Fiber optic cable News
August 12, 2016
Municipalities are being urged toward Next-Generation 911 as phone companies complete fiber optic cable transition, and Google Fiber's Webpass acquisition will make wireless broadband connections possible.
June 01, 2016
For decades, hardware has reigned as king in the network, but the deluge of hype surrounding cloud, virtualization and software-defined networking has some asking how long physical network gear can hold on to its crown.
As we see in this edition of Network Evolution, however, even in today's software-defined and virtualized networks, hardware still has a firm foothold. Virtual overlays need hardware underlays; SDN fabrics require network gear; physical switches handle east-west traffic and physical routers connect data centers to the outside world.
Yes, the role of physical network gear is evolving in the SDN era, but it won't disappear anytime soon. Find out how early adopters are using hardware in their virtual environments.
Also in this issue, learn why content delivery network services have become more affordable, with a plethora of new options available to meet a wide variety of needs. Even some small and midsize enterprises now find CDN services -- once prohibitively expensive for all but the titans of media -- within their reach. Find out how such organizations have already put them to good use.
April 06, 2016
Austin, Texas, Cancer Center uses AT&T's Network on Demand to get tumor diagnoses to patients faster.
August 12, 2015
Google Fiber plans to lay 4,000 miles of fiber optic cable in the San Antonio area; FCC voted to revise IP transition rules.
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Network cabling may seem basic, but it's integral to your network infrastructure. This series of 10 lessons for networking pros explains how common types of network cables work. Continue Reading
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To effectively manage a data center network, IT teams need to start with a smart topology, brush up on the latest standards and weigh the impact of technologies like SDN. Continue Reading
When it comes to data center networking, fiber optic cables are becoming the standard rather than copper. Take this quiz to see how much you know about fiber optic technology. Continue Reading
What's the difference in fiber vs. copper cables? Key differences include cost, speed and more when it comes to fiber optic and copper twisted-pair cabling options. Continue Reading
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When evaluating fiber optic cable types, network admins should carefully consider their bandwidth, compatibility and troubleshooting requirements. Continue Reading
Thanks to donated undersea cabling from AT&T, the ALOHA Cabled Observatory provides real-time data from the ocean floor. It took a longtime networking pro to get it up to speed. Continue Reading
Mike Chapple compares the security of fiber optic cables to copper ones. Continue Reading
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Chris Partsenidis takes us through some networking history and explains what the advantages of a UTP computer network are over a coax computer network and how the two networks differ, in this expert response. Continue Reading