MC1 is the first world-class, carrier-neutral centre where essential IT infrastructure can be configured by networks

prnewswire | October 05, 2020

Equinix, Inc.the world's digital infrastructure company, and global communications provider Oman Telecommunications Company ,today announced the opening of their new International Business Exchange data center in Barka, near Muscat the capital of Oman. Known as MC1, the facility is the first world-class, carrier-neutral hub in Oman where carriers, content providers and cloud providers can colocate critical IT infrastructure. Strategically located between Asia, Africa and Europe, the new Equinix IBX in Oman will serve as a regional interconnection hub providing ultra-low latency connection points between key global business markets.

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Discussions of the cyber-threats to critical infrastructure have become more frequent in the wake of the cyberattacks against Ukraine’s power grid in 2015. While there seems to be a general consensus that cyberattacks resulting in damage to critical infrastructure, such as hospitals and power grids, are a common threat, there is a great deal of disagreement on how to define the parameters of and escalation within this arena. This volume reveals that much of the discussion at the national, regional and international levels continues to be disconnected and even conflicting

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Discussions of the cyber-threats to critical infrastructure have become more frequent in the wake of the cyberattacks against Ukraine’s power grid in 2015. While there seems to be a general consensus that cyberattacks resulting in damage to critical infrastructure, such as hospitals and power grids, are a common threat, there is a great deal of disagreement on how to define the parameters of and escalation within this arena. This volume reveals that much of the discussion at the national, regional and international levels continues to be disconnected and even conflicting

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Couchbase Achieves AWS Outposts Ready Designation

Couchbase | January 27, 2022

Couchbase, Inc. provider of a leading modern database for enterprise applications, announced today that it achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Ready designation, part of the AWS Service Ready Program. This achievement recognizes that Couchbase has demonstrated successful integration with AWS Outposts deployments, which is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a consistent hybrid experience. The Couchbase platform, consisting of Couchbase Server, Couchbase Lite and Couchbase Sync Gateway, can take data and compute to the edge with a leading modern database and sync technology. Only Couchbase supports the distributed model at every tier, from the cloud to the edge, ensuring that critical information never stops moving between the applications and users that need it. AWS Outposts offers the ability to deploy Couchbase on standardized AWS infrastructure at the edge – beyond the traditional region-based data centers, including onto customers' premises. Storing and processing data locally at the edge provides better guarantees of ultra-low latency and data governance for mission-critical apps and services, benefiting use cases across industries like manufacturing, telco, healthcare, retail, media and more. This means that hospitals can provide better care by analyzing patient data in real-time, factories can detect and mitigate issues before they lead to shutdowns and retailers can provide a superior experience for holiday shoppers with real-time offers and touchless services, for example. Achieving the AWS Outposts Ready designation differentiates Couchbase as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member with a product fully tested on AWS Outposts. AWS Service Ready Partners have demonstrated success building products integrated with AWS services, helping AWS customers evaluate and use their technology productively, at scale and at varying levels of complexity. "Customers are looking for better ways to store and manage their data across the enterprise as part of their comprehensive modernization initiatives," said George Elissaios, general manager, AWS Outposts, Amazon Web Services. "With Couchbase Server for AWS Outposts, customers have a high performance and comprehensive data management solution they can use with any application in their environment, on AWS Outposts or in AWS Regions, for a truly consistent hybrid experience." "Couchbase is excited to achieve AWS Service Ready status and in doing so, further strengthen our mobile and edge partner ecosystem to provide a superior experience for customers,This designation underscores our commitment to helping customers achieve their technology objectives and optimize costs, agility and innovation by leveraging the inherent flexibility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides." Matt McDonough, SVP of business development and strategy at Couchbase To support the seamless integration and deployment of AWS Outposts Ready solutions, AWS established the AWS Outposts Ready Program to help customers identify products integrated with AWS Outposts so that they can spend less time evaluating new tools, and more time scaling their use of products that are integrated with AWS Outpost deployments. About Couchbase At Couchbase, we believe data is at the heart of the enterprise. We empower developers and architects to build, deploy and run their most mission-critical applications. Couchbase delivers a high-performance, flexible and scalable modern database that runs across the data center and any cloud. Many of the world's largest enterprises rely on Couchbase to power the core applications their businesses depend on.

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Latency-Aware Optical Networking for Automated 5G Service Deployment

