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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100G to 800G: Building the Future High-speed Network

More than half of the data center switch ports shipped in 2024 will operate at data rates of 100 Gbps or greater. Here are the trends driving companies to upgrade.

Hybrid Cloud Central to Colocation's Future

As public clouds grow more sophisticated, it becomes harder and harder for data center providers to build compelling offerings by selling rack space.

Data Center Security Compliance and Standards: What's New in 2021?

New rules are being issued related to edge data center networking and security, data privacy in various parts of the world, and ransomware. Existing legislation is being broadened in scope.

Why Data Centers Need More Machine Learning to Improve Efficiency

Faced with hefty penalties for downtime, data centers are looking for new ways to maintain uptime, drive energy efficiency and stave off DDoS attacks. Leveraging machine learning can help a great deal, but challenges must be overcome.

The Race Towards Digital Transformation

While digital transformation has always been a flexible and evolutionary journey, COVID-19 has compounded these pressures, forcing enterprises to greatly increase this rate of change. Those successful in adapting to this newfound urgency possess ver

Best Practices for Implementing a Business-level Security Strategy

Ultimately, when a business and its IT department are disconnected on the security front, the organization is at a high risk of a data breach.

The Lesson of TikTok: Rethinking the Data Privacy Status Quo

There are a lot of technologies today at our disposal that could be put into place to make a more private experience for users.

Seven IT Trends for the Shift to Remote Work

As we navigate the start of 2021 and what is to come, organizations need to pay special attention to how budgets, priorities and functions of IT teams continue to be shaped by remote work and how IT leaders will need to adapt their roles and teams to

Fueling Onsite Backup Generation with Clean Energy

Testing functions, emergency operations, and grid stability can be fueled by renewable biogas injected into the existing robust underground pipeline infrastructure, resulting in a carbon neutral or negative footprint.

Your Physical Security Checklist

This security checklist, courtesy of DCI Board Member Carrie Goetz, is a combined approach that addresses people, fire, safety, and procedure. See if you can check all the items off your security list.