I’m sure this is going to hit home for a few of you. We’re all technologists, or at the very least, users of technology. Being a millennial, I love leveraging new systems, methods of communication, and advanced technologies designed to make life easier.
However, I also remember that there was a time when we could simply “disconnect.” I remember it was easy for one simple reason – there was nothing to connect to.
Our world is increasingly becoming connected and digital. The latest Cisco Visual Networking Index indicates some interesting trends going into 2021:

Annual global IP traffic will reach 3.3 ZB by 2021. In 2016, global IP traffic was 1.2 ZB per year or 96 EB (one billion Gigabytes) per month.
Global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years, and will have increased 127-fold from 2005 to 2021.
Busy-hour internet traffic is growing more rapidly than average internet traffic. Busy-hour (or the busiest 60-minute period in a day) internet traffic increased 51 percent in 2016, compared with 32-percent growth in average traffic.
Smartphone traffic will exceed PC traffic by 2021. In 2016, PCs accounted for 46 percent of total IP traffic, but by 2021 PCs will account for only 25 percent of traffic. Smartphones will account for 33 percent of total IP traffic in 2021, up from 13 percent in 2016.

By 2021, traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for more than 63 percent of total IP traffic.
A study done by We Are Social found:

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I recently led a session at the latest Software-Defined Enterprise Conference and Expo (SDxE) where we discussed how connected “things” are going to reshape our business, the industry, and our lives. When I asked the people in that full room how many had more than two devices that could connect into the cloud, pretty much every hand went up.
We’re living in a truly interconnected world. One that continues to generate more data, find more ways to give analog systems a digital heartbeat, and one that shapes lives using new technologies.
A recent Cisco Visual Networking Index report indicated that smartphone traffic will exceed PC traffic by 2021. In 2016, PCs accounted for 46 percent of total IP traffic, but by 2021 PCs will account for only 25 percent of traffic. Smartphones will account for 33 percent of total IP traffic in 2021, up from 13 percent in 2016. PC-originated traffic will grow at a CAGR of 10 percent, while TVs, tablets, smartphones, and Machine-to- Machine (M2M) modules will have traffic growth rates of 21 percent, 29 percent, 49 percent, and 49 percent, respectively.
Cloud services are accelerated in part by the unprecedented amounts of data being generated by not only people, but also machines and things. And, not just generated, but stored as well. The latest Cisco GCI report estimates that 600 ZB will be generated by all people, machines, and things by 2020, up from 145 ZB generated in 2015. And, by 2020, data center storage installed capacity will

 

(Bloomberg) — Lenovo Group Ltd. posted a surprise quarterly loss after losing its grip on the global personal computer market, while its smartphone unit continues to bleed money.
China’s largest PC maker reported a net loss of $72 million in the three months ended June — its first in six quarters and well below projections for income of $32.9 million. That drove its stock down as much as as 4.2 percent in Hong Kong to its lowest intraday level in more than a year.
Lenovo lost its position as the world’s top PC maker as HP Inc. and Dell Inc. win back customers with new models. Its smartphone and server businesses, bulked up through multibillion-dollar acquisitions, again struggled to make money amid supply constraints, rising costs and aggressive pricing from competitors. Chief Operating Officer Gianfranco Lanci told reporters he expects costs for essential components such as memory chips to keep rising throughout the rest of the year, albeit at a slower pace.
“Lenovo is facing a great deal of performance pressure in its first two quarters of new fiscal year,” said Antonio Wang, associate vice-president for IDC China. It “is facing a transformation period as the executive team tries to reorganize business in major regions and reconstruct its business model.”
Revenue for the period slipped a tad to $10 billion, a whisker above predictions for $9.9 billion.
Its dismal quarter contrasts with HP, which has reported revenue in excess of projections for

 

A JP Morgan employee’s personal computer was used to breach the banks network, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Thursday. Access to the PC enabled intruders “to leapfrog to additional data because the machine accessed had administrative privileges.” There are now at least 13 other financial institutions linked…

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(The Hosting News) – GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard, the New York metropolitan area’s leading providers of Internet hosting and colocation solutions, today announced that they will launch helpful “how-to” pages on their websites to help customers.

The pages, which will go online in August, are designed to provide useful information ranging from how to find the best data center to tips on managing PCs and commonly used software. The pages will be available at both ColoGuard.com and GalaxyVisions.com.

“The GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard ‘How-To’ pages are yet another expansion of commitment to communicate with customers and other visitors to our sites,” said Ruben Magurdumov, vice president and co-founder of GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard. “Our staff sees a lot of people struggling with technology each day, and these pages will help provide reliable and informative advice.”

The pages will focus on a variety of topics, including:

  • Data center logistics: Questions to ask when selecting a data center provider, what to look for and more.
  • Hosting solutions: How to take advantage of everything your Internet host has to offer, from remoting into a server and configuring security updates to setting up and maintaining a WordPress blog.
  • PC basics: Answering questions you may have been too afraid to ask about common desktop or laptop issues. For example: How to replace a network interface card or upgrade chipset drivers, among other topics.
  • Software 101: Tips and advice on using the most popular software applications, including Windows, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office and others.

