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Edge Computing Experiments at Carnegie Mellon Get Lift from Azure

Microsoft is the latest company to join a program at Carnegie Mellon University to experiment with "edge" computing, the idea of bringing computing and storage resources closer to the user to reduce latency and data traffic. The university's Open Edge Computing Initiative is running a set of projects to help researchers and industry understand the benefits and limitations of this technological approach.

Liberty U Upgrades Network, Stadium in Move to NCAA Division I

Virginia's Liberty University has updated its stadium network infrastructure as part of an overall remodel undertaken as part of its decision to move its football team into a new NCAA division for the start of the 2019 season.

Talari Launches SD-WAN Solution for Connecting Multiple Cloud Services

Talari Networks announced a new offering targeting the growing software-defined wide-area-network space, highlighting connectivity to multiple cloud services.

OpenDaylight Releases Updates to SDN Controller, Network Functions Virtualization Platform

The ninth release of the OpenDaylight software-defined networking and network functions virtualization platform is out, adding new functionality and marking adoption gains.

Organizations Struggling to Keep Pace with SDN, Networking Trends

A new study found that organizations across sectors, including education, are hard put to keep pace with new developments in the networking industry.

Valdosta State U Increases Bandwidth by 150 Percent

In response to greater faculty and student demand for faster internet speeds, Valdosta State University has expanded its bandwidth capacity from 2 gigabits per second to 5.



ResNet Costs Growing, Yet Fewer Institutions Have a Strategic Plan

A recent survey among IT, housing and business people at colleges and universities found that the number of schools with a strategic plan incorporating the ResNet has fallen from 62 percent in 2017 to 52 percent this year.

Smartphones, NetFlix Having Biggest Impact on ResNet

For the first time, smartphones top the list for having the greatest potential impact on bandwidth consumption on campus, surpassing desktop computers and laptops. In a survey on residential networks ("ResNets"), respondents consisting of IT, housing and business people at colleges and universities were asked to rate a list of devices based on the impact each could have on bandwidth consumption for the ResNet in coming years. iPhones and Androids were rated as having the most severe impact among 73 percent of survey participants, an 11 percentage point jump over 2017.

Grappling with IoT Growth on Campus

Universities share how the expanding Internet of Things is impacting their institutions, from the sheer volume of data to staffing issues and the overall potential for students.

New U Minnesota Network Expands IoT Capacity

A network revamp at the University of Minnesota is providing wireless connectivity for 48,000 students, 18,000 faculty and staff and 116,000 unique devices daily. It has also boosted the institution's capacity for secure authentication of Internet of Things devices such as game consoles, Amazon Echos, Google Homes and others.

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