Archive for April, 2010

The Datacenter and Water Conservation

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Our prototype Core4 CRAC System may be the most energy efficient CRAC system deployed in the world to date but we didn't stop there.  It's notoriously difficult to maintain good water chemistry in cooling towers and it usually involves a combination of harsh and very expensive chemicals to control scale, ...

WTH is OTT?

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

[caption id="attachment_573" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Boxee what's new screen"][/caption] A coworker recently hassled me for my use of acronyms without explanation. It's something that I try not to do, but the various acronyms of our industry boil down large concepts into just a few letters, so sometimes it's unavoidable. This posting is intended ...

Fusion Annex M available for testing in Santa Rosa

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

For Fusion customers served out of the two Santa Rosa central offices (COs), we now support Annex M ADSL2+ profiles, in addition to the standard Annex A. Switching to Annex M can provide higher upstream speeds of up to 2.5Mbps per pair, though generally at the expense of some ...

Ignite: Community Broadband Alternatives

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

This is a brief talk I gave recently as the Ignite event in Sebastopol. The topic follows up on the previous posting where we highlighted press coverage about our goal of deploying a fiber to the home (FTTH) test network. If the large number of comments on the ...

FlexLink Ethernet for Business Promotion

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Today we are launching a promotion of our FlexLink Ethernet product, offering discounts on our fastest Ethernet over Copper (EoC) offerings. This promotion offers our maximum speed 30Mbps/30Mbps symmetric business product at a significant discount. Here's the deal: For the price of a 20Mbps Ethernet link, we will fully provision ...

Major Network Enhancements on the Horizon

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

If you've been paying attention to our Status blog, you may have noticed a good number of network backbone maintenance posts recently. This is because we're nearing completion on a number of huge network upgrades, and I'd like to take a little time to talk about these milestones for Sonic.net. All ...