Puppet + Cumulus Linux

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By Alanna Brown, Puppet Labs | July 16th, 2014 The beauty of Puppet is the simple yet powerful foundation it provides for automating the management of the entire data center. It’s also a great platform for our Puppet Supported partners to deliver integrated solutions to their customers. Meet Cumulus Networks, the cool kids on the…

Say goodbye to desktop phones

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By John Cox, Network World | July 15th, 2014 VoIP apps and a high-density 11ac Wi-Fi network let an Oklahoma insurer scrap its desktop phones. “When are we going to get rid of these things?” said Ken Henderson’s boss as he pointed at the corded desktop telephone that has been emblematic of the American office…

Verizon gets top ranking for network performance in U.S. cities

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By Matt Hamblen, Computerworld | July 9th, 2014 RootMetrics found it in first place or tied in 115 of 125 cities for first half of 2014 RootMetrics is giving Verizon Wireless a big thumbs-up in its latest biannual ranking of wireless network performance in cities across the U.S. Verizon ranked first or was tied for…

UK Post Office Confirms Launch of New Mobile Network

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK, July 8th, 2014 In an unsurprising move the Post Office has confirmed that their existing fixed line broadband and phone services, which are now predominantly supplied by TalkTalk’s platform after last year’s traumatic move away from BT (here), will soon be complement by a mobile product thanks to their new…

Google fiber network beta goes live at Stanford

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Aug 23, 2011 02:17 pm | Network World by Brad Reed Some lucky Palo Alto, Calif., residents are getting a glimpse of what Google’s new fiber network will soon deliver to Kansas City, Kan. Google today lit up a beta version of its new experimental fiber network in residential neighborhoods located near Stanford University in…

Cisco again looks to debunk the multivendor network

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Jun 16, 2011 11:42 am | Network World by Jim Duffy In its second attempt to debase arguments that a multivendor network is more beneficial to users than a single-vendor infrastructure, Cisco this week hosted a webcast of two customers discussing the merits of their all-Cisco networks. The customers — retail giant Tesco and the…

Graphene Modulators Could Break Network Speed Limits

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May 08, 2011 05:18 pm | PC World University of California, Berkeley researchers development could increase networking speeds by up to 10 times by Kevin Lee Fiber optic networks are at the forefront of record-setting Internet speeds. Now the scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a graphene modulator that could push the…