Cable Access’s Virtualized Future Has Arrived

Multi Channel | February 10, 2020

Cable Access’s Virtualized Future Has Arrived
The cable access technology business’s new, virtualized era has arrived for vendor Harmonic, which reported a 78% year-over-year spike in its fourth-quarter cable access revenue, to $43 million, driven by its CableOS software product. San Jose-based Harmonic also touted two new but unspecified Tier 1 cable operator clients for CableOS, which converts the formerly hardware-intensive converged cable access platform (CCAP) of the typical cable hybrid fiber coaxial network into a virtualized software-based architecture. CommScope, which acquired Arris last year, Cisco Systems and Casa Systems, respectively, led the old paradigm of supplying CCAP and cable modem termination system (CMTS) hardware.

Spotlight

Because virtual machines work by time-sharing host physical hardware, a virtual machine cannot exactly duplicate the timing behavior of a physical machine. VMware virtual machines use several techniques to minimize and conceal differences in timing behavior, but the differences can still sometimes cause timekeeping inaccuracies and other problems in guest software. This white paper describes how timekeeping hardware works in physical machines, how typical guest operating systems use this hardware to keep time.

Related News

Surfshark Boosts VPN Security, Converts All of Its Servers to Ram-only Profiles

Surfshark | July 17, 2020

In an effort to further boost the security of its VPN service, Surfshark has converted all 1810 of its servers across 66 countries to RAM-only profiles. Moving away from hard drive technology will not only improve the security of the company's infrastructure but it also ensures that no server configuration files are stored locally, enables central management of the whole network and guarantees that the network is always running the latest software and configuration.

Read More

Orchid’s decentralized VPN will price bandwidth using Chainlink

Orchid | June 16, 2020

Chainlink is making it easier to get onboard with decentralized VPNs. Orchid announced today the launch of a new pricing oracle to help users understand the dollar denominated cost of purchasing bandwidth on the Orchid decentralized VPN. A VPN allows users to connect to the Internet using a connection provided in a different physical location. It’s another example of the versatility of the Chainlink protocol, and shows how the decentralized oracle platform can be applied to a variety of different use cases.

Read More

Simplecloud Cloud-Based Remote Workplace Announced Its Education Platform That Allows Classroom Instruction to Go Remote in a Matter of Hours

SimpleCloud | September 15, 2020

SimpleCloud, the cloud-based remote workplace, today announced its education platform that allows classroom instruction to go remote in a matter of hours and maintain instruction continuity in applications like Autodesk, Adobe, Unity and Unreal Engine just to name a few. A short video explaining the key capabilities of SimpleCloud for Education can be viewed here. Reducing the technology barrier for students entering universities and colleges this year, SimpleCloud can help retain students for the semester and lower costs without compromising access to technology. Classes that require specific software suites or team collaboration in sectors such as design, animation, architecture, game development and engineering, can work with professors in virtual classrooms and labs, lowering health risks.

Read More

Spotlight

Because virtual machines work by time-sharing host physical hardware, a virtual machine cannot exactly duplicate the timing behavior of a physical machine. VMware virtual machines use several techniques to minimize and conceal differences in timing behavior, but the differences can still sometimes cause timekeeping inaccuracies and other problems in guest software. This white paper describes how timekeeping hardware works in physical machines, how typical guest operating systems use this hardware to keep time.