IBM Leverages Artificial Intelligence to Automate IT Infrastructure

IBM | May 08, 2020

IBM Leverages Artificial Intelligence to Automate IT Infrastructure
IBM recently launched new capabilities and services powered by artificial intelligence to help chief information officers (CIOs) help their businesses recover and restart in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. IBM’s Think Digital conference intends to help CIOs automate their IT infrastructures to become more resilient to disruptions and reduce costs. “What we've learned from companies all over the world is that there are three major factors that will determine the success of AI in business – language, automation and trust,” said Rob Thomas, senior vice president, cloud and data platform at IBM.

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The title of this paper might suggest having to pit Converged (CI) against Hyper Converged (HCI), but quite the contrary. In the next few pages we will show you that your application and user needs can thrive with both CI and HCI, as long as they can communicate and share across a data fabric.

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DATA STORAGE

DataBridge Sites Private Cloud Offering Exceeds New Client’s Expectation

DataBridge | December 14, 2021

DataBridge Sites, a state-of-the-art Data Center provider, that supports off-site business critical IT environments, is proud to announce their relationship with Source One Business Services an Ellicott City, Maryland based business advisory firm that supports privately held, middle market businesses located in the Mid-Atlantic region. DataBridge Sites is providing Source One with a custom private cloud platform to support their clients. “At Source One, our sole objective is to provide value to our clients so they can run their business at its optimal level. A one size fits all approach does not align with our clients diverse needs. We believe DataBridges’ private cloud platform offers the flexibility required to support our growing off-premise solution.” Said Eric Alt, Director IT Advisory. The DataBridge Sites Custom Private Cloud leverages world class cloud design and engineering teams to create a highly secure, compliant, flexible and scalable dedicated cloud environment for enterprise customers of all sizes. They are experts in transitioning in-house IT Infrastructure to Colocation and/or Private Cloud Services, which gives their customers 100% control of their environment. DataBridge is a true partner that works with the company’s IT team on infrastructure design to meet all of their specific requirements. Their expertise results in improved resource utilization, increased security, and reduced cost (operational expense vs capital expense). “DataBridge Sites is a proven leader in giving their clients peace of mind and eliminates any fear, uncertainty, and doubt that their data will be inaccessible in a shared public cloud environment. Our business is founded on a customer first approach. We believe each customer has unique needs, and our proven discovery process allows us to get to know their business objectives and identify the means to fortify digital security. Most importantly, we deliver an approach that is flexible and scalable.” Corey Blanton, Chief Operating Officer DataBridge Sites DataBridge Sites currently serves over 100 customers in Maryland and Chicago data centers offering more than 100,000 square feet of data center space, with more than 15 megawatts of available power. About DataBridge Sites DataBridge Sites operates state-of-art, purpose-built data centers that house mission-critical equipment and data for its customers. These facilities were designed to meet the highest uptime, power density, cooling and bandwidth requirements of today’s demanding IT infrastructure requirements. DataBridge Sites has over 100,000 square feet of purpose-built data center space available in locations that are approximately 20 miles outside of Baltimore, Washington DC, and Chicago. Each facility offers compliant colocation, private and multi-tenant cloud, and disaster recovery services. Begin your digital cloud transformation at DataBridge Sites.

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Skyworks Fuels 5G Small Cell Carrier Roll Outs, Accelerates Upgrade Cycle for Global 5G Infrastructure

