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  • There's AI and, er, AI....

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 25 Jun 2019
  • It's hard to recall a recent presentation from a vendor that didn't include the AI or Machine-Learning buzz-phrases. I'm not just talking IT here - coffee vending machines probably also incorporate ...

  • What's In A Number? Er, Lots Of Packets Per Second...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 29 May 2019
  • I remember when first testing Gigabit Ethernet (Packet Engines and Foundry Networks for the record) and thinking: "how do we harness this much bandwidth - maybe take a TDM approach and slice it? ...

  • Socks And IoT – What Do They Have In Common?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 17 May 2019
  • So – another year and another Netevents; lots of old faces (not least mine!) and a few new ones. And it’s kind of the same with topics – understandably – as there’s only so much you can talk about ...

  • Scoop! Symantec Acquisition Makes Sense Of Software Defined Perimeter Security...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 12 Feb 2019
  • OK - so that's probably not the perfect headline to be announced by anyone who whistles through their teeth... Been having some interesting conversations recently around the idea of zero trust ...

  • How To Save IT From Drowning In Its Own Self-Containerised World (and other stories)

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 29 Jan 2019
  • Anyone out there right now could be more than excused for thinking we're drowning in security start-ups; too many "me too" vendors trying to resolve the same perceived problems - niche or broad. ...

  • Are You Fully Automated?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 10 Jan 2019
  • One common theme with recent product tests and vendor briefings and that is - automation. Not that there's anything new here per se; back in the mid-90s I remember working on an extensive project ...

  • Shock Headline: IT Saves $$$$ (again)!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 13 Dec 2018
  • Two and a bit years ago – I should remember, it was on my birthday! – I was presenting a panel debate on the latest Cybersecurity deterrents. With four vendors and two consultants on the panel, it ...

  • Black Friday On My Mind

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 22 Nov 2018
  • Ah – tomorrow – the dreaded Black Friday, yet another unwanted import from Trumpland. But, JASK – already previously subjected here to the blogging treatment – has some security advice to offer as ...

  • Global, Load-Balanced Redundant Weather

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 09 Nov 2018
  • I remember long ago, in an unlikely setting for a bleeding-edge test-labs – an old winery surrounded by vines where the only “blood” came from crushed grapes – yes, my old French test labs, where ...

  • All Things Migration

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 22 Oct 2018
  • So, in recent blogs I've talked about all things migration-wise; Windows migration issues and the testing thereof, migrating to the cloud, even migrating the cloud back to OnPrem, from OnPrem to ...

  • No Cloud Over VDI!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 12 Oct 2018
  • Unsurprisingly, whatever the IT genre and whatever the weather, cloud is always on the horizon right now. One of several top meetings I had last week within IP Expo's confines was with Morteza ...

  • A Cure For IT Paranoia And A Dig In The US Ribs

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 11 Oct 2018
  • Last week's IP Expo at EXCEL wasn't all bad news; we escaped the first night into proper London, to a brewery disguised as a pig restaurant and then, naturally, to a (posh) curry house. Well, it is ...

  • AVIn A Well Balanced Time...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 11 Oct 2018
  • Me and Load-Balancers (the artist wot became known as the Application Delivery Controller at some point in its life, even though it always did this anyway) go back a long way; 20 years basically, ...

  • Parallel Universe Windows Migration as a Service

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 02 Oct 2018
  • Rewind a few years and I was carrying out a series of test projects for a UK-based ISV client, AppDNA, whose focus was the analysis of application compatibility when migrating between different ...

  • What - no grilled sardines?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 02 Oct 2018
  • Recently returned from the sunny climes of the Algarve at this year’s round up of IT reprobates at Netevents (congrats, as ever, to the Netevents team for a) organising the event and b) surviving ...

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