Ericsson | September 21, 2021
Viaero Wireless, a regional telecommunications company that has served parts of the Midwest and western U.S. for more than 30 years, has selected Ericsson to replace and upgrade its existing LTE equipment to end-to-end 5G-ready products and solutions. With this modernization, Viaero will be able to offer upgraded mobility and broadband services, which will result in an improved customer experience for their subscribers.
"We needed a partner that could step up and provide a turn-key solution," said Frank DiRico, CEO and Founder of Viaero. "The key to our success is providing the best possible service to our customers. In addition to Ericsson's industry-leading products and solutions, we felt that Ericsson had the best team to make this project successful when looking at different technology options."
Headquartered in Fort Morgan, Colorado, Viaero is one of the largest regional carriers in the country, covering parts of Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Kansas. Under the agreement, Ericsson will replace existing core, radio access network (RAN), microwave and router equipment across more than 900 LTE sites in Viaero's network.
Ericsson will provide its industry-leading cloud-native core https://www.ericsson.com/en/core-network/5g-core/demos, as well its innovative best-in-class RAN portfolio, microwave, and transport solutions. This robust portfolio of products and solutions will allow Viaero to expand its connectivity footprint, reach more customers, and continue delivering high-speed internet to rural America.
"With their large footprint across the heart of the U.S., Viaero recognized the need for reliable 5G-ready networks to bring connectivity and digitization to businesses and consumers," said Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America. "We're proud they've chosen Ericsson for this important work that will help bridge the digital divide and bring fast, reliable broadband service for all."
As a trusted partner to all of the major service providers and many regional carriers across the country, Ericsson is committed to supporting the market through the most advanced technology and services.
Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company's portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson's investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York.
Datadobi | March 03, 2022
Datadobi, the global leader in unstructured data management software, today announced that the CBX agency has migrated its entire distributed data storage infrastructure with DobiMigrate enterprise-class migration software for network-attached storage (NAS) and object data. In doing so, CBX now enjoys greatly expanded features and functionality, including greatly enhanced data security and support for cloud tiering.
Recently, the NetApp data storage platform and associated software on which CBX had long relied on was end-of-life. This meant that no additional firmware, patches, or upgrades would be made available. In addition, warranty support would soon come to an end. CBX decided that its best option would be to remain with NetApp and upgrade to the vendor’s newest platform. In doing so, it would not only remain with a brand it trusted but CBX would also benefit from increased capabilities and heightened security. With this decision made, the next critical consideration was how best to migrate the NAS data from its existing data storage environments to the new. The data migration would involve the entirety of CBX’s client and internal business production data housed across two geographically dispersed locations in Minneapolis and New York City.
CBX reached out to their technology vendor SHI, for a recommendation on how best to proceed. SHI highly recommended Datadobi, and its DobiMigrate enterprise-class migration software for NAS and object data.
“SHI assured us that DobiMigrate could be trusted to deliver in the most complex and demanding environments, while ensuring that we meet our data security and integrity objectives for migration to our new storage, The fact that Datadobi is also vendor-agnostic and has the ability to move data from any vendor’s platform to another heterogeneous platform on prem, remote, or in the cloud added to my comfort level. It is nice knowing that I am not locked into any one vendor. But more importantly for me, this spoke to Datadobi’s industry unique experience managing diverse migrations across many different platforms and environments.”
Don Piraino, IT Manager, CBX
“We couldn’t allow even a moment of downtime or loss of data availability of any kind. The migration involved every single piece of CBX data – from client to CBX business data, spread across two geographically dispersed locations,” Piraino explained. “Typically, we use NetApp SnapMirror, but we knew it wasn’t the answer for this level of a migration. With DobiMigrate, we finished in weeks, rather than in months, with not even one hiccup.”
When asked what advice Piraino would offer others contemplating an enterprise class data migration, he replied, “We had a Datadobi Implementation Specialist dedicated to ensuring the success of our migration initiative… Having that level of expertise was invaluable. Nothing happened without Datadobi making sure it was being done correctly. It was such a load off my mind.”
Piraino concluded, “The final cutover was really smooth – with absolutely zero impact on any of our team’s work. We completed it on a Friday evening. And on Saturday morning, everything was up and running. When you, your internal users, and your boss feel zero pain, that’s always a good thing.”
Based in New York and Minneapolis, the CBX agency provides award-winning brand positioning and product portfolio architecture, identity design, and corporate branding, package and private label design, and retail activation services to some of the most beloved brands in the world. CBX clients include a number of fortune 500 clients who have trusted CBX to powerfully, visually connect their brands with the lives of their consumers. CBX believes that nurturing a culture of creative minds, dirty hands, straight talk, and good manners inspires its team to find innovative ways to connect clients to the people who make their businesses thrive.
Datadobi, a global leader in data management software, brings order to heterogeneous unstructured storage environments in the cloud and the data center so that the enterprise can realize the value of their expanding universe of data. Their software allows customers to migrate and protect data while discovering insights and putting them to work for their business. Datadobi takes the pain and risk out of unstructured data management and does it faster and more reliably than any other solution at the best economic cost point. Founded in 2010, Datadobi is a privately held company headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, with subsidiaries in New York, Melbourne, Dusseldorf, and London.
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HCL Technologies | June 27, 2022
The opening of a new delivery center in Vancouver, Canada, was announced by HCL Technologies (HCL), a well-known international technology corporation. To better serve clients, notably in the HiTech sector, the new center will dramatically increase its footprint in the nation. The brand-new, almost 9,000-square-foot facility will be a cutting-edge hub enabling quicker and more organized delivery of cutting-edge technology services.
With the opening of new delivery centers in New Brunswick, Mississauga, and Edmonton, as well as the welcoming of the first cohort of the HCL Technologies Apprenticeship Program in Vancouver, HCL Technologies has experienced a general uptick in momentum in Canada. With focus areas in software development and testing, digital and cloud services, infrastructure delivery, and engineering, the program, which is a part of the company's early career and training program, enables high school graduates without a formal college degree to pursue a career in a rapidly expanding industry.
HCL Technologies has more than 2,000 employees in Canada and is expanding quickly. A Customer Experience Center, offering full-stack engineering solutions, customer experience and R&D services across various industries, will also be part of the new facility. Its goal is to develop cutting-edge digital technologies, next-generation products and solutions for HCL Technologies' international clients.
"Vancouver has a long-standing culture of innovation in technology and we're excited to expand our presence and help bring new technologies into the region. With this launch, HCL Technologies is further cementing itself as a local employer, and as a leader in emerging technologies building a strong foundation for the future."
Joelien Jose, EVP & Country Head, Canada, HCL Technologies
"With this advanced facility, we will leverage our industry-leading digital engineering technology services and R&D capabilities to develop and deliver next-generation products and platforms for global customers. This facility will also foster better collaboration across the Vancouver technology and education ecosystem," said Vijay Anand Guntur, President, Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies.
"This city has a reputation for major technological innovation and a highly sought-after talent pool feeding the broader tech industry. We're incredibly proud to see industry leaders like HCL Technologies taking steps to further investment, foster innovation and unlock all the great potential that Vancouver has to offer businesses in the tech industry," said Kennedy Stewart, Mayor, City of Vancouver.