Items will posted on a regular schedule, with each categorized for easy access. In addition, users are invited to submit feedback as well as post questions about each topic.

“We are looking forward to launching this project in August and extending our interaction with customers and visitors,” Magurdumov said. “This is going to be educational and fun – both for us and for those visit our sites regularly.”

Both GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard also offer a regularly updated and critically acclaimed blogs that feature industry news, best practices and other information relevant to the Internet hosting and colocation services communities. Those blogs, which have received accolades from users around the world, will continue to be updated regularly.

Information for the pages will be pulled from the decade of experience GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard have in supporting customers from around the world. In addition, the best advice that’s found around the Web will be incorporated into the sites. Finally, both GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard are inviting their customers and visitors to propose new topics for the “how-to” pages.

About ColoGuard
ColoGuard Inc. is a subsidiary of GalaxyVisions and was born out of the increasing need for affordable enterprise colocation solutions. ColoGuard is a privately held managed colocation facility based in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, just minutes from New York City. With a state-of-the-art in-house datacenter, ColoGuard’s goal is to provide affordable enterprise colocation solutions for companies of all sizes. ColoGuard’s facility offers diverse network routes via dark fiber, 24/7/365 live technical support and prices and services that are unmatched by competitors.

ColoGuard’s Brooklyn datacenter features more than 8Gbps of bandwidth connectivity from a variety of hand-picked providers and peering arrangements. The facility has dedicated power from multiple providers as well as high-capacity generators, each with a 72-hour fuel supply. Security features include biometric scanners with pass-card access, mantraps at the main entry, fully archived video surveillance and 24/7/365 onsite monitoring and support.

About GalaxyVisions
GalaxyVisions was founded in 2004 and is a privately held managed services provider located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. It provides affordable hosting solutions for companies of all sizes. GalaxyVisions supplies the servers, software, bandwidth and management tools needed to run almost any web-based application. From small projects to enterprise server solutions, GalaxyVisions will meet or beat the price of any competitor. GalaxyVisions is committed to excellent quality service

GalaxyVisions, ColoGuard to Launch ‘How-To’ Pages

 

(The Hosting News) – GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard, the New York metropolitan area’s leading providers of Internet hosting and colocation solutions, today announced that they will launch helpful “how-to” pages on their websites to help customers.

The pages, which will go online in August, are designed to provide useful information ranging from how to find the best data center to tips on managing PCs and commonly used software. The pages will be available at both ColoGuard.com and GalaxyVisions.com.

“The GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard ‘How-To’ pages are yet another expansion of commitment to communicate with customers and other visitors to our sites,” said Ruben Magurdumov, vice president and co-founder of GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard. “Our staff sees a lot of people struggling with technology each day, and these pages will help provide reliable and informative advice.”

The pages will focus on a variety of topics, including:

  • Data center logistics: Questions to ask when selecting a data center provider, what to look for and more.
  • Hosting solutions: How to take advantage of everything your Internet host has to offer, from remoting into a server and configuring security updates to setting up and maintaining a WordPress blog.
  • PC basics: Answering questions you may have been too afraid to ask about common desktop or laptop issues. For example: How to replace a network interface card or upgrade chipset drivers, among other topics.
  • Software 101: Tips and advice on using the most popular software applications, including Windows, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office and others.

Items will posted on a regular schedule, with each categorized for easy access. In addition, users are invited to submit feedback as well as post questions about each topic.

“We are looking forward to launching this project in August and extending our interaction with customers and visitors,” Magurdumov said. “This is going to be educational and fun – both for us and for those visit our sites regularly.”

Both GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard also offer a regularly updated and critically acclaimed blogs that feature industry news, best practices and other information relevant to the Internet hosting and colocation services communities. Those blogs, which have received accolades from users around the world, will continue to be updated regularly.

Information for the pages will be pulled from the decade of experience GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard have in supporting customers from around the world. In addition, the best advice that’s found around the Web will be incorporated into the sites. Finally, both GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard are inviting their customers and visitors to propose new topics for the “how-to” pages.

About ColoGuard
ColoGuard Inc. is a subsidiary of GalaxyVisions and was born out of the increasing need for affordable enterprise colocation solutions. ColoGuard is a privately held managed colocation facility based in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, just minutes from New York City. With a state-of-the-art in-house datacenter, ColoGuard’s goal is to provide affordable enterprise colocation solutions for companies of all sizes. ColoGuard’s facility offers diverse network routes via dark fiber, 24/7/365 live technical support and prices and services that are unmatched by competitors.

ColoGuard’s Brooklyn datacenter features more than 8Gbps of bandwidth connectivity from a variety of hand-picked providers and peering arrangements. The facility has dedicated power from multiple providers as well as high-capacity generators, each with a 72-hour fuel supply. Security features include biometric scanners with pass-card access, mantraps at the main entry, fully archived video surveillance and 24/7/365 onsite monitoring and support.

