CISA releases 5G strategy for secure and resilient critical infrastructure

securitymagazine | August 25, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its strategy to ensure the security and resilience of fifth generation (5G) technology in the U.S. "As the Nation’s risk advisor, CISA serves the unique role as a trusted information broker across a diverse set of public and private stakeholders. In this role, CISA fosters increased information sharing to help these stakeholders make more informed decisions when identifying and addressing future 5G technology priorities," says CISA.

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SciSports is a leading provider of data intelligence for professional soccer (football) organisations. It leverages data intelligence to understand football with the goal of improving the game on the pitch and enriching the experience for billions of fans around the globe. SciSports’ product portfolio consists of the sport tracking application, BallJames, the player recruitment platform, Insight, and sports data intelligence API services.

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SciSports is a leading provider of data intelligence for professional soccer (football) organisations. It leverages data intelligence to understand football with the goal of improving the game on the pitch and enriching the experience for billions of fans around the globe. SciSports’ product portfolio consists of the sport tracking application, BallJames, the player recruitment platform, Insight, and sports data intelligence API services.

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DDN Launches AI Innovation Lab with NVIDIA

DDN | November 12, 2021

DDN, the global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management solutions, today announced that it has joined with NVIDIA to establish an AI Innovation Lab in Singapore to drive innovation and accelerate the deployment of AI-based solutions for enterprises. The AI Innovation Lab will provide customers and partners the necessary infrastructure and tools to build AI-led solutions at scale. With the best-in-class computing, networking and storage infrastructure provided by the lab, enterprises will be able to build, test and optimize AI models. The lab will be powered by DDN's A3I® AI400X™ systems to provide unmatched performance, optimal efficiency and flexible growth when used with NVIDIA DGX™ systems. DDN's AI400X systems have been deployed to deliver the robust and high-performance storage for NVIDIA Selene, the world's sixth most powerful supercomputer. DDN systems are certified by NVIDIA for scalable NVIDIA DGX™ POD™ and NVIDIA DGX™ SuperPOD™ configurations, and offer storage infrastructure optimized to meet the demands of evolving AI workloads. "As a trusted data storage solutions provider, we are excited to collaborate with NVIDIA to deliver Intelligent Infrastructure to enterprises locally to develop, test and deploy rich AI solutions at scale," said Atul Vidwansa, general manager for India & S.E. Asia, DDN. "This further demonstrates our commitment to empowering customers and partners to drive AI-powered innovations as quickly as possible." "The AI Innovation Lab will focus on enabling customers to innovate and develop industry-specific AI solutions to help customers and partners to co-create proof of concepts, innovate and test production-ready solutions in the lab," "With DDN and NVIDIA's powerful technologies, organizations can access world-class computing and storage infrastructure to fast track a broad range of AI and data science initiatives." Dennis Ang, director of the Enterprise Business at NVIDIA DDN at NVIDIA GTC 2021 Dr. James Coomer will lead a conversation at NVIDIA GTC 2021 entitled, "AI Data is Big Business: AI Leaders Tell Their Data Stories" with AI innovators across commercial and research organizations centered on the business impact of building world-class AI supercomputers with a strong focus on data. In "Making it Big: Maximizing Success with Accelerated Data for Real-World AI," Sven Oehme, chief technical officer, and Kurt Kuckein, vice president of Marketing, will discuss how data moves within an AI supercomputer and why conventional storage introduces limitations that can seriously impact your whole environment's efficiency. About DDN DDN is the world's largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise At Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions the company delivers AI, Data Management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public-sector customers, including many of the world's leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.

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Pure Storage redefines AI-ready infrastructure with AIRI/S built on NVIDIA DGX systems

