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Microsoft SLA for Teams Telephony - 99.999% Uptime Guarantee

This week at Enterprise Connect, Microsoft announced many compelling new Teams features to drive productivity, collaboration and to simplify the lives of its users. One of the most noteworthy announcements is that Microsoft is now delivering a 99.999% Microsoft Teams SLA uptime guarantee for Teams telephony. This covers uptime for calls that take place over the PSTN, including Microsoft Teams Phone, Teams Calling Plans and Audio Conferencing.

Completing the Kubernetes Monitoring Puzzle

Kubernetes has changed the way many organizations approach the deployment of their applications. But despite its benefits, the additional layers of abstraction and reams of data can cause complexity around Kubernetes monitoring. We’ve seen so much of these challenges borne out in the results of the 2024 Observability Pulse survey. In the survey report, 36% of respondents say Kubernetes poses a challenge, and just 10% of organizations say they have full observability into their environments.

Considerations for Active Monitoring from an SD-WAN Site

As companies adopt SD-WAN technologies, they increasingly rely on network services outside their control. The new reality is that network operations need end-to-end visibility on the network performance whether or not they own the infrastructure. In a 2023 EMA survey, 63% of companies report using the Internet as their primary WAN connectivity.

How I fixed my brutal TTFB

Recently, I improved all my homepage Core Web Vitals by focusing on improving just one metric: the Time to First Byte (TTFB). All it took was two small changes to how data is fetched to reduce the p75 TTFB from 3.46s to just 704ms. In this post I’ll explain how I found the issues, what I did to fix them, and the important decisions I made along the way. (And don’t worry, I’ll break down “p75” and “TTFB”, too!)

What is a domain name? How do domain names work?

A domain name is a unique address used to access a website, like google.com or wikipedia.org. It's a string of text that maps to an IP address, which is the numerical label assigned to each device connected to the internet. Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses, making it easier for people to remember and access websites without memorizing complex numbers.

Turbo360 and Contica AB Join Forces to Revolutionize Azure Management in Sweden

We’re excited to share some thrilling news with our community! Turbo360 has forged a powerful partnership with Contica AB, a leading integration specialist team in Sweden operating on the Microsoft platform since 2010. Comprising a cadre of specialists ranging from security experts to system architects, developers, project managers, integrators, and testers, Contica AB is committed to delivering tangible value through their expertise.

Generative AI with Ubuntu on AWS. Part II: Text generation

In our previous post, we discussed how to generate Images using Stable Diffusion on AWS. In this post, we will guide you through running LLMs for text generation in your own environment with a GPU-based instance in simple steps, empowering you to create your own solutions. Text generation, a trending focus in generative AI, facilitates a broad spectrum of language tasks beyond simple question answering.

What is a telco cloud?

Telecommunications companies (telcos) are well on their way to transforming their infrastructure from the legacy, unadaptable, complex network of dedicated hardware from yesteryears to agile, modular and scalable software-defined systems running on common off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. Within this space, the current trend, driven by 5G deployments, is to complement tried and tested network function virtualisation (NFV) infrastructure with cloud-native network functions (CNFs).

New Features to Meet Upcoming Ecommerce Security Regulations

RapidSpike recently launched the first of six new features designed to further boost the security of ecommerce websites, in readiness for PCI DSS 4.0. We recently featured in Prolific North. If you missed the write up, you can catch up in full, here… In response to rising ecommerce threats, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards will impose 63 new requirements on brands processing, storing or transmitting credit card information, with version 4.0 coming into effect on March 31, 2025.

The 5 Best FinOps Services Companies In 2024

We get it. FinOps can be challenging to understand, implement, and optimize, whether you’ve done it before or are just getting started. Everybody needs help from time to time. If this describes you right now, then check out the following FinOps services companies to get started. But first, a quick background.