Two tech trends disrupting enterprise networking needs

Two tech trends disrupting enterprise networking needs The only constant in networking is change. And changes in the tech landscape have big implications for your enterprise’s networking strategy. Today, there are two primary drivers of change you need to prepare for: The trend toward digital technologies —or the “digital transformation”— and the imminent transition to…

Amplify the value of your dark fiber investment with DWDM technology

Amplify the value of your dark fiber investment with DWDM technology Bandwidth needs are expanding at a good clip for long-haul, metropolitan and local access networks alike. Traffic is reportedly growing 50-60% year over year, according to TechTarget, and demand is quickly outrunning supply. Fiber optic networks have improved the speed, scalability and data capacity…

Finding a secure, autonomous dark fiber network in St. Louis

Years ago we helped a St. Louis marketing firm with building their ideal network. The full-service branding and communications firm is one of the largest in the area. In the interest of safety and security, it’s the company’s policy to remain anonymous when discussing details surrounding their core infrastructure.

HQ2 or not, St. Louis has potential to become the next silicon city

HQ2 or not, St. Louis has potential to become the next silicon city Amazon’s RFP for a second headquarters — HQ2 — was the shot heard round the world. More than 238 proposals were submitted by states, cities and organizations eager to attract the $5 billion opportunity. St. Louis answered the rally cry with a…

Growth on the dark fiber map

Growth on the dark fiber map The increased speeds, security and flexibility of fiber networks have driven demand for residential and enterprise connectivity over recent years. Unfortunately, demand isn’t being met across the country due to infrastructure costs and telecommunications companies suppressing competition. In 2014, almost 8% of internet connections in the U.S. were through…

The future value of a dark fiber lease to enterprise users

The future value of a dark fiber lease to enterprise users Partnering with an independent dark fiber infrastructure organization has tremendous value. Not only does a dark fiber network provide enhanced speed, increased security and scalability for the future, procuring a dark fiber lease enables your enterprise to control its networking infrastructure in ways that…

Universal gigabit service, what’s needed for fiber expansion

Universal gigabit service, what’s needed for fiber expansion Universal gigabit service enhances the connectivity speeds and network security of residences, municipalities and businesses alike. But implementing a universal gigabit service has proven to be difficult through the years. A lack of coordination between stakeholders to build new fiber networks along with minimal existing infrastructure has…

Networking options infographic

Networking options infographic Choosing a networking option for your business requires copious amounts of research and consideration. Making a decision while lacking a thorough understanding of the facts could potentially lead to unforeseen hardships – security issues, network downtimes, a lack of scalability. Not to mention the overall capabilities of processing any business’s essential data…

What to consider when planning an IT infrastructure

What to consider when planning an IT infrastructure Planning a company’s IT Infrastructure is a daunting task. Businesses are reliant on a strong infrastructure to process pertinent information in a variety of ways, and any gaps or failures in the infrastructure can have devastating effects for a business, its employees and their clients. A critical…