Half a billion people store photos videos and other files on Dropbox but until recently those were sitting in someone else’s cloud, Amazon’s to be exact. But Dropbox now has its own super storage service and has taken back 500 PB of data from Amazon. Though many thought the relationship between the two would last forever, Dropbox took everyone by surprise with their recent announcement, specially Amazon. Until now it was unthinkable for a cloud based storage startup to operate without the Amazon Web Service, but Dropbox decided it was time they moved away from the giant and become more self reliant as they took back 90% of their data back.
Recent analysis from energy and consumer experts show that network operators in Australia are being allowed by regulators to take twice as much money as they should for grid connections. The price for the transmission of electricity across networks makes up almost half of household electricity bill. Public owned monopolies are being used by the govrenment to earn revenues from ocnsymers with unfari policies or simple neglegence. While people ended up paying more, the governments kept collecting oversized dividends.
Cisco recently released news of their plan to prepare for IoT networks by integrating internal networks into building constructions. The recently appointed head of IoT Solutions wants to break the chaos of multiple networks and work towards building an integrated network convergence for all devices and systems. Currently, in any enterprise building complex, there are multiple devices and system including HVAC, fire security, internet and public address. Each are setup and managed by individuals suppliers which means they lack the collaboration needed to move into the IoT era.
On their recent Partner Summit 2016, Cisco announced their new software-driven framework, Digital Network Architecture (DNA), as an initiative towards accelerating digital transformation for consumers.
The network architecture is made to make IT innovation and integration simplified till date. Digitization is opening opportunities for every business and can potentially be a $2.1 trillion in global market by 2019. With enterprises jumping to digitization, and the growing evolution of networking, connectivity simply is not enough anymore unless it is properly adapted and useable by everyone. The Digital Network Architecture is such a tool that is going to enable the next level of collaboration for businesses and developers by bringing together critical elements of network integration.
Aruba recently announced a new portfolio of integrated networking software and hardware aimed to fulfill digital workplace requirements for businesses. The new set of solutions are meant to improve workplace productivity and meet the growing need for connectivity of the Internet of Things. The portfolio is set to be able to predict and solve connectivity issues, secure policies and create an overall optimized network.
For the first time ever, worldwide mobile subscription has exceeded the total human population of 7.3 billion in the last quarter of 2015. Though this includes duplicate users, it is still an astonishing feat. In addition to this, the number of LTE subscription also reached 1 billion for the first time. Humankind has indeed entered an era of digital evolution, and this is just the beginning.