businesswire | January 13, 2021

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS), a trailblazer of superior simple semiconductors associating individuals, spots and things, today declared a critical achievement with the shipment of more than 1 million of its SKY66318-21 force intensifier (PA), the business' first high proficiency little cell PA with a transfer speed of 200 MHz at +28 dBm. This accomplishment features Skyworks quickening the reception of 5G by empowering upgraded 5G associations and controlling more effective reach expansion for little cells. To show the advantages of this energizing new innovation, Skyworks additionally teamed up with Xilinx, Inc. to grandstand the otherworldly and force productivity feasible utilizing the SKY66318-21 PA in 5G foundation applications during the CES 2021 Show. The exhibit incorporates Skyworks' SKY66318-21 high-productivity PA, Xilinx's Crest Factor Reduction (CFR) and Digital Pre-Distortion IP alongside a RF handset from Texas Instruments. Highlighting an exceptionally proficient, wide momentary transfer speed, completely input/yield coordinated PA with high increase and linearity, the SKY66318-21 empowers recently unloaded activity in both the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and the 5G C-band, making it very much situated for "transporter sharing" where various administrators can make the most of the chance to have a similar hardware. The exhibition might be seen by visiting the Skyworks CES virtual corner. As indicated by a Nov. 2020 report distributed by Allied Market Research1, the little cell 5G organization industry is relied upon to reach $8.32 billion by 2027, enrolling a build yearly development pace of 43% from 2020 to 2027. The report additionally takes note of that the ascent in organization densification, increment in portable information traffic, coming of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, and development in interest in 5G foundation by a few economies have driven the development of the worldwide little cell 5G organization market. “For emerging 5G environments, it is critical that the PA can deliver increased efficiency while meeting challenging out-of-band emissions and EVM requirements,” said Dan Mansur, vice president of marketing, Wired and Wireless Group at Xilinx. “We are delighted to collaborate with Skyworks and TI to provide our highly adaptable CFR and DPD IP which offers a scalable digital front-end solution to address future RF PA efficiency needs.” “As 5G is being deployed globally and with the mid-band serving as the sweet spot thanks to its speed, capacity and range, the SKY66318-21 is a robust addition to Skyworks’ broad portfolio of complete connectivity solutions,” said David Stasey, vice president and general manager of diversified analog solutions for Skyworks. “Regardless of band, Skyworks is poised to meet the need for densification in the rapidly expanding small cell market.” The SKY66318-21 PA has a minimal plan, making it ideal for 5G NR and 4G LTE frameworks working from 3300 to 3700 MHz. Dynamic biasing hardware is incorporated to make up for temperature, voltage, and cycle variety. The SKY66318-21 is essential for a high-proficiency, pin-to-stick viable PA family supporting major 3GPP groups. Safe Harbor Statement Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include without limitation information relating to future events, results and expectations of Skyworks. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "believes," "plans," "may," "will" or "continue," and similar expressions and variations (or negatives) of these words. Actual events and/or results may differ materially and adversely from such forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new markets; our ability to develop, manufacture, and market innovative products and avoid product obsolescence; our ability to compete in the marketplace and achieve market acceptance of our products; delays in the standardization or commercial deployment of 5G technologies; the availability and pricing of third-party semiconductor foundry, assembly and test capacity, raw materials and supplier components; the quality of our products; our products’ ability to perform under stringent operating conditions; and other risks and uncertainties identified in the "Risk Factors" section of Skyworks' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (and/or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q) as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Copies of Skyworks' SEC filings can be obtained, free of charge, on Skyworks' website (www.skyworksinc.com) or at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov). Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

1NCE and Amazon Web Services join forces for a global IoT Platform

1NCE | January 04, 2022

Global IoT Carrier 1NCE and Amazon Web Services (AWS) join forces pushing forward the expansion of 1NCEs IoT platform on a global scale, bringing its cloud native IoT offering closer to its customers worldwide. The collaboration further aims to strengthen ties between the two companies and to develop the Next Level IoT Software speeding up global deployment of IoT projects. 1NCE has developed a unique software offering on AWS that enables IoT developers to quickly integrate cellular IoT connectivity into their own solutions with plug & play functionalities. The collaboration allows for the expansion of the 1NCE IoT platform via AWS infrastructure globally, significantly increasing its overall platform performance. It will literally bring the 1NCE IoT platform closer to its customers, wherever they are. "This intensified engagement with AWS also allows us to boost our network and IoT software portfolio at greatly improved conditions and with the appropriate know-how,We can leverage synergies between the AWS infrastructure and our IoT platform which helps us to develop our next Level IoT Software at low costs. This is a prerequisite to implement new features into our existing IoT Flat Rate offering, like protocol conversion, energy management and localization services." Younes Allaki, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at 1NCE 1NCE is a global IoT powerhouse funded by Softbank and the German Telecommunication giant Deutsche Telekom with direct access to its networks and roaming partners via 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, NB-IoT and LTE-M in over 100 countries worldwide. 1NCE enables business customers to easily connect their IoT devices for 10 US$ for 10 years. With its IoT Flat Rate offering 1NCE has proven to be a real disruptor within the IoT world, 1NCE is leveraging AWS to deliver reliable IoT services by combining secure connectivity with sophisticated software applications. Due to its close relationship with Deutsche Telekom and Amazon Web Services, 1NCE has obtained a leading position in costs and features counting more than 7,000 customers and 10 million managed connections to date. With "1NCE For All" customers can order up to 100 SIM cards for free exclusively at AWS Marketplace. 1NCE is showcasing its IoT services at this year's CES in LAS Vegas from January 5-7 at booth 10343. ABOUT 1NCE 1NCE - the inventor of the "IoT Flat Rate" - is a global IoT platform carrier offering fast, secure, and reliable cellular connectivity and software services in more than 100 countries worldwide. 1NCE cooperates with Deutsche Telekom AG and its roaming partners to support all common mobile communication standards such as 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, NB-IoT and LTE-M. The 1NCE IoT Flat Rate is designed to last over the entire lifetime of an IoT device with a one-off payment. This makes IoT applications for use cases like smart metering, asset tracking or vehicle telematics affordable and scalable. 1NCE also offers its technology to mobile platform operators as a Platform-as-a-Service solution. The company - headquartered in Cologne, Germany - was founded in 2017 together with Deutsche Telekom AG and has 150 staff in Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Hong Kong, and Riga.

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The title of this paper might suggest having to pit Converged (CI) against Hyper Converged (HCI), but quite the contrary. In the next few pages we will show you that your application and user needs can thrive with both CI and HCI, as long as they can communicate and share across a data fabric.