About GalaxyVisions
GalaxyVisions was founded in 2004 and is a privately held managed services provider located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. It provides affordable hosting solutions for companies of all sizes. GalaxyVisions supplies the servers, software, bandwidth and management tools needed to run almost any web-based application. From small projects to enterprise server solutions, GalaxyVisions will meet or beat the price of any competitor. GalaxyVisions is committed to excellent quality service

Source: GalaxyVisions, ColoGuard to Launch ‘How-To’ Pages

 

(The Hosting News) – Tech and data center solution provider Extreme Networks on Wednesday announced a global reseller partnership with top computer maker Lenovo.

In the agreement, Lenovo will resell a converged infrastructure solution that features Open Fabric Ethernet switches from Extreme Networks. The solution pertains to things like compute, storage and networking.

The move will cover over 60 countries and Lenovo’s channel partners will also offer the converged infrastructure solution.

“Addressing customer needs for cloud and data center today hinges on integrating the network stack with proven solutions for computing, storage and networking,” commented Darren Ward, a VP of Marketing at Lenovo via a press release from PRNewswire.

Ward continued, “With Extreme Networks, we have found an excellent partner that will enable Lenovo to deliver a complete, open standards-based solution that will play a central role in allowing our customers to meet their goal of establishing cost-effective and scalable architectures.”

Recent analysis from research firm Gartner showed that Lenovo shipped the most PC computers during 2013’s 2nd quarter, currently making the company the world’s top PC manufacturer.

Source: Extreme Networks Partners with Lenovo on Infrastructure

 

(The Hosting News) – The PC market is still struggling, new statistics unveiled by research firm Gartner indicated on Wednesday.

During the second quarter of 2013, PC shipments on a global scale dropped by a staggering 76 million units – representing a 10.9% decrease compared to the same time last year.

Gartner principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa noted the role “inexpensive tablets” were playing in the shift. ““In emerging markets, inexpensive tablets have become the first computing device for many people, who at best are deferring the purchase of a PC. This is also accounting for the collapse of the mini notebook market,” Kitagawa commented.

Leading the market was PC-maker Lenovo, hauling in 16.7% of the shipments for 2013’s 2nd quarter. Not far behind it, however, was Lenovo (16.3%).

Other companies behind the frontrunners included Dell (11.8%), Acer (8.3%) ASUS (6.0%) and others not listed (40.8%).

Tech giant Apple, meanwhile, notably shipped 1,740,500 units in the U.S. market alone.

Gartner analyst Isabelle Durand pointed out that a certain computing component was also having an affect on Q2’s gloomy outlook. “The sharp decline in the second quarter of 2013 was partly due to the shift in usage patterns away from notebooks to tablets, and partly because the PC market was exposed to inventory reductions in the channel due to the start of the transition to new Haswell-based products,” Durand stated.

For more information, view a press release from Gartner here (Garnter.com).

Source: Gartner: PC Shipments Fell by 10.9% in 2013 Q2

 

(The Hosting News) – The PC market is still struggling, new statistics unveiled by research firm Gartner indicated on Wednesday.

During the second quarter of 2013, PC shipments on a global scale dropped by a staggering 76 million units – representing a 10.9% decrease compared to the same time last year.

Gartner principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa noted the role “inexpensive tablets” were playing in the shift. ““In emerging markets, inexpensive tablets have become the first computing device for many people, who at best are deferring the purchase of a PC. This is also accounting for the collapse of the mini notebook market,” Kitagawa commented.

Leading the market was PC-maker Lenovo, hauling in 16.7% of the shipments for 2013’s 2nd quarter. Not far behind it, however, was Lenovo (16.3%).

Other companies behind the frontrunners included Dell (11.8%), Acer (8.3%) ASUS (6.0%) and others not listed (40.8%).

Tech giant Apple, meanwhile, notably shipped 1,740,500 units in the U.S. market alone.

Gartner analyst Isabelle Durand pointed out that a certain computing component was also having an affect on Q2’s gloomy outlook. “The sharp decline in the second quarter of 2013 was partly due to the shift in usage patterns away from notebooks to tablets, and partly because the PC market was exposed to inventory reductions in the channel due to the start of the transition to new Haswell-based products,” Durand stated.

For more information, view a press release from Gartner here (Garnter.com).

Gartner: PC Shipments Fell by 10.9% in 2013 Q2

 

Citrix today announced it is offering its market-leading, cloud-based remote access product, Citrix GoToMyPCamp;reg;, to customers in Japan through partnerships with KDDI Corporation and Ascentech K.K. These partners will deliver GoToMyPC both as a standalone solution and as an integrated service offering, giving their customers a simple, reliable and secure solution to access files, programs, email and networks on their Mac or PC from any web browser, iOS or Android tablet or smartphone. Each partner will also provide customer support in Japanese.

Source: Citrix Offers GoToMyPC In Japan Through Partners KDDI Corporation And Ascentech K.K.

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