A colleague of mine recently mashed up a famous R.E.M song for his blog. He reworked the famous lyrics to say, “It’s the end of the LAN as we know it… And I feel fine”. He couldn’t have been more spot on. As IT resources continue to move to the cloud, traditional infrastructure and the processes associated with running it are literally going out the window.
One of the last IT resources to still make the migration to the cloud is the Enterprise LAN. However, since everything else is moving to the cloud, the way we use our LAN is changing. The actual critical IT resources still on the LAN have changed. Cloud management and Software Defined Networking are making it possible to radically simplify your Enterprise LAN – perhaps to the point where you can pay someone else to operate it.
Tallac Networks is defining the SD-LAN ecosystem and is behind the next wave of the cloud movement – management and control of the Enterprise LAN.
Virtually everything we do now on a daily basis touches the network—whether it’s buying a snack, sending an email or taking a ride at an amusement park. The proliferation of digital information, wireless handheld devices and Ethernet into every facet of our lives means that LANs are extending into more places than ever before – and some of these places are considered harsh environments that require ruggedized network cabling and connectivity capable of withstanding more severe conditions.
This webinar takes a look at some key standards and considerations for deploying network cabling and connectivity in harsher outside environments and highlights Siemon's Ruggedized network solutions and some real-life application scenarios to help designers and installers identify environments that may require ruggedized network components.
Get the latest information about Cabling Standards from FOTC Standards Chair Cindy Montstream.
Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC for attending.
Get the latest information about Cabling Standards from FOTC Standards Chairs Cindy Montstream and Adrian Young.
Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC for attending.
Those three drops 95m from the closet. The IP Camera or WAP that could use PoE, except that it is located a bit past the distances defined by the standard. The blue-light security phone that could be integrated into the rest of the system, but the specifics of how to accomplish it are a bit unclear.
We’ve all been there. But what exactly are your choices for extending your LAN to reach those devices that fall just beyond the standards?
The Berk-Tek Webinar: Reaching Beyond the Distance and Performance Boundaries of the LAN, presented by industry experts Mike Connaughton and Jim Frey, will provide an insider’s look at best practices for reaching beyond the distance and performance standards of the LAN without sacrifice or peace of mind. Details to be discussed include:
• What is pushing devices beyond the standard 100m Ethernet distances
• Options to address these needs
• Infrastructure recommendations for extended distances
• Stretching the network backbone
• Implications of extended distances at higher speeds, including 40G
• Cost implications of various solution options
Following the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) trend to deliver more bandwidth to consumers, a new technology is emerging that promises to provide more bandwidth, more services and future-proof networks to enterprises. Passive optical LANs are changing the way we think about designing the local area network. This webinar will provide an introduction to POL technology, compare POL and traditional Ethernet switching architectures, and review the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standards applicable to the design and testing of POL solutions in order to address considerations such as splitters, connectors, signals and more.
Join us for this webinar to learn more about the following:
- The latest standards and market trends related to POL solutions
- A detailed overview of POL solutions and their main benefits
- The differences between traditional structured copper cabling and POL solutions
- Elements requiring testing and available solutions
Find out the latest developments in standards for structured cabling.Read more >
Innovation Sessions 2017 #4
With so many products available in a rapidly growing market, it’s easy to get confused about what parts of your analytics stack are needed, and why they are needed.
Independent thought leader and analyst Rick van der Lans knows the details, and can help you figure out the classes of product you need to support different user types: from tech-savvy business users, analysts, and data scientists to executives, non-technical users, and customers.
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The classic unimodal data warehouse architecture has expired because it is restricted to primarily supporting structured data but not the newer data types such as social, streaming, and IoT data. New BI architecture, such as “logical data warehouse”, is required to augment the traditional and rigid unimodal data warehouse systems with a new bimodal data warehouse architecture to support requirements that are experimental, flexible, explorative, and self-service oriented.
Learn from the Logical Data Warehousing expert, Rick van der Lans, about how you can implement an agile data strategy using a bimodal Logical Data Warehouse architecture.
