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  • Widespread Time Warner Cable outage disrupts Internet service
    An issue with Time Warner Cable's Internet backbone disrupted the company's Internet and on demand services on Wednesday morning, the company said. The disruption started at 4.30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time during routine network maintenance and affected…
    - 27 Aug 14, 10:58am -
  • Manage infrastructure convergence without losing your grip
    Michael Heil remembers when network convergence began to make sense to him. A few years ago, the manager of infrastructure engineering for Cone Health, a regional health care provider in central North Carolina, was asked to stand up a large virtualiz…
    - 27 Aug 14, 7:05am -
  • Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords
    A line of routers from a China-based manufacturer has a serious flaw that could allow a hacker to monitor someone's Internet traffic, according to research from Trend Micro. The routers are sold under the Netcore brand name in China and Netis outside…
    - 26 Aug 14, 7:39am -
  • Republicans to FCC: Don't force municipal broadband on us

    Republicans to FCC: Don't force municipal broadband on us

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    - 21 Aug 14, 4:19pm -
  • FCC extends Net neutrality comment period to Sept. 15
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has extended a deadline for comments on its proposed Net neutrality rules to Sept. 15, giving members of the public more time to weigh in on how the government should regulate Web traffic.
    - 18 Aug 14, 8:01am -
  • Internet outages expected to abate as routers are modified, rebooted
    A flood of updates to databases inside Internet routers caused intermittent outages on Wednesday and connectivity issues for companies, but experts expect the long-forecasted hiccup to be resolved soon. Internet traffic is designed to flow in the mos…
    - 14 Aug 14, 7:28am -
  • How hackers used Google to steal corporate data
    A group of innovative hackers used free services from Google and an Internet infrastructure company to disguise data stolen from corporate and government computers, a security firm reported. FireEye discovered the campaign, dubbed Poisoned Hurricane,…
    - 14 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Study: Virginia has the fastest Internet in the U.S.
    If you want the fastest broadband Internet in the United States, consider moving to Virginia. That's the takeaway from a new bit of research from communications firm Broadview Networks, which ranks average broadband speeds for all 50 United States a…
    - 11 Aug 14, 7:31am -
  • 4 cloud horror stories -- and how to survive them
    Horror stories don't just happen at the movie theater. In a few cases, companies make a big play to use the wrong cloud application or experience widespread outages in their connection to cloud storage. While vendors claim that cloud services are sec…
    - 11 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Emerging networking technology used by Apple, Cisco will frustrate firewalls
    Today's security software is ineffective against an emerging networking technology already in use by Apple for its Siri voice-recognition software, according to research presented at the Black Hat hacking conference this week. The technology, called…
    - 8 Aug 14, 7:58am -

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  • newCisco spreads AI across Webex meetings

    Cisco spreads AI across Webex meetings

    Cisco Webex has rolled out a package of AI-based features that brings together recently acquired technologies it says will make business meetings more efficient and intuitive.The Webex conferencing tool enhancements, which include faster meeting star…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • newIDG Contributor Network: Software-defined perimeter: Identity-centric enforced network perimeter

    IDG Contributor Network: Software-defined perimeter: Identity-centric enforced network perimeter

    With the introduction of cloud, BYOD, IoT and virtual offices scattered around the globe, the traditional architectures not only hold us back in terms of productivity but also create security flaws that leave gaps for compromise.The network and secur…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:06pm -
  • newBrandPost: Deploying highly secure, easy to deploy and cost-effective Micro Data Centers

    BrandPost: Deploying highly secure, easy to deploy and cost-effective Micro Data Centers

    Industry trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and content distribution networks (CDNs) are driving the need for edge computing. That’s because these solutions often require low latency, high bandwidth, greater reliability, and strong securit…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 12:50pm -
  • newDoE plans world's fastest supercomputer

    DoE plans world's fastest supercomputer

    The U.S. Department of Energy says it is working on a supercomputer that will break the target of exaFLOP computation – a quintillion (1018)  floating-point computations per second – in order to handle high-performance computing and artificial i…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:39am -
  • new3 companies developing wearable tech for the enterprise

