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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Three Ways to Generate Profit With the Data You Already Have

Companies are rapidly investing in systems and processes to retain business data that they know is valuable but have no clue what to do with it.

Coherent vs. Direct Detection in Metro Data Center Interconnectivity

Direct detection certainly has a bright future. It may not be as scalable or as spectrally efficient as the coherent alternative, but its value is increasing rapidly in this expanding space.

Is Your Cloud Provider Protecting You?

The fact that businesses in nearly every industry use the cloud has provided more opportunity than ever for developers, start-ups, and existing companies. Unfortunately, there is a fly in the cloud’s Chardonnay, if you will – the threat of patent sui

Embedded FPGA: Coming to a Data Center Near You

It is clear that embedded FPGA is making its way into the data center in a rapid way, and not soon enough considering the bandwidth demands that are now being placed on them.

The Rise of the Mega Data Center

Data centers keep getting bigger and bigger, but what are the potential consequences for small data centers as well as what they will have to do to remain relevant.

Data Center Trends Shift Workloads

Data centers are becoming lean, efficient strategic assets as they adopt cloud computing, XaaS, self-provisioning models, colocation, and other still-emerging technologies. Achieving the promise of these technologies, however, requires changing work

Sensors and Predictive Modeling: A Formidable Match

Sensors are decreasing in cost, and increasing in functionality. They are becoming more accurate, more reliable, and easier to install. Can they form the basis for a more accurate predictive modeling system in the data center?

Your Car Can Tweet but Can It Thwart Hackers?

The threats to connected cars have been made clear, but the Herculean task now at hand is implementing top-level security practices under time-sensitive and high-pressure conditions.

Disgruntled Employees and Data

Confucius once said, “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” Although he never saw or imagined a data center, his wisdom should be carefully considered by managers of data centers.