Monday, December 19, 2011

VDI Isn't Just for Desktops

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is usually seen just as a way to help enterprises deliver desktops more efficiently. As it turns out, VDI can deliver more than just business desktops, the technology can also be leveraged to deliver business services.

Case in point is the ATM vendor Diebold, which is now piloting an effort that will see bank machines delivered as virtual ATMs enabled by a Cisco backend......READ MORE

Report: Spectrum fragmentation will result in costlier LTE smartphones

The plethora of spectrum bands used for LTE (Long-Term Evolution) will result in more expensive devices, and also make the ability to roam globally using the technology less likely, according to industry organisation GSM Association's research arm Wireless Intelligence.

Wireless Intelligence predicts there will be 38 different spectrum frequency combinations used in LTE deployments by 2015, thanks to ongoing spectrum auctions, license renewals and.....READ MORE

Ethernet Switching and Routing Markets Still Growing

According to IDC, the global Ethernet switch market had revenues of $5.9 billion for the third quarter of 2011. That translates into a 6.1 percent year-over-year growth rate and 10.9 percent sequentially. Infonetics Research has a different figure for the third quarter, pegging Ethernet switch sales at $5.0 billion.

10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) is helping to pave.....READ MORE

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wholesale backhaul and the switch to carrier Ethernet

It is quite apparent that the mobile backhaul industry is in a transition from legacy TDM transport network infrastructures to that of carrier Ethernet. This transition is fueled by the increased use of data-hungry devices that demand more bandwidth, as well as the advantages of deploying carrier Ethernet services (i.e. scalability, flexibility and cost). TelecomEngine got a chance to speak with Juan Prieto,

Product Marketing Manager at InfoVista, about the perspective from both Mobile Operators and wholesale providers transitioning to carrier Ethernet......READ MORE.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Infinera Unveils Next Step in Photonic Integrated Circuits -- 500 Gbps

Infinera introduced its third generation, 500 Gbps photonic integrated circuit (PIC) -- the foundation for its new DTN-X multi-terabit switching platform designed for scaling core networks. The 500 Gbps PIC integrates more than 600 optical functions and works by converting light waves into electrical circuits, which can then be switched and groomed with digital signal processing.

The DTN-X combines.....READ MORE

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Domain Names Continue Grow in 2011

Quarter after quarter, the domain name business continues to grow.
Verisign's second quarter 2011 domain name study reported that there were 5.2 million new domain names added in the second quarter of 2011. On a year-over-year basis, the second quarter growth is an 8.6 percent increase. There are now 215 million domains registered across all domains.
The .com and .net Top Level Domains helped to lead growth with an 8.3 percent gain in the quarter. Verisign reported that.....READ MORE

Juniper Brings 3.8 Terabits per Second to the Edge

In modern networks, there needs to be speed and capacity at both the core and edge of the network. This week, Juniper Networks announced a big speed boost for its MX 3D Universal Edge routers bringing capacity up to 3.8 Terabits per second via a software upgrade.
The MX 3D platform was first announced in October of 2009. At the time of the initial announcement, Juniper said that its top end MX 3D router could deliver up to 2.6 Terabits per second of bandwidth.  Previously......READ MORE

Friday, August 12, 2011

DDoS Attack Forces Hong Kong Exchange Site Offline for Second Day

Trading on Hong Kong’s stock market, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, remains suspended today following a "coordinated and sustained" distributed denial of service attack on one of the exchange’s websites Wednesday. Several companies, including HSBC, China Power International and Cathay Pacific found their shares unavailable late Wednesday following the attack according to a report from BBC. A Web site usually used for company announcements was forced offline......READ MORE

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

FBI Warns of Latest Internet Scams

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released a report on the latest scams and frauds circulating on the internet. The report is based on information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3 and details recent cyber crime trends and new twists to previously-existing cyber scams. Users are cautioned to be wary of anyon.......READ MORE

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Why Marketers Must Care About Site Speed

The speed of a website may be one of the most overlooked factors which could drive additional leads, revenues and search engine rankings for your organization.

The exponential increase in the Internet as a lead and revenue source in the last few years means it’s more important than ever to ensure your pages load fast. But few marketing professionals have focused on driving page load times down to the one or two seconds that the best websites are able to achieve. Perhaps that’s because there were few tools to assess......READ MORE

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sony shares tumble over latest cyber attack

TOKYO — Sony’s share price fell more than three percent to a two-year low Monday after the latest online attack against the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant targeted its European subsidiary.

Sony shares in Tokyo trade lost 3.14 percent to close at 2,062 yen, the lowest level since March 2009.

No confidential data was stolen or published on the Internet in the cyber attack on Sony Europe Ltd., said company spokeswoman......READ MORE

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Internet Researchers Decry DNS-Filtering Legislation

Internet-security researchers are saying Senate anti-piracy legislation that would dramatically increase the government’s legal power to disrupt and shutter websites dedicated to infringing activity “raises serious technical and security concerns.”

In a white paper published this month, the researchers take shots at a measure in the Protect IP Act allowing the Justice Department to obtain.....READ MORE

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Optical Gear Enters a New Era

NEW YORK -- Packet Optical Transport Evolution -- The rise of coherent detection is kicking off a new era of optical networking, the Digital Coherent Era.

Heavy Reading analyst Sterling Perrin used that term in his introductory remarks Wednesday, adding that he tried so hard to not call it the Digital Coherent Era. He wanted to call it the xDM Era, since it follows the TDM Era (the age of Sonet/SDH) and the DWDM Era (today).

The "x" in XDM would have referred to the variety of modulation techniques being deployed at......READ MORE

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Dwindling Case for Saving TDM

Much of the talk around replacing TDM switches has focused on the many benefits of IP transformation -- new service opportunities, fixed-mobile convergence and more efficient and lower-cost network operations.
But there's an increasingly urgent catalyst for TDM switch replacement projects that doesn't come with any feel-good factor: The rapid retirement of TDM-trained personnel and the shrinking availability of spares and software patches for these massive voice systems, many of which are finishing their third decade of service.

Already, carriers are turning to.....Read More

Saturday, April 2, 2011

How Cloud Computing Works

Let's say you are a Business Owner, CEO, CTO or IT Manager. Your particular responsibilities include making sure that all of your employees have the right hardware and software they need to do their jobs. Buying computers for everyone isn't enough -- you also have to purchase software or software licenses to give employees the tools they require. Whenever you have a new hire, you have to....READ MORE

VA Business: Sunny skies for cloud computing

Forgive Virginia’s IT companies for having their heads in the clouds these days. That is, after all, where they soon expect to rack up huge profits. Cloud computing is the next frontier in information technology, driven especially by the Obama administration’s mandate that federal agencies transition to computing resources via the Internet.
Anyone who....READ MORE

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cloud to Replace On-Site IT Spending

Cloud computing will grow at the expense of other IT ventures as more companies funnel their spending toward deployment, according to new analysis from Saugatuck Technology Inc. In a research report entitled “Key SaaS, PaaS and IaaS Trends Through 2015 – Business Transformation via the Cloud,” Saugatuck anticipates 65% or more of new enterprise IT spending to be cloud-based by 2015. Within the next four years, one quarter of total enterprise IT workloads will be cloud-based or hybrid, and 15% or more of enterprise spending will be cloud-based or hybrid, according to...READ MORE