Passive fiber mux from fs.con
American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) and CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) yesterday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement through which American Tower will acquire CoreSite for $170 per share in cash.
As Internet Service has evolved so have the service offerings of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Not too long ago the majority of ISPs were providing USENET feeds. If you remember those you have been at this for a long time.
For those of you just getting started or wanting to do an evaluation on your network here are some thoughts on services you should or should not be providing.
Let’s dive into the short list
DNS – Must Have
You should be running your own Doman Name Service (DNS) resolvers. There are many benefits to you and your customers.
e-mail – Don’t worry about offering
The advent of free or low-cost e-mail services has seen a rapid decline in the need for ISPs to their customers. For ISPs who offer e-mail, it is a service that generates many trouble tickets. From SPAM complaints all the way down to them not receiving emails. Leave offering email to customers to the GMAIL folks of the world.
Web-Site Hosting – Optional
If you are a Managed Service provider (MSP) then web-hosting can be a lucrative business. With web-site hosting also comes e-mail hosting.
Voice Over IP (VOIP) is a hot topic these days. Many grants mention the ability to provide voice services as a requirement. Outsource this to providers such as Atheral.
Thats it! There are many other services you could extend to customers. There are also services which are not public facing you might want to run. Radius is on example of services you would run internally. As a service provider you should be spending as much effort on delivering solid access to your customers. Other services can be found by the end users themselves from dedicated services.
Quick chart showing the differences between different raid levels in servers and storage.
So recently I have been posting about the Cambium Networks QOE box I have been testing. After having this run for about a week I figured I would share this tidbit about usage.
55.39% of my traffic is IPV6 traffic. Most of this would be streaming traffic to various folks like NetFlix and Amazon and gaming traffic. My household consists of three people. No kids.
Implement IPV6 now if you are a service provider and thank me later. https://blog.j2sw.com/networking/wisps-ipv6-is-the-answer-to-some-of-your-issues/
Catalyst 9000 series of switches, Cisco’s flagship enterprise switching portfolio delivering Intent Based Networking (IBN) runs a modern, modular and model-driven operating system stack, Cisco IOS® XE. Powered by Intel x86 CPU, Catalyst 9000 series now supports secure Docker™ container based application hosting environment, starting with the Catalyst 9300 switches. Users now have the option to either build their own apps or host any off-the-shelf apps to enable network monitoring/troubleshooting, security or IoT related outcomes.
While testing a new QoE platform from Cambium Networks the test device they sent had this hidden little Gem of a feature. The Power brick actually is housed in some unused space. More routers should follow this. if you notice there are even vent holes to bring in cool air from the cold aisle. #greatidea #packetsdownrange
Just a hint of some new topics for the blog coming soon. Can you say #QOE? Those of you who attended the Cambium presentations at #WISPAPALOOZA2021 probably know what this is. More details are on the way.
John from Subcarrier does an interview at a tradeshow a few years ago.