This article is an excerpt from James Carlini's upcoming book, Location
5G Networks are being discussed and better defined by key industry
manufacturers and network carriers so they can be deployed in the 2020 time
period. They will represent a giant leap in capacity, baseline speeds and
overall capabilities. They have to. Consumers are turning to Smartphones
and tablets as the new ubiquitous edge technology for all their applications.
Many people have gotten a good taste of smartphones and all the applications
they can utilize with them. Now, the growing demand is there and both the
framework of networks as well as their capabilities must be upgraded
dramatically to keep up with user demand and exponentially growing traffic.
When approaching a new dynamic area in infrastructure, real estate, or
technology, a whole new framework for analys... (more)
If cloud computing is going to spread to more mission-critical type
applications, it needs to get more accurate when it comes to
transaction-based applications. Trying to keep everything in a structured
framework is going to require a more rigorous network infrastructure that
includes timing down to milliseconds, if not nanoseconds.
One way to accomplish this is to use the IEEE 1588 protocol or "Precision
Time Protocol" (PTP), which provides timing. In an earlier article entitled,
"Cloud Transaction Synchronicity," I discussed the need for this type of
capability if financial or... (more)
In a recent Corning whitepaper, The Connectivity Premium, it discusses how
commercial real estate developers can profit from forward-looking strategies
in network infrastructure and wireless connectivity.
Corning quotes ABI research that points out there are over 10,000,000,000
mobile devices already connected wirelessly, with that number expected to
expand to 30,000,000,000 by 2020. With that type of growth, we need to expand
the network infrastructure and upgrade its capacities across all commercial
real estate because copper cannot handle the traffic that keeps growing
COMCAST's recent $45 billion acquisition of Time-Warner Cable was big news in
the Cable TV world, but it should be big news in the area of cloud computing
and network diversity.
Instead of looking at COMCAST as a cable TV provider, it is time that we
should be looking at it as another alternative to the traditional network
carriers like AT&T and Verizon for our data needs both at home and at the
Re-Thinking Cloud Computing Strategy
Do you have network redundancy in place in your cloud computing applications?
They cannot be considered "mission critical" if you ... (more)
“Once you get into Cloud Computing and past the glossy euphemisms, you
better watch out for the real rocks in the road,” observes James Carlini.
“Cloud computing is the major approach that most organizations should be
adapting for their applications in this new era of mobile computing.” You
have all read the ads and the articles that hype it, along with all the
overnight experts that tout how they know that Cloud Computing is the
universal solution for today’s and tomorrow’s organizations. Now, let’s
get back on the ground and understand what some of the real potholes and