Dell at the Edge: Servers, Data Centers and Software for Deployment Anywhere

EnterpriseAI | February 20, 2020

Dell Technologies launched servers, a modular data center, telemetry management and streaming analytics software this week designed for the growing volumes of enterprise-generated data created and processed outside of data centers and the cloud – at the edge. Dell has long touted its integrated edge-core-cloud strategy, with the ultimate goal of supporting a future in which data emanates from virtually any object (Gartner: within two years, more than half of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed at the edge), is processed and produces analytics insights in near time. The “AI Everywhere” future will be enabled by the “holy trinity” of high performance computing, high speed networks and rapid machine learning. The challenges in achieving all this are many, particularly at the edge, whose demanding characteristics include high bandwidth, IT and security skills, space constraints, extreme weather, efficient power consumption and low latency, with the overriding need to deploy applications and infrastructure close to the point of data creation.

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Popularity of the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program continues to grow across the world as CNet Training announce more network infrastructure centers where their Expert Instructors deliver the classroom-based program. The CNCI® is designed for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and competency in network cabling infrastructures. Confirmed with official certification and internationally recognized qualifications.

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Popularity of the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program continues to grow across the world as CNet Training announce more network infrastructure centers where their Expert Instructors deliver the classroom-based program. The CNCI® is designed for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and competency in network cabling infrastructures. Confirmed with official certification and internationally recognized qualifications.

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Alphawave IP Acquires Optical DSP Chip Developer Banias Labs, Advancing its Optical DSP Products for Data Centers

Alphawave IP | October 17, 2022

Alphawave IP Group plc, a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world's technology infrastructure today announced the acquisition of Banias Labs, an Israel-based optical Digital Signal Processing ("DSP") chip developer for data centers for approximately US$240 million. The acquisition strengthens Alphawave's roadmap of optical DSP silicon products for data centers, a core high growth market for Alphawave. Alongside the acquisition of Banias Labs, Alphawave has negotiated a non-binding, multi-year purchasing framework with a leading North American hyperscaler that proposes a multi-year roadmap for Alphawave to develop and sell a portfolio of optical products and DSPs, including coherent DSP technology from Banias Labs, with sales potentially ramping to over US$300 million. "Banias Labs optical DSP technology provides a strong strategic advantage for Alphawave, strengthening our roadmap of DSP silicon solutions for data centers. This acquisition enhances our portfolio of electrical and optical solutions in the most advanced process technologies. The multi-year purchasing framework includes coherent optical solutions, and with the Banias acquisition, Alphawave is expanding its total addressable market by delivering next generation coherent optical solutions for the most advanced data centers." Tony Pialis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alphawave John Lofton Holt, Executive Chairman of Alphawave said: "We are pleased to welcome the talented Banias Labs team to Alphawave. This acquisition aligns with the strategic priorities that we articulated at our IPO, expanding our technology portfolio in high-speed connectivity to support long-term growth. Coherent optics will enable the next level of efficiencies in data center communications, addressing the increasing bandwidth and power efficiency requirements." About Coherent Optics Coherent optics is the next evolution of optical solutions, the cornerstone of the industry's efforts to achieve 800G and 1.6T Ethernet speeds while maintaining the required reaches inside and outside of data centers and also significantly reducing power consumption. Coherent technology is predominantly used today in long reaches of over 100km connecting data centers and in telecommunications. Banias Labs' optical DSP technology strengthens Alphawave's optical products roadmap by targeting a growing opportunity for coherent optical technology intra-data center, as shorter reaches adopt this technology.

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Spectrum Enterprise Announces National Availability of 100 Gigabit Ultra-High Speed Data Services

Spectrum Enterprise | December 02, 2022

Spectrum Enterprise, a unit of Charter Communications, Inc., today announced the availability of Ultra-High Speed Data services across its national fiber network that deliver speeds of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) for a range of data transport solutions, such as internet, WAN and Wavelength. Enterprises can benefit from these high-performance data capabilities at multiple locations, including private data centers, public clouds, corporate headquarters, and branch sites. Leveraging the Spectrum Enterprise Network architecture, Ultra-High Speed Data services easily scale from 10Gbps to 100Gbps and offer a range of redundancy options. Spectrum Enterprise Ultra-High Speed Data services enable businesses to increase agility and meet the changing connectivity needs of their digital platforms. These services are paired with premium support and are fully managed and monitored to help ensure that the mission critical requirements of applications using the services are met. "Bandwidth utilization for Ethernet-based business networks across the United States is anticipated to grow at a compound annual rate of 32% over the next five years, with the highest growth segment being ultra-high speed connections of between 10Gbps and 100Gbps. In fact, data transport volume over 10+ Gbps connections is expected to grow almost five times by 2026, to nearly 2400 Terabytes annually. Ensuring network evolution plans consider the growing demand for bandwidth and performance will be a key requirement for every organization." -Erin Dunne, Director of Research, Vertical Systems Group. Public cloud access, high-speed trading, video collaboration, file sharing, high-performance computing and internet access are among the many use cases fueling the demand for ultra-high speed data services. Investing in a modern network "At Spectrum Enterprise, we're committed to the success of our clients. We're investing in the breadth and depth of our network, its capabilities, and, importantly, the solutions and experience surrounding them so that we can provide businesses with speeds of 100Gbps and beyond," said Bill Archer, Charter Executive Vice President and President of Spectrum Enterprise. "Our Ultra-High Speed Data services capitalize on the performance capabilities of our dense fiber network with an unmatched experience and value. From solution design to dedicated support and management, we're there every step of the way so our clients stay a step ahead of future technologies and business demands." The national availability of Spectrum Enterprise Ultra-High Speed Data services across metro and wide area networks to support a client's full range of operations is the result of ongoing investments in network capability, solution design and the experience that large enterprises require. Spectrum Enterprise provides clients a modern network platform, deployed to over 270,000 on-net buildings and fiber proximity to millions of businesses across the U.S. This capability delivers 100Gbps speeds to any client site – whether it's a commercial building, data center or any other location. Different types of enterprises across the country have begun using Spectrum Enterprise Ultra-High Speed Data services. Leading Fortune 500 financial firms employ these services to support critical operational requirements. School districts support students and teachers with better classroom and digital learning experiences due to high-performance connectivity solutions. Organizations across multiple sectors depend on the low-latency attributes of Ultra-High Speed Data services to transport massive amounts of data across hybrid cloud workloads. About Spectrum Enterprise Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications, Inc., is a national provider of scalable, fiber technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and communications service providers. The broad Spectrum Enterprise portfolio includes networking and managed services solutions: Internet access, Ethernet access and networks, Voice and TV solutions. The Spectrum Enterprise team of experts works closely with clients to achieve greater business success by providing solutions designed to meet their evolving needs. For more information, visit enterprise.spectrum.com.

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VodafoneZiggo selects Cognizant as Strategic Partner to Consolidate its Services for IT Infrastructure and Virtualized Networking

VodafoneZiggo | November 09, 2022

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