    3 companies developing wearable tech for the enterprise

    Earlier this month, I wrote that “even as smartwatch shipments continue to grow, significant industrial and business use cases for these internet-connected devices have yet to appear.”And then a few days later, as if on cue, International Data Co…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:10am -
  • BrandPost: SD-WAN Without WAN Optimization is Like Peanut Butter Without Jelly

    BrandPost: SD-WAN Without WAN Optimization is Like Peanut Butter Without Jelly

    SD-WAN vs. WAN OptimizationOptimization of applications and data traffic has been an integral part of the WAN since its inception. WAN optimization accelerates application traffic by overcoming latency and reducing the amount of data traversing the…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Mar 19, 6:51pm -
  • Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

    Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

    It has been just 10 months since Tom Gillis became VMware's senior vice president and general manager of its networking and security business, and in that time he has overseen some major changes in the company’s core products.To read this article i…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 3:21pm -
  • How did Facebook go down despite multiple data centers?

    How did Facebook go down despite multiple data centers?

    The Mercury retrograde kicked in big time on Wednesday as Facebook suffered an eight hour-outage that also affected Instagram and Facebook Messenger.No one was believed to be harmed; a few might have even had offline interactions with other human bei…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 4:30pm -
  • BrandPost: Micro Data Centers Evolve to Fit New Business Requirements of Edge Computing

    BrandPost: Micro Data Centers Evolve to Fit New Business Requirements of Edge Computing

    Recent breakthroughs in technology have expanded the possibilities for where data is gathered, processed, stored and analyzed. IT staffs and their business counterparts now have the flexibility of deciding whether their applications are more efficien…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 9:49am -
  • BrandPost: What’s the Difference between OFDMA and MU-MIMO in 11ax?

    BrandPost: What’s the Difference between OFDMA and MU-MIMO in 11ax?

    The IEEE's latest standard, 802.11ax, has been designed inside and out for high efficiency. Also known as Wi-Fi 6, 11ax promises real-world performance improvements that will keep today’s mobile users and IoT devices connected and happy. To achieve…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 3:53pm -

The Data Center Journal: Daily Buzz

  • Twitter Going Off the Deep End?
    Social network Twitter looks increasingly like a zombie company waiting for either an acquisition or some other maneuver to put it out of its fiscal misery. Excepting Facebook for now, social-media companies are a class of data center operators facin…
    - 19 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • Dropbox Jumps Aboard Schizophrenic Diversity Train
    Recent years have seen no shortage of companies falling all over themselves to confess their sin of insufficient diversity and to propose penance of one form or another (usually some sort of hiring initiative designed to increase the representation o…
    - 13 Feb 16, 7:42am -
  • Technology Market in a Sea of Red Ink
    After finally returning to (and exceeding) the dot-com highs in mid-2015, the Nasdaq index of technology stocks has fallen from about 5,200 to about 4,350—a roughly 16% decline. Among big-name companies, IBM saw yet another year-over-year revenue d…
    - 20 Jan 16, 1:07pm -
  • Concerns About Data Center Energy Consumption
    Energy consumption is perhaps the chief concern for data center operators, both in terms of cost and public image. A sensational headline at DatacenterDynamics highlights one perspective: “The truth is: data center power is out of control.” In th…
    - 14 Jan 16, 10:51am -
  • Taxes and Technology Companies
    Taxes are clearly a factor that drives how technology companies (and everyone else) make business decisions. For example, data center operators take local sales- and property-tax incentives (and rates) into account when deciding where to build new fa…
    - 6 Jan 16, 1:16pm -
  • Security Predictions for 2016
    Security was likely the biggest story of 2015, owing to the numerous high-profile breaches (e.g., the U.S. Office of Personnel Management) and growing concern over the expected flood of insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This trend is likely…
    - 31 Dec 15, 9:46am -
  • Is Apple the Next BlackBerry?
    BlackBerry was once virtually synonymous with smartphones (or, at least, whatever was akin to a smartphone at the time), just as the iPhone is today. But just as BlackBerry (both the company and the device) has all but faded into…The post Is Apple…
    - 30 Dec 15, 9:34am -
  • The PC Lives—Get Over It
    Mobile maniacs enamored with the portability of small gadgets are apparently unable to recognize the obvious benefits of PCs, particularly in enterprises where content creation likely plays a larger role than content consumption. Citing a SpiceWorks…
    - 28 Dec 15, 9:17am -
  • CISA Becomes Law—No Surprise
    Unsurprisingly, the controversial CISA (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) has become law, having been slipped into the U.S. government’s 2,000-page omnibus spending bill. Whether individual members of Congress knew what they were getting with…
    - 21 Dec 15, 9:45am -
  • Spy Agencies Pursue Quantum Computer, Encryption Backdoors
    What would a government intelligence agency do with a quantum computer? Spy on you more, of course. To that end, IBM announced a grant from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to work toward a so-called universal quantum…
    - 14 Dec 15, 10:29am -

