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As IT teams deal with challenges from cloud migrations to growing security demands, the number of point tools used to address these issues have dramatically increased. Reliance on different intelligence, metrics, and tools create huge rifts between IT teams such as NetOps and SecOps that become apparent in collaboration or war-room situations. As Gartner stated […]

Over the past several months, we have been taking a closer look at Multi-Fiber MPO connectors and how the continued growth of this technology is changing the dynamic for contractors. As data centers are rapidly scaling up their networks to support 40G and 100G speeds, multi-fiber MPO connectors are being used throughout the network architectures. […]

With application workloads moving to the cloud, how do IT teams relying on traditional performance metrics gain accurate insight into user experience in these new hybrid IT environments? Network and application performance monitoring have become the de facto standard for meeting service delivery expectations for enterprise IT. But if IT operations personnel aren’t seeing the […]

Simplifying high-density fiber cable certification  The rise in fiber adoption by service providers is great for those who manufacture the cables, but it’s causing a headache for many who have to commission it. More and more, higher fiber-count cables are being laid, leading to a challenge for installers and contractors: how to manage, track and […]

In 2013, in a legal case that sent waves through the IT industry, Sears Holding Corp. filed lawsuits against two IT vendors involved in maintaining and providing equipment for the company’s data center. Sears alleged that, as a result of multiple power outages and ongoing issues, the company had lost an estimated $2.2 million in profits and […]

The growth of MPO adoption in the past few years is changing the game for network architectures around the world. In a previous blog, 5 Things to Know Before Working with Multi-Fiber MPO Connectors, I referenced some trends and growth projections for MPO connectivity from a recent survey by VIAVI Solutions that polled hundreds of […]

Doug Roberts from VIAVI discusses the challenges IT teams face as enterprises migrate infrastructure and services to the cloud. Hybrid IT networking has come a long way in the past decade, as enterprises have gradually come to embrace and trust cloud computing. Yet, despite the growing popularity of both private and public clouds, many enterprise […]

Smart Link Mapper blog

This is the fifth post in a series on Smart Fiber and OTDR Testing – see links to previous posts below. OTDR Test Analysis Gets Smarter (and Easier) It’s a common belief that OTDR testing and analysis are difficult. In the past, OTDRs could be complex to configure and measurement results were often hard to […]

In just a few steps, IT professionals can build valuable cloud computing skills and improve their chances of getting ahead. If you’re a network engineer with cloud computing skills, you have a big advantage in the job market. According to a survey by Softchoice, 53 percent of businesses have struggled to find job candidates with […]

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