Chef Updates Tool for Managing IT Infrastructure as Code

devops | April 29, 2020

Chef today updated its tool for automating the management of IT infrastructure as part of an effort to further eliminate the need to rely on manual processes that generally fail to scale. Interest in automating the management of IT infrastructure is expected to accelerate considerably in the wake of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many IT teams are likely to be considerably reduced in size. The remaining IT staff will need to automate the management of IT at much greater degrees than ever before. Much of that infrastructure soon may also be residing in a public cloud rather than in an on-premises IT environment.

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Cloud technologies provide recognized opportunities for businesses, yet perceived security concerns have slowed their adoption in the Utilities sector. That is beginning to change. Early adopters are migrating both operational and control data to the cloud because cloud providers have progressed security to meet even the most stringent requirements like those for Utilities. Microsoft is leading the way among providers with a robust and trusted cloud, Microsoft Azure.

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Cloud technologies provide recognized opportunities for businesses, yet perceived security concerns have slowed their adoption in the Utilities sector. That is beginning to change. Early adopters are migrating both operational and control data to the cloud because cloud providers have progressed security to meet even the most stringent requirements like those for Utilities. Microsoft is leading the way among providers with a robust and trusted cloud, Microsoft Azure.

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Movandi and Doosan Partner to Deliver 5G mmWave Phased Array Antenna Modules

Movandi | January 07, 2022

Movandi, a leader in 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) RF technologies and software, announced a partnership with Doosan Group, a multinational manufacturing company headquartered in South Korea, to design and manufacture smart repeater modules based on Movandi’s BeamXR technology. They will be showcasing this new partnership and 5G solutions at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, January 5-7, 2022. Based on Movandi’s second-generation 5G RF-to-antenna BeamX technology and commercially available today, the company’s latest 28 GHz MV285x 5G mmWave module solution will be on display at the Doosan Booth #5318 during CES. Together, Movandi and Doosan are delivering BeamXR-powered platforms including O-RAN RU radio units, small cells, mobile devices to global providers of 5G mmWave network repeater equipment including FRTek (Fiber Radio Technologies), a leading supplier of wireless solutions. “We’re honored that BeamXR technology is taking center stage at multiple venues at CES 2022 including Doosan’s exhibit hall booth,Movandi’s manufacturing partnership with Doosan will accelerate our market momentum in rolling out BeamXR smart repeater technology to key 5G ecosystem players around the world who share our commitment to realizing the 5G vision with rapid, cost-effective mmWave deployments.” Maryam Rofougaran, CEO and founder of Movandi Underscoring Movandi’s outstanding design and engineering achievements, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recently recognized Movandi as a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree in the embedded technologies category for its BeamXR 5G smart repeater technology. Movandi recently announced new, upgraded features and capabilities for BeamXR-powered smart repeaters including expanded mmWave spectrum up to 60 GHz, sub-6 GHz RF modules, new mesh indoor and outdoor software with cloud intelligence, and outdoor solar-powered smart repeater support to reduce 5G deployment costs. These Movandi-powered smart repeater solutions are available today and being deployed by global 5G operators. BeamXR technology is the industry’s first smart repeater solution designed to solve real-world 5G mmWave deployment challenges, penetrate physical barriers in indoor, outdoor and mobile environments, and accelerate large-scale 5G commercialization. Movandi-powered BeamXR smart repeaters reduce the CAPEX and OPEX of mmWave deployment by 50 percent. To learn more, read the Mobile Experts whitepaper, Repeaters Cut 5G mm-Wave Costs in Half. For additional BeamXR technical details, please visit Movandi products. About Movandi Movandi is a 5G millimeter-wave solutions company focused on the design and development of deep semiconductor technology powering 5G and beyond, interconnecting our world and enabling AI applications across multiple industries. The company was founded by former Broadcom innovators who are RF and SoC world-recognized pioneers and visionaries, whose innovations have shaped and transformed wireless in the last few decades. Having pioneered wireless RF systems, Movandi is solving real-world 5G millimeter-wave deployments with unmatched differentiation and high-performance core 5G technology in RF, IP and unique engineering methodology that enables service providers and industry partners to launch indoor, outdoor and mobile enhanced 5G millimeter-wave services at 50% lower costs.

