Data Bytes: The Internet performed just fine during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, with “little evidence of systemic network duress, even when traffic shifts and volumes were at their peak,” according to ThousandEyes.
Dark fiber is a hot commodity, as cloud computing platforms seek more network capacity to deliver data across their data center campuses. That’s why investment firms with data center holdings have been acquiring dark fiber specialists.
Bob Shine, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Telescent, explores how to handle and scale growing cross connects in a data center campus, using dynamic fiber cross connects.
Artificial intelligence will have a dramatic impact on network operations, according to data from Cisco Systems, augmenting human decision-making and reducing the time spent on repetitive or manual tasks
Bob Shine, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Telescent, highlights how data centers are working to respond to today’s network and data traffic needs. Explore the potential of the physical fiber layer.
By 2022 there will be 14.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices, many using wireless connections. That growth has major traffic management and security ramifications for IT network management.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, securing IT networks is more challenging and more essential than ever, as social distancing lockdowns add to an explosion of end users and connected devices.
Here’s a “by the numbers” summary of the latest data points on COVID-19 related driven traffic gains for Zoom, VPN services, video games, cloud computing, Internet exchanges, content delivery networks and other online services.
The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the benefits of automation, including remote IT management and AI-driven security. New data from Cisco illustrates how data growth is testing the limits of manual network management.
To keep data networks running smoothly during the COVID-19 crisis, content delivery specialist Akamai is reducing the network resources used for gaming downloads during peak business hours.