Originally published to TelecomNewsroom. Sitetracker, the project and asset management standard for infrastructure owners and developers, recently announced their collaboration with ZenFi Networks, an innovative, locally-owned and operated communications infrastructure company serving the New York and New Jersey metro region. ZenFi Networks will be implementing the Sitetracker Platform to effectively manage multiple teams designing, building and maintaining high-volume small cell and fiber assets. ZenFi Networks will leverage Sitetracker’s utilities to complement their own accommodating support…"ZenFi Networks Leverages Sitetracker Platform to Boost Business Growth"
Website Hosting Review Interview with John Hewitt, President of the Americas, Vertiv By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu John Hewitt is President of the Americas at Columbus, Ohio based Vertiv. Vertiv designs, builds, and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications. Its portfolio is comprised of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services, extending from the cloud to the edge of the network. Hewitt has been with Vertiv since October 2017, and oversees operations and business…"Vertiv Develops Solutions to Edge Computing Trends"
Website Hosting Review Interview with Misty Stine, Executive Vice President of Business Development, eX² Technology By Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu Misty Stine is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at eX² Technology, a company that specializes in designing, installing and maintaining robust broadband, intelligent transportation and critical infrastructure networks for government agencies, consortiums and public-private partnerships (P3). Stine has more than 30 years of experience in the communications and critical infrastructure security industries and…"eX² Technology Provisions the Future of Communications Infrastructure"
By Marcus Doran, Vice President and General Manager, Rahi Systems The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to revolutionize entire industries through greater efficiency, enhanced customer service and improved decision-making. Forward-thinking organizations are also developing new products, services and business models that leverage internet-connected devices that gather data and operate autonomously. Imagine retail store shelves that send an alert to the warehouse when they need to be replenished. Smart buildings that automatically control lighting and temperature…"Why the IoT Needs Out-of-Band Management"
Originally posted to Telecom Newsroom Edge data centers remain a hot category in data center site selection, which will continue into 2018 and beyond, according to a recent report MarketsandMarkets. Consumer demand for high bandwidth services and business demand for high capacity needs such as the Internet of Things (IoT) are just some of the primary drivers impacting demand for edge data centers. Other industries that see the benefit to edge data centers include retail,…"Birmingham, Alabama, a Key Edge Growth Market, Is About to Ramp Up Its Participation in the Digital Economy"
In a recent article that appeared in Light Reading, “Time for an Edge Computing Reckoning,” Senior Editor Mari Silbey addressed the subject of edge infrastructure, especially where it concerned near-futuristic applications such as smart cities, autonomous vehicles and drones. There’s no question that these are exciting, potentially transformative instances of connected things which will change how we live, work and play. But as Silbey asks, how practical are they for mass-market adoption given the present…"Edge Infrastructure and the Fourth Industrial Revolution"
By Marcus Doran, Director of Sales, Europe at Rahi Systems Data center operators are always looking for ways to save money and improve efficiency. Having the right tools can shave minutes off of common tasks, reducing costs and freeing up valuable staff resources. That’s why server lifts have an important role to play in today’s data center environment. Servers and other IT equipment can be quite heavy. Servers typically weigh at least 75 to 100…"The Right Tools Make Data Center Operations Safer and More Efficient"
Originally posted to Coin Telegraph by William Suberg. Blockchain technology company Bitfury announced it will open an “energy efficient” datacenter in Norway March 20 in a deal with the blessing of the government. In a blog post, the business confirmed it would open two sites around the town of Mo i Rana, investing 274 million kronor ($35 mln) in infrastructure and hiring 30 employees. The move comes at a time when Bitcoin mining in particular is under scrutiny for its environmental impact and…"Blockchain Tech Provider Bitfury Gains Government Approval For $35 Million Norway Datacenter"
NVMe, or Non-Volatile Memory Express, is a streamlined protocol specifically designed for flash memory. Due to a lightweight protocol, the storage controller can be greatly simplified, relative to a legacy SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface) style storage controller, and thus latency is reduced and performance optimized. NVMe also leverages the widely-adopted PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) interface as the physical transport mechanism. This combination is what makes NVMe protocol so attractive. PCIe, however, has its…"NVMe-oF Explained for the Storage Industry by David Woolf, Senior Engineer, Datacenter Technologies, UNH-IOL"
I take no satisfaction in accurately predicting that the defining trend for 2017 would be the weaponization of the Internet of Things. After WannaCry and NotPetya slammed unsuspecting, unprotected organizations with epic ransomware attacks last year, I’m aware that prescience is not always its own reward. As we enter the second month of 2018, I’m embracing what the IT establishment might regard as a contrarian forecast. I’m referring to the industry’s infatuation with XaaS. Regarding…"R.I.P., XaaS: Users Must Not Drown in Alphabet Soup by Adam Stern, Founder and CEO of Infinitely Virtual"