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Four Factors Driving 100 Gbps Network Upgrades

Posted on 5/10/2021
There is a clear march to higher data rates with 100 Gbps being the primary target. So, what is driving enterprises to upgrade their connectivity to 100 Gbps.

What's the Truth About Edge Computing?

Posted on 5/3/2021
Overall, do not expect anything out of the ordinary to happen in 2021 around edge computing.

Three Use Cases Showcasing Edge Computing at Work Today

Posted on 4/26/2021
Here are three use cases from the manufacturing, retail, and shipping industries that showcase how edge computing is being applied.

Digitalization: IT and Facilities Must Be On the Same Page

Posted on 4/19/2021
Implement technologies with a view to eventually bringing both sides closer together.

Top Five Insidious Mainframe Myths to Debunk

Posted on 4/19/2021
The mainframe monolith turns out to be more open and flexible than you might have imagined - when alternative approaches are considered and when cloud is part of the equation.

AFCOM Potomac Chapter Turns COVID Tragedy into Educational Opportunity

Posted on 4/12/2021
AFCOM's Potomac Chapter has created a new scholarship for the NOVA Community College (NVCC) Data Center Operations Management class. The Wendy Darling Scholarship Fund honors Potomac Chapter Board Member Stuart Dyer’s mother, who passed away in Octob

Renewing Colocation Contracts: Getting More, Spending Less

Posted on 4/6/2021
Enterprises can successfully reduce costs and improve services during most contract renewals if managers are aware of market dynamics and intelligently plan the process.

What Happens When You Inject Security Into DevOps? DevSecOps

Posted on 4/5/2021
If you think that the security reviews that your DevOps team conducts are enough, give it another thought.

AFCOM Potomac Chapter Launches Internship Program for Third Consecutive Year

Posted on 3/15/2021
AFCOM Potomac Chapter announces it internship program for the third consecutive year.

Salute Mission Critical Catches Eyes of Investor

Posted on 3/15/2021
Investment from LLR Partners to help Salute Mission Critical grow and flourish.