Cisco predicts global IP traffic to grow over 3X from 2017-2022

If you ever wanted reassurance that data networking is a good career choice, then look at Cisco’s prediction that IP traffic will grow by 3x from 2017 to 2022. I have seen a bandwidth explosion in recent years as part of my day to day work. Social media, video streaming, big data storage and gaming Read more about Cisco predicts global IP traffic to grow over 3X from 2017-2022[…]

The First “Solid State” Ion Drive Aircraft Achieves Sustained Flight

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have successfully achieved sustained flight of an aircraft using a solid-state ion drive engine. Solid state “ionic wind” propulsion means quieter aircraft that need less maintenance.  The environmental benefits of not burning fossil fuels are obvious. The team published their findings in the journal Nature on Wednesday. Read more about The First “Solid State” Ion Drive Aircraft Achieves Sustained Flight[…]

What is SD-WAN?

When we look at what is happening in the service provider space today, then SD-WAN can certainly be described as a “killer application” driving network transformation. So why is this so? SD-WAN is an acronym for Software-Defined Networking in a Wide Area Network. So why all the interest? It essentially boils down to money and Read more about What is SD-WAN?[…]

What are Disaggregated Networks?

Disaggregation is a term you will increasingly hear within telecommunications service providers and network equipment manufacturers. So, what is dis-aggregation? In short, it is a move by service providers to prevent “vendor lock-in”. Vendor lock-in can occur when an equipment manufacturer provides products and systems that have some degree of proprietary functionality. This makes it Read more about What are Disaggregated Networks?[…]