Amplifi vs. Orbi – It’s Time for a Change

I have been working with mesh systems for quite a while now and have some new observations. I had begun the journey with Google WiFi, a product that checked all of my boxes and had incredible performance, right out of the box. However, what I quickly realized with Google was that their business model and lack of flexibility really became the real issue and that led me down the path of unplugging it and replacing it with Amplifi.

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China is Driving to 5G and IoT Through Global Collaboration

I spent a week in Beijing, participating in the OPNFV Summit which is a global event focused on the NFV market, primarily with carriers. I had a lot of engagement with the Chinese carriers and found that there is an amazing amount of collaboration within their ranks.

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Predictive Maintenance: A Paradigm Shift

With IoT huge amounts of data are being generated at the edge, businesses that must deliver service to their end customers can now leverage this data to proactively deliver that service and optimize results. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has a full suite of capabilities to help drive this new innovation.

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Recommended Daily Security Allowance

Security is a mess. Half of the problems can be traced to vendors and the other half can be traced to customers. Part of the challenge on the vendor side is that they have the ability to claim capabilities without really spelling out what “secure” means. This needs to change.

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IoT Analytics at the Edge

IoT is generating large amounts of data at the edge and this data is better served if it can be acted on at the edge versus being shuttled back and forth over the network. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has an edge compute strategy for handling IoT data in order to optimize its value and not bog down the network.

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Open Networking Continues Momentum

The customer demand for open networking continues to grow as customers tire of being tied into proprietary networking stacks that don’t match the dynamic needs of their current environments. Dell’s fully open networking portfolio is helping drive this momentum.

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The Internet of (Insecure) Things

The Internet of Things is exploding, but even faster than its rate of growth is the rate of known exploits. Manufacturers have built devices with little or no regard to security best practices and this is leaving customers and consumers exposed.

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IoT, Mobility, And SDN Are Changing Your Network, Are You Ready?

There is plenty afoot in the datacenter that is impacting networks, but the drive for new network technologies will not come from hardware or even networking software. True change will be driven by the applications that need a different network to support massive data needs.

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The Internet Of Things Is About Data, Not Things

The Internet of Things discussions typically center on devices, moving data and analysis, but most often the missing link is the actual data. The ability to capture and quickly analyze may make a business more agile, but if you can’t trust the data, moving quickly may simply shorten the time to error.

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Fifty Shades of Open Networking

There is a continuum of open networking that covers the wide spectrum of needs and deployments. Customers are anxiously seeking change and Dell has a strategy to drive open across their entire networking product line.

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