We are living in strange times, suddenly a large part of the world’s population is staying at home. Social distancing, quarantine or even complete lockdowns are the measurements taken all over the world due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Now, more than ever, the internet has become a crucial part of our lives to make sure we can continue as much of our day-to-day life as possible.
On 12,13 and 14 November we hosted a stand at AfricaCom in Capetown, South Africa. Three energetic, fun days filled with meeting interesting people, catching up with excisting customers and handing out (and eating) delicious Icecream. It was an absolute pleasure to share our stand with SIMS recycling solutions. Jelle Slenters (SIMS recycling solutions) wrote an interesting blog about his takeaway from AfricaCom.
has heard about 5G, but is all this fuzz more then just a hype? And what about
the much lesser known WI-FI 6? One thing
we know for sure is that these new wireless standards are expected to
revolutionize IoT, with low power requirements, blazing speeds, and high
bandwidth. And that is important because experts predict nearly 31 billion IoT
devices around the world by 2020.
For our new series of Blogs we interview partners and customers of who we think might have an interesting view on how the internet market is developing. In this blog we speak with Julie Chenadec from Green IT Amsterdam.
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.
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.
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.
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.