ISS Update On The Impact Of Malware Crisis

TWinFM | March 21, 2020

In an official company announcement, ISS World has today confirmed that they have regained control of “the vast majority” of their IT infrastructure. This update comes after contracted staff at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust experienced issues with their pay, with ISS apologising about the “administrative error”. The statement confirmed that neither the malware attack nor the payroll issue has affected on-site services: “The nature of our business is to deliver services on customer sites, mainly through our people, and as such we have been able to continue our service delivery uninterrupted to the vast majority of customers.”

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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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AtlasEdge Further Expands its European Platform with the Acquisition of Datacenter One

AtlasEdge | October 10, 2022

AtlasEdge, a leading pan-European Edge data centre provider, has today announced the acquisition of Datacenter One (“DC1”). The move furthers AtlasEdge’s expansion across Europe, with DC1 a leading data centre provider in Germany. This acquisition will accelerate AtlasEdge’s expansion across Germany, a key strategic data centre market and Europe’s largest digital economy. The footprint of DC1’s purpose-built, high-quality facilities complement AtlasEdge’s existing operations in Berlin and Hamburg, increasing AtlasEdge’s capability to service customers across five regional German markets with significant “ready-to-sell” capacity. It also comes at a time when the first wave of Edge deployments is accelerating across Europe, with growing customer demand for digital infrastructure closer to the end user driven by enterprises and larger platforms. DC1’s industry-leading senior management team with a deep knowledge of the German market and a track record of successful development will remain unchanged following the transaction. Wolfgang Kaufmann, CEO, DC1, will also be joining AtlasEdge’s Management Team. This is a highly strategic transaction for AtlasEdge. “Germany is an important part of our expansion plans and a market that has seen customer demand rise across multiple metros. Acquiring DC1 transforms AtlasEdge into Germany’s leading distributed platform, with ready-to-sell capacity in key locations across the country. We look forward to working with our new colleagues and continuing to grow our footprint across the continent.” Giuliano Di Vitantonio, CEO, AtlasEdge Wolfgang Kaufmann, CEO, DC1, stated, “The joint expertise of DC1 and AtlasEdge, together with the increased scale and customer offering that this deal enables is a real win. We have experienced first-hand the rising demand and growth potential in the German market, and this is a fantastic next step for us. Our combined locations, ethos and ambition are all the right ingredients, and we’re very excited to be joining AtlasEdge.” DC1’s continued development and expansion strategy will be critical to meet the high levels of demand for colocation across Germany, and AtlasEdge expects to make significant additional investments across the country in this regard. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close towards the end of 2022. DH Capital, a division of Citizens, acted as financial advisor and Hogan Lovells acted as legal counsel to AtlasEdge. ABOUT AtlasEdge AtlasEdge is the leading European Edge data centre platform with over 100 locations across 13 countries. Our distributed data centre portfolio allows our customers to plan and shape their technology and network infrastructure to meet the growing requirements for lower latency, higher performance and localised solutions. Formed through a joint investment by Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies and DigitalBridge, a leading global investment firm dedicated to digital infrastructure, AtlasEdge’s portfolio includes data centres in key markets across Europe, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Hamburg, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich. ABOUT Datacenter One (“DC1”) Datacenter One operates several data centers at various locations in Germany. In addition, the company plans and builds turn-key datacenters very fast within six to nine months – starting from 500 sqm rental space at the requested customer location. The Colocation and Colo Connect rental offers ensure that every customer has the perfect capacity available for their needs - individual, flexible and scalable during operations. Datacenter One's facilities are operated with a very high energy efficiency (PUE values < 1.3) and meet high security requirements with ISO 27001 and EN 50600 certifications. Since 2021, the company has been part of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact to drive sustainable datacenter operations. Datacenter One is a German company headquartered in Stuttgart.

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Slurm-Rescale Connector Brings Fully Managed Serverless Cloud with Secure On Demand Access to Common HPC & AI Applications

Rescale | November 16, 2022

Rescale, the leader in high performance computing built for the cloud to accelerate engineering innovation, and RedLine Performance Solutions, announced today the availability of the Slurm Rescale Connector to provide Slurm users seamless access to cloud directly from the Slurm interface covering over 1000 managed full-stack HPC applications and access to all major cloud providers worldwide. "Slurm Rescale Connector provides an easy button to burst workflows to public clouds such as AWS, Azure, OCI, GCP from any existing on-prem HPC environment" said Don Avart, CTO of RedLine Performance Solutions, "We are excited to partner with Rescale on this hybrid solution to allow customers to take advantage of cloud-scale capacity and architectural choices available in the cloud." With high performance computing (HPC) workloads increasingly run in the cloud, many organizations are developing hybrid cloud strategies. But replicating data center infrastructure in dynamic cloud environments can be prohibitively complex and expensive. Hybrid Cloud Directly from Slurm With the Slurm-Rescale Connector, the entire multi-cloud world fully managed by Rescale is presented as one additional infrastructure scheduled by Slurm. This means Slurm users do not need to change how they use the scheduler to get the benefits of cloud-based specialized computing architectures or work at cloud-scale. Administrators can similarly get full visibility to cloud software and infrastructure spend, define policies on which architecture or geographies can be used, all without ever having to directly maintain any cloud-based infrastructure. From a cost perspective, HPC organizations can define budgets to keep cloud spending under control, and work directly with a single unified control, while providing users multi-cloud infrastructure or a rich software catalog. Rescale fully-managed HPCaaS is available with FedRAMP Moderate and ITAR compliance. "Slurm Rescale Connector enables HPC users and administrators to continue using the tools they know, while getting access to Rescale's catalog of over 1000 HPC fully managed applications, the ability to run any container, features to publish and manage your own software, and all specialized architectures through our intelligent multi-cloud infrastructure - available directly from their on-prem Slurm environment, "In addition, users can also benefit from Rescale's administrative controls and performance optimization features so they can get the best capabilities from the cloud with trust and confidence in full-stack security and delivery." Peter Lyu, VP of Global Solutions & Customer Success at Rescale This unique approach to hybrid is possible because Rescale is a fully managed solution for HPC cloud operations that brings full stack security, and support. Users can bring their own software and containers and run it anywhere on Rescale's multi-cloud infrastructure based on IT policies. Additionally, Rescale also maintains popular commercial and open source software in its catalog. Lastly, Rescale provides performance intelligence and guidance on how to best configure workloads to help users get the best performance possible - whether it's to minimize cost or minimize job run time. The Slurm Rescale connector will be released in 2022 Q4 as open source under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. About Rescale Rescale is high performance computing built for the cloud, to empower engineers while giving IT security and control. From supersonic jets to personalized medicine, industry leaders are bringing new product innovations to market with unprecedented speed and efficiency with Rescale, a cloud platform delivering intelligent full-stack automation and performance optimization. IT leaders use Rescale to deliver HPC-as-a-Service with a secure control plane to deliver any application, on any architecture, at any scale on their cloud of choice.

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