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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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  • IDG Contributor Network: Software Defined Perimeter (SDP): The deployment

    IDG Contributor Network: Software Defined Perimeter (SDP): The deployment

    Deploying zero trust software-defined perimeter (SDP) architecture is not about completely replacing virtual private network (VPN) technologies and firewalls. By and large, the firewall demarcation points that mark the inside and outside are not goin…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 1:11pm -
  • Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

    Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

    There are connectivity options aplenty for most types of IoT deployment, but the idea of simply handing the networking part of the equation off to a national licensed wireless carrier could be the best one for certain kinds of deployments in the medi…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 12:00am -
  • Several deals solidify the hybrid cloud’s status as the cloud of choice

    Several deals solidify the hybrid cloud’s status as the cloud of choice

    The hybrid cloud market is expected to grow from $38.27 billion in 2017 to $97.64 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.0% during the forecast period, according to Markets and Markets.The research firm said the hybrid cloud i…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 2:06pm -
  • Disposable $100 IoT satellites could swarm Earth's orbit

    Disposable $100 IoT satellites could swarm Earth's orbit

    Tiny cheap satellites, self-organizing and communicating as a group, could shift the internet of things (IoT) to space. The postage-stamp-sized devices, acting as sensors, just like the ones we see in traditional IoT networks could perform tasks such…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 11:29am -
  • Cracks appear in Intel’s grip on supercomputing

    Cracks appear in Intel’s grip on supercomputing

    It’s June, so it’s that time again for the twice-yearly Top 500 supercomputer list, where bragging rights are established or, in most cases, reaffirmed. The list constantly shifts as new trends appear, and one of them might be a break in Intel’…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • Cisco connects with IBM to simplify hybrid-cloud deployment

    Cisco connects with IBM to simplify hybrid-cloud deployment

    Cisco and IBM said the companies would meld their data-center and cloud technologies to help customers more easily and securely build and support on-premises and hybrid-cloud applications.Cisco, IBM Cloud and IBM Global Technology Services (the profe…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 9:42pm -
  • Cisco issues critical security warnings on SD-WAN, DNA Center

    Cisco issues critical security warnings on SD-WAN, DNA Center

    Cisco has released two critical warnings about security issues with its SD-WAN and DNA Center software packages. The worse, with a Common Vulnerability Scoring System rating of 9.3 out of 10, is a vulnerability in its Digital Network Architecture (D…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 3:36pm -
  • With Tableau, SaaS king Salesforce becomes a hybrid cloud company

    With Tableau, SaaS king Salesforce becomes a hybrid cloud company

    I remember a time when people at Salesforce events would hand out pins that read “Software” inside a red circle with a slash through it. The High Priest of SaaS (a.k.a. CEO Marc Benioff) was so adamant against installed, on-premises software that…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 11:13am -
  • 17 predictions about 5G networks and devices

    17 predictions about 5G networks and devices

    “As market after market switches on 5G, we are at a truly momentous point in time. No previous generation of mobile technology has had the potential to drive economic growth to the extent that 5G promises. It goes beyond connecting people to fully…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 10:37am -
  • BrandPost: What do Tesla and SD-WAN Have in Common?

    BrandPost: What do Tesla and SD-WAN Have in Common?

    I am the proud owner of a Tesla, a recognized leader in electric vehicles, which makes my daily commute (of almost 3 hours) less stressful and more enjoyable. I also work for Silver Peak, recognized as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 9:00am -

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

  • UK firms overcharging loyal customers could soon face instant fines
    Watchdog could get new powers over mobile, broadband and insurance providersFirms that exploit consumer loyalty by overcharging longstanding customers could soon face instant fines under plans unveiled by the government.The “loyalty penalty” is e…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 3:39am -
  • ‘My flat was built in 2017 so why can't I get BT or Sky broadband?’
    Jennifer Offord’s new-build does not allow her to sign up to internet and TV from major providersWater, gas, electricity and broadband are essential household utilities, but a large number of new homes are being built without the infrastructure for…
    - 31 days ago, 25 May 19, 2:00am -
  • Mobile and broadband: UK's best and worst providers revealed
    Tesco Mobile is network with poorest customer service with TalkTalk at bottom of broadband leagueTalkTalk and Tesco Mobile have been named as the UK’s worst broadband and mobile providers respectively in Ofcom’s latest customer service survey.The…
    - 56 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 5:42am -
  • Apple Arcade v Google Stadia: which is the future for video games?
    Netflix-style subscriptions by two tech behemoths could open up gaming to millions who can’t afford pricey equipment. Watch out Microsoft and SonyIn the last week, two of the world’s tech giants have made a big play for the attention – and wall…
    - 89 days ago, 27 Mar 19, 10:15am -
  • TalkTalk told me it would terminate my contract – and I couldn’t stop it
    It said a third party had requested the service to be cut off … but it was all news to meTwo months ago, I received an email from TalkTalk stating that my contract was to be terminated at my request. This was news to me. TalkTalk said a third party…
    - 90 days ago, 27 Mar 19, 3:00am -
  • UK's big broadband providers give 'shoddy' service – report
    TalkTalk, Sky, Virgin and BT rank worst in annual customer survey by Which?The UK’s biggest broadband providers are letting their customers down with shoddy service, according to a survey by consumer group Which?. TalkTalk and Sky were named as the…
    - 92 days ago, 24 Mar 19, 8:01pm -
  • Household bills: loyalty doesn’t pay … and it’s the elderly who pay the price
    Switching supplier after years seems counterintuitive. But that can cost the most vulnerable customers £200 or more a yearWhen it comes to navigating the vast array of suppliers, offers and tariffs for insurance, broadband, television and other serv…
    - 93 days ago, 24 Mar 19, 4:00am -
  • Google Stadia: what developers think of the game-streaming service
    Has Google got its head in the cloud, or can its sheer size help it succeed where many have failed in building a hardware-free future for gamers?Google’s announcement of game-streaming service Stadia may not have been a huge industry revelation; Go…
    - 96 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 8:22am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 30 Jan 19, 7:57am -

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