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vCPE: Why Should You Move This Direction?

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Today most Internet customers have one or more pieces of Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) that provide services and capabilities to them. Access points generally provide services such as wired and wireless connectivity, Ethernet switching, DHCP, NAT, QoS routing, firewalls and other security features. With the introduction of Virtual CPE (vCPE), there remains the need for a physical device at the customer premise (pCPE), but this device can be much less complex, handling only the physical connectivity and the local switching. The remainder of the functionality can be virtualized and moved to the cloud.  So why should these services…

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The Connected Home, Internet of Things, and Privacy…Oh My!

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming and it is coming hard and fast. Already many people, including myself, have sensors and even light bulbs that are connected for home automation and security purposes. My experience with this so far has been excellent. I absolutely love the flexibility and added functionality I get from this.  I forget to turn my alarm on as I leave home? As long as I didn’t forget my smartphone too that is no issue at all.  I want to have certain lights turn on automatically…

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