Fields of Fiber

    AI in the Data Center – News of the Week, 7/14/17

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Jul 14, 2017 9:17:00 AM

    What does AI have to do with networks and data centers? Expanding applications of AI – from analyzing big data to automating processes – will contribute to the growing demand for data center resources. Hopefully, AI and machine learning will also contribute to the solutions, from security and efficiency to managing dynamic network infrastructures.

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    Topics: data center, Iot, AI

    Just the Fun Stuff – News of the Week, 11-25-16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Nov 25, 2016 1:03:00 PM

    To our readers in the US, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday – and to everyone, I wish you a happy Friday! In honor of the holiday, this week’s articles are my favorite “fun” shares from the week past. Read on for VMware’s recent ventures into science fiction, Google’s cunning AI linguist, and yet another surprising example of digital transformation - this time in the mining industry!

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    Topics: digital transformation, Iot, AI, GartnerDataCenter

    10 Trends & 5 Myths – News of the Week, 10/21/16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Oct 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

    Number headlines are all the rage these days, right? Normally, I’d ignore fashion, but I happen to have two fun “number” articles in this week’s industry news, so why not!

    First up, I’ve been enjoying the news out of the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016 in Florida, including their “10 Big Trends that will Change how IT Operates.” Of course, one of the big trends that I’ve been following for some time is Digital Transformation. That may be why the article below about “5 Myths” initially caught my eye, but it also serves as an interesting reflection on how business will cope with the trends observed by Gartner.

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    Topics: Industry News, digital transformation, Iot

    From Cattle to Data Centers – IoT and the News of the Week, 9/23/16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Sep 23, 2016 8:10:00 AM

    What’s the least likely industry you can think of to be shaken up by digital transformation?

    It’s a difficult question to answer, because by definition those are the industries you just don’t think of in the same mental space as technological innovation. Consider cattle ranching and the Internet of Things (IoT). Combining the two is laughable at first – and then delightful when you see how it can really work!

    The lesson I see here is that digital disruption is not going to pass anyone by. Change is coming to every industry vertical, in every part of the world, and probably sooner than we expect. It’s up to us to embrace the potential opened up by new applications of technology.

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    Topics: Industry News, data center, Iot

    Billions of Transactions & Trillions of Connections - News of the Week, 7-8-16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Jul 8, 2016 12:43:33 PM

    Happy belated Fourth of July! I don’t know about you, but I was excited to see the news that NASA’s Juno successfully went into orbit around Jupiter on Monday! While we’re still waiting for new images to go up, here is one from the approach, with labels for the moons in view.

    It’s a bit of a stretch, but I decided to honor the news with a few industry articles that might evoke the distances involved in the Juno mission. Enjoy!

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    Topics: data center, Iot

    Building Networks to Withstand IoT - News of the Week, 3/25/16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Mar 25, 2016 3:01:01 PM

    There was a lot of Google news in the past few days, but even though I’m a huge fan, I see another pattern in the articles we shared this week that is more interesting. Specifically, the demand that the Internet of Things (IoT) places on networks everywhere is huge and growing – and is going to require new approaches to infrastructure. What’s the ideal approach? Well, that’s a question that different vendors and analysts are still weighing in on.

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    Topics: Glass Core, SDN, Industry News, SDDC, Iot