What Are the Primary Benefits of Industrial IoT (IIoT)

Primary Benefits of Industrial IoT (IIoT)

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is the collection of computers, devices, and vehicles that are embedded with software, sensors, and other means to transmit and exchange data through the Internet. It allows many objects to be accessed and controlled remotely by storing information […]

What Businesses Should Know About Cognitive Computing

Both cognitive computing and artificial intelligence are part of the next big supercomputing developments. The two terms are different. Artificial intelligence (AI) is concerned with results – simulating how humans would make a decision. Cognitive computing is concerned with the process – how humans think and reason. Cognitive computing doesn’t make the final decision, the […]

The Rapid Global Growth Interconnect Bandwidth

The interconnect bandwidth boom

As cloud services and distributed networks grow, and the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, the need to be connected across multiple platforms in multiple locations is constantly growing. Standard bandwidth is a metric that measures how much data can be sent over a network. Interconnection bandwidth is a metric that measures how ready a location […]

Instructive Lesson From The Amazon S3 Outage

Amazon cloud computing S3 Outage

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, an Amazon employee made a typo during a routine billing system repair and, rather than taking only a few servers offline, instead took down a significant (but still unspecified) number of the nearly 150,000 unique websites and apps hosted or supported by the Amazon cloud computing S3 service. Affected sites […]

Edge Computing – The Next Multi-Billion Tech Market

fog computing, mesh computing, peer-to-peer computing, and grid computing

Edge computing is a new form of computing technology boasting wonderful advantages, which are enticing new companies and new capital. Edge computing is a contrast to centralized networks where data is less secure and value is decreased. With edge computing applications, data and services are pushed to the outer boundaries of a network—the edges. Edge […]

2017 DDoS Attack Trends

Volico DDoS Mitigation Services

As trends go, 2016 had quite a few positive and negative ones in IT. One of the most prevalent was distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and that progression is expected to continue through the New Year. Some of the specifics will change as prevention strategies improve in efficacy, but that simply means the DDoS […]

Volico Data Center IT Predictions: 2017

Predictions can be a tricky business, particularly in the IT field. We’ve gathered the ones we are most confident in, that we think will not only benefit the IT field, but eventually become well-known outside specialized circles. The trickle down movement of new tech and practices from the industry to the general public has always […]

A Review of IoT Trends and What they Mean for Your Business

IoT Trends and What they Mean for Your Business

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of all devices (smartphones, computers, buildings, vehicles, etc.) that connect to the Internet in some way. Connections can include software, network connections, modems, sensors, or anything that lets a user connect to the Internet. Currently, the IoT consists of billions of devices, and the number of devices […]

IoT Devices’ Vulnerability to Malware and Viruses

IoT Devices’ Security

What was once an innovative idea has become the norm for today’s modern family. Today we live in a world where just about anything can be connected to the Internet. The result of this ease of connectivity is a host of “smart” technologies and appliances. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of […]