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…

IBM Watson comes to Singapore

Written on Sunday, 12 June 2016 07:04
IBM has opened The Watson Centre in Singapore billing it as “an incubator designed to bring together organizations of all sizes, business partners and IBM experts to co-create business solutions that leverage IBM's cognitive, blockchain and design capabilities.” According to IBM, in less than five years, disruptive technologies such as cognitive computing and blockchain will drive dramatic shifts in every industry. IBM’s new Watson Centre, at Marina Bay, will act as a center of expertise for almost 5,000 IBM cognitive…
CENX, the global leader of orchestrated service assurance and management solutions for physical and virtualized networks, announced at CommunicAsia2016 that it is collaborating with Brocade, Red Hat, and RIFT.io to showcase end-to-end service management capabilities over hybrid network infrastructure in its SDNFV innovation lab. This initiative highlights how interoperability between vendors can help accelerate time to market for service providers who are seeking to efficiently operationalize their Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments using Lifecycle Service Orchestration…
Whether it is the use of smartphones, laptops or tablets, a recent survey by CommScope shows that mobile devices are playing a larger part as game changers in today’s businesses, as enterprise IT managers struggle to keep pace with mobility’s dramatic effects on workplace productivity and requirements. Meanwhile, cloud-based IT services and applications also have grabbed the attention of those responsible for enterprise networks, according to the CommScope study. While nearly three-fourths of respondents confirmed they already are deploying some…
Reliance Communications subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has formed a partnership with Cornell University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to test and implement new technology for dynamic, optimal routing. Cornell Professor Kevin Tang, head of the university’s research group who is overseeing the project, said the technology was able to reroute traffic in the event of failure in less than 100 milliseconds — fast enough for video streaming traffic to be unaffected. Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange COO,…
EdgeConneX announced that Megaport will deploy its SDN-based elastic interconnection fabric in its Portland Edge Data Center®. With Megaport, EdgeConneX’s Portland-based enterprise customers will gain scalable, private, direct connections to the world’s most popular cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and more. This capability has previously only been available to companies collocated in one of the nine major Internet peering points across North America. MegaportOn the heels of AWS’ announcement establishing its first metro connection in…

USA FIBER's new Ashburn ring

Written on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 07:05
USA FIBER signed one of the top three largest cloud services companies in the world in its newly installed conduit and dark fiber platform in Ashburn, VA. The client selected USA FIBER for the scale of inventory, quality of the construction and the engineering specifications within its secure underground conduit infrastructure. In terms of overall power capacity, Northern Virginia, with a concentration in Ashburn, is the United States' largest data center market. With over 425 MW of commissioned critical power,…

Singtel opens Cyber Security Institute

Written on Sunday, 08 May 2016 11:34
Singtel has opened the Singtel Cyber Security Institute (CSI), describing it as a hybrid between an advanced cyber range and an educational institute, and claiming it to be the first of its kind in the region to test and train companies in dealing with sophisticated cyber threats. Bill Chang, CEO Group Enterprise at Singtel, said: “Based on our engagements with companies in Singapore, more than 85 percent do not have robust cyber response plans nor the opportunity to conduct realistic…
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