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.
Citing the need for “urgent action” to protect staff and uptime from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), colocation provider Equinix will restrict customer access to its data centers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Internet exchanges are seeing record levels of network traffic as the spread of the Coronavirus prompts more remote work and online education. Game downloads are also boosting traffic.
A new report from Server Technology explores the challenges, solutions and opportunities for three phase power, used in data centers to support high density IT applications, and to minimize the cost of the cables delivering that power.
Digital Realty will acquire a majority interest in the Westin Building Exchange in Seattle, the primary interconnection hub in the Pacific Northwest. The company says the deal will strengthen its interconnection business.
Netrality remains focused on building out a national network of connectivity-rich carrier hotels in major metros, and has more resources to power that strategy after its acquisition by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners.
Patrick Quirk, Vice President and General Manager, IT Systems at Vertiv, explores distributed networks, and how access, control and full visibility is key for success. Quirk highlights technology like serial consoles, available to enable and simplify remote management of distributed networks and IT sites.