Nutanix Announces Remote IT Solutions for Cloud Infrastructure Management

Nutanix | June 25, 2020

Nutanix announced new solutions that will allow IT teams to deploy, upgrade and troubleshoot their cloud infrastructure while working from anywhere — whether at home or from a central office location. These solutions will be delivered via Nutanix Foundation Central, Insights and Lifecycle Manager — all of which will be available as part of Nutanix HCI software at no additional cost to customers.
While IT teams have been working overtime to deliver remote work solutions for businesses worldwide in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re not always able to do so themselves. Managing IT infrastructure, troubleshooting issues, and updating software often requires IT teams to be on-site at their datacenter, something even more challenging with social distancing requirements.

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Cisco | March 01, 2022

Cisco today announced details on its go-to-market strategy for Cisco Private 5G together with partners, fostering a new wave of productivity for enterprises with mass-scale IoT adoption. Most businesses are beginning to realize the benefits of digitizing, or 'going digital' – connecting their physical operations with information systems, and using analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), automation and machine learning (ML) to improve productivity and efficiency. Most businesses are used to connecting more people and things with Wi-Fi. What most businesses have not experienced yet – is what the power of Wi-Fi, 5G and IoT together can do for them to connect more and do more. The Power to Transform Industries Alongside Wi-Fi, private 5G and IoT have the potential to transform industries and redefine the future of hybrid work. Cisco views private 5G as a complement, not a replacement for the investments businesses have made in Wi-Fi, Ethernet transport, and corresponding management systems. Private 5G is set to enable connectivity for a full range of use cases from factory floors, supply chains, university and enterprise campuses, venues, hospitals and more. Cisco Private 5G The foundation of the solution is built on Cisco's industry-leading mobile core technology and IoT portfolio – spanning IoT sensors and gateways, device management software, as well as monitoring tools and dashboards. Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) technology is a key component of the solution. Cisco is working in close collaboration with ORAN vendors, JMA and Airspan, and is currently in customer trials utilizing their technology. Key differentiators of Cisco Private 5G for Enterprises: Delivered as-a-Service: Delivered together with global service providers and system integration partners, the offer reduces technical, financial, and operational risks for enterprise private 5G networks. Complementary to Wi-Fi: Cisco Private 5G integrates with existing enterprise systems, including existing and future Wi-Fi versions - Wi-Fi 5/6/6E, making operations simple. Visibility across the network and devices: Using a simple management portal, enterprise IT teams can maintain policy and identity across both Wi-Fi and 5G for simplified operations. Pay-as-you-use subscription model: Cisco Private 5G is financially simple to understand. With pay-as-you-use consumption models, customers can save money with no up-front infrastructure costs, and ramp up services as they need. Speed time to productivity: Businesses can spare IT staff from having to learn, design, and operate a complex, carrier class private network. Key Benefits of Cisco Private 5G for Partners: Path to Profitability for Cisco Partners: For its channel partners, Cisco reduces the required time, energy, and capital to enable a faster path to profitability. Private Labeling: Partners can private label/use their own brand and avoid initial capital expenses and lengthy solution development cycles by consuming Cisco Private 5G on a subscription basis. Partners may also enhance Cisco Private 5G with their own value-added solutions. "Cisco has an unbiased wireless strategy for the future of hybrid work. 5G must work with Wi-Fi and existing IT environments to make digital transformation easy," said Jonathan Davidson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group, Cisco. "Businesses continuing their digitization strategies using IoT, analytics, and automation will create significant competitive advantages in value, sustainability, efficiency, and agility. Working together with our global partners to enable those outcomes with Cisco Private 5G is our unique value proposition to the enterprise." Supporting Comments "DISH Wireless is proud to partner with Cisco to bring smart connectivity to enterprise customers through dedicated private 5G networks. Together, we have the opportunity to drive real business outcomes across industries. We're actively collaborating with Cisco on transformational projects that will benefit a variety of sectors, including government and education, and we're working to revolutionize the way enterprises can manage their own networks. As DISH builds America's first smart 5G network™, we're offering solutions that are open, secure and customizable. Teaming with Cisco is a great next step, and we look forward to offering more innovative solutions for the enterprises of today and beyond." — Stephen Bye, Chief Commercial Officer, DISH Wireless "Cisco is busting the myth that enterprises can't cross Wi-Fi, private 5G and IoT streams. Enterprises are now tantalizingly closer to full visibility over their digital and physical environments. This opens up powerful new ways to innovate without compromising the robust control that enterprises require." — Camille Mendler, Chief Analyst Enterprise Services, Omdia "Developing innovative, customized 5G private network solutions for the enterprise market is a major opportunity to monetize the many advantages of 5G technology. Airspan is proud to be one of the first leading Open RAN partners to participate in the Cisco Private 5G solution and offer our cutting edge 5G RAN solutions including systems and software that are optimized for numerous enterprise use cases." — Eric Stonestrom, Chairman and CEO, Airspan "This partnership opens a world of new possibilities for enterprises. With simple downloaded upgrades, our all-software RAN can operate on the same physical infrastructure for 10+ years—no more hardware replacements every 36 months. And as the only system in the world that can accommodate multiple operators on the same private network, it eliminates the need to build separate networks for new licensed band operators." — Joe Constantine, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, JMA "5G marks a milestone in wireless networking. For organizations, it opens many new opportunities to evolve their business models and create a completely new type of digital infrastructure. We see strong demand in all types of sectors including manufacturing and mining facilities, the logistics and automotive industries, as well as higher education and the healthcare sector. As a leading Cisco Global Gold Partner, we are excited to help drive this evolution. Thanks to our deep expertise, international capability, and close partnership with Cisco, we can support companies in integrating Private 5G into their enterprise networks," — Bob Bailkoski, Logicalis Group CEO. "NEC Corporation is working on multiple 5G initiatives with Cisco. We have a Global System Integrator Agreement (GSIA) partnership for accelerating the deployment of innovative 5G IP transport network solutions worldwide. Work is in progress to connect Cisco's Mobile Core and NEC's radio over Cisco's 5G Showcase in Tokyo, a world leading 5G services incubation hub. Leveraging NEC's applications, Cisco and NEC will investigate expanding the technical trials including Private 5G in manufacturing, construction, transportation, and others." —Yun Suhun, General Manager, NEC Corporation Industry Projects Underway Cisco is working together with its partners on Private 5G projects for customers across a wide range of industries including Chaplin, Clair Global, Colt Technology Services, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, Madeira Island, Network Rail, Nutrien, Schaeffler Group, Texas A&M University, Toshiba, Virgin Media O2, Zebra Technologies and more. See news release addendum for project details and supporting comments. About Cisco Cisco is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future. Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

