Monthly Archives: December 2016
In Roman theology, Janus – the god of transition – is famously depicted as having two faces to represent the dichotomous nature of change which includes beginnings and endings, opportunities and threats, and wins and losses. This ancient perspective is still applicable today. As author and Fortune columnist Dan Lyons observes, “Transformation is hard – but not changing can sometimes be fatal.”
Originally posted to Data Center POST,
The massive demand for connectivity is fueling the need for reliable data center services, particularly in emerging and secondary international markets. For this reason, many data center providers are expanding their global footprint to provide critical backend data transport and storage in key locations.
Etix Everywhere, which experienced exponential growth and international success in 2016, is a noteworthy example. In February, the company opened new offices in New York and San Francisco, and then launched six data centers in various Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across the U.S. and Europe, as well as emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, Scandinavia and South America. Eight additional facilities are also under construction.
Aqua Comms to Speak on Strategic Relationships Integral to Delivering Content to the Network Edge and the Convergence of Subsea and Terrestrial Networks
Aqua Comms CEO Nigel Bayliff and Head of Network Engineering Jol Paling to Present at PTC’17 in Honolulu, HI
DUBLIN – December 20, 2016 – Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, today announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Bayliff, and Head of Network Engineering, Jol Paling, will speak at PTC’17. The event takes place January 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian® Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.
One of the cornerstones of an effective cybersecurity strategy is agility and the ability to think ahead of the curve. In order to defend against, or better yet stave off attacks you need a team with a diverse set of skills and abilities. Research conducted by Catalyst found that diversity is key to an organizations ability to inspire higher levels of performance, productivity and creativity, which in turn lead to better employee satisfaction and retention.
TelecomTV/MEF16: Allan Langfield, Comcast – Journey To Interoperable On-Demand Services Powered By LSO, SDN & NFV
Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews
TelecomTV at MEF16 – Allan Langfield, Exec. Director, Product Development, Comcast Business; Board Director; MEF; Operations Area Co-Director, MEF – MEF’s work on CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) is a lynchpin for effectively doing on-demand services managed services that ultimately will transit multiple provider networks. Allan notes, “We need those services specifications. We need those operational constructs that are going to support this entire new ecosystem of services that customers are starting to ask for.” Carriers are coming to the MEF and asking the organization to help them orchestrate services (with LSO) not just over their own networks but carrier-to-carrier-to-customer in a way that is very consistent, very reliable, and on-demand.
Change is disruptive. It creates opportunity and challenge, and catapults some industries and businesses forward, while it and leaves others behind. Well-known examples include the automobile and the horse and buggy; Netflix and Blockbuster; digital and smartphone cameras and Kodak.
MEF16: Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Standardized Open APIs & Other Key Work To Drive Third Network Transformation
Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews
MEF16 Keynote – Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF discusses major work to enable Third Network services for the digital economy. This includes (1) development of orchestrated connectivity (wavelengths, CE 2.0, IP) & NFV-based services (security and other), (2) development of the LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) architecture and standardized open APIs, (3) open initiatives with OpenLSO and OpenCS (Open Connectivity Services) reference implementations, and (4) the evolution of certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals.