About Arthur Cole

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Arthur Cole is a freelance journalist specializing in the hi-tech communications and information field. Prior to striking out on his own, Arthur held editorial positions for a wide range of technology publications, covering such industries as audio/video production and distribution, multimedia, computer gaming, and IP communications. He holds a B.A. in journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

The network operating system (NOS) is taking on greater significance both in the data center and on carrier-level networks as proprietary platforms are replaced with white box infrastructure. The need for increased flexibility and fully virtualized network stacks all but mandates a clean break between hardware and software as data users become less tolerant of downtime, crimped performance and anything else that interferes with their access to data and services ...

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The Covid-19 pandemic has put the need for network flexibility and scalability into stark relief. Around the world, top communication service providers (CSPs) and their enterprise customers have had to ramp up connectivity across the board to accommodate the legions of teleworkers and other forms of online business activity flooding wide area networks ...

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Network providers are eager to push new services out to their clients, and the clients are eager to consume them. The major problem, however, is that while most access networks have been upgraded to fiber over the past two decades or so, the new surge in service-related data is likely to overwhelm legacy end points and transceivers, rendering all that fiber moot ...

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