Network bandwidth News
July 15, 2016
In UC news this week, Qumu's video management platform now offers Skype for Business support, while Bandwidth's SIP service portfolio receives a Skype for Business certification.
June 21, 2016
Pica8 introduces open switching OS for 25/50/100 GbE. The use of higher throughput switching is growing in mega data centers.
May 03, 2016
The latest Viptela vEdge brings SD-WAN to sites that need a router with a maximum throughput of 100 Mbps.
April 28, 2016
Vonage has won this month's Network Innovation Award. The VoIP provider's SmartWAN delivers high bandwidth at a low price point, coupled with quality of service and scalability.
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A data cap is a specific amount of mobile data that a user account can access for a given amount of money, usually specified per month. Because data caps are uniformly unpopular with customers, carriers often refer to them as fair usage or fair access policies, usage-based billing or vaguely as band caps. Continue Reading
While many have been quick to jump to the 5 GHz "band"-wagon, the classic 2.4 GHz wireless band still has a place in an IoT world. Continue Reading
Direct connections, such as those from AWS and Azure, can put data on the fast track to the public cloud. But organizations should be ready to pay a price. Continue Reading
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Boot storms bring VDI deployments to a grinding halt, but batch booting and network interface card teaming can prevent the problem without having to buy new hardware. Continue Reading
Ethernet, the most widely used local area network data transmission technology, is a protocol in the TCP/IP stack. It touches both the physical layer (Layer 1) and the data-link layer (Layer 2) on the OSI network protocol model. Throughout the 33 years since the protocol was first released, Ethernet networking has continually evolved -- from 10 Mbps per second at its inauguration to 100 Mbps in 1995 and to a variety of transmission options that top off at 100 Gbps today.
When today's networking pros select the best Ethernet for their companies, they gain more versatility to meet existing data demands while helping pave the way for tomorrow's data centers engineered to accommodate speeds that will eclipse 1 Tbps.
Other new technological developments, meantime, yield new use cases, such as proposed 2.5 gigabit and 5 gigabit Ethernet switches designed to support a new generation of high-speed devices tailored to meet Wave 2 of the 802.11ac wireless standard. This means that enterprises can continue to use their existing Cat5e or Cat6 twisted-pair cable to accommodate data rates of up to 6.93 Gbps, thus allowing enterprises to avoid hefty upgrade costs.
This buyer's guide looks at the evolution of Ethernet switch options. It considers the key features contained in the latest Ethernet developments and other basics that networking pros need to know in order to buy the best Ethernet networking foundation for their particular enterprise network.
SD-WAN can help organizations meet UC's bandwidth needs. Networking expert Carrie Higbie explains the benefits of SD-WAN in improving network efficiency for better UC performance. Continue Reading
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Making sure VoIP bandwidth is sufficient can be difficult when the network is shared with non-mission critical apps. Expert Michael Brandenburg offers tips on how to support VoIP. Continue Reading
The Internet of Things is led by Amazon, Azure and HTTP-tuned networks. But where does fog computing fit into the picture? Learn how Cisco's fog computing approach may fuel IoT. Continue Reading
A contemporary church in Indiana celebrates its growing congregation, but an expansion creates networking challenges with its Wi-Fi design and wide area network. Continue Reading
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Users often compete for bandwidth supremacy when running real-time UC apps in a Wi-Fi environment. Networking expert Carrie Higbie explains how to design a network to support needy real-time apps. Continue Reading
The lack of capable infrastructure hinders a typical cloud bursting architecture. Choose one of these four paths to better implement cloud bursting. Continue Reading
Network latency can kill application performance. Learn how to test for and identify bottlenecks in your VMware environment. Continue Reading