Line-of-Sight Antenna Paves New Data Routes for NYC

Antenna locations staked out atop 375 Pearl Street, New York City.

Almost a century ago, it was the very symbol of technology and ingenuity: the giant transmitter tower beaming signals into the heavens.  The crown jewel of the Empire State Building has always been an antenna. Today, we’ve renewed the word “wireless” into the common vernacular; no longer does it sound… Read More

Clinton Campaign Says Hackers Accessed Data Program It Used


by Chris Strohm and Margaret Talev (Bloomberg) – Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign confirmed that one of its data programs was accessed by hackers, the latest development in what cybersecurity experts call a broad operation by Russian operatives to infiltrate U.S. political organizations. “An analytics data program maintained by the DNC,… Read More

Verizon Still Weighs Terremark Plans After Yahoo Deal

Verizon's NAP of the Americas in downtown Miami (Photo: Verizon)

The fact that Verizon has the cash on-hand to make a $2.4 billion deal for its Verizon Telematics division to acquire transport management services provider Fleetmatics — as the corporation announced Monday morning — just one week after staking a $4.8 billion claim to the core services of Yahoo, suggests… Read More

Intel Finally Releases Its Rack Scale Design to Open Source

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Just a few weeks ahead of its upcoming IDF conference in San Francisco, Intel announced Thursday that the data center asset utilization platform it has been assembling since 2013 is now ready to be shared with the open source community. Rack Scale Design (RSD, no longer called “Rack Scale Architecture”… Read More

CORD for Telcos Now a Linux Project with Google’s Backing

Open Networking Lab chief Guru Parulkar at Open Networking Summit 2016.

The biggest consumer of computing power by volume may very well be the telecommunications industry. In recent years, the world’s major telcos have been desperately urging engineers and developers to build a real cloud that works for them — one that can be staged, provisioned, and orchestrated like a common… Read More