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Netrality News Roundup: 3/17/2020

Don’t miss our bi-weekly news roundups to learn what's going on with colocation, edge computing, and the brave new world of hybrid cloud, 5G, IoT, artificial intelligence, smart cities, virtual reality, and other technologies at the edge!

Netrality News Roundup: 2/21/2020

Welcome to the Netrality News Roundup! Don’t miss our bi-weekly news roundups to learn what's going on with colocation, edge computing, and the brave new world of hybrid cloud, 5G, IoT, artificial intelligence, smart cities, virtual reality, and other technologies at the edge!

Smart Government: No Longer an Oxymoron?

In order to meet the needs and expectations of a technology-empowered populace, government needs to function in a modern, data-driven way. When it comes to providing services in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner, edge computing is essential, not optional. As edge computing becomes a necessity for government entities, so will connection to local, interconnected

Why Broadband Is Crucial for Rural America

Roughly one-third of rural Americans lack access to high-speed broadband, compared with just 4% of urban Americans. The internet service that many rural Americans can access is slower, has limited capacity for downloading and uploading, and costs more than in urban areas. This prevents millions of Americans from participating in the digital economy and deprives

Data Center Security – Can a Data Center Ever Be 100% Secure?

Every company strives to ensure that its IT infrastructure and data are secure. And data centers need to do everything they can to support these efforts on the part of their tenants. There are two additional dimensions of security that data center operators in particular need to lock down: physical security and logical security. 

Content Delivery Networks – Making the Data Trains Run On Time

The majority of web traffic today is served through CDNs, and the need for CDN services is only growing with the proliferation of streaming services, e-commerce, and cloud-based applications that require increasingly high performance. CDN providers operate their own network points of presence (POPs), and cache their content in third party-owned data centers, or a

Internet Exchanges – The glue that holds the internet together

As data travels across the internet, it is constantly being re-routed and re-directed between networks. Oftentimes, traffic on one network has to switch onto a different network owned and controlled by someone else. Internet exchanges enable this kind of data transfer through a process called “peering,” which allows networks to hand off customer traffic between

Managed Services Providers: Enabling Everyone to Optimize IT

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) leverage the entire ecosystem of networks, connectivity and delivery to ensure robust, cost-effective solutions and services for internet users. As third-party contractors, MSPs can deliver IT services and expertise that may not otherwise be available to an organization due to limited budgets, knowledge or resources.