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 @ 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!

ARRIS SPEAKS @ ANGA COM 2017

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The conference at this year’s ANGA COM will feature an impressive selection of ARRIS executives and experts, providing insights into some of our industry’s hottest topics: such as deploying DOCSIS® 3.1 for gigabit services; optimizing Wi-Fi; personalizing and monetizing TV; and what’s next for HFC (including Distributed Access Architectures such as Remote PHY and Full Duplex DOCSIS).

Below is a full schedule of ARRIS speakers and presentations. Visit us in Hall 7 at booth #G10 to see demos of our latest solutions that power the digital world.

Keep an eye here to find the latest updates on the show or follow us on Twitter @ARRIS for real-time updates and news.

Wednesday, May 31st

  • 10.00 -11.15: Wireless Convergence and Optimizing Wi-Fi Coverage (Charles Cheevers, CTO, Customer Premises Equipment)
  • 11.45-13.00: Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 – Challenge for Today’s HFC Networks? (Ayham Al-Banna, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, Network Solutions)
  • 13.30-14.30: Gigabit Networks and New TV (Steve McCaffery, President, International Sales and Managing Director International Business Operations Group)
  • 15.00-16.15: Personalized TV: Product trends and monetization (Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO, EMEA)
  • 15.00-16.15: Realities of Deploying in Distributed Access Architectures (John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, Network Solutions)
  • 16.30-17.45: The Complete Story on Full Duplex DOCSIS (Tom Cloonan, CTO, Network Solutions)

*all times local Central European Time (CET)

MultiChoice wins big with Stuff Gadget of the Year Award

Picture4Congratulations go out this week to our long-term partner, MultiChoice, after its DStv Explora decoder was named TV Gadget of the Year 2016 by Stuff South Africa.

Leading consumer technology publication Stuff called the DStv Explora ‘hard to beat’. It trumped its competition including Google Chromecast and Xbox One S to take the top spot.

ARRIS worked with MultiChoice to develop and manufacture the DStv Explora in South Africa, which launched last year and Stuff described as ‘iconic’- a culmination of a near decade-long relationship between our two teams. It allows subscribers to enjoy a wide range of content in HD, including on-demand shows to stream or download. 

Together we have introduced subscribers all over South Africa to their new favorite shows. And we’ve given them the ability to watch them when they want. We’ll continue to provide great entertainment experiences to them in the future.  

ARRIS to Discuss Data Mining for Actionable Decisions @ Cable Congress 2017

We have access to the biggest trove of data ever produced, but how well-positioned are we to use it? And what are the areas in which consumers can derive benefits? ARRIS will be among the industry leaders discussing these themes at this year’s Cable Congress in Brussels this week.

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Charles Cheevers, CTO, CPE, ARRIS

Charles Cheevers, CTO for our CPE business, will be taking part in a panel discussion called Mining Network Data to Fuel Actionable Decisions. With the amount of information available from connected devices in the home, providers have a growing number of opportunities to improve services. New additions coming into the home, such as voice assistants and other IoT devices, will further broaden the possibilities. We can now better understand consumer behavior, improve service quality, and reduce churn. The panel debate will explore the ways in which we are currently prepared to do this.

But if customers are central to key service decisions, how do providers justify improved data mining to end users? Big data from a consumer perspective will also be part of the discussion. The panel debate will take place on Thursday 9th March in the Gold Hall at 11.50 am.

Cable Congress is a two-day event aimed at identifying and understanding the cable broadband market. This year, the event will cover commercial strategies, innovation, customer experience, marketing strategy and content as well as big data.

For more information about Cable Congress, click here.

Inspired Engineering

ARRIS is a company of engineers. Engineers fuel our big ideas and help us power the digital world for Picture1millions of people… every single day.

So, this week—which is Engineering Week—is basically business as usual at ARRIS: just some of the industry’s greatest minds doing some of its greatest work to bring the future of entertainment and communications to everyone on earth. But it’s also an opportunity for us to take a moment, or a blog, to celebrate some of their more specific contributions.

While we can’t possibly do justice to all of the behind-the-scenes work that our talented team of engineers do to improve the way we watch TV and use the Internet, here are a few announcements from the past year, based on the achievements of our engineers (and other people at ARRIS):

Thank you to our amazing engineers for inspiring all of us at ARRIS as well as the next generation of talent (if that sounds like you, check out our internships and careers)!

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