online Summit Series!
As hybrid digital infrastructures consisting of on-premises and cloud-based systems become more and more common within companies, complexity significantly increases. A professional data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool should be able to manage not only the data center itself, but also hybrid digital infrastructures in all their complexity. In the future, for example, even proprietary customer systems will have to be supplied with detailed information from the data center to ensure end-to-end processes.
Some leadership teams might think back to the step from 3G to 4G and remember that it was relatively easy. You got new phones for your staff, dongles, a few training modules, and you’re good to go. The shift to 5G will be significantly more complex because 5G’s speed, reliability and flexibility will have a profound impact on value chains and processes, IT and personnel, across every sector. It will allow the collection, analysis and interpretation of data that could, if handled correctly, make every corner of a business more efficient. It provides the widespread untethered connectivity that will unlock all other digital transformation ingredients – IIoT, big data, cloud computing, AI, robotics, digital twins and more.
Enterprise networks have become as equally critical as electricity, water and gas to the successful operation of a business and the well-being of building occupants. In fact, nearly 75% of leasing decision-makers feel it is critical to have a reliable internet connection in their office space to conduct company business, according to research by the building certification firm WiredScore.
Element Critical has expanded its partnership with Crosslink Fiber, LLC to provide ultra-high bandwidth fiber network services to connect to over 54 data centers in the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay areas of California. The solution provides increased flexibility for those companies who need to access or cannot expand at other data centers.
As increasing numbers of devices in a building connect to the Internet Protocol network, and many of them receive power as well as data service via communications cabling, a zone cabling architecture can offer an efficient physical-layer setup.