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  • Finally Solving Network and Storage Capacity Planning?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 May 2014
  • Interesting how some elements of IT seem to be around forever without being cracked. I remember working with a couple of UK start-ups in the 90s on network, server and application capacity planning ...

  • Benchmarking Integration...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 11 Apr 2014
  • Just finished some testing at test equipment partner Spirent's offices in glamorous Crawley with client Voipex - some fab results on VoIP optimization so watch this space for the forthcoming report ...

  • Reinventing Network Management

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 05 Nov 2013
  • Network management is the proverbial bus syndrome - nothing shows up forever and then there's a whole queue of them - in this case interesting technologies, but here's the really interesting one ...

  • Trouble-Ticketing - The Future Is Here!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 22 Oct 2013
  • IT doesn't so much go round in circles as overlapping rings - think the Olympic sign. That's to say, it does repeat itself but with additions and a slightly changed working environment each ...

  • Big Data = Big Transfer Speeds?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 09 Sep 2013
  • So - there's been all this talk about Big Data and how it's replaced classic transactional processing in many application instances.This much is true - what hasn't been discussed much, however, is ...

  • Anything New For 2013?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 19 Feb 2013
  • So here we are, already several weeks into 2013 and is there anything new to report on the networking front?Not really - currently the same stories as we've been hearing for the past year or two - ...

  • Did You Know That HP Is A Networking Company?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 22 Nov 2012
  • Thus it has always been so - HP networking, AKA ProCurve in the "old days", has been a success in spite of its "parent" company and, today, amidst the doom and gloom financial results the company ...

  • Talari - It's Not Channel Bonding!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 13 Nov 2012
  • Some of you may have seen earlier blogs, and even the Broadband-Testing report, on our recently acquired US client Talari Networks, whose technology basically lets you combine multiple broadband ...

  • Physical Software Defined Networking...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 04 Oct 2012
  • Following on from last week's OD of SDN at Netevents, we have some proper, physical (ironically) SDN presence in the launch of an SDN controller from HP. This complete the story I covered this ...

  • Paradigm 13 Shift 2 SDN (lost count)

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 Sep 2012
  • Such was the count at the end of Day 1 of Netevents Portugal. Thirteen "paradigm's" and two "paradigm shifts". Surprisingly there were no "out of the boxes" and only one "granularity" reference. It ...

  • IT Is Prawn Cocktail ?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 27 Sep 2012
  • Bem Vindo from the Algarve, at the latest Netevents symposium.One of my favourite topics in networking (and IT in general) is how often we revisit old "recipes". In the same way that prawn cocktail ...

  • Tech Trailblazers Update

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 04 Sep 2012
  • Just a quickie update to all you vendors with mega technology out there re: the Tech Trailblazer awards wot I blogged about earlier this summer.Entry levels have proved (as did Top Gear) that you ...

  • At The End Of The Network

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 04 Sep 2012
  • One of the problems we've faced in trying to maximise throughput in the past has not been at the network - say WAN - level, but what happens once you get that (big) data off the network and try to ...

  • Technology At What Prize?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Jul 2012
  • Just wanted to give everyone with a good tech idea up their bit of T-shirt that covers the upper arm - given that it is summer -) a heads up about a new IT ideas competition called Tech ...

  • Hyperoptic 1 gigabit broadband, a user perspective

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Jun 2012
  • In this guest blog post Computer Weekly blogger Adrian Bridgwater tries out a new 1 Gbps broadband service.In light of the government's push to extend "superfast" broadband to every part of the UK ...

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