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AWS, Azure & Co: Drivers for virtual routers and SD-WAN

In times of constantly growing demands on company IT infrastructures, the importance of using the available resources efficiently cannot be understated. A growing trend in recent years is the outsourcing of IT services to the data centers and clouds at Amazon, Microsoft and Co. At companies of all sizes, this continues to be a driving […]

Unlikely Twins: Cloud-managed Wi-Fi and Software-defined WLAN

Years back in the early days of wireless LAN technology, Wi-Fi installations were only used selectively. Managing those networks was relatively easy as they often consisted of only one or a few wireless devices. But Wi-Fi quickly became a key technology in connecting devices and people all over the globe

Streamline Your Network with SD-WAN

In our ever faster moving world of interconnectivity of everything and the all-encompassing digitalization and automation of workflows and business processes, we expect IT networks to follow suit. However, traditional networks are increasingly struggling to meet these expectations. Their complexity demands a considerable level of expert knowledge and effort to integrate new devices or locations, […]

802.11ax: Is Europe missing the next big step in Wi-Fi?

The coming Wi-Fi standard IEEE 802.11ax is an omnipresent subject at trade fairs and is equally gaining traction in the media. The tenor is always the same: In the world of Wireless LAN, ax is the next big thing. Many see this new standard as the answer for the overcrowded radio networks of the future. […]

Why Wi-Fi Needs More Spectrum

More than thirty years ago when Wi-Fi was still a nascent technology, a limited amount of mid-band radio spectrum was available for unlicensed use. While this spectrum has only seen minor additions since then, the number of wireless devices bustling around in this limited part of the radio spectrum has skyrocketed – but

When Networks Become Virtual

In 2016 analysts Gartner declared that the industry trend of server virtualization had reached maturity. Almost twenty years after the introduction of the very first virtualization functions, some of the companies questioned during the survey declared they had already virtualized 90% of their servers. On average, firms reported that they had a virtualization rate of […]

Public or Private Cloud – Network Management Models Explained

The abundance of cloud-based offerings for enterprises has grown steadily in recent years, and a multitude of new business models and deployment models have emerged. Public and private cloud offerings exist in parallel, and between them is a spectrum of hybrid systems.

Wireless in the mountains

On the ski slopes without a smartphone? Unthinkable for so many people today. Sharing snapshots of that final ski run, or of lunch at the mountain lodge have become as much a part of a skiing holiday as après-ski. It is therefore no surprise that tourists and ski resorts increasingly rely on wireless Internet via […]

SDN – The Game Changer for Retail

“Things were better in the good old days.” There are frustrated network engineers out there who may be tempted to use this terse statement. What used to be a few switches and routers for connection, configuration and integration into the network has today become hundreds or even thousands of devices that need to be integrated […]

Network Trends – What to expect in 2017

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Take a look at the leading network technology trends for 2017 and you simply cannot ignore the dominance of “digitalization” or, as some are calling it, the “age of digital transformation” we are currently going through. It seems as if everything is going “digital”, be it in production, services, processes or applications.