26 episodes

In this podcast, networking guru Mattias Fridström, Chief Evangelist at Arelion and industry experts discuss all things Internet, networks, cloud and connectivity.

The Connectivity Podcast MATTIAS FRIDSTRÖM

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In this podcast, networking guru Mattias Fridström, Chief Evangelist at Arelion and industry experts discuss all things Internet, networks, cloud and connectivity.

    EP25: Pioneering the cloud, best advice & major mistakes, understanding connectivity

    EP25: Pioneering the cloud, best advice & major mistakes, understanding connectivity

    In this episode, Mattias Fridström is meeting with Mike Kavis, Chief Cloud Architect at Deloitte Consulting, author of Accelerating Cloud Adoption & Architecting the Cloud, and host of The On Cloud podcast. 
    Learn about: 
    How Mike became one of the pioneers in the cloud industryWhether cloud has become a mainstream solutionBest advice to someone that wants to start using the cloudMajor mistakes companies do when moving to the cloudIf people really understand connectivity to the cloud (and do they need to?)The trend towards major cloud providers touching the connectivity space

    • 22 min
    EP24: Connectivity in Africa: the entrance of hyperscalers, sustainability, telecom development

    EP24: Connectivity in Africa: the entrance of hyperscalers, sustainability, telecom development

    In this episode, Mattias Fridström is meeting with Funke Opeke, founder and CEO of MainOne, the leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa. With its 7,000km subsea cable system, including landing stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal, and its growing metropolitan infrastructure and data center ecosystem, MainOne is uniquely positioned to accelerate the development of digital infrastructure in the region. In April 2022, Equinix announced that it’s entering Africa by closing the acquisition of MainOne.
    Learn about: 
    The recent entrance of hyperscalers to AfricaSustainability within the data center market in AfricaThe regional impact of COVID-19 in the industryIf people really realize how important connectivity isThe future of the data center market and telecom development in Africa

    • 18 min
    EP23: Connectivity in Africa: data centers, networks, subsea cables

    EP23: Connectivity in Africa: data centers, networks, subsea cables

    In this episode, Mattias Fridström is meeting with Funke Opeke, founder and CEO of MainOne, the leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa. With its 7,000km subsea cable system, including landing stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal, and its growing metropolitan infrastructure and data center ecosystem, MainOne is uniquely positioned to accelerate the development of digital infrastructure in the region. In April 2022, Equinix announced that it’s entering Africa by closing the acquisition of MainOne.
    Learn about: 
    The story of MainOneChallenges of running a data center and a network in AfricaThe building on MainOne’s subsea cable to Europe some 15 years agoStatus of the African market: data centers, connectivity on land, international sea cables 

    • 24 min
    EP22: Openness and disaggregation, IPoDWDM, DIY hyperscalers, sustainability

    EP22: Openness and disaggregation, IPoDWDM, DIY hyperscalers, sustainability

    In this episode, Stephen Alexander, CTO at Ciena and Mattias Fridström discuss the industry trend towards open and disaggregated networks, the latest developments in IPoDWDM, hyperscalers building their own gear, sustainability in networking, and the future of the optical development. 

    • 18 min
    EP21: Optical networking, raw bandwidth, component shortages, network design post-pandemic

    EP21: Optical networking, raw bandwidth, component shortages, network design post-pandemic

    In this episode, Stephen Alexander, CTO at Ciena and Mattias Fridström discuss how the optical networking industry has developed over the last decades, trends in enterprise networking such as the increased demand for raw bandwidth, the global component shortages, and the pandemic’s impact on network design. 

    • 31 min
    EP20: Disaggregation, IPoDWDM, sustainability in networking

    EP20: Disaggregation, IPoDWDM, sustainability in networking

    In this episode, Johan Gustawsson, Senior Director MIG Routing at Cisco and Mattias Fridström discuss what the disaggregation in the industry is all about, the role that IPoDWDM plays in this development, and how this can change the world for operators. They also speak about sustainability in the networking industry and how this can be improved.

    • 20 min

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