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Multi-Screen Video Content and OTT Partnerships Enabled by New Video Network Architectures – Part 2 of 2

April 3, 2013
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An image depicting what needs to be done in the core network to enable personalization.

Introduction: This is the second of a 2 part article on the 2013 OTTCON.  The first article looked at how Pay TV providers could offer OTT content on second screen devices and also how OTT and local providers (Pay TV or ISPs) could partner together to offer OTT content to subscribers.  This second article examines…

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Google Fiber – A Step Function Connectivity Improvement

April 3, 2013
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The Google Fiber Space retail store hints at some of the developments in the future that a gigabit network enables.

A step function improvement in capability is how Milo Medin described Google’s Kansas City fiber project at the February 13th IEEE ComSoc meeting in Santa Clara. That huge improvement in customer experience is in contrast to the incremental gains of MSO [Multiple System Operator] and telco broadband networks, which have much lower access speeds. Medin, who…

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2013 IDC Directions Part III- Where Are We Headed with Software-Defined Networking (SDN)?

March 22, 2013
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Introduction: In the third article on the IDC Directions 2013 Conference (March 5th in Santa Clara, CA), we take a hard look at Software Defined Networking as presented by Rohit Mehra, IDC VP for Network Infrastructure. Note: Please see 2013 IDC Directions Part I for an explanation of the “3rd Platform” and its critical importance…

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Living His Destiny – Uncaged Book Review

March 21, 2013
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This is the book art for Paul McKellips' book, Uncaged.

Paul McKellips is living his destiny to help defend his country. Like the asymmetric enemies we face, Paul’s weapons are unconventional and leverage his strength in telling a story. Knowing Paul, his motivation for what he is doing is love; love of his fellow-man, love of his family and love of his country. Having run…

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2013 IDC Directions Part II- New Data Center Dynamics and Requirements

March 17, 2013
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Introduction: In this second article on the IDC Directions 2013 Conference (March 5th in Santa Clara, CA), we cover the two sessions that addressed the changing dynamics of the new Data Center (DC). We examine the many challenges and requirements new DCs must address, especially for geographically distributed sites. Next we look at current trends, projected growth…

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