In this webinar, you will learn:
· Why unimodal data warehouse architectures are not suitable for newer data types
· Why an agile data strategy is necessary to support a bimodal architecture
· The concept of Bimodal Logical Data Warehouse architecture and why it is the future
· How Data Virtualization enables the Bimodal Logical Data Warehouse
· Customer case study depicting successful implementation of this architecture
For a world obsessed with data, we sure don’t handle it with the care it needs. And when we do, we sometimes go overboard. In this webcast, internationally acclaimed lecturer Rick van der Lans explores the relationship between data quality and business agility, emphasizing the alignment between businesspeople and IT to ensure successful analytics and operations.
- How to determine what data is worth cleansing and governing
- How to align IT and the business to ensure that your data is well-suited for its purposes
- What traps to avoid when implementing a data quality or data governance program
What are the hottest trends for 2016? Join this webinar with independent analyst, Rick van der Lans, and Chief Innovation Officer from Information Builders Dr. Rado Kotorov as they share their key predictions for 2016. Attend this webinar to learn:
•Top five trends in analytics
•How to avoid emerging technology “rat holes”
•Impact on industries including retail, banking and finance
•Tips for a future-proof analytics strategy with high ROI
This webinar is the first in a series of 6 Information Builders webinars, designed to help you to get the most value from your existing information assets.
BI can have a big impact on revenue, customer service, and operating efficiencies. But few companies are clear on the value BI provides or on how to increase its impact. BI initiatives often start with a bottom-up approach on what data is available, but more useful BI programs align BI to the goals of the business.
Join independent analyst Rick van der Lans to hear about the differences between leading and lagging indicators and how to align your BI efforts to goals of the business.
Iricent’s APNOS is an OpenDaylight based SDN application which enables users to take advantage of feature rich networking and security functionality without having to care about the complexity of the underlying technology or the costs of pre-SDN / NFV solutions. Developed in house and delivered as a service, APNOS key differentiator is its ability to provide a complimentary revenue stream for service providers targeting enterprise customers.
During this webinar, we will outline the main features of the APNOS SDN application and elaborate on the role of the OpenDaylight controller. We will also discuss the use cases for APNOS in the network, including the automation capability the application can provide when in learning mode. Finally we will provide some detail on the future plans including the ability to deploy APNOS as a VNF and the potential for APNOS to meet the demands that IoT deployments are expected to create.
Big data systems allow organizations to analyze data in ways that have previously been impossible. But analysis of big data alone rarely provides the entire story. To get a single view of customers, sales, and usage, big data should be integrated with traditional enterprise data. And that requires a platform approach to data management and business analytics.
Attend this Information Builders’ webinar to hear Rick van der Lans discuss how you can analyze your data to provide real insights into your business.
Gartner’s “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015” reflect a rapidly evolving technology world in which greater volumes of data and demand for analytics are becoming increasingly pervasive, not only in the workforce but also in machines.
In this webinar to Dr. Rado Kotorov, chief innovation officer at Information Builders and Rick van der Lans, independent analyst, discuss how they see the data analytics industry panning out in the year to come and 10 key predictions for analytics in 2015.
We will discuss the importance of 5Ghz for your Wireless Network; how to properly support the new iPhone 5, the new iPad, Droids and Tablets; and how to ensure you are not being overcharged by your existing Wireless vendor.Read more >
Service assurance accurately measures and reports on infrastructure (network and platform) KPIs that might affect a specific service. Although service assurance is well-understood in the traditional networking environment, applying a similar mechanism to network functions virtualisation infrastructure (NFV-I), and using principles from software-defined networking (SDN) to automatically restore service level remains a work in progress. Telenor, Brocade, Creanord, and Intel have partnered together to develop an approach to Virtual Service Assurance Management (vSAM), enabling more open and deterministic service deployment and resource usage in a virtual environment.
Tim Epkes is a Principal Software Engineer at Brocade under the CTO for Mobility, working on open-source software development and solutions prototyping. Tim collaborates with partners and customers to create software that accelerates adoption of software solutions like SDN and NFV through further automation.
Antti Pappila is a co-founder and CTO of Creanord focusing on innovation, Creanord's long term roadmap and strategic partnerships. Antti is an Industry visionary with extensive experience in Performance Assurance, SLA Monitoring & Networks developed through close collaboration with the leading service providers and network vendors worldwide.
Brendan Ryan is a senior software engineer in the Communications Infrastructure Division at Intel, working on open-source software development and customer enablement towards adoption of SDN and NFV technologies in telecoms networks.