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Our Current Internet Is A Single Lane Highway. But We Can Fix It.

Our current Internet is a single lane highway, George Adams told the crowd at the 2013 Application Summit. When there’s “traffic” on the highway, or a bottleneck, everything gets slowed down, from the most important communications to the least. However, there is a solution: many of the next-gen apps demonstrated use Software Defined networking (SDN), … Continue reading

Changing and Saving Lives with Next-Gen Healthcare Apps

Allowing seniors to age in place, helping caregivers monitor chronic conditions, and combating obesity.  These are just a few of the tough healthcare issues that are being tackled using next-generation applications. During US Ignite’s recent Application Summit, we were able to hear directly from teams working on these pressing healthcare issues and learn how next-generation … Continue reading

Internet2 Announces Innovative Application Award Winners at App Summit

Yesterday was a big day, with award announcements from US Ignite, Mozilla Ignite, and Internet 2! Internet 2's President and CEO, H. David Lambert, announced the award winners at the Application Summit yesterday.  “Congratulations to these innovators. They earned the opportunity to pioneer a new breed of applications leveraging the most sophisticated network platform available today – … Continue reading

You’ve Waited and Waited… Here are the Mozilla Ignite Challenge Winners!

Looking for next-generation applications that take advantage of cutting edge technologies like software defined networks, local cloud computing and gigabit to end-user?  Look no further than the 22 winners of the final round of the Mozilla Ignite Challenge, the premier innovation challenge hosted by Mozilla and the National Science Foundation as part of the US Ignite … Continue reading

US Ignite Reports from “Hacking the Gigabit City” in Kanas City

By Glenn Ricart

Late last month I was a part of an intensive and productive Mozilla-Ignite Hackathon at the Google Fiber Space in Kansas City. Fourteen teams competed and their members seemed split almost evenly between Kansas City and hackers from across America (and Canada) who either came for the hacking or for the “legit barbeque.” (And the barbeque was very good!) Continue reading

IgniteCamp “Imagining What’s Possible” in San Leandro, CA

By Glenn Ricart

US Ignite held its first BarCamp for developers earlier this month in San Leandro – one of our most recent communities to join US Ignite. With more than sixty attendees of many backgrounds (including about seven students) we became the organizers, the speakers, the panelists, the audience and the quality control for IgniteCamp 2013. Continue reading

Networking the Future North Carolina

We were excited to engage in our first co-hosted event, “Networking the Future North Carolina” this week. The event was attended by over 100 local and national leaders from the private sector, government and higher education, and Extreme's other partners, the North Carolina Technology Association, and MCNC. They all came together to share “expert insight and … Continue reading

The Fastest Spot on Earth

By Glenn Ricart

The fastest spot on earth today was not the Bonneville Salt Flats. But it was another spot in Utah: The Salt Lake City Convention Center. The occasion was Supercomputing 2012 – a celebration of the fastest computers, fastest networks, fastest algorithms, and, well, anything else that might be really, really fast. Continue reading

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