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New Release: The Gorilla Guide to Service Edge!

Welcome to the IT Jungle! ActualTech Media is proud to announce The Gorilla Guide to …® Service Edge!

Are you considering how to extend your network and take advantage of cloud computing? Are you ready to rethink how you ‘do’ IT? The future is now, and it’s time to reimagine the way IT works for your business. Edge computing is a great way to improve the user experience for both modern and legacy appli­cations that are hungry for bandwidth and struggle to meet the expectations of modern users.

For many reasons (illustrated in Figure 1), organizations are increasingly moving data and workloads to the edge of the network. If you are looking for ways to keep up with these evolving technologies, this Gorilla Guide produced in partnership with US Signal is just the book for you!

Figure 1 - The four imperatives that are driving processing and data closer to the network edge
Figure 1 – The four imperatives that are driving processing and data closer to the network edge

Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, and they take the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, this resource is packed full of trusted information showing you how to leverage Service Edge architecture for your network solutions.

This Guide will teach you:

  • Why the ‘edge computing’ is completely transforming the IT landscape
  • How to leveraging the most important aspects of Hybrid Cloud
  • Tips for choosing the right network for your business needs
  • Speed and security and their impact on your network

Table of Contents

Introduction: Move Forward, or Suffer the Consequences (Average Read Time: 2 minutes)

Chapter 1: Enhancing Latency-Sensitive Applications at the Edge Is No Longer Optional (Average Read Time: 15 minutes)

  • Re-engineering Latency-Prone Applications Falls Short
  • The Smart Money Is on Edge Computing
  • Pine Rest Taps US Signal to Bring IT into the Electronic Era
  • How US Signal Edge Solutions Feed the Rising Need for Speed
  • Edge with Cloud Computing Offers the Best of Both Worlds


Chapter 2: Get the Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid IT (Average Read Time: 18 minutes)

  • Getting Started: Top Questions to Ask Your Cloud Migration Partner
  • Putting Your Hybrid Cloud Vision in Motion
  • Making Your Digital Transformation Path Transparent
  • US Signal Becomes an Extension of Christian Brothers Services’ IT Operations Department
  • US Signal Hybrid IT Deployments Meet and Beat Customer Expectations


Chapter 3: Next-Level Networking for Speed and Security (Average Read Time: 14 minutes)

  • IP Peering and IP Transit Open Up the Traffic Lanes
  • The 2 Types of Peering Connections: Private and Public
  • Partnering with US Signal for Faster, Safer, More Reliable Transport
  • Make the Jump to the Edge

About the Author

Laurie Weber is an award-winning technology copywriter specializing in enterprise infrastructure.

About US Signal

US Signal is a leading data center provider, offering connectivity, cloud hosting, data protection, and disas­ter recovery services—all powered by its wholly owned and operated, robust fiber network. US Signal also helps customers optimize their IT resources through the provision of managed and professional services.