The telecom industry provides mission-critical services, which means that the
hardware and software that powers the network must be able to perform under
some very extreme conditions. Servers, in particular, must be extremely
reliable and function during and after everything from streams of heavy
traffic to massive earthquakes. Carrier grade servers have to go through
rigid testing to receive certification, and they have several characteristics
that make them very important.
They Are Part of the National Infrastructure
Telecommunications, as a whole, is considered an important part of the
national infrastructure. This means that any disasters that derail the
service are a huge problem for everyone involved - from emergency response
personnel to government officials to everyone who just wants to call and
check on the people they know. This infrastructure has to be ope... (more)
Cloud computing continues to hold a great deal of promise for a variety of
business and personal implementations. A lot of buzz has been generated this
year with regards to the potential of cloud-based applications and web
services as well as a few recent developments that highlight the direction in
which the cloud computing phenomenon is moving.
1. The Emergence of Private and Hybrid Clouds.
Cloud computing becomes more attractive to businesses as companies are able
to create their own private clouds, as well as hybrid clouds, and clouds
including private and public space. As bus... (more)