SDN Q&A with Tata's Toh

07 April 2021

Song Toh

Song Toh

Networking+ caught up with Song Toh, vice president, global network services, Tata Communications, to talk software-defined networking

1. What’s the main reason behind the growth of SDN?

While network transformation is an integral part of an enterprise’s digital transformation journey, the recent catalyst for the growth of Software Defined Network (SDN) is the pandemic and maturity of the technology. Businesses were impacted significantly when the countries underwent lockdown for people's safety. Employees started working remotely but most of the enterprises’ network infrastructure was not ready for it.

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Jurassic Fibre installs 10Gbps connection to Winslade Park

06 April 2021

Broadband provider Jurassic Fibre has installed its first 10Gbps connection at Winslade Park on the outskirts of Exeter.

The business park, which is set to generate around 2,000 sustainable employment opportunities, was connected to Jurassic Fibre’s network earlier this month. With a 10Gbps connection from Jurassic Fibre, businesses will benefit from faster and more reliable connectivity, with access to a local customer support team based in Exeter.

 

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Containerisation is key for businesses needing to do more with less

06 April 2021

Modeen Malick, senior systems engineer at Commvault

Modeen Malick, senior systems engineer at Commvault

At a time when economic pressures are forcing businesses to sweat their IT assets and do more with less, container technology and Kubernetes can be instrumental. Achieving what is needed can be done by running more applications on fewer servers, bundling and running applications seamlessly and dramatically reducing time to market for new products and services.

Containers are similar to Virtual Machines (VMs), with file systems, central processing units (CPUs) and their own memory, but with the added benefit of being decoupled from the underlying infrastructure, so they are portable. Thus, they offer a new way to build, organise and run cloud applications, which are scalable, agile, faster and quicker to deploy.


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Cheltenham set for full fibre boost courtesy of £30m town-wide roll-out

24 March 2021

Cheltenham gets £30m make-over

Cheltenham gets £30m make-over

CityFibre has named Cheltenham as the next UK town in line for a multi-million- investment in its digital infrastructure – a move that will see it "become one of the world’s best-connected areas".

Nationally, CityFibre is building broadband infrastructure for up to eight million homes and businesses through its up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme. It is set to invest £30m in a new town-wide network that will bring full fibre connectivity – the best technology for the job – within reach of every home and business in Cheltenham.

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