DARPA plans shift from AWS and on-prem to multicloud by 2022

Data Center Dynamics | February 06, 2020

The US military's research agency, DARPA, plans to use multiple cloud providers by 2022, according to a procurement document, requesting help from IT network services contractors. The agency currently relies on a mixture of Amazon Web Services and internal server infrastructure, according to the document, which gives details of DARPA's current server and cloud deployments, and its future plans. The request provides a rare glimpse into the IT infrastructure of one of the US government's most secretive agencies, known for its part in the creation of the Internet.

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Ransomware has quickly become one of the most pervasive and dangerous cyberthreats. The latest ransomware attacks can evade even the most stringent enterprise security systems and practices and quickly spread throughout an organization, disrupting user productivity and business operations. Comprehensive backup and recovery plans are absolutely essential for combating today’s sophisticated ransomware threats. By quickly restoring infected applications and data to a pristine state, IT organizations can minimize the impact of a ransomware outbreak and limit revenue loss and customer frustration.

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Ransomware has quickly become one of the most pervasive and dangerous cyberthreats. The latest ransomware attacks can evade even the most stringent enterprise security systems and practices and quickly spread throughout an organization, disrupting user productivity and business operations. Comprehensive backup and recovery plans are absolutely essential for combating today’s sophisticated ransomware threats. By quickly restoring infected applications and data to a pristine state, IT organizations can minimize the impact of a ransomware outbreak and limit revenue loss and customer frustration.

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Couchbase Achieves AWS Outposts Ready Designation

Couchbase | January 27, 2022

Couchbase, Inc. provider of a leading modern database for enterprise applications, announced today that it achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Ready designation, part of the AWS Service Ready Program. This achievement recognizes that Couchbase has demonstrated successful integration with AWS Outposts deployments, which is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a consistent hybrid experience. The Couchbase platform, consisting of Couchbase Server, Couchbase Lite and Couchbase Sync Gateway, can take data and compute to the edge with a leading modern database and sync technology. Only Couchbase supports the distributed model at every tier, from the cloud to the edge, ensuring that critical information never stops moving between the applications and users that need it. AWS Outposts offers the ability to deploy Couchbase on standardized AWS infrastructure at the edge – beyond the traditional region-based data centers, including onto customers' premises. Storing and processing data locally at the edge provides better guarantees of ultra-low latency and data governance for mission-critical apps and services, benefiting use cases across industries like manufacturing, telco, healthcare, retail, media and more. This means that hospitals can provide better care by analyzing patient data in real-time, factories can detect and mitigate issues before they lead to shutdowns and retailers can provide a superior experience for holiday shoppers with real-time offers and touchless services, for example. Achieving the AWS Outposts Ready designation differentiates Couchbase as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member with a product fully tested on AWS Outposts. AWS Service Ready Partners have demonstrated success building products integrated with AWS services, helping AWS customers evaluate and use their technology productively, at scale and at varying levels of complexity. "Customers are looking for better ways to store and manage their data across the enterprise as part of their comprehensive modernization initiatives," said George Elissaios, general manager, AWS Outposts, Amazon Web Services. "With Couchbase Server for AWS Outposts, customers have a high performance and comprehensive data management solution they can use with any application in their environment, on AWS Outposts or in AWS Regions, for a truly consistent hybrid experience." "Couchbase is excited to achieve AWS Service Ready status and in doing so, further strengthen our mobile and edge partner ecosystem to provide a superior experience for customers,This designation underscores our commitment to helping customers achieve their technology objectives and optimize costs, agility and innovation by leveraging the inherent flexibility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides." Matt McDonough, SVP of business development and strategy at Couchbase To support the seamless integration and deployment of AWS Outposts Ready solutions, AWS established the AWS Outposts Ready Program to help customers identify products integrated with AWS Outposts so that they can spend less time evaluating new tools, and more time scaling their use of products that are integrated with AWS Outpost deployments. About Couchbase At Couchbase, we believe data is at the heart of the enterprise. We empower developers and architects to build, deploy and run their most mission-critical applications. Couchbase delivers a high-performance, flexible and scalable modern database that runs across the data center and any cloud. Many of the world's largest enterprises rely on Couchbase to power the core applications their businesses depend on.

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COMSovereign Completes the Acquisition of the Majority of Outstanding Shares of SAGUNA Networks LTD

