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Coming back stronger after the COVID-19 crisis

In a time of crisis, it is important to keep thinking positively. There is no doubt that 2020 has so far been a challenging year for just about everybody, and a tragic one for many. As well as much loss of life, the Coronavirus pandemic has also brought economic uncertainty, with people justifiably anxious about the future and fearful for their livelihoods.

Super SONiC lift-off?

SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) is an open source Linux-based network operating system created and heavily promoted by Microsoft – over 70% of network hardware vendors now support it – in order to enable more flexible, tailored networks with the collective backing of a large community of partners and users.

NVIDIA announcement brings radical change to the data centre

Artificial intelligence in the data centre took a leap forward last week with the announcement by GPU vendor NVIDIA of a powerful machine learning server platform, the NVIDIA DGX A100. The company’s founder and CEO Jensen Huang used his keynote slot at GTC 2020 to talk about the new product.

SONiC gets a boost at virtual OCP event

A number of vendors used last week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit to announce support for the open source Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) standard. The event, conducted this year on a virtual basis because of COVID-19 restrictions, was a major boost…

Demand for SD-WAN holds up as enterprises look to protect home workers

Demand for SD-WAN solutions will remain strong in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic as enterprises seek to accelerate their migration away from expensive legacy alternatives, a major analyst firm has predicted. Steve Schuchart, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Networking, at GlobalData said that enterprises are valuing SD-WAN for its cost-saving potential.

Vendors ‘must rethink market approaches’ post pandemic

Vendors of ICT solutions will need to rethink their approaches to market to reflect the harsh economic realities that will inevitably follow in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a leading analyst has warned.

NetEvents Inter@ctive launched to boost online services to tech sector and media partners across the globe

Expect a lot of noise
– NVIDIA is dead serious about networking

When I was a kid “me and my mates” used to make gunpowder. It only took three ingredients: charcoal, sulfur and saltpeter (what the grown-ups called Potassium Nitrate). That was easy, but the proportions had to be just right, and the real challenge was to tamp it hard enough to get enough pressure – without hammering so hard that it went off prematurely. We never managed: the result was always a fizzle, a pretty flame. Not the loud bang kids crave.

May 4th, 2020 – The story behind our NetEvents face lift

For an organization that has been ahead of the game of promoting digital transformation, you might be wondering how NetEvents itself is adapting. Our public face has been so much about recognising and leveraging the virtues of face-to-face contact to build sustainable relationships between tech’s many stakeholders. A digital link can be ended at a keystroke – while memories of shared moments and ideas live on. That has been the outsider view: NetEvents as something great that happens around the globe just three or four times a year.

Why 5G matters on the new cloud frontier

Scott Raynovich, Founder and Chief Analyst with independent consultancy Futuriom, has identified a number of use cases that will depend on the deployment of high-quality connectivity at the edge.

Cybersecurity challenges on the rise in the wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing organizations to rethink their approach to network security as new working patterns drive up security risks, a major analyst has advised. Rajesh Muru, Principal Analyst with GlobalData, also said that cybersecurity vendors are having to rethink their service and support functions to encompass new working methods, sometimes facing internal operational challenges in scaling up quickly with the right level of security posture.

FCC’s WiFi 6 decision draws battle lines at WAN edge

The choice of technology options for enterprises seeking to connect their WAN edge locations has broadened with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to open spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed use in the US. Last week’s move ushers in at a stroke long anticipated commercial applications for WiFi 6, the latest generation of WiFi technology, providing rivalry for 5G as an engine of growth for IoT and IIoT applications.

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