Reserve Bank seeks help as it migrates data centre kit to Cisco

ZDNet | January 15, 2020

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has launched a request for tender as it searches for a provider to deliver its Cisco data centre compute equipment and services for the next five years. According to the RBA, it's part of larger upgrade plans to migrate most of its existing physical services and associated networking to Cisco, which the bank uses to operate and support internally managed IT infrastructure, including network, compute, and security across multiple data centres and domains. Under the contract, the provider would be responsible for supplying Cisco hardware for the data centre network by July 2020.

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Parksen is an easily adoptable Green, Smart and Connected City Platform that is accessible through a public API and runs entirely on the existing Parksen Parking Cloud. By utilizing the Ethereum blockchain, the IOTA Tangle and our own PARQ utility tokens, we will offer a variety of solutions and smart contracts that will directly benefit a wide spectrum of stakeholders within urban metropolises and smaller cities. We aim to use an open and universal ledger to record and map data that will give us a picture of major chokepoints in urban areas. With that information we can continuously improve the flow of traffic and decrease carbon monoxide emissions and congestion, while replacing and renewing outdated technology and investing in smart parking solutions through IoT (Internet of Things) devices, green field appliances, a real-time parking app and universal dashboards.

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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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Alphawave IP Acquires Optical DSP Chip Developer Banias Labs, Advancing its Optical DSP Products for Data Centers

Alphawave IP | October 17, 2022

Alphawave IP Group plc, a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world's technology infrastructure today announced the acquisition of Banias Labs, an Israel-based optical Digital Signal Processing ("DSP") chip developer for data centers for approximately US$240 million. The acquisition strengthens Alphawave's roadmap of optical DSP silicon products for data centers, a core high growth market for Alphawave. Alongside the acquisition of Banias Labs, Alphawave has negotiated a non-binding, multi-year purchasing framework with a leading North American hyperscaler that proposes a multi-year roadmap for Alphawave to develop and sell a portfolio of optical products and DSPs, including coherent DSP technology from Banias Labs, with sales potentially ramping to over US$300 million. "Banias Labs optical DSP technology provides a strong strategic advantage for Alphawave, strengthening our roadmap of DSP silicon solutions for data centers. This acquisition enhances our portfolio of electrical and optical solutions in the most advanced process technologies. The multi-year purchasing framework includes coherent optical solutions, and with the Banias acquisition, Alphawave is expanding its total addressable market by delivering next generation coherent optical solutions for the most advanced data centers." Tony Pialis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alphawave John Lofton Holt, Executive Chairman of Alphawave said: "We are pleased to welcome the talented Banias Labs team to Alphawave. This acquisition aligns with the strategic priorities that we articulated at our IPO, expanding our technology portfolio in high-speed connectivity to support long-term growth. Coherent optics will enable the next level of efficiencies in data center communications, addressing the increasing bandwidth and power efficiency requirements." About Coherent Optics Coherent optics is the next evolution of optical solutions, the cornerstone of the industry's efforts to achieve 800G and 1.6T Ethernet speeds while maintaining the required reaches inside and outside of data centers and also significantly reducing power consumption. Coherent technology is predominantly used today in long reaches of over 100km connecting data centers and in telecommunications. Banias Labs' optical DSP technology strengthens Alphawave's optical products roadmap by targeting a growing opportunity for coherent optical technology intra-data center, as shorter reaches adopt this technology.

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DZS Wins 2022 Excellence Award from Cloud Computing Magazine

DZS | October 31, 2022

DZS , a global leader in access and optical edge infrastructure and cloud software solutions, today announced that the company won the 2022 Excellence Award from Cloud Computing Magazine for DZS Cloud, a DZS software platform that provides end-to-end visibility and orchestration, automation, network assurance and WiFi analytics for amazing subscriber experience and extraordinary operational agility. Cloud Computing Magazine, a subsidiary of TMC, awarded this honor to companies who most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated services and solutions to market. “We continue to see remarkable progress and innovation in the cloud computing industry within the past twelve months, making this a very competitive process. It’s our pleasure to recognize such impressive contributions that have been proven to resonate in the cloud marketplace.” Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC “Our DZS Cloud platform leverages the latest in AI, analytics and machine learning capabilities to deliver our service provider customers advanced automation along with the ability to refine network operations and service assurance, while simplifying the deployment of new services across multi-vendor networks," said Rene Tio, VP of Cloud Solutions for DZS. “As more service providers embrace openness, DZS Cloud becomes a powerful strategic asset, allowing them to unify services across their diverse access and transport vendor environment and accelerate their on-boarding and IT (OSