John Rucker, Author at Root Level Technology

Author: John Rucker, Author at Root Level Technology

Big Data: Deep Learning with Tensor Flow

Will Google’s TensorFlow Fuel Your Next Breakout Product? In the era of self-driving cars and the internet of things, it can be easy to get caught up in the “window effect”.  Maybe you’ve been there already…on the outside of that window looking in jealousy.  That feeling of “sure, deep learning and big data utilization are all perfectly well for Google and other tech giants, but it’s entirely out of my company’s league.”  If you’ve thought that far into the matter, you’ve probably also reflected on the massive upside potential that these technologies hold (probably with a healthy dose of entrepreneurial jealousy, if we had to guess).  But now you can stop wishing and start innovating.  In a move that holds […]

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Stock Up On IPv4 Today

When we visit our favorite websites or social media platforms, we tend to forget what we are really seeing is not a bunch of images and videos but a combination of ones and zeroes from just devices talking to each other. During the early days of the Internet, programmers and engineers created a system of unique identifiers known as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses so that computers could communicate with each other over a network. As systems grew more complex, the fourth version of this model was eventually adopted across the world, giving birth to IPv4. This created a system of 4.3 billion 32 bit numerical combinations that uniquely identify a device. Nonetheless, as we have discussed in a previous blog, […]

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Ensuring Your Website’s Success with a High Availability Network

A 1998 IBM Global Service report estimates that unavailable network services cost American businesses $4.5 billion annually. That was nearly twenty years ago. Imagine the exponential growth in losses that have occurred since then as computer usage has expanded across the world. Network reliability is one of the essential ingredients ensuring the success of your online platform. There are few things that will drive your customers away faster than receiving error messages or your site being down for maintenance. In today’s highly connected world, a website needs to be operational 24/7 in order to be prepared for users in different time zones trying to use your site. This short guide will explain the importance of high availability networks and how […]

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IPv4 Depletion: Reasons to migrate over to IPv6

Most people don’t pay too much attention to how their computers work. The most important thing is that they work. However, whether you are in IT or just addicted to Netflix, a serious problem that has been on the horizon for decades is about to come to fruition. Every digital device we use has an IP address which is, essentially the vehicle that allows you to access the Internet, among other networking functions. The problem is that when the regulating standards were being designed back in the 1980’s, there were only a set number of potential IP addresses that could be created (4.3 billion to be exact). Remember, these are the pre-smartphone days and before most people, even in wealthy […]

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5 Reasons Multi-Cloud Deployment is the Right Solution

These days so much is done in the Cloud that it is hard to imagine what life was like before it. The Cloud makes business more flexible, dynamic, and ready to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the digital world. That said, many companies find themselves in an awkward position because they have shifted much of their infrastructure onto one provider. Obviously, there are some potential problems with this type of setup. Issues can range from the company experiencing technical issues, which could mean no access to company data or being in a situation where you have to change providers due to a buyout or a change in the terms of service. These are just a few of the many […]

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