NetApp Acquires Talon Storage

businesswire | March 09, 2020

NetApp the leader in cloud data services, today announced that it acquired Talon Storage, a leader in next generation software-defined storage solutions enabling global enterprises to centralize and consolidate IT storage infrastructure to the public clouds. The combination of NetApp Cloud Volumes technology and Talon FAST™ software, enterprises can seamlessly centralize data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience. "As we grow our cloud data services offerings with solutions like Cloud Volumes ONTAP®, Cloud Volumes Service, Azure NetApp Files and Cloud Insights, we are excited about the potential that lies in front of this new combined team to deliver complete solutions for primary workloads," said Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp's Cloud Data Services business unit.

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Cellular technologies are evolving to meet the growing demand in industry for more production data, predicative maintenance and greater automation. Using licenced spectrum to provide low power wide area (LPWA) connectivity - Mobile Internet of Things (Mobile IoT) technologies are playing a pivotal role in connecting factories, machines, industrial equipment and sensors, to enable a more advanced, efficient and flexible way of working. LTE-M and NB-IoT, the two Mobile IoT technologies, are ideally suited to providing cost-effective, secure and reliable connectivity to legacy machinery with a long lifespan. Both technologies can penetrate deep within factory buildings, allowing connectivity to reach machines below ground level and other inaccessible places.

Spotlight

Cellular technologies are evolving to meet the growing demand in industry for more production data, predicative maintenance and greater automation. Using licenced spectrum to provide low power wide area (LPWA) connectivity - Mobile Internet of Things (Mobile IoT) technologies are playing a pivotal role in connecting factories, machines, industrial equipment and sensors, to enable a more advanced, efficient and flexible way of working. LTE-M and NB-IoT, the two Mobile IoT technologies, are ideally suited to providing cost-effective, secure and reliable connectivity to legacy machinery with a long lifespan. Both technologies can penetrate deep within factory buildings, allowing connectivity to reach machines below ground level and other inaccessible places.

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BAI Communications extends European footprint with expansion into Italy

BAI Communications | February 09, 2022

BAI Communications (BAI), a global communications infrastructure provider, today announced the next phase in its international growth strategy with its expansion into Italy in collaboration with key local industry executives, to bring neutral host connected infrastructure solutions to one of Europe's fast-growing telecommunications markets. BAI Italia marks the company's first European operation outside of the UK and Ireland, and further strengthens its capabilities as a leading provider of 5G and shared infrastructure in the region. BAI has enlisted industry veteran Luca Luciani alongside a group of powerhouse executives with proven industry success, to spearhead its market entry. The BAI Italia executive team have long-shared BAI's vision and have already made significant preparations to launch a neutral host proposition in the country. As CEO of BAI Italia, Luca Luciani brings over twenty years of business experience across telecommunications, energy, consumer goods and management consulting and has held several senior executive responsibilities at Telecom Italia and is former CEO of TIM Brazil. Other senior executives joining BAI Italia include Antonino Ruggiero, Riccardo Jelmini, Riccardo D'Angelo and Enrico Lanzavecchia. BAI Italia will focus on delivering the low latency and unlimited capacity neutral host networks needed to ensure Italians can stay connected in dense urban environments. The experienced executive team will leverage the wealth of capability across the group to design, build, manage and fund the critical connectivity infrastructure needed to accelerate digital innovation. They will build on existing relationships with mobile network operators (MNOs), enterprises and municipalities to develop the future-ready platform essential for a strong digital economy in Italy. Deploying solutions which include 5G small cells to densify networks in urban environments, private networks for enterprises in healthcare, education and manufacturing, alongside state-of-the-art DAS networks for large public venues and stadiums; like those the business has already deployed across over 220 marquee venues in the USA through Mobilitie and multiple venues across Europe through Vilicom. "BAI's expansion into Italy represents another important milestone in our growth strategy to become a leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure in Europe and globally. As one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, Italy presents an exciting opportunity for BAI to further extend its neutral host solutions, as MNOs, municipalities and private companies continue to invest in the 5G infrastructure required to support a more connected future." Igor Leprince, Group CEO of BAI Communications Andrew McGrath, Group CCO of BAI Communications, said: "The movement towards an 'always connected' society is only speeding up and as people return to public spaces, they will expect reliable coverage wherever they go. Our credibility for executing large-scale projects across the world, combined with the experience and market knowledge of the BAI Italia team, makes us well-positioned to deliver solutions for our customers and the people of Italy." Luca Luciani, CEO of BAI Italia, said: "We are very excited to bring BAI's industry-leading solutions and expertise in neutral host connected infrastructure to the Italian market. The incredible experience across the BAI group means we are in the best position to work with the MNOs, private industrial precincts, commercial venues, public offices and municipalities to improve indoor and outdoor connectivity in Italy. Helping to accelerate digital innovation across multiple sectors and drive the deployment of smart city applications. We look forward to replicating BAI's success in other countries here in Italy, as we strive to become the largest neutral host provider in the country." This latest step for BAI follows several recent developments in the company's regional and global growth trajectory. In 2021, BAI acquired Mobilitie, one of the largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure companies in the United States, significantly increasing the company's reach across North America. It also comes after substantial growth in the UK, including the recent acquisition of Vilicom, a leader in high performance 4G and 5G mobile and cellular coverage solutions. Last year, BAI was also awarded a 20-year concession by Transport for London (TfL) to deliver high-speed wireless communications for the London subway and agreed to a 20-year partnership with Sunderland City Council to design, build and operate next-generation digital infrastructure to aid the council's smart city development. About BAI Communications BAI Communications is a world leader in shared communications infrastructure, pioneering solutions that empower our customers to advance their services, accelerate their networks and amplify their reach in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible. Having long been at the forefront of network advancement, BAI is harnessing fibre, spearheading the transition from 4G/LTE, accelerating 5G and preparing for 6G – and beyond. We collaborate closely with our customers in telecommunications, government, transit, enterprise, broadcasting and venues to realise their communications vision, focusing not just on the immediate future, but on the possibilities that exist over long-term partnerships. Our global operations span Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy and the United States. Our BAI Group companies include Mobilitie and Transit Wireless in the United States, and Vilicom in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Together, we're creating smarter communities for all.

