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JANUARY 8, 2014 02:00 PM EST When we talk about the impact of BYOD and BYOA and the Internet of Things, we often focus on the impact on data center architectures. That's because there will be an increasing need for authentication, for access control, for security, for application delivery as the number of potential endpoints (clients, devices, things) increases. That means scale in the data center. What we gloss over, what we skip, is that before any of these "things" ever makes a request to access an application it had to execute a DNS query. Every. Single. Thing. Maybe that's because we assume DNS can handle the load. So far it's done well. You rarely, if ever, hear of disruptions or outages due directly to the execution of DNS. Oh, there has been some issues with misconfiguration of DNS and of exploitation of DNS (hijacking, illicit use in reflection attacks, et... (more)

Telx Director of IP Development and Engineering Speaking at LINX 67

What: Educational Session about the U.S. peering market at LINX 67, a leading European Internet Exchange conference Who: Presented by Michael Lucking, Telx's Director of IP Development and Engineering Where: LINX 67 Conference, being held at: Goodenough College, London House Mecklenburgh Square London WC1N 2AB When: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. GMT Details: Michael Lucking, Telx's Director of IP Development and Engineering, will present an educational session to the members of the London Internet Exchange on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at the Exchange's bi-annual member meeting, being held at Goodenough College in London. Lucking will present overview of the evolution of peering in the U.S., the Internet peering market in the United States, as well as an overview of the various Internet exchanges available. In addition, Lucking will demonstrate the var... (more)

A Swift Kick to the IPv6 Backside

The institutional horror stories continue, the old Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) address space is nearly gone, and if we do not transition to IPv6 with its nearly unlimited address space the Internet will grind to a halt. A recent survey in Europe by the European Commission concludes that even in technology-progressive European countries "few companies are prepared for the switch from the current naming protocol, IPv4, to the new regime (protocol), IPv6." ARIN (the US-based Internet Registry) agrees, reminding us that "with less than 15% of IPv4 address space remaining, ARIN is now compelled to advise the Internet community that migration to IPv6 is necessary for any applications that require ongoing availability of contiguous IP number resources." OK, so what the heck? Why aren't we listening to those who understand the sense of urgency to migrate to IPv6, and... (more)

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Chris Ueland, President of netDNA

Pacific-Tier Communications is pleased to present our series highlighting and introducing entrepreneurs providing thought leadership and innovative ideas in technology, communications, and environment-related industries. Pacific-Tier met up with Chris Ueland at his offices in Studio City, California Pacific-Tier: Chris, can you tell us a little about yourself? Where did you come from? Chris Ueland: Sure, absolutely. I am a New York native, and I moved to LA when I was 18. I started on the Internet with an open source project called ML.ORG, when I was a young teenager, and that got me hooked into the Internet. I started working from my parent’s house on nights and weekends on this open source project, and started ICom.Com, which was funded by my former partner. Pacific-Tier: Excellent. Now you’re working with netDNA LLC. Tell us a little about netDNA LLC, and what... (more)

Will Your Business Survive the Communications Revolution?

Entrepreneurs on Ulitzer NOTE: Pacific-Tier Communications invites guest bloggers to provide articles that would be of interest, and benefit to our readers. This week we are happy to introduce Mr. Andy Slater, CMO, Presence Networks. ‘‘The ‘Command and Control’ management style enjoyed by many CEOs in the past has gone. Today teamwork and collaboration are the norm. Leadership the accepted management style, people orientated collaboration the culture, people centric technology the facilitator.’’ We stand at a transition point in business. As the global economy starts to work its way out of recession CEO’s and management teams around the world are beginning to plan for growth. But they won’t do that by simply taking back into their businesses the bottom line costs they just spent 18 painful months getting rid of. The enlightened are looking for a new ways of working, ... (more)

Is Cloud Computing a Blessing From the Clouds?

