From an upcoming white paper on network infrastructure projects:
Many organizations that are looking at implementing a new network
infrastructure for cloud computing; a new building being built; or any other
network capability, better look closer at their network designs.
Why? All the cabling needed to build the network should fit the lifespan of
the building, not the lifespan of the technology that is hanging off of it. A
lot of network architects, network designers and "certified" network
engineers seem to be forgetting this fundamental design concept.
They also seem to be forgetting the total costs involved in building a
network, maintaining it, modifying it, and upgrading it.
Look at the Total Cost, Not Just the Upfront Costs
Over two decades ago, I discussed the True Total Cost of Networks in several
articles as well as a couple of presentations at national confe... (more)
With more smartphones being utilized everywhere, should we be redefining
cloud computing? If not redefining it, at least recalibrating it to encompass
and fit new edge technology that is becoming the device of choice.
Many organizations that are looking at implementing cloud computing should
also be looking at BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concepts that focus on
smartphones and tablets.
Why? More people are using smartphones and tablets than PCs today. They don't
want to be burdened with "computing," that sounds too technical. All they
want to do is make a call and get things done... (more)
Was there some bias as to what got said on Twitter on the night of the
Twitter needs to be able to handle large volumes and if they can't, they
cannot say that they are providing any accurate public barometer on something
as important as a Presidential debate.
On the last Presidential debate (with Crowley as moderator), I wanted to send
a comment out as I was watching the debates and got tangled up on Twitter
(this was about 8:50 p.m. Central Time). Evidently, the Twitter "Cloud" was
deluged with tweets and they had a hard time handling it.
There was a rush to submit tw... (more)
Based on different reports of companies in New York still caught "off-guard"
with their computer systems, it is hard to believe that corporate computer
systems are down for some major companies - especially financial ones - and
there are no redundant systems up-and-running.
What happened to adhering to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, where it clearly states
you need to have both a back-up plan as well as redundant systems? Some IT
executives should lose their jobs for poorly designed mission-critical
Did Your Cloud Get Blown Away?
It's not Disaster Recovery 101, toda... (more)
High-Frequency Trading (HFT) and secret algorithms have become the new
competitive strategy in today's global financial industry. The faster traders
can turn around trades, the faster they can get in and out of quick markets
and short time pockets of opportunity.
Having accurate records of when a transaction occurs is critical as to
processing the trade and valuating the transaction.
There are many articles and white papers discussing cloud computing and
shared services. New services that are being touted are things like SaaS
(Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service),... (more)