The Optical Society | May 03, 2021

Incredibly low transmission idleness is one of the key highlights guaranteed by 5G communication organizations. Additionally, brilliant systems administration requires advances that monitor and expect failures to work with quick organization repair. Behnam Shariati is important for a group of analysts that demonstrated an inertness mindful optical metro network having complex monitoring and data analytics capacities. Shariati will examine the organization design and empowering innovations, as well as a video reconnaissance case of the framework, during a session at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), being held practically from 06 - 11 June 2021. The demonstration highlights computerized arrangement of a video observation case in an edge-processing empowered optical systems administration environment supporting the interoperability of business equipment and models, programming characterized organizing (SDN) controllers, orchestrators, and open-source application programming interfaces (APIs). "The demonstrated advances permit an administrator to get an undeniable level assistance description from a client and execute it start to finish across the infrastructure – an infrastructure involved gear from various sellers," said Shariati. One of the empowering innovations is a dormancy test. The test works by infusing time-stepped traffic information into the optical organization, empowering the capacity to measure the full circle inactivity of the framework autonomously and continuously, which empowers upgraded allocation of 5G administrations across the infrastructure. To demonstrate their methodology, the group assessed the presentation of a video reconnaissance framework. Over a length of 80 kilometers, they accomplished a start to finish inactivity of under 1/1000 of a second and an assistance arrangement season of less than 3 minutes. The help arrangement time was principally the time it took for the sending laser to heat up and settle. Shariati emphasized their methodology isn't restricted to video reconnaissance, which is only one of numerous likely applications. "The video reconnaissance application could be supplanted with whatever other vertical application that requires high bandwidth, low inactivity, and edge registering asset availability across the infrastructure," he said. In the event that the nature of an optical connection has debased, the monitoring and data analytics solution gives the organization administrator an entire moment of response time, which is all that could possibly be needed to carry out countermeasures and redeploy the organization without experiencing a pass in connectivity. "One moment can easily permit the reconfiguration of the conveyed administration, once one has optical transponders with fast laser warm-up cycles," Shariati said. About The Optical Society Established in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the main professional organization for researchers, designers, understudies, and business pioneers who fuel disclosures, shape genuine applications and speed up accomplishments in the study of light. Through widely acclaimed publications, gatherings, and participation drives, OSA gives quality examination, roused interactions, and devoted assets for its broad worldwide organization of optics and photonics specialists.

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Dell Technologies Speeds Journey to Multi-Cloud with Portfolio Expansion

Dell Technologies | January 20, 2022

Dell Technologies introduces multi-cloud capabilities that offer a consistent experience wherever applications and data reside. The company also expands support for developer operations (DevOps) with new offers and resources to help choose the right cloud environment combined with the security, support and predictable cost of Dell infrastructure. "Today's multi-cloud reality is complex as data becomes more distributed across on-premises and colocation data centers, multiple public clouds and edge environments,We have the industry's broadest technology portfolio, consistent tools, experience building open ecosystems and leading data storage capabilities, services and supply chain. All this uniquely positions Dell to help customers take control of their multi-cloud strategy." Jeff Boudreau, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies A new Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Dell Technologies reveals that 83% of organizations have adopted a multi-cloud approach or plan to within the next 12 months. New Dell services help organizations manage, store and protect data across multiple cloud platforms. This allows organizations to bring the simplicity and agility of public cloud platforms to the location of their choice with APEX services—achieving multi-cloud by design not by default. "As a global organization with facilities spread across over 80 countries, the ability to have access to data on our over 700,000 product variations is essential to ensuring we meet our customers where they are," said Michael Loggins, global vice president of IT at SMC Corporation. "Central to our strategy is creating an IT infrastructure that connects data in public clouds with our traditional data centers and taking full advantage of what's happening at the edge. What Dell is delivering offers a great step towards helping us manage and take control of everything regardless of where it resides." APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services simplifies access to data across multiple clouds APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services will provide file, block, object and data protection services for simultaneous access to all major public clouds from a single source of data. Integrated with the APEX Console, it will allow organizations to easily connect storage and data protection to preferred public clouds and services. This will help avoid public cloud vendor lock-in, excessive egress fees and the cost and risk associated with moving data from one cloud to another. APEX Backup Services provides simplified and secure cloud data protection With data becoming more challenging to protect as it grows across multiple clouds, APEX Backup Services provides end-to-end scalable, secure data protection with centralized monitoring and management for SaaS applications, endpoints and hybrid workloads. This SaaS-based offering can be deployed in minutes and scale on-demand to protect growing workloads. Resilient security capabilities help protect against cyberattacks with instant detection, rapid response and accelerated recovery. Project Alpine to deliver seamless storage across public clouds Building on Dell's data protection cloud offerings—protecting nearly nine exabytes of customer data in public clouds1—the company will extend its storage portfolio with Project Alpine. This effort will bring the software IP of Dell's flagship block and file storage platforms to leading public clouds. Customers will be able to purchase storage software as a managed service using existing cloud credits, taking advantage of a consistent storage experience from on-premises to public clouds and easily sharing data across multiple clouds. Dell Technologies speeds productivity for its cloud ecosystem with new DevOps-ready platforms and refreshed developer portal Building on partnerships with key cloud vendors including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM/Red Hat and VMware to offer a broad range of DevOps-ready platforms, Dell is adding increased support for Kubernetes including: Amazon EKS Anywhere on PowerFlex and PowerStore, allowing organizations to run their Kubernetes orchestration across public or on-premises clouds. SUSE Rancher on VxRail, providing multi-cluster, multi-cloud Kubernetes management and giving customers the flexibility to choose their cloud orchestration platform. Dell is expanding its Dell Technologies Developer portal to serve as a one-stop shop for application developers and DevOps teams looking to provide infrastructure as code. The portal will provide continual access to the latest Dell APIs, SDKs, modules and plug-ins. Dell expands APEX solutions availability Announced at Dell Technologies World 2021, APEX Data Storage Services is expanding to 13 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific, allowing more organizations to deploy Dell-managed enterprise storage as-a-Service. It is also now available with colocation services via Equinix International Business Exchange™ data centers in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia, eliminating data center management, delivering cloud connectivity and providing simplified, consolidated billing from Dell. Introduced at VMworld, APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud is now available in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany. The offering provides a secure and consistent Dell-managed platform to move workloads across multiple cloud and edge environments. About Dell Technologies Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry's broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

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