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Transitioning from Traditional Networks to Software-Defined Networks (SDN)
Mar 18, 2020
A few industry-recognized practices are described below. Although these practices are not written in stone and many organizations may have different approaches, this article provides a general overview of the...
Fiber Optic Communication - What is it and why is it beneficial?
Feb 29, 2020
When comparing fiber optic cables to other mediums, fiber optic cables have a much lighter weight, a smaller diameter, and the ability to avoid corrosion and rust due to a non-metallic construction. These...
What are VPNs and When Should You Use One?
Jan 20, 2020
Since the creation of the Internet, security has been a major concern for many users. People desire to keep their information safe and out of the hands of those seeking to use it to their benefit. From this...
The Evolution of Wi-Fi 6
Jan 13, 2020
Almost every smartphone can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, and all modern laptops connect through Wi-Fi (since they do not have a RJ45 Ethernet port). The current version of Wi-Fi is called 802.11ac. Wi-Fi...
Breaking Down Load Balancers
Dec 19, 2019
Modern Internet infrastructure requires multiple computers to serve a website or web application reliably around the globe, but each of these computers has a different external IP address. While this would not...