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  • August 12, 2016 12 Aug'16

    Agencies urged to speed up Next-Generation 911 transition

    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 01 Jun'16

    Physical network gear isn't going anywhere

    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 06 Apr'16

    Cancer Center gets help from AT&T Network on Demand

    Austin, Texas, Cancer Center uses AT&T's Network on Demand to get tumor diagnoses to patients faster.

  • August 12, 2015 12 Aug'15

    Google Fiber targets San Antonio for fiber optic cable rollout

    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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