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Best Network Switch for Your Data Center

Posted by Jason Blalock on Nov 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM


Top-line options for heavy-duty data center switching work continue to expand.  If the needs of your users or your clients are growing, and your data centers are struggling to keep up, which brands are worth investing in?

With a load of new options available in 2015 and 2016, it's definitely time to revisit this topic.  We've had an opportunity to try out all the current top-line network switch options in our own clients' networks, and we've definitely got a few opinions on the best options for investment.

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Topics: Switches, Data

A Big Thank You From Hummingbird Networks

Posted by John Ciarlone on Nov 23, 2016 1:16:05 PM

 

 

Over the past year we have expanded our team, moved into a much larger office, and have seen some amazing growth and for that we have you to thank. With the holidays approaching I wanted to take a moment to just thank each and every one of our customers and blog subscribers for an amazing year.

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Topics: Fun

How to Have Enough Power Protection for Mother Nature's Next Blow

Posted by Jason Blalock on Nov 17, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Last month's Hurricane Matthew offered yet another stark reminder of just how important it is to have emergency plans in place for your network and networked services.  Along with many tragic deaths, Matthew is estimated to have caused at least $10 billion dollars in economic damage in the US alone.  Some businesses were without power or network for days.

Despite yearly reminders of just how destructive our planet can be at times, a shocking number of small-to-medium businesses are operating without sufficient disaster recovery plans.  At least thirty-five percent of SMBs are operating without any safety net at all, and IT workers at a whopping seventy-five percent believe their SMB disaster recovery plans are "inadequate."  Wow.

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Topics: Power and Protection

Merger Madness: How Recent Technology Merger Announcements Affect You

Posted by Jason Blalock on Nov 8, 2016 6:30:00 AM

If you happen to be following business news as of late, it's getting absolutely exhausting.  2016 has been absolutely chock full of major mergers being announced, and while some of them are still in limbo or have questions about approvals, there's still a lot of change happening in the tech industry right now.

A lot of companies are understandably concerned about all this wheeling and dealing, since the effects a major merger can have on an industry are often unpredictable.  Or, when it is predictable, it often seems to only be good news for the companies involved.

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Topics: Business IT Network

A Peak At The New ADTRAN 1748F

Posted by Jason Blalock on Nov 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

For years, we've referred to ADTRAN as being a brand for SMBs, but ADTRAN is looking to change that with their latest switch offering.

The new ADTRAN 1748F is aimed squarely at large high-end operations with extensive data needs, vastly exceeding the capabilities of their previous top-line model, the NetVanta 1544F.  The 1748F is a Top of Rack aggregation switch that is designed for data centers, large-scale global businesses, major universities or hospitals, and other groups in need of the most bandwidth possible for their operations.

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Topics: Adtran Switches, Switches

Whistling Past The Tech Graveyard: Salute To 2016's Dead Technologies

Posted by Jason Blalock on Oct 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

They live fast and often die young, although the state of the corpse is often questionable.  Technology is a cutthroat industry, with products "dying" all the time, through obsolescence, competition, or just plain incompetence.  

With the Halloween season upon us, let's take a walk through 2016's tech graveyard, and pay tribute to those that have fallen.

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Topics: Network Equipment, Fun

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