Pure Storage | June 09, 2022

Pure Storage, the IT pioneer that provides the world's most sophisticated data storage technology and services, introduced AIRI/S, the next version of its comprehensive AI-ready infrastructure, created by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, at Pure/Accelerate techfest22. AIRI/S is a simple, on-demand platform that helps businesses accelerate AI initiatives at any scale. AI's capacity to drive innovation and gain a competitive edge with key business insights has been acknowledged by businesses across industries. However, the complexity and rigidity of legacy infrastructure technologies – both on-premises and in the cloud – is a hurdle for businesses hoping to realize the promise of AI-based data science. Moreover, the complexities of a "do-it-yourself" approach hinder too many AI ventures, resulting in considerable delays and idle time. Instead, in order to promote faster innovation and gather actionable, modern insights, AI necessitates an entirely new infrastructure. With the release of AIRI/S, powered by FlashBlade®/S, NVIDIA DGX A100 systems, and end-to-end networking based on NVIDIA Quantum and Spectrum networking platforms, Pure has taken the next step in its partnership with NVIDIA. AIRI/S provides enterprises with a proven, simple, and scalable architecture for all phases of the AI data pipeline. In addition, AIRI/S is the first solution to feature Pure's groundbreaking new FlashBlade/S, which offers significant improvements in non-disruptive performance, density, power economy, and scale, resulting in optimal alignment with DGX systems' industry-leading AI training performance and parallelism benefits. "Traditional approaches to AI infrastructure often result in silos of servers and storage that are either over-spent on capacity or starve AI workloads. With a focus on simplicity and scalability, AIRI//S enables global enterprises to achieve better time to insights and make the most out of their data with AI. We're incredibly excited to expand on our collaboration with NVIDIA to deliver the next-generation of AI-ready infrastructure." Amy Fowler, Vice President, Strategy and Solutions, FlashBlade, Pure Storage Customers can also take advantage of both always-modern infrastructure subscriptions and valid, consumption-based storage subscriptions by leveraging Evergreen/Forever (formerly Evergreen Gold) and Evergreen/One (formerly Pure as-a-Service) to manage their investments as they grow their AI infrastructure efficiently. "Enterprises are turning to AI to grow top-line results while enhancing customer experiences and reducing costs. These complex challenges require integrated, full-stack computing optimized for AI, and AIRI//S built on NVIDIA DGX systems provides customers with modular, high-performance enterprise infrastructure that scales easily as these demands continue to grow." – Charlie Boyle, Vice President, DGX systems, NVIDIA.

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InfiniteWorld updates its listing progress through a business combination with Aries

InfiniteWorld | May 30, 2022

Aries I Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, and Infinite Assets, Inc., a premium Metaverse infrastructure platform that helps brands to create, monetize, and drive consumer engagement with digital content, are pleased to provide various updates reflecting substantial progress toward consummating the previously announced business combination between InfiniteWorld and Aries later this year. Brad Allen, a media and technology expert, has agreed to join InfiniteWorld as its Chief Executive Officer, the Company and Aries are thrilled to announce. Most recently, Mr. Allen served as Executive Chairman of Vaunt, a sports and entertainment IP development and content company for athletes, artists, and creators. In addition, he formerly served as Executive Chairman of NextVR, a virtual reality startup that was later acquired by Apple. He has decades of experience working in the technology, media, sports, and finance industries around the world, as well as serving on the boards of several private and public firms. In addition, Yonathan Lapchik, who has been acting as InfiniteWorld's CEO and is a Co-Founder of the Company, will continue to work with the company as a Senior Advisor to the CEO and as the CEO of InfiniteWorld's Web 3.0 partner, SUKU. "I am excited and honored to be joining InfiniteWorld at this inflection point in the Company's development and at the very early days of what we believe to be a rapidly opening market for all elements of the Metaverse and Web 3.0, including digital asset creation, infrastructure, and engagement. InfiniteWorld has capabilities that I believe are well-positioned at the intersection of digital content, content creators large and small, communities of users and consumers, and next generation engagement and marketing strategies for brands around the world. I look forward to a successful business combination with Aries and our ability to grow and develop as one of the first pure-play Metaverse companies in the public markets" stated Mr. Allen. Mr. Lapchik stated, "InfiniteWorld has experienced strong momentum this year, which puts us in a position to bring on Brad Allen, a seasoned sports, media and technology executive, to take the company to the next level of growth. It's a bittersweet moment for me but we have always anticipated bringing on new leadership for this phase. Serving as CEO of both InfiniteWorld and SUKU at the same time has been my true pleasure and I believe has been beneficial for both companies. Brad can now help InfiniteWorld transition into its next stage as a public entity. This will allow me to devote more energy to my passion for decentralization through SUKU, which I believe will help deepen InfiniteWorld's integration with other decentralized Web 3.0 ecosystems and communities." All critical workstreams linked to the business combination and InfiniteWorld becoming a public company later this year are being actively worked on by InfiniteWorld and Aries. As a result, the transaction can be completed with no minimum cash requirement.

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