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Multi-Access Edge Computing: Enabler of 5G Standards

December 8, 2020

You may have heard the phrase “no latency, gigabit experience” as a shorthand for what 5G will deliver. However, 5G’s capabilities extend far beyond improving the performance you’ll get on your mobile phone. It will also populate smart cities and with high-density, low-energy consumption IoTs that can be used to improve public safety and conserve resources, and will enable mission-critical uses like remote surgery, where a high-speed, uninterrupted network connection is literally a matter of life and death.

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Azion Introduces Layer 7 Load Balancer

December 7, 2020

A load balancer is similar to a reverse proxy. That means it acts as a proxy for the server in client-server connections, as opposed to a forward proxy, which would act as a proxy for the client. When a client device attempts to connect to a service, a load balancer for that service accepts the connection, and then decides which of its servers to forward the connection to, based on the rules of the load balancing algorithm it was programmed with (more on that in a moment).

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Provision and orchestrate applications on Edge

November 28, 2020

At Azion, we take pride in our ability to offer high-performing, low latency serverless capabilities to businesses of all sizes. We couldn’t have done any of this without our sophisticated orchestration technology, which manages our complex infrastructure and has enabled us to automate the daily maintenance of our ICT. It’s been the backbone of our company for years, but we only recently realized that a tool this powerful should be put directly into the hands of our customers.

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Impact of 5G on Digital Transformation

November 27, 2020

It’s no secret that the growing prevalence and sophistication of mobile devices has transformed everyday life. Just a few decades ago, movies could only be viewed in theaters or at home, maps were physical objects you kept in your car’s glove box, and video chatting was the stuff of science fiction. Now, anyone who can’t download Netflix, Google Maps, and Zoom on their phone is practically a Luddite. However, as wireless devices become more widespread and sophisticated, they will require additional bandwidth, quality, and network availability—which is exactly what 5G was designed to deliver.

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The Current State of 5G Deployments

November 27, 2020

Fully harnessing the power of 5G, the fifth generation of mobile networks, is a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation. 5G’s game-changing performance is due to its ability to run over radio frequencies in higher parts of the spectrum than is supported by today’s 3G and 4G networks. However, it will cost billions of dollars for telcos to pay for spectrum bands and build the cell towers and antennas needed to scale 5G networks, and consumers won’t be able to use these networks until they buy devices that can connect to 5G’s sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies. In other words, until 5G infrastructure is widely available, consumers won’t be motivated to buy 5G devices, and until more people are using 5G devices, there’s no reason to scale 5G infrastructure.

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