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Cloud computing is a kind of scalable service provided by distant vendor servers over the internet. The data storage and management tasks are assigned to a set of infrastructure, platform or software over a network or "cloud". This type of computing certainly comes with inherent flaws such as a danger of becoming too vendor dependant , a shrinking on-site IT department, questionable security and reliability issues etc.  Also cloud computing requires a lot of investment which has led many detractors to suggest that this type of computing service would lead to an unfair monopoly of the big players in the business. But cloud computing is still in a stage of technological infancy, so it is only a matter of time before these concerns are ironed out. Cloud Computing provides datacenters with immense potential to save on energy, infrastructure and ... (more)

Technology Adoption & the Age Myth

Innovations Software Technology on Ulitzer As I evangelize around the upcoming surge in innovation driven by technology and globalism one topic that is often raised is the issue of how older people are unable or unwilling to adapt to the change brought on by technologies. Hence, the rapid states of change I predict are unlikely because of this "age" phenomenon. Focus on the 50 and over crowd regarding technology was explored in a recent marketing research project sponsored by AARP and Microsoft. 60 people in total gathered for dinner and after-dinner discussions about their attitudes toward, use of and expectations for technology. The focus group sessions were in four cities: San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago and New York. Participants ranged in age from 50 to 60. See the video recap below. The conversations have been consolidated and published in a report  “Boomers... (more)

Ecosystem For Cloud Computing Adoption

Ecosystem at Cloud Expo TM Forum announced the formation of an ecosystem of major industry players in the emerging cloud services sector. The centerpiece of this effort is the creation of the Enterprise Cloud Buyers Council (ECBC) whose goal is to understand the needs of the largest global cloud buyers and ensure any impediments to the uptake of cloud technology are removed. Together with key service and technology suppliers, the ecosystem will initiate a range of programs designed to remove barriers to the growth of commercial cloud services. Among the enterprise buyers joining this effort are Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Deutsche Bank. Click Here for Instant Virtualization! XenServer. Enterprise-class. Cloud-proven. Free. Join the rapidly growing community of IT professionals who choose Citrix XenServer for their virtualization platform. "Cloud computing has ... (more)

Cloud Computing with a Chance of Convergence for 2010 Predictions

Cloud Expo 2010 I'm off to Seoul, South Korea next week, but before I leave I wanted to give you a little holiday gift, yes, the gift of my prognostication. Before I do, as anyone who routinely reads my blog will understand, all I pretty much do is attempt predict the future. As an entrepreneur that has always been a key part of my successes & failures. (That and I also seem to be an eternal optimist) Generally my view of the future is not shaped by selecting any particular point in time but instead done from what I see from my ever changing vantage point in the present. Cloud Expo New York will draw more than 5,000 delegates on April 9-21, 2010 at te Jacob Javits Convention Center Before I dive into my predictions, I first must give you my ideology. It is my belief that before you can predict the future, you must first understand the past. In turn by understanding... (more)

European IT Excellence Awards 2010 announced

• Pan-European Awards for IT and Telecom Channels • Rewarding Excellence in Channel Solutions (London, 10 December 2009) IT Europa announced today that it will stage the European IT Excellence Awards 2010 in London on 25 February 2010. The IT Excellence Awards have been designed to recognise and reward excellence in solutions provided by European IT and Telecoms Channels. The awards will bring together leading ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators from across Europe to demonstrate their ability to provide IT solutions for their customers. The awards are split into three sections. The first set of awards are exclusively for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) highlighting the crucial role that applications play in the development of customer solutions. The second set of awards recognise the vital role played by Value Added Resellers (VARs), Solution Provid... (more)

Peopleclick Deploys Savvis Global IT Infrastructure Solution

Savvis Session at Cloud Expo Savvis on Tuesday announced completion of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution powering Peopleclick. Peopleclick is a provider of web-based software and services that help global companies find, attract and hire quality people--in less time, with less risk. The Savvis IT infrastructure solution underpins a database of more than 90 million resumes in Peopleclick's unique talent acquisition system that provides transparency across organizations and supplies clients with the advanced technology to recruit top talent worldwide. Savvis was named Bronze Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010, which will take place April 19-21, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Cloud Expo, with over 5,000 delegates and more than 200 sponsors, will be the most significant technology event of the year. As part of the three year, IT infrastructure s... (more)