While AT&T continues looking into the cause of its Houston equipment incident, Light Reading has obtained exclusive photos of the telco cabinet wreckage before the charred equipment was removed from its concrete pedestal and taken back to AT&T for investigation. (See AT&T Eyes Batteries in Explosion Probe.)
These photos, obtained by sources close to the investigation, give a clearer view of just how powerful the initial blast was -- and how hot the fire burned as it incinerated the equipment.
re: Exclusive Photos: Fire to the Node "Smoking gun," LOL. Apt.
I once interviewed the company that used to be called Failure Associates (current name escapes me now), and they showed me a video of what happens when a laptop battery explodes. Let's just say you don't want it in your lap when it happens.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.