COMSovereign | August 19, 2021

COMSovereign Holding Corp. a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the majority of outstanding shares of SAGUNA Networks LTD the premier Multi-Access Edge Computing cloud software developer, significantly expanding its software technology offerings powering 5G wireless networks. Terms of the transaction include total consideration of $13.6 million in shares of restricted common stock. The Company expects to complete the transaction, subject to other customary closing conditions, in approximately 30 days in compliance with Israeli law. SAGUNA, based in Yokneam, Israel, is the software developer behind the award-winning vEdge which transforms communication networks into powerful cloud-computing infrastructures for applications and services including augmented and virtual reality, the internet of things ("IoT"), edge analytics, high-definition video, connected cars, autonomous drones and more. SAGUNA allows these next generation applications to run closer to the user in a wireless network, dramatically cutting down on latency which is a fundamental and critical requirement of 5G. Their Edge Cloud operates on general purpose computing hardware but can be optimized to support the latest AI and machine learning features through dedicated accelerators. Recently, SAGUNA introduced its latest, groundbreaking solution called vEdge+ which integrates its MEC technology with UPF (User Plane Function) capabilities for packet routing and forwarding, interconnection to the Data Network, policy enforcement and data buffering, all designed and ready for 5G networks. SAGUNA'S MEC software is behind the SK Telecom Network in Jeonju, South Korea which is currently the world's fastest commercially deployed 5G network in the world (Source: OpenSignal, "Benchmarking the Global 5G Experience - April 2021"). For more information on Mobile Edge Computing in 5G networks, please view a primer published at IEEE.org. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. "SAGUNA has the potential to be one of the most significant and transformative acquisitions ever made by COMSovereign because of the critical enabling role that Edge computing plays in 5G and beyond wireless networking. The promise of 5G; its increased speed, capacity, and significantly reduced latency, is predicated on the ability to move compute closer to the end user. Without edge computing, regardless if it is a smartphone, a smart city or factory, or any one of potentially billions of IoT devices which are now proliferating throughout our modern society, the 5G applications needed to support them will not operate effectively," said Dr. Dustin McIntire, Chief Technology Officer of COMSovereign. "SAGUNA's technology currently anchors the fastest measured 5G deployed network to date and its advancements into IoT has brought it accolades and an increasingly steady flow of contracts from some of the largest global telecommunications and technology companies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise among others. Our teams are already fully committed to integrating the capabilities of SAGUNA's MEC into our full range of radio and networking product lines and are confident these efforts will produce some of the highest performing communications products in the market." Ido Gur, CEO of SAGUNA commented, "The entire SAGUNA team is excited about the opportunity to join the COMSovereign organization as we have already begun working alongside many of their talented management and engineering teams. In just a short amount of time, we have already benefited from our collaboration thanks to COMSovereign's insights into the needs of commercial and government customers and their creative approach to technology innovation which has broadened our MEC horizons, applications, and market use cases. We couldn't be more pleased to be a part of what COMSovereign has built and is bringing to market." About COMSovereign Holding Corp. COMSovereign Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: COMS) has assembled a portfolio of communications technology companies that enhance connectivity across the entire network. By combining strategic acquisitions with organic research and development efforts, COMSovereign has built a U.S.-based communications solution provider able to deliver end-to-end 4G LTE Advanced and 5G-NR telecom solutions to network operators, enterprises, and governments. About SAGUNA Networks LTD SAGUNA, the Edge Cloud Computing pioneer, helps communication companies monetize, optimize & accelerate their networks. Our any-access Mobile-Edge-Compute cloud solutions transform networks into powerful cloud computing infrastructures for game-changing applications including augmented and virtual reality, gaming, IoT, edge analytics, 8K video, connected cars, smart cities, smart factories, autonomous drones, and more. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions, and estimates of future performance and economic conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made herein. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of forward-looking terminology.

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End-to-end solutions for multi-generation mobile networks from Mavenir, ideal for the African continent,

businesswire | December 22, 2020

Mavenir, the business' just start to finish cloud-local Network Software Provider for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) is outfitted to give start to finish answers for versatile organizations in the African Continent. Mavenir's multigeneration arrangements (2G through 5G) convey a financially savvy and innovation progressed provider choice to change the versatile foundation in the district and to grow inclusion even in the most far off provincial territories. In the Mobile Core, Mavenir brings its market driving, virtualized programming for center organizations, offering fundamental and progressed types of assistance, just as its unbelievable informing capacities, in view of IP Multimedia Systems (IMS), just as its Converged Packet Core arrangement, equipped for scaling both all over, and giving a strong and dependable foundation across all the portable ages. Mavenir's Mobile Core incorporates the 5G Core with capacity to cut organization benefits and depends on Mavenir's Web-Scale Platform that carries the most recent compartment innovations to the real world and gives dexterity and speed to advertise. Also, Mavenir's Access and Edge offers its OpenRAN answer for increment inclusion and to rapidly and cost adequately send, particularly for African rustic territories. With the new securing of ip.access, as of now sent in Africa, Mavenir now offers Multi Radio Access Technology (MRAT) especially appropriate for nations where 2G and 3G are as yet prevailing as portable advances. The Mavenir OpenRAN arrangement expands adaptability, spryness, speed of rollout and assists with diminishing expenses by utilizing business off-the-rack (COTS) equipment and new imaginative virtualised and open arrangements. “We are proud to be able to provide such flexible solutions specifically targeted to African countries and to provide innovative software that transforms the mobile network economics, all while deploying technology with greater flexibility, greater efficiencies, and more agility as a full end-to-end Network Software Provider,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO at Mavenir. “Mavenir has been and will continue to be committed to bringing transformative innovation and technology to the telecommunications space leveraging our long history and experience in virtualized network solutions.” Mavenir is focused on overall arrangement and with its cloud-local arrangements, to work with its clients to extend them to the future, while diminishing the dangers and expanding the cost viability where portable administrations are fundamentally required. About Mavenir: Mavenir is the industry's only end-to-end, cloud-native Network Software and Solutions/Systems Integration Provider for mobile technologies, focused on accelerating software network transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). Mavenir offers a comprehensive end-to-end product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack. From 5G application/service layers to packet core and RAN, Mavenir leads the way in evolved, cloud-native networking solutions enabling innovative and secure experiences for end users. Leveraging innovations in IMS (VoLTE, VoWiFi, Advanced Messaging (RCS)), Private Networks as well as Converged Packet Core and vEPC, 5G Core and OpenRAN vRAN, Mavenir accelerates network transformation for more than 250+ CSP customers in over 12`0 countries, which serve over 50% of the world’s subscribers. Mavenir embraces disruptive, innovative technology architectures and business models that drive service agility, flexibility, and velocity. With solutions that propel NFV evolution to achieve web-scale economics, Mavenir offers solutions to help CSPs with cost reduction, revenue generation, and revenue protection.

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