The Guardian: Broadband

  • New UK broadband customers to get speed guarantees
    Users will be able to walk away from contract if supplier fails to deliver reasonable serviceNew broadband customers will have to be told the minimum peak-time download speeds they can expect, and will be allowed to walk away from their contract if t…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 7:40am -
  • Vodafone tops most-complained about broadband provider list
    The firm received almost double the industry average complaints for its serviceVodafone has been named the most-complained about broadband and landline provider in a quarterly league table compiled by the media and broadcasting regulator Ofcom.Vodafo…
    - 49 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 7:57am -
  • Almost 700,000 UK homes stuck with slow broadband
    Despite better coverage, 2% of customers are unable to use Netflix or YouTube, says Ofcom Almost 700,000 “forgotten homes” across the UK are unable to get sufficiently fast broadband to meet a typical family’s needs, such as watching Netflix, d…
    - 92 days ago, 18 Dec 18, 6:09am -
  • Watchdog plans purge of rip-off rates for loyal broadband customers
    New subscribers get deals on average £13-£15 cheaper each month, according to TalkTalkThe UK media regulator, Ofcom, is to crack down on broadband providers who rip off loyal customers by offering better deals to new subscribers.The regulator is ai…
    - 96 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 4:50am -
  • Broadband too slow in more than a quarter of UK homes – report
    Internet speeds in millions of households not fast enough to meet a typical family’s needsMore than a quarter of UK homes do not have fast enough broadband to cope with a typical family’s internet needs, such as downloading films and watching ser…
    - 98 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 1:01am -
  • Broadband users overpaying up to £220 a year by not haggling
    Most firms don’t reward loyalty with older people overpaying the most, says Which?Broadband customers who fail to shop around at the end of their initial contract or haggle for a better deal from their supplier are overpaying by up to £220 a year.…
    - 7 Dec 18, 9:58am -
  • 'They said I can't get fast broadband as I'm too near the exchange'
    A couple in rural Scotland were amazed by Openreach’s excuse for not upgrading their serviceFor years people living in rural areas were told they couldn’t get fast broadband because they lived too far from their telephone exchange. However, Openr…
    - 24 Nov 18, 4:00am -
  • Why did BT refuse to suspend a useless contract?
    My parents can’t live in their home after a fire, but it insists they still pay £50 a monthMy parents’ house was recently gutted in a fire and they will be unable to live there for at least six months. However, BT refuses to suspend their landli…
    - 21 Nov 18, 2:00am -
  • Are you paying too much for your broadband?
    An estimated 10m customers are overpaying by not changing providers at the end of their dealSlow speeds, rising prices and router failures have long been common gripes of broadband users in the UK. Added to that, it seems likely that millions are bei…
    - 5 Aug 18, 3:00am -
  • George Soros-backed firm unveils superfast broadband rollout in UK
    Up to 50 towns and cities to enjoy gigabit-speed fibre-optic service in Hyperoptic’s £250m investmentThe UK’s bid to improve its broadband infrastructure has been given a boost as the fibre-optic company Hyperoptic, which is backed by investors…
    - 3 Aug 18, 4:59am -

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