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CenturyLink deploys SDN and NFV to reach ‘simple’

When combined, two ends of the network virtualization spectrum can enable the powerful automation needed to support cloud networks – this at least is CenturyLink’s expectation as it rolls out next generation SDN and NFV technologies across its extensive data centre footprint. For CenturyLink, these virtualization plans represent further advance on a strategy to link […]

Aamir Hussain, EVP and CTO, CenturyLink

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HP grows Pro Sprout  

What looks rather like a flat screen TV set with a desk lamp grafted on top has the potential to change life for creative professionals – and anyone else with the imagination to figure out interesting things to do with a device that speaks both 2D and 3D. The improbably named HP Sprout Pro, the […]


Yitamin Y: How open is open, and when is open too open?  

Context: Dell Canada recently invited InsightaaS and other IT journalists to a presentation designed to establish Dell thought leadership on IT infrastructure challenges facing the enterprise. The session also aimed at showcasing Dell’s response – a growing portfolio of products that cross the range of data centre requirements, which have grown out of a spirited […]

Armughan Ahmad, VP, Enterprise Solutions & Alliances, Dell

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The shape of “things” to come  

Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show, now simply known as CES, fills virtually every available space in Las Vegas with the latest and greatest new toys. This year, alongside the computers and fancy displays lurked all manner of connected gadgets, members of the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Some made sense, and some fit into the […]


Bridging the IoT divide  

A vision for the connection of people, process, data and things, the Internet of Things currently functions more as a collection of discrete solutions. At an individual case level, IoT – or even IoE – implementations typically are comprised of various sensors, networks that connect devices or their data to cloud repositories, and analytics capabilities […]

Dr. Mohamed Ibn Kahal, Department of Systems & Computer Engineering, Carleton University