Pit Stop with Daniel Suárez

We recently caught up with ARRIS Racing driver Daniel Suárez for a rapid fire interview. If you’re a NA_COMM_020317_Social Media DSuarez_web_v1 (1)NASCAR fan, you probably know that Daniel’s the first Latin American driver to race full-time in the XFINITY Series—and also the first to win it! But did you know that he speaks Portuguese and can’t live without sushi?

Here are our 19 questions with Daniel Suarez in 3, 2, 1…

  • What are you most excited this season? Competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The competition is tough, but I think I’m doing pretty well this so far!
  • Who has mentored you through your racing journey? My dad and Jimmy Morales (Director of NASCAR México).
  • What do you like to do in your spare time? I own VW Beetles and enjoy working on them every chance I get.
  • What’s the best advice you have ever received? Always give your best, because there is someone who is always working harder than you.
  • What do you do to prep for a race? I watch a lot of movies of past races and talk to my crew chief and teammates.
  • What is your favorite movie? The movie “Driven.” I can watch it over and over again especially when I travel.
  • Name your three favorite foods? Sushi. Sushi. Sushi. :P
  • What’s your biggest pet peeve? People driving slow in the left lane.
  • What other languages do you speak? English, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Are you used to being a celebrity yet? No. I don’t think I will ever get use to it. :P
  • What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas. It’s a chance to spend time with my family in Monterrey, Mexico who I don’t see often because of my busy career.
  • What’s the last picture that you took on your phone? A pic of myself working out at the gym.
  • Who is your favorite sponsor? :P
  • What’s your favorite tech gadget that you absolutely cannot live without and why? My cell phone. It keeps me connected to the people and things that matter most.
  • Do you like to surf the internet? If so, what do you most commonly search for? Yes, with a great connection, I can spend all day looking a vintage cars.
  • What’s your favorite online video game? NASCAR 2017. If you haven’t played yet, definitely, check it out!
  • Are you a night owl or morning person? Night owl.
  • Are you messy or a neat freak? Neat freak for sure!
  • Who is your celebrity crush? I have a few. :P

ARRIS SURFboard® Racecar with McAfee® and Best Buy Unveil

What combines top speeds, cybersecurity protection and a top destination for deals? That would be the ARRIS SURFboard race car with our new McAfee and Best Buy paint scheme.

This weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Daniel Suárez will be racing the #19 ARRIS Toyota with a new car wrap to celebrate the launch of our first gateway with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee, available exclusively* at Best Buy.

The ARRIS SURFboard SBG7580-AC with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee delivers wired and wireless gigabit broadband speeds and cybersecurity protection to devices in your home— including IoT devices – all in one device. Its available now at BestBuy.com for $199.99, which includes three years of McAfee protection (approximately $240** savings) and three months of McAfee Live Safe. So it basically pays for itself in… record time.

Watch our video to find out how it works. Catch Daniel in Michigan on August 13th at 3pm ET on NBCSN.  And check out our Twitter @ARRIS for live updates from the race.

 
* Exclusively at Best Buy until Sept 30, 2017.

**An approximate value of $240 when compared to comparable offerings.

DATA CENTER OPTIONS: MOVING THE CLOUD TO THE EDGE

By Rich Soucie Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise Global Managed Services at ARRIS

By Rich Soucie Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise Global Managed Services at ARRIS

Hyperscalers and other cloud service providers, like Amazon, Facebook and Uber, with their millions of servers apiece, are constantly in search of new ways to grow and scale.  Over the past five years the number of internet users has grown at a rate of more than ten new user per second! And today’s internet currently transmits over 47,000 Gigabytes of traffic every second! In order to meet mounting network demand from internet and social economies, and deliver fast, reliable service, these global network operators are increasingly shifting computing, application, and content resources closer to local markets.

This shift opens up two major opportunity areas: adaptation of existing telco central office infrastructure and the rapid integration of co-location or interconnect facilities into cloud-based networks. Both have the net effect of making application and platform service delivery easier to activate for customers.

The central office’s classic architecture is ideal for minimizing CAPEX and maximizing real estate usage and through its redundant HVAC, NEBS compliance and substantial peering to larger carriers and routes. And with close to 20,000 central offices in the U.S. alone, this option offers many pathways for shifting infrastructure closer to the edge.

Additionally, today’s software defined networks and distributed computing architectures are simpler to implement—making it easier to turn up capacity and application services.   If providers leverage existing interconnection facilities with the right power utilization effectiveness mix, they can accelerate applications and aggregate traffic, funneling data efficiently into collection and analytics systems.

ARRIS’s broad portfolio of cloud, data center, and fiber-centric solutions is uniquely positioned to help providers re-architect smaller central offices and interconnect facilities into highly-effective data centers at scale and at the right cost. We’ve helped bring over 400 data centers and over 100,000 km of fiber online.  For more information, reach out to us here.

ARRIS Receives Gold EcoVadis Rating

GOLD STATUS BADGEIn line with our guiding values to put our customers first, for two years in a row, ARRIS has achieved a Gold status rating from sustainability firm EcoVadis for our efforts in corporate responsibility. Seventeen of our major customers use the EcoVadis assessment to score their suppliers.

This year’s rating places us within the top 3 percent of communications equipment manufacturers and within 1 percent of all businesses assessed by EcoVadis.

We are proud of our progress to date and will continue to build upon our efforts.  For more information regarding our ARRIS Corporate Responsibility initiatives, please check out our Corporate Responsibility Report.

ARRIS @ The Independent Show 2017

Picture1This week, ARRIS will be in Indianapolis to showcase our vision for the next era of cable video experiences and gigabit services at NCTC’s Independent Show.  We’ll highlight our latest portfolio solutions for delivering experiences like Gigabit speeds, UltraHD, and the Wi-Fi™ Connected Home.

We also have three announcements related to the technology we’re demonstrating at the show: 1.) Our Carrier-Class Wi-Fi solution for Mediacom to deliver advanced wireless services beyond the home. 2.) Our advanced set-top portfolio providing TiVo experience; supports the NCTC VU-IT! program 3.) Espial Introduces Elevate IPTV.

Be sure to visit us at Booth #301 in the Indiana Convention Center and follow us on Twitter @ARRIS for more from NCTC’s Independent Show!

The Best Place to Put Your Router… Is Not Inside of a Book Binder

Your router is like a fine wine. You get much more out of it when you let it breathe.NA_COMM_060517_SocialMedia_BadWifi_web_v1

At ARRIS, we like design; we like our pendant lamps and our “open concept” living spaces. We also like it when our Wi-Fi® works. And just like you, we expect it to work all the time. One way to ensure the fast and flawless performance of your wireless router or gateway is to put it out in the open, as our engineers intended.

If you cover up your router, you risk compromising your Wi-Fi performance, create a lack of ventilation and reduce your product’s lifespan. Just don’t do it.

And remember: placement is actually one of the most important factors when it comes to Wi-Fi performance. Check out the reasons and our recommendations, here.

So while covering up your router may seem like a good idea at the time, you’ll likely look back on the decision as people did with their water beds in the 70s: totally unnecessary, barely functional, and potentially damaging.

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