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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. …

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Angie Communications: They Can Get Headlines, But Can They Get Results?

Angie Communications, a fairly new Internet Service Provider specializing in Gigabit connectivity, recently made waves by promising to fill the fiber-to-home void left by Google Fiber. The claim, one of a few peculiarities about the ISP firm, has sparked a minor uproar around the industry and left many insiders asking …

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How to Approach Connecting to the Cloud

The cloud is top of mind for many enterprises and IT teams. But what started as an innovative new concept for storing and accessing data has evolved into a rather ubiquitous term with a variety of applications and definitions. Despite the prevalence and ubiquity of the term “cloud”, forward-thinking business …

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XaaS Growth Raises Connectivity Concerns

If the most recent Anything-as-a-Service Market Report from Technavio highlights nothing else, it’s that the cloud computing market is healthy and growing. This news should come as no shock to enterprise circles, as some 90% of CIOs have already tasked their IT teams with deploying a cloud infrastructure, according to …

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Recent Events Drive Bandwidth Demands

The new presidential administration, market consolidation and the impending launch of 5G networks are driving many carriers to slow-play key decisions. As a result, major service providers like Zayo are entering holding patterns to wait and see what conclusions carriers will make. In an interview with FierceTelecom, Zayo CEO Dan …

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Three Overlooked Problems Solved by Cloud Computing

The problem-solving capabilities of cloud computing are proven and well-documented. There’s a wealth of research, data and insights available on how the cloud helps companies cut infrastructure costs, improve network scalability and performance and optimize end-user experiences. Despite the publicity of these cloud-computing benefits, there are many other organizational challenges …