In today’s digital age, one thing is growing abundantly clear: We all have the need for speed. Whether it’s loading a SaaS (News - Alert) app or your fantasy score this desire is more than prevalent and web-scale is a way to aid in meeting this growing demand. And, with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was: Time for the Week in Review.
Seattle, known as the Emerald City, may strike some as a “mellow city” but don’t be fooled, Washingtonians possess the need for speed. And, recently, Electric Lightwave, leveraging the Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, was able to bring 200G wavelengths to the fiber route between Seattle and Hillsboro, Oregon. Steve Anderson has everything you need to know HERE.
Many mysterious things live in the deep blue sea, but also some things that aid us in our digital lifestyle, namely undersea cables. Most of the world’s communications traffic leverages undersea cables to allow us to interact with others, and this week TMC’s Paula Bernier (News - Alert) outlined how to shore up those undersea cables HERE.
Security is hotter now than it’s ever been, and with breaches overtaking headlines there’s no room for a lackadaisical approach to protecting one’s network. Specifically, Steve Anderson delves into why chief information security officers (CISOs) need to roll up sleeves and more greatly involve themselves in fiber security. Anderson’s complete analysis is HERE.
Most things take time and patience, but Susan Campbell offered the Web-scale networking community a slew of ways to improve your web-scale networking today. Network management is mission critical to operations and overall success, and included HERE are some small ways to make some big changes.
Remember to stop by early and often for your fill of all things Web-Scale! See you next week!