Cloud

WAN Summit London 2017, as Told by Twitter

This week our WAN-loving colleagues gathered across the pond for the 2017 WAN Summit LondonWe talked about the cloud, MPLS, the needs of enterprise customers, implementing hybrid networks, and why SD-WAN is about more than just cost savings.

This Blog Post Has Everything: Robots! North Korea! Cloud Computing!

This month we're reading about the state of artificial intelligence, connectivity in North Korea, content providers' submarine cables, and the curious new way Amazon Web Services will be charging customers. (A TeleGeography lineup if I've ever seen one.)

We've got all the stories linked below. Have at it.

Ever Googled “What is Colocation?” This Post is For You.

If you’ve perused the different topics we write about on the TeleGeography blog, there’s a chance you’ve stumbled upon our colocation content.

But what defines colocation?

AfPIF Roundup: Growing Intra-African Bandwidth, More Caches, and the Promise of Data Centers

Last week TeleGeography Senior Analyst Patrick Christian headed to the African Peering and Interconnection Forum, where he presented on the state of the continent's local traffic, their reliance on Europe, and the promise of new cloud data centers.

For anyone who couldn't be in Abidjan, we captured the highlights for you below.

The Data Centers Are Coming to Africa

About a year ago I spoke with Senior Analyst Patrick Christian about the local exchange of content in Africa. He gave me a crash course in capacity—how content providers in Africa generally host their content abroad because the cost to do so has always been much lower.

We talked caching, local exchange, and traffic.

With Patrick prepping for a presentation at the 2017 African Peering and Interconnection Forum, it was the perfect opportunity to check in. I got lots of updates about the state of local content, as well as the scoop on the big new story in Sub-Saharan Africa: the coming of the cloud.

How SD-WAN Helped Autodesk Hit Cloud Security, Efficiency, and Cost Goals

Autodesk, a 130-location multi-national software company, relies on the cloud to support many applications. This requires connectivity to the Azure, Office 365, and Amazon web services.

Until recently, all Autodesk locations relied on MPLS connectivity to a company data center.

Could South Africa Become a Cloud Hub for Africa? Patrick Christian Explores at AfPIF 2017.

Microsoft recently announced that it plans to bring two cloud data centers online in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

If other regions are indicators—like South America and Australia—other cloud providers could follow suit, making South Africa a cloud hub for Africa.

Three Colocation Pricing Facts Every Networker Should Know

We dug into the latest summary of key findings from our innovative Data Center Research Service to extract three pricing facts we think any colo expert should have on their radar. Here's what we've got.

The Latest WAN Pricing and Cloud Connectivity Trends

If you’ve got 15 minutes, we’ve got a host of wide area network (WAN) pricing and cloud connectivity trends to share.

WAN Monitoring and Security: WAN Optimization, Cloud Security, and Performance Data

As enterprises migrate to hybrid WANs, they also need to rethink security and monitoring.

A panel of experts offered their advice on these issues at April’s WAN Summit New York in a session titled WAN Monitoring and Security: Utilizing WAN Acceleration/Optimization, Cloud Security and Performance Data in the New Hybrid WAN.