Let’s go circular!

The Netherlands is the most connected country in the world and Amsterdam is an important international digital hub. Combine that with a reliable and favorable energy network and you have an ideal country to house datacenters. The Netherlands is on its way to become the number 1 data hub in Europe. And indeed Google, Microsoft and the alike already have and are expanding their datacenter presence in The Netherlands.

Typical for Dutch IT is their ambition to becoming more sustainable and work towards circularity; a model in which there is minimal/no waste.

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We go big!

Many of you witnessed it first hand; these last few decades the internet (content) evolved bigly (Source: Donald J. T.). From simple e-mails, text messages and static web pages in the 90s to early 2000s, we moved to a content driven internet where we stream and share movies, music and games like there is no tomorrow.

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Understanding what licenses you need to enable extra software features on your EX and QFX switches

In a previous blog we have discussed the topic of how Juniper has changed their practice and offers more products of their portfolio with separated software and hardware.

Click here to check out the previous blog about licenses

Even though this hasn’t been applied completely to their switching series, namely EX and first generation QFX switches, there are quite a few licenses options a customer can purchase in time, implementing Juniper famous “pay-as-you-grow” solutions for expanding and developing their networks.

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Financing Refurbished IT-Equipment

Changing or setting up your network infrastructure can be a big investment. There are a number of ways an IT platform can be acquired but choosing the right way of financing this is key.

Investing in networking equipment can be very costly. This often results in having to choose between upgrading infrastructure and investing in sales/marketing. But what if you do not have to choose and you can do both?

In a world of rapidly changing technology the obvious approach, using capital, to acquire IT-equipment is not always the best approach. But have you ever actually considered the alternative? Financing.

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Shedding some light on Software offerings of QFX5100 and QFX5200 switches

Lately there have been some changes in the way Juniper Networks is offering their QFX switches. As we have seen with the introduction of the Juniper SRX300 series, software has been separated from the hardware. This has created a lot of confusion amongst Juniper users. What do I need? What does it cover? And is software included in the QFX5200 switches? Looking for this information in the pricelist may leave you in the dark. So let’s shed some light on this.

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Time for sweet change

 

After being part of Terabit Systems for nearly 7 years (2400 days to be precise) it is time to spread our wings and stand on our own two feet. Therefor as from the 17th of September 2018 Terabit Systems the Netherlands continues as EmXcore.

When changing your company name a lot of stuff needs to be arranged. Dozens of checklists, tons of administration and a tight planning.

But next to everything practical, there is also a lot of exciting stuff that comes with it as well. Continue reading

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Sustainability as Second Nature to Preserve Our ‘First Nature’

In The Netherlands we recently celebrated Circular Economy Week. Within this framework many organizations have introduced a variety of sustainability initiatives including Dutch telecom provider KPN. As of 2025, all of their modems, TV setup boxes and other networking devices will be 100% recyclable. Nice. A bit late, some will argue, but still. Other companies promise to take a closer look at the procurement of their raw materials. Nice. At this pace, however, a ‘week’ will never do the trick.

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2018: Yet Another Challenging Year for Data Centers

Another challenge

‘Another year over, and a new one just begun’. A phrase from the well-known Christmas song by John Lennon that we are sure you have heard once or twice during the last couple of weeks. A phrase too that expresses a sense of melancholy as time seems to go by in the blink of an eye. With IT technology changing at breakneck speed, we feel that it actually does as there is hardly time left for contemplation. According to business gurus and trend watchers, 2018 will be no exception.

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