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As Infrastructure Improves, 5G Expansion will Sustain Fiber Optic Cable Demand Throughout the 2020s

Freedonia Group | July 15, 2021

According to a recent Freedonia Group analysis, demand for fiber optic cable will rise 3.0% per year to $3.6 billion in 2025, with investment in infrastructure to enable the rollout of 5G networks being one of the main growth drivers. In addition, continuous increases in data traffic in residential and commercial settings and increasing penetration of last-mile fiber will also contribute to progress. 5G Rollout Expands Across the US The commercial deployment of 5G in the United States started in mid-2019 and will be substantially expanded in 2020. By the end of 2020, about 75% of the US population was living in areas with at least some 5G coverage, and this number is expected to exceed 80% by 2021. However, 5G networks are still undeveloped, and it is estimated that only around 10% of mobile devices in the United States will be 5G enabled by mid-2021. Thus, significantly more investment will be required before 5G networks can operate at an acceptable level for rollout. Impact on Fiber Optic Cable Industry Densification initiatives, in which many small cell nodes are built and linked to larger networks, will be the primary driver of fiber optic cable demand in 5G networks. In densely populated regions, it is expected that 5G networks will eventually include dozens, if not hundreds, of cells per square mile, all of which will need the use of fiber optic cable. While the 5G deployment is anticipated to be a significant continuing source of fiber optic cable sales in the future, it is not expected to generate especially fast short-term growth: Small cell network construction is a costly, labor-intensive operation that is unlikely to be completed in a short period of time. Instead, these networks' construction and improvement will continue throughout the 2020s. Furthermore, the maturity of the traditional telecommunications backbone sector will somewhat offset 5G-related gains. About the Freedonia Group The Freedonia Group, a subsidiary of MarketResearch.com, is the leading worldwide industrial research company, offering product analyses, market forecasts, industry trends, and market share data to our clients. From one-person consulting firms to global conglomerates, our analysts offer impartial, reliable industry market research and analysis to assist organizations in making business-critical choices. We assist over 90% of the industrial Fortune 500 companies, with over 100 studies published each year.

