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Detect The 5 Common Threats Of Network Downtime

Network downtime is a costly reality of running a business, and unfortunately, it’s more likely to happen to you than not. If Google, Amazon and the United States Government have dealt with such issues, it’s a safe bet that you’re going to run into them as well.
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A Brief History of Multi-mode Fiber; Are you ready for what’s next?

on 6/21/18 8:00 AM By | Jerry Dillard | 0 Comments | Network Infrastructure Data Center
The magnitude of what we can do on any given mobile device has grown exponentially over the past few decades; our productivity is no longer dependent upon the ability to commute to work, but rather our connectivity to those we work with, network around, or hope to engage.
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Fiber Optical Networking

Greater Data Speeds but New Challenges to Consider As we begin seeing much higher bandwidth speeds for data communications using fiber optical connections and enter into the non-linear world of photonic communications, many things will change from understanding the basic physics of non-linear photonic communications to the increased need for better plant build-outs, an understanding of optical budgets (referencing signal to noise requirements), maintenance, and a much higher requirement for documentation and record keeping.
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Surprise—Copper Cables Still Dominate Industrial Networks

on 2/27/18 8:00 AM By | Patrick Nixdorf | 0 Comments | Industrial Ethernet Network Infrastructure
We’ve been talking a lot about the security implications of the Industrial Ethernet as traditionally closed networks adapt to demands for improved bandwidth and open connectivity. However, cyber attacks aren’t the only things that can bring an industrial network down—you have to make sure you have the right approach to network connectivity as well. Let’s take a look at why copper cabling is so popular for Industrial Ethernet and how network architects can best approach their connectivity options.
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[Analysis] Full Duplex Capture in Industrial Networks

on 11/21/17 8:00 AM By | Thomas Tannhauser | 0 Comments | TAPs vs SPAN Network Design Network Infrastructure
Why SPAN Ports Should Not be Used in Security Solutions The convergence of IT and OT in the context of Industry 4.0 has led to a crowded market of security solutions targeting the shop floor on different levels. While the security of the legacy IT systems was part of the initial planning of those systems, the industry now faces the challenge to integrate security solutions in legacy OT systems.
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Fiber Facts—Yes, You Do Need to Read This

on 9/5/17 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Network Infrastructure Network Design
Just like how network security used to be simple with just a firewall and the live wire, network connectivity used to be simply copper cabling and the popular RJ45 connector. While copper won’t be leaving the data center any time soon, even the most die-hard copper fans can’t deny the growing need for fiber.
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