Packets Down Range #11:Retro NSA, Colorado, Nvidia

2022 has come and gone. Welcome, 2023! As, with any other year, not much news this time of year from the connectivity world. Submit any news here.

Data Center & Cloud News

•Some retro news on the country’s largest “spy center“. This article has some interesting tidbits on a data center the NSA constructed in 2013.

•Iron Mountain gives us a 360 video tour of their AZP-1 facility outside of Phoenix, Arizona.

•Google puts the pause button on their Becker, Minnesota Data Center along with other Data Center expansions.

•Looking for your fix of Data Center photos? Data Center Frontier is on Instagram. You can also check out my own Instagram feed, which often has networking-related photos.

Nvidia is doing great in the Data Center Space. Intel Makes their own moves.


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ISP News
Sonar has a post on using their Billing software to fight inflation”. While this is skewed toward their software, it has some good points for ISPs.

AltaFiber coming to Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Colorado passes a law that excludes local governments from entering the broadband market.
Artticle #2: The municipal broadband movement got a boost in Colorado as residents in 26 cities and towns and 17 counties voted to overturn a law that limited local communities from building a broadband business even in areas where incumbent telcos and cable operators have refused to upgrade facilities.

KWIKOM expands Kansas footprint.


Podcasts & Blogs

•Tony Mattke over at RouterJockey has an article on AI and Machine learning in InfoSec.

TheNetworkBerg has a video on ZeroTier

•Could AAPanel be an alternative to Virtualmin? Willie Howe has a video on aaPanel.


Other Industry News

•The workforce attitude toward working from anywhere is changing.

HTTP thirty years later. At over thirty years old, HTTP is still the foundation of the web and one of the Internet’s most popular protocols—not just for browsing, watching videos and listening to music, but also for apps, machine-to-machine communication, and even as a basis for building other protocols, forming what some refer to as a “second waist” in the classic Internet hourglass diagram.

Netflix’s new studio is a 300-acre previous Army Base in New Jersey.

•The FBI’s Infragard network has been hacked.


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