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Verizon Business and Atos to power industry-leading predictive analytics 5G edge solution

Verizon | January 28, 2022

Verizon Business and Atos today announce an industry-leading partnership to power intelligent IoT solutions with private 5G multi-access edge computing for businesses, government and communities worldwide. The 5G edge solution will transform the way companies can leverage predictive analytics, allowing them to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk and increase revenue. Combining the expertise of Verizon and Atos, organizations will be able to create immersive digital experiences that fully exercise 5G environments on the edge of their networks, representing the next breakthrough in business value. The Verizon-Atos solution provides an end-to-end architecture that includes hardware, 5G, application and automation, field services and service desk support. The joint solution cost effectively overcomes scalability and latency challenges. Verizon will implement Atos Computer Vision platform in their private 5G multi-access edge computing as part of the joint solution for enterprises, providing ready-to-deploy business use cases in various industries. The Atos platform plays a role in bringing key capabilities in AI-powered video analytics to mission critical environments. Verizon's use of Atos' BullSequana Edge servers will strengthen its 5G edge offers and will unlock new use cases, advancements of network security, connectivity and data management. The joint solution will focus on large scale, cloud and AI-powered data analytics to help businesses operate more efficiently. In one of the use cases, the platform will analyze 180 billion data points every hour. Using this system, the engineers and operators will be able to pinpoint exactly when and where operation downtime is predicted, up to 30 days in advance. Further, key metrics and trends will lead to operational efficiency and remove points of failure over time. These insights can come from a localized part of the system and can be applied across a global landscape. "This new, joint solution will provide enterprise customers with an unprecedented level of insight into their operations, and we're excited about the prospect of building on our existing partnership with Atos. We know the future will be built on our leading 5G network, and today's announcement is another example of how our products and solutions are having a genuine impact on business efficiency and revenue today," Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business "We are proud to combine our uniquely positioned digital transformations in telecommunications and edge computing with Verizon Business' reliable, high performance 5G networks to revolutionize the way people live, work and play. This industry-leading partnership exemplifies how we will innovate the 5G marketplace to the benefit of new and exciting user experiences for both business and consumers alike," said Jean-Philippe Poirault, Head of Telecom, Media and Technology, Atos. The scalable solution is available to customers across a variety of industries - including transport, industrials, logistics and manufacturing - and highlights the impact that secure, multi-access edge computing can have on an organizations' bottom-line. Through this partnership, Atos and Verizon have positioned themselves as trusted 5G partners for enterprise clients across all sectors. The solution leverages both organizations' capabilities, including expertise in cybersecurity, edge compute and AI/ML, and unlocks the full potential of 5G for businesses. Atos has been recognized as the overall global Leader in artificial intelligence on the edge in ISG's Provider Lens™ 'Internet of Things – Solutions & Services' Quadrant Report 2021, ranking highest from all global companies evaluated both in terms of portfolio attractiveness and competitive strength. Similarly, Gartner named Atos an edge AI tech innovator for 2020. About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 107,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris Stock indexes. The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space. About Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers' demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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The new products in the ThinkEdge portfolio are purpose-built devices designed to be networked on premise or embedded in solutions.

businesswire | March 01, 2021

Lenovo™ reported today its all new arrangement of installed PCs for the edge during the Embedded World 2021 DIGITAL virtual display. Working from the current edge portfolio from Lenovo, the ThinkEdge gadgets – the new ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50 – are little, tough, and sufficiently incredible to meet the requesting needs of big business information preparing, security and adaptability at the edge. Quickening Productivity at the Edge It is assessed that by 2025, 75 percent of big business created information will be handled at the edge.i The worldwide pandemic has become an impetus for computerized change and quickened the push to the edge for some levels of the endeavor, as new answers for activities and deals are presented in worldwide business sectors. Edge figuring applications are various and developing quickly. Retailers are executing more robotized checkouts and dynamic signage, continuous store traffic observing, stock and satisfying. Makers are further robotizing mechanical production systems with prescient upkeep alarms and using shrewd cameras for security and quality examinations. Medical services goes to edge processing for distant patient observing and clinical gadget combination. With expanded requirement for amazing, continuous experiences across enterprises, the edge is getting more basic and complex than any other time in recent memory. Lenovo's December 2020 overview of IT heads and chiefs found that edge processing arrangements are a pressing need and their sending is on a most optimized plan of attack. 59% of those studied expressed they are "hoping to execute new edge figuring arrangements inside the following a half year." And 82 percent expressed that "continuous information assortment and investigation is the place where edge arrangements are having the most effect on their business."ii

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