Weekly “Inside the Box” Newsletter

The AFCOM Weekly “Inside the Box” newsletter provides a taste of what’s new, and keeps members informed about the latest industry news, innovative ideas and emerging technologies. This newsletter includes feature articles, regular columns, event calendars, chapter happenings, and more.

Past newsletters have featured articles including:

  • IT Infrastructure Predictions for 2016
  • Is Your Organization Ready for Application and Desktop Virtualization?
  • Five Ways to Increase Data Center Resilience
  • The Impact of Emerging Data Rates on Layer One Fiber Cabling Infrastructure
  • The whole package: Is parcel protocol right for your data transfer needs?
  • What Senior Execs Must Know about Enterprise Data Center Strategy
  • The Year That Was in the Data Center

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Empower Your Power - Greening the Energy Grid

Here are three considerations to keep top of mind to take control of your power consumption and work more efficiently to green the grid.

AI, ML and IoT Cause the 'Cloudifying' of Edge, Rise in True Multi-Cloud

Early transitions to a cloudified edge and true multi-cloud are separate trends, but they are both part of a larger evolution toward the distributed cloud.

Don’t Let the Network Trip Up Your Web Performance

The only way to solve the challenge of multiple layers in delivering high performance is to deploy a strategy that provides as much visibility as possible into the network’s various infrastructure and application layers.

Practice These Five Rules for Data Center Safety

Safety considerations and potential hazards in today’s data centers are far reaching. However, there are simple safety best practices that you could employ to mitigate and/or control hazards while also strengthening your safety culture.

Five Emerging Trends for 2020

As connectivity and availability become conjoined concepts in this new data ecosystem, an increasing premium will be placed on seamless communication from core to cloud to edge.

Six Biggest Myths of Relational Databases

As the arguments for deploying multiple, specialized databases fall away, it’s time to combiine disparate workloads onto a single, adaptable, general-purpose database that is easier to track, manage, and secure.

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Natural or man-made disasters can strike at any time. Some of our largest cities - cities that play a central role in our national information network - experienced disasters that had a significant impact on city infrastructure, networks...

Will Your Enterprise Make it to the Edge in 2020?

How can your enterprise best utilize the edge in order to be successful? Keep in mind these three takeaways.

Managing Equipment OPEX Through Data

Every truck roll, warranty return, and hardware repair and redeployment incident is tracked somewhere. Yet despite all of this information, many network operators still feel they are making critical decisions in the dark.