Singtel debuts SDN-enabled hybrid cloud offerings

Written on Thursday, 04 August 2016 06:05
Singtel has launched a suite of software defined network and hybrid cloud services. They include the Data Center and Cloud Connect Service (DC Connect), billed as a first-of-its-kind software-defined network service for Singapore. It allows firms to easily access and move their data seamlessly between public and private clouds in more than 20 data centers using a single connection. The DC Connect service also provides latency of less than one millisecond, and a secure web portal for companies to dynamically…
Intel Security, in partnership with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), recently released ‘Hacking the Skills Shortage’, a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. A majority of respondents (82 percent) admit to a shortage of cybersecurity skills, with 71 percent of respondents citing this shortage as responsible for direct and measurable damage to organizations whose lack of talent makes them more desirable hacking targets. “A shortage of people…
telkomtelstra, the joint venture between Telekom Indonesia and Telstra, is to offer cloud based contact center services from Australian company ipSCAPE — partly owned by Telstra — to businesses in Indonesia. ipSCAPE was founded in 2005 and claims to have customers in 27 countries. Telstra took a 31.3 percent stake in 2012 and became a reseller of ipSCAPE’s services: they underpin the Telstra Virtual Contact Centre service. ipSCAPE’s executive chairman, John Palfreyman, said the partnership with telkomtelstra was a key…
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has announced plans to re-launch his Megaupload empire in 2017, exactly five years after U.S. authorities shut it down over allegations of copyright piracy. The file-sharing service was once the 13th most visited site on the internet, a New Zealand court heard last year, with 50 million daily users accounting for four percent of global web traffic. But it all came crashing down in January 2012, when the FBI shut down Megaupload's servers and New Zealand…
Fujitsu and Oracle have formed an alliance to help organizations in Japan, and their subsidiaries around the world, move their enterprise workloads to the cloud. Oracle cloud application and platform services - such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud – will be hosted in Fujitsu data centers in Japan and Fujitsu will “work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.” Specifically, Fujitsu will install…

NEC opens open source software center in India

Written on Monday, 04 July 2016 06:17
NEC Corporation and its Indian subsidiary, NEC Technologies India Private Limited (NTI), have set up a center in India dedicated to the support of open source software (OSS). “The OSS Technology Center aims to strengthen the organizational structure for supporting global enterprises in building systems based on OSS, to reinforce collaboration with international OSS vendors and to provide rapid technical support to users who construct systems operated globally using OSS,” NEC said. It added: “Moreover, the new organization will actively…
BT and Oracle announced on June 29 that they are working together to help organizations across the world take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the cloud. Oracle customers will be able to leverage the high performance, reliability, and security features of the BT Cloud Connect environment to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud. While organizations understand the promise and many benefits of the cloud, many are concerned about security and performance issues associated with cloud technologies.…
Samsung Electronics has agreed to acquire Joyent, Inc., a public and private cloud provider. With Joyent’s cloud technology, Samsung will now have access to its own cloud platform capable of supporting its growing lineup of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based software and services. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions. “Samsung evaluated a wide range of potential companies in the public and private cloud infrastructure space with a focus on leading-edge scalable technology and talent. In Joyent,…
In January 2016, Kent County, Md. issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the design and construction of a Fiber Optic Broadband Network. Kent County’s mission was to create a fiber infrastructure that would improve connectivity to essential anchor institutions, priority funding areas, industrial parks and communities around the county. Bidders were encouraged to propose creative design recommendations for the network, particularly to connect all possible 54 sites and areas that Kent County specified in the RFP. Any additional features,…
Nokia is collaborating with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Lab. The hardware will be used by the OPNFV collaborative open source community to accelerate the delivery of cloud-enabled networks and applications. The Lab, announced by Nokia at the OPNFV Summit in Berlin, will be a critical test-bed for NFV developers and accelerates the introduction of commercial open source NFV products and services. It enables developers to…

China creates world’s most powerful supercomputer

Written on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 06:04
China has created what Top500 considers to be the world’s most powerful supercomputer, installed at the National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight, at its peak, can perform around 93,000 trillion calculations per second. It marks the first time since the Top500 supercomputer list began that China has overtaken the U.S. with 167 computers on the list, while the U.S. has only featured 165 times. The Top500 list, which announced the world’s top supercomputers on…
In a surprising move, Microsoft said on Monday, June 13, that it was planning to purchase the professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash, a move that helps refocus the U.S. tech giant around cloud computing and services. Microsoft said it would finance the deal mostly by issuing new debt. With its biggest-ever acquisition and one of the largest in the technology sector, Microsoft takes a big step into the world of social networking and adds a new…
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