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The Demarc Extension and Its Role in the Enterprise Network Telecommunications Infrastructure
Demarc extensions have been a recurring gray area in the telecommunications industry for years. There is often misconception when it comes to who actually

cloud infrastructure diagram  Conferencing VOIP Energy Controls Cloud Computing Federal law requires that every telecom circuit entering a premise must have a point of separation (demarcation point) between the local access provider's network and that of the customer (end user). This requires that every telecom circuit to have a demarc extension. What the Customer Wants   More circuits and higher bandwidth to accommodate the customer's need to access the internet Departmental Control in enterprise networks are forcing end users to

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Cloud Computing Forecast—50% Chance of 483s! 3 Things You Should Do To Weather the Storm


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cloud infrastructure diagram  or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings. Platform as a Service (PaaS) . The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages, libraries, services, and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not Read More

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Get a Grip: 5 Ways to Better Manage the Cloud


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