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About Sam Koetter

I'm the senior product manager for XO's Ethernet services. I have 14 years of telecom experience including Sales, Operations, and Product Management. Product Management roles have ranged from residential Internet and wireless, to VoIP and Transport services. As a self described Foodie, I also enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and tend to gravitate off the beaten path when travelling. I hold a BA in Marketing and an MS in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University.

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Prepare Infrastructure For The Cloud App Explosion

By Sam Koetter
The cloud is a compelling foundation on which companies can build the customized application ecosystem of their dreams.
The rise of cloud computing has been rapid and wide-reaching, as organizations across the…

What is a Network Enabled Cloud Anyway?

By Sam Koetter

The term Cloud is pretty generic.  So generic that it is confusing to many outside of an IT organization.  Ask five people what the Cloud is and you’ll likely get five different…

Are You Ready for the Multicloud World?

By | April 10, 2014 | Multicloud, Networking | [ 0 ]

By Sam Koetter
Not too long ago I wrote about how the cloud has created a rebirth of interest in the notion of using Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) within the Ethernet/Wide Area Network (WAN) space. …

March Madness – Let The Drama Begin!!!

By | March 6, 2014 | Data Center, Networking | [ 0 ]

By Sam Koetter
March Madness is in full swing, and many of us are consuming the updates across multiple media sources:  TV, text updates, streaming video, streaming play by play, social media, etc.  The latest…

I Want My Bandwidth and I Want it Now!

By | September 30, 2013 | Cloud, Cloud Computing, Networking, WAN | [ 0 ]

By Sam Koetter
The idea of Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) is not a new concept.  It’s been around for many years in the IP space in the form of Bandwidth Bursting – pay only for…

Why Ethernet over Copper is Critical

By | April 5, 2013 | Ethernet, Networking | [ 0 ]

By Sam Koetter
My last blog post, Why Ethernet is Winning Against DSx and OCx Technologies discussed the merits of Ethernet and why it’s taking over the world. This blog post will focus on precious…

Why Ethernet is Winning Against DSx and OCx Technologies

By | March 19, 2013 | Ethernet, Industry Trends | [ 0 ]

This is an easy question to gloss over for those who live and breathe Telecom. The reality is it isn’t clear why the word “Ethernet” is creeping into our lives more frequently. There are still…