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One of the more intriguing and beneficial use cases for hyperscale and 5G is the data center itself. More specifically, the IoT and artificial intelligence (AI), backed by the power of hyperscale computing, have become important tools for enabling lights out (unmanned) data center operation. Hyperscale computing demands are ratcheting the pressure on operators to […]

RAN Intelligent Controller Mobile communication is now being revolutionised by two concurrent, dynamic and synergistic phenomena. One is the adoption of 5G technology in networks around the world. The other is the large and growing international effort to commercialise the Open-Radio Access Network (O-RAN) architecture. Compared to its predecessor, the principal attractions of 5G include: […]

The healthcare industry presents ready-made applications for ultra-reliable, low latency communication (URLLC), artificial intelligence (AI), big data storage, augmented reality, and the internet of things (IoT). Unlike factories and ports, healthcare services are also closely linked to one-to-one human interaction. Creating a connected healthcare ecosystem where technology and personalized care seamlessly coexist is the goal […]

Next generation factory automation and “Industry 4.0” are terms used to describe the impact of 5G, the IoT, and artificial intelligence on operations like manufacturing and material handling. Declaring a 4th industrial revolution places this transition on par with the original steam powered machinery used to alleviate centuries of human toil, or the first electric […]

An exciting ultra-reliable, low-latency communication (URLLC) 5G use case that is not always associated with the hyperscale ecosystem is Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). This oversight is not surprising with self-driving vehicles grabbing headlines and exceeding expectations. The hyperscale data centers anchoring 5G services from distant locations are not as visible, but they still provide essential […]

With a minimum of five thousand servers on a ten thousand square foot or larger footprint, hyperscale data centers are continually challenged by increasing bandwidth, storage, computing power, and speed requirements. The rapid scalability that defines hyperscale computing can only be accomplished through a combination of new hardware (horizontal scaling) and improved performance of existing […]

Cloud Visibilty based on End-User Experience Scores

The status-quo of early 2020 no longer exists for the corporate network. The pandemic threw a wrench into the architecture and network operations that businesses had relied upon. The ongoing transition has necessitated and accelerated changes for people, processes, and technologies. I recently took part in an executive roundtable with Bloor Research and members of […]

Network Impact on Business Outcomes

The cloud offers businesses a tantalizing vision of cheaper, faster, and more agile computing. However, the advent of global, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments has presented IT operations teams with a radically more complex infrastructure to manage. It has been ten years since Amazon first revealed that every 100 milliseconds of network latency cost them 1 […]

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