Infrastructure-as-code competitor challenges Terraform

techtarget | April 23, 2020

An infrastructure-as-code upstart issued a direct challenge to Terraform this week with updated features for its offering, as well as tools designed specifically to move users away from the HashiCorp software. Pulumi 2.0 adds Terraform-like features, such as CrossGuard, a policy-as-code tool for IaC users that directly competes with HashiCorp's Sentinel. The new version fleshes out integration with CI/CD tools for GitOps workflows and automated testing frameworks as well.

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Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are helping public sector organizations simplify and consolidate their infrastructure by bringing storage, compute, and networking capabilities together into a single piece of hardware.

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Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are helping public sector organizations simplify and consolidate their infrastructure by bringing storage, compute, and networking capabilities together into a single piece of hardware.

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Prime Data Centers Develops New 9MW Data Center in Silicon Valley

Prime Data Centers | January 25, 2022

Prime Data Centers, a data center developer and operator, today announces the development of a new four-story, 119,000 square-foot data center in the heart of Silicon Valley. Located at 1231 Comstock Street in Santa Clara, California, Prime will begin construction on the facility in the second half of 2023. This carrier-neutral facility is strategically located at the center of major fiber routes following diverse paths to the top Tier 1 long haul and metro providers. In addition, Prime Data Centers has secured access to new dark fiber routes to all major interconnection facilities in Silicon Valley. Delivering up to 9MW of critical power, available immediately upon construction completion, the property benefits from up to 40% lower utility rates than other Bay Area providers due to its strategic location outside of the San Francisco metro area. One of the facility's most significant advantages is its proximity to the thriving Bay Area, where it can meet the demand for ultra-low latency workloads and deliver content closer to the edge. Additional benefits will include private and shared office space, secure staging and storage adjacent to a loading dock, and ample on-site parking. "We are excited to continue to expand our presence in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area,The region is as systemically important as ever and we're seeing strong demand from the world's most influential companies." Nicholas Laag, CEO of Prime Data Centers The new data center at 1231 Comstock is just down the block from another Prime Data Centers facility at 1111 Comstock Street and nearby Prime's 2175 Martin Avenue property. This geographically concentrated activity demonstrates Prime's optimism about the future of the wholesale data center market in Silicon Valley. Prime expects to make more announcements about additional Silicon Valley projects in the coming months. To learn more, click here. About Prime Data Centers Prime Data Centers is a wholesale data center developer and operator with a global footprint. We excel at designing and delivering custom large-scale data center solutions for leading enterprise clients. Our core product portfolio ranges from 5MW+ data centers to hyperscale and can be build-to-suit, powered shell, or turnkey. We offer flexibility in our financial arrangements, from a standard lease, to sale/leaseback, to unique joint ventures.

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Nokia and Google Cloud are collaborating strategically to transform Nokia's digital infrastructure

prnewswire | October 14, 2020

Nokia and Google Cloud today announced a five-year strategic collaboration that will see Nokia migrate its on-premise IT infrastructure onto Google Cloud. Nokia will migrate its data centers and servers around the world, as well as various software applications, onto Google Cloud infrastructure. The deal reflects Nokia's important operational shift to a cloud-first IT strategy and its aggressive efforts to strengthen and transform its digital operations globally in order to expand collaboration and innovation capabilities of Nokia employees and to enhance its delivery to customers. The agreement is expected to drive meaningful operational efficiencies and cost savings over time due to a reduction in real estate footprint, hardware energy consumption, and hardware capacity purchasing needs.

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Sandvine Announces Major 5G Enhancements to Its Application and Network Intelligence Portfolio

Sandvine | February 10, 2022

Sandvine is launching a series of new 5G Application and Network Intelligence portfolio enhancements that give its 20+ 5G customers deeper insights into application Quality of Experience (QoE), and the impact of 4G to 5G transitions on networks, users, bandwidth usage, devices, and QoE. The enhancements include: Cloud native support for Sandvine's advanced 5G Service Intelligence Engine, a leading 3GPP-compliant Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF) designed for automation and zero-touch, closed-loop service and slice assurance in 5G networks. The NWDAF will help CSPs proactively manage their core and edge networks through network function (NF) and slice load analysis use cases; Updates to Sandvine's analytics, including Deep Insights and Insights Data Storage, designed to help CSPs deliver application QoE and security controls to subscribers through pre-packaged object models that track statistics about user behavior, devices, services and application performance; Enriched software use case modules: Intent-based congestion management, evolved for higher-scale deployments and actively deployed in Fixed Wireless Access networks; Real-time subscriber insights, upgraded to give operations teams and customer care agents greater visibility into app performance and behavior to better meet 5G throughput, latency, and customer experience requirements; Cyberthreat analysis and management to prevent cyberattacks; and 5G slice load analysis and NF load analysis for real-time operational intelligence. A 5G Standalone (SA)-ready, cloud-native control plane platform, Maestro Policy Engine, which now provides contextual awareness about subscribers, as well as 4G to 5G inter-core handover metrics that ensure flawless coverage across access types, devices, locations, and users; and Public cloud integrations with Google Cloud Platform, AWS, and other major cloud providers. "We are excited that more than 20 service providers are now benefiting from Sandvine's 5G portfolio across standalone, non-standalone, fixed wireless access, and private networks. To successfully improve application quality of experience and generate new revenues while migrating to 5G, our customers need high quality, real-time data. With visibility across 5G adoption, user experiences, cyberthreats, devices, and applications, they gain operational intelligence in the form of sophisticated and predictive insights. This requires programmable networks with automated functions that respond to network conditions and customer experiences in real time. Our continued 5G portfolio innovations are ensuring that our customers can meet these requirements for emerging 5G services." Lyndon Cantor, CEO, Sandvine To learn more about how application and network intelligence in 5G deployments will help assure throughput and latency for superior subscriber QoE, schedule a meeting with us at Mobile World Congress by clicking here. And check out our Telenet and TELUS news and our new 2022 Global Internet Phenomena Report and on-demand Webinar. About Sandvine Sandvine's cloud-based Application and Network Intelligence portfolio helps customers deliver high quality, optimized experiences to consumers and enterprises. Customers use our solutions to analyze, optimize, and monetize application experiences using contextual machine learning-based insights and real-time actions. Market-leading classification of more than 95% of traffic across mobile and fixed networks by user, application, device, and location creates uniquely rich, real-time data that significantly enhances interactions between users and applications and drives revenues.

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