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aql provides cornerstone to UK 5G projects to drive a better connected society

prnewswire | January 14, 2021

aql, the confided in specialized subject matter expert, today declares its support in five of the consortia financed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as a feature of the 5G Create Testbeds and Trials Program. aql will give the 5G conveyance to each extend that means to investigate and grow new use-cases and 5G specialized abilities. aql's ethos is established in building cooperative organizations and solid collaboration. This has been perceived by the honor of various activities to convey empowering innovation to help the strong designing texture and future achievement. The volume and type of candidates to the £30 million DCMS 5G Create program - which is investigating new uses for 5G to improve individuals' lives and lift organizations - made for a profoundly serious cycle with more than sixty applications prompting nine second round victors. Each undertaking that aql will be engaged with was picked for its capability to utilize 5G to tackle genuine world and cultural difficulties. Eden Universe - Led by the Eden Project, Eden Universe will convey the cause's message of environmental change direness by means of new and drawing in media designs, which without 5G would not be conceivable. This mediation will draw in the associated age as well as permit associated nature to be conveyed to mind homes and backing nature-as-treatment through virtual stages. Eden's group deciphers crude science focused on climate and atmosphere. This translation transforms into a story around the criticalness for change. This account is then conveyed through open, justifiable substance, for example, narrating, encounters, expressions and execution. 5G will open continuous substance to expand and fortify these messages. Associated Cowes - Using 5G innovation, aql will empower one of the most seasoned and most regarded regattas on the planet to go advanced giving a stage to enlarge the compass of the game. Working intimately with Cowes Week, instruction good cause 1851 Trust and different accomplices, the task will drive attention to marine effect, science in cruising and marine innovation to draw in the up and coming age of pioneers and mariners. Live and Wild - Candor Productions, an honor winning creation organization has tested aql to convey 5G administrations to help continuous recording in outrageous conditions, including buckling, peaks and other difficult to arrive at regions, to make drawing in, rousing substance, with various camera points. 5G Factory of the Future (5G-FoF) - Bringing together modern and scholastic pioneers from the assembling and media communications areas, the 5G-FoF project expects to create incorporated arrangements that will settle key difficulties to conveying 5G advancements in industry. aql will convey a 5G organization that will empower ongoing perceivability into assembling work processes that will help distinguish regions to lessen costs, improve efficiency and increment yield. Versatile Access North Yorkshire (MANY) - Set up to investigate how 5G innovation can positively affect provincial networks, the MANY undertaking intends to support availability in far off regions of North Yorkshire that have customarily been difficult to reach. aql will convey a 5G center portable administrator ability with meandering to empower superfast versatile availability. The arrangement of cutting edge 5G abilities will help uphold far off networks in North Yorkshire to drive the travel industry, tackle social disconnection and grow early admonition frameworks for flooding crises. Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman, said: "5G is about so much more than faster mobile internet speeds so we're investing millions to help some of Britain's brightest innovators explore the huge potential of the technology to improve and enrich our lives. The projects we've selected will demonstrate how the blistering speeds of 5G can put some rocket fuel in our economy and help businesses bounce back from the pandemic." Professor Adam Beaumont, Founder and Chairman of the aql group of companies, said: "We're excited and proud we have been chosen to become the underpinning operator to support five transformative projects. My founding vision was to provide the underlying technologies which allow innovative and creative companies to reach the market faster. We're keen to identify synergies and learnings between the projects to drive collaboration and use 5G as a powerful intervention to scale reach, impact and outcomes. We've been building the underlying set of capabilities which allow us to deliver some of these services since 2015, so this really is a great start to the year, being able to leverage that significant investment in infrastructure." 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It strives to make communication easy and accessible for all organisations to embrace the challenges a new digital World creates. aql is a global company with offices in the UK and Isle of Man with a strong presence in the European Union (EU) with locations across the Baltics.

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