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Zayo CloudLink: A Source for Innovation

The cloud is helping transform IT from the traditional “cost-center” model to a more business-focused source of innovation. As the overall IT industry shifts toward becoming an internal service provider, many IT teams are seeking out solutions that empower them to help drive business innovation and growth. In order to …

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Fast Facts about Submarine Cables

Believe it or not, 99% of the world’s telecom traffic flows through subsea fiber optic cables. IT’s growing emphasis on end-user experience and an influx of bandwidth-intensive apps are driving enthusiasm and demand for underwater cable deployments. What’s more, outages to these underwater cable networks have proven to be costly …

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Four Hidden Threats to Subsea Cables Lurking Below the Surface

The world is getting smaller for large enterprise. These days we don’t think twice about reaching a global audience via the Internet or receiving an international phone call, but located underneath the seafoam in the deepest parts of the ocean, the fiber optic infrastructure that supports international data and Internet …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Is MPLS Dead?

Topic: Choosing Between MPLS and SD-WAN Guest: NEF VP of Sales John Pomposello The emergence of software-defined networking has led many companies to believe MPLS is no longer a viable connectivity option. In this edition of Telecom Talk, NEF’s John Pomposello discusses why this might be a premature conclusion and offers …

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A Look at the Hot Spots for Fiber Demand

Recent data collected in FiberLocator uncovers hot spots for fiber and lit building demand. The heat map sheds light (literally) on the address locations of fiber and lit building searches over a 30-day period. As more enterprises consider utilizing fiber resources to increase network speed and reliability, identifying the highest concentrations …

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AWS 101: Understanding the World’s Largest Cloud Platform

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to enterprises in the form of cloud computing. AWS’s global infrastructure has been the world’s largest since 2006, and the behemoth has built a reputation of offering a reliable, scalable and low-cost infrastructure platform to hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world. …

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The Rise of DevOps

  In an enterprise climate where speed and scalability are key, traditional IT models are challenged to keep up with modern organizational, network and end-user requirements. On top of this challenge, siloing software development and IT teams can hinder progress, dilute results and prevent each department from having a strategic …

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Lightower Adds Potomac River Crossing, Invades Northern Virginia

Leading fiber and networking solution provider Lightower Fiber Networks announced the availability of a new all-fiber crossing near Ashburn, VA. The route, located at the Potomac River, bypasses the dense Washington D.C. area, enabling customers with greater connectivity to data centers, service providers and cloud giants like Amazon Web Services, …

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NEF Expands Implementation Team

In our never-ending quest to improve the level of service NEF is able to deliver to its clients, we are pleased to announce the recent expansion of our project implementation team.  NEF’s newest hire, Ken Crotty, will join NEF’s account management team in the newly created role of Service Delivery …

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NEF Telecom Talk – SDN vs. SD-WAN

Topic: SDN v. SD-WAN Guest: NEF VP of Sales John Pomposello SDN, SD-WAN are gaining momentum as connectivity solutions across the enterprise landscape. Despite this uptick in adoption, many companies are still challenged to understand the differences between the two and, more importantly, how a virtualized network environment can impact their business. …