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Verizon Business and Atos to power industry-leading predictive analytics 5G edge solution

Verizon | January 28, 2022

Verizon Business and Atos today announce an industry-leading partnership to power intelligent IoT solutions with private 5G multi-access edge computing for businesses, government and communities worldwide. The 5G edge solution will transform the way companies can leverage predictive analytics, allowing them to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk and increase revenue. Combining the expertise of Verizon and Atos, organizations will be able to create immersive digital experiences that fully exercise 5G environments on the edge of their networks, representing the next breakthrough in business value. The Verizon-Atos solution provides an end-to-end architecture that includes hardware, 5G, application and automation, field services and service desk support. The joint solution cost effectively overcomes scalability and latency challenges. Verizon will implement Atos Computer Vision platform in their private 5G multi-access edge computing as part of the joint solution for enterprises, providing ready-to-deploy business use cases in various industries. The Atos platform plays a role in bringing key capabilities in AI-powered video analytics to mission critical environments. Verizon's use of Atos' BullSequana Edge servers will strengthen its 5G edge offers and will unlock new use cases, advancements of network security, connectivity and data management. The joint solution will focus on large scale, cloud and AI-powered data analytics to help businesses operate more efficiently. In one of the use cases, the platform will analyze 180 billion data points every hour. Using this system, the engineers and operators will be able to pinpoint exactly when and where operation downtime is predicted, up to 30 days in advance. Further, key metrics and trends will lead to operational efficiency and remove points of failure over time. These insights can come from a localized part of the system and can be applied across a global landscape. "This new, joint solution will provide enterprise customers with an unprecedented level of insight into their operations, and we're excited about the prospect of building on our existing partnership with Atos. We know the future will be built on our leading 5G network, and today's announcement is another example of how our products and solutions are having a genuine impact on business efficiency and revenue today," Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business "We are proud to combine our uniquely positioned digital transformations in telecommunications and edge computing with Verizon Business' reliable, high performance 5G networks to revolutionize the way people live, work and play. This industry-leading partnership exemplifies how we will innovate the 5G marketplace to the benefit of new and exciting user experiences for both business and consumers alike," said Jean-Philippe Poirault, Head of Telecom, Media and Technology, Atos. The scalable solution is available to customers across a variety of industries - including transport, industrials, logistics and manufacturing - and highlights the impact that secure, multi-access edge computing can have on an organizations' bottom-line. Through this partnership, Atos and Verizon have positioned themselves as trusted 5G partners for enterprise clients across all sectors. The solution leverages both organizations' capabilities, including expertise in cybersecurity, edge compute and AI/ML, and unlocks the full potential of 5G for businesses. Atos has been recognized as the overall global Leader in artificial intelligence on the edge in ISG's Provider Lens™ 'Internet of Things – Solutions & Services' Quadrant Report 2021, ranking highest from all global companies evaluated both in terms of portfolio attractiveness and competitive strength. Similarly, Gartner named Atos an edge AI tech innovator for 2020. About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 107,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris Stock indexes. The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space. About Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers' demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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Telia and Ericsson continue to transform Nordics and Baltics with exclusive 5G alliance

prnewswire | October 21, 2020

Telia and Ericsson today revealed plans that will see next-generation 5G networks deployed across Sweden and Estonia by 2025.Telia and Ericsson have been delivering secure, fast and reliable wireless network coverage to the Nordics - and beyond - since the dawn of the mobile era. The partners are already deploying 5G across Norway, where Ericsson is also Telia's exclusive technology partner. Today's deal will modernize the existing 4G networks across Sweden and Estonia to establish fast, ultra-high capacity 5G across a network of 10,000 cellular sites in an area of more than 500,000sq km.

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