Aluminum giant Hydro hit by ransomware

| March 19, 2019

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During the last several years we have described multiple incidents with ransomware targeting organizations such as hospitals, municipal transit, or even government computers for an entire county. Then came the age of the wipers, with epidemics of WannaCry, ExPetr, and Bad Rabbit spreading through the world and ruining operations for numerous businesses.

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CH Reynolds was founded in 1983, primarily as an Electrical Contractor. In the ensuing years we have expanded our competencies to accommodate the changing needs of our customers to include Data, Power Management and Managed Services divisions. Our goal is to build trusted relationships with our clients through flexible solution offerings and absolute accountability in solution delivery. Today we offer a range of services through layer 1 IT infrastructure implementations to managed services specializing in the IT Data Center space.

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How to build your IT infrastructure for 5G-enabled edge computing

Article | February 26, 2020

The global 5G-enabled edge computing market is growing rapidly, fueled by major technology changes that are disrupting the traditional networking industry. By 2025, this market is expected to exceed $50 billion. 5G has the potential to deliver a new generation of services, thanks to higher data rates and ultra-low latency. To take advantage of this potential, communications service providers are looking to move data processing and compute power closer to the end user — closer to the edge. While the digital boom provides many opportunities for IT leaders, it comes with challenges: a growing number of smart devices, the need for faster processing and increased pressure on enterprise networks. To harness all this potential power, organizations need to modernize their networks to effectively consume these new services at the edge. Some key trends are empowering this shift toward the 5G-enabled edge.

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Super Blueprints Integrate the 5G Open Source Stack from Core to Door

Article | February 26, 2020

There is an exciting convergence in the networking industry around open source, and the energy is palpable. At LF Networking, we have a unique perspective as the largest open source initiative in the networking space with the broadest set of projects that make up the diverse and evolving open source networking stack. LF Networking provides platforms and building blocks across the networking industry that enable rapid interoperability, deployment, and adoption and is the nexus for 5G innovation and integration. LF Networking has now tapped confluence on industry efforts to structure a new initiative to develop 5G Super Blueprints for the ecosystem. Major integrations between the building blocks are now underway–between ONAP and ORAN, Akraino and Magma, Anuket and Kubernetes, and more.

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Verizon launches 5G fixed wireless in parts of 21 more cities

Article | February 26, 2020

Communications giant Verizon last week launched 5G for Business Internet in 20 new markets, targeting SMBs and enterprises alike. The fixed-wireless plans provide download speeds of 100Mbps ($69/month), 200Mbps ($99/month), and 400Mbps ($199/month) with no data limits. Upload speeds are slower. Verizon is also offering a 10-year price lock for new customers with no long-term contract required. “As 5G Business Internet scales into new cities, businesses of all sizes can gain access to the superfast speeds, low latency and next-gen applications enabled by 5G Ultra-Wideband, with no throttling or data limits,” Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business, said in a statement. “We’ll continue to expand the 5G Business Internet footprint and bring the competitive pricing, capability, and flexibility of our full suite of products and services to more and more businesses all over the country.” The service was previously launched in parts of Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. Verizon started rolling out 5G services last year using lower spectrum bands. According to a study by IHS Markit’s RootMetrics, Verizon offers speeds similar to those of T-Mobile but behind AT&T.

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PEWC Makes Easy Transition to SAP HANA with Cisco HyperFlex

Article | February 26, 2020

Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Co. (PEWC) is a manufacturer in Taiwan with subsidiaries in China, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia. Like many companies, they had been facing the looming change over to SAP HANA. They were ready to switch over from their older SAP software and take advantage of SAP HANA apps and databases. They also had a goal of speeding up operational analytics and insights. But with the change to HANA, they needed all new infrastructure, certified by SAP, to support it.

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CH Reynolds

CH Reynolds was founded in 1983, primarily as an Electrical Contractor. In the ensuing years we have expanded our competencies to accommodate the changing needs of our customers to include Data, Power Management and Managed Services divisions. Our goal is to build trusted relationships with our clients through flexible solution offerings and absolute accountability in solution delivery. Today we offer a range of services through layer 1 IT infrastructure implementations to managed services specializing in the IT Data Center space.

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