Six solutions to consider for a modern network infrastructure

Whether you manage a growing enterprise facility or a large, high-traffic venue, intelligent in-building infrastructure solutions help you monitor, track and optimize your wired and wireless network. Here are 6 to consider: OM5 multimode fiber, automated infrastructure management, fiber optic splice closures, Powered Fiber Cable systems with PoE Extender, Ceiling Connector Assemblies, and under carpet cabling.

Global data center market projected to 17% CAGR over next 5 years

The global data center market’s size is poised to grow by USD $284.44 billion during the period from 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of more than 17% during the forecast period, according to a new report by Technavio. The analyst says the market is being driven by the rise in adoption of multi-cloud and network upgrades to support 5G. The report also finds that demand planning and expansion by “hyperscalers” is expected to boost the growth of the data center market.

Webinar: Examining the Major Trends Impacting Datacom Business

From the growth of 5G to new PoE applications, this Graybar Insights webinar will take a closer look at the trends that are impacting the Datacom business and what these changes mean for the end user and contractor. During this presentation, Legrand and Graybar will discuss new demands being placed on existing Datacom infrastructure from the view of smart buildings, sustainability, A/V, 5G, edge computing and software-defined networking.

The IoT-Ness of Smart Buildings

The Internet of Things is advancing a new breed of smart buildings that are better aligned with the priorities of property owners and managers. IoT enables systems that deliver more accurate and useful information for improving operations and providing the best experiences for tenants. But how do we move forward with large-scale IoT deployments in buildings? TIA’s Clarence Reynolds leads this discussion that includes Brad Klenz – Distinguished IoT Analytics Architect, SAS; Leonard Lee, Managing Director and Founder of neXt Curve; and Todd Boucher, Principal and Founder of Leading Edge Design Group.

Choose the fastest and most reliable termination process

Available in UTP and shielded, Siemon’s Z-MAX Category 6A System features the highest performance margins across all critical transmission parameters, the fastest, easiest and most reliable termination process, superior transmission consistency and customer focused usability, efficiency and ergonomics. End-to-end Z-MAX Category 6A UTP and shielded systems include Category 6A cable, outlets, modular cords, patch panels, trunking cable assemblies, work area solutions and the Z-PLUG™ field terminated plug.

IIoT supplier Opto 22 appoints director of technical marketing

Industrial automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) manufacturer Opto 22 has named Josh Eastburn as the company’s new director of technical marketing. In this position, the company says Eastburn will lead the creation of useful and engaging customer content, highlighting and enabling discovery of Opto 22 customer applications, and working closely with industrial automation media outlets.

4 out of 5 IT teams are involved in security efforts

VIAVI’s 12th annual State of the Network global study of enterprise networking challenges shows that more than 4 in 5 IT teams are involved in security efforts, and a majority of them report an increase of at least 25 percent in time spent on these efforts over the past 12 months. But according to Viavi, the study’s “most striking conclusion is that network-based conversation wire data has become the top data source for security incidents, with its use tripling, demonstrating that threat levels have driven enterprises to seek the most reliable forensic data available.

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.