Many Cloud Connectivity Providers (CCPs) have a multitude of options available when it comes to cloud connectivity, however, the complete lack of industry standards and often confusing terminology can make things rather difficult to understand. Do you know the difference between cloud connect, IP connect, direct connect, dedicated interconnect, fast connect or direct link? Are there any differences?
In recent years, multi-cloud infrastructure has emerged as the solution of choice for over 90% of companies, with 58% working with at least 4 and 15% working with over 10. Avoiding vendor lock-in, risks around single cloud reliability, and the need for price-sensitive deployments has boosted the desire for a multi-cloud strategy.
Indian telecoms conglomerate Reliance Jio will build two submarine cables to help it satisfy the country’s appetite for data. One of the cables is called IEX, short for India-Europe-Express, and will head west from Mumbai and connect to the Middle East and North Africa before landfalling in Italy. The cable may push further into Europe and down into Eritrea on the African continent.
In the old days of military coups, the power-mad colonel would storm the presidential palace and send his goons to take over the TV and Radio stations. Then a sombre officer appears on TV to declare the military had taken charge. To achieve a fig leaf of respectability the officer would offer a return to democratic rule at some suitably distant date in the future.
Cloud Connectivity transparency ought to be considered as a critical component of any cloud, hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud deployment. Simplicity of a network overview is particularly important given the unique nature of Cloud Connect. Administrators and network engineers demands on time and resources are continually evolving and skills stretched to the limits.
Your internet connection is like plumbing; you only notice when things foul up. Does the system of pipes and nodes have the capacity to support us now we’re forced to work from home?
5G is a wireless technology. Once it is fully deployed, no wire or cable will be required to deliver services or communications to devices such as a mobile, fixed devices like security systems or a car.
5G has a large task of “replacing one wireless architecture created this century with another one that aims to lower energy consumption and maintenance costs”. One of the key benefits is the faster download and upload speeds.
We have been working from home since the lockdown at the end of March. Social distancing and remote work look like they will be in place for the foreseeable future. But this does not have to affect your professional prospects through the reduction in networking.
Odds are if you are serious about the cloud, you’re already using at least one of Microsoft Azure, AWS, HPE Helion, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud or somebodies cloud. There are benefits to each of the many cloud providers, however, it’s not only just good practice to have more than one, it’s also probably a necessity as each has its own unique features. Quite simply, not one vendor has the perfect answer to absolutely everything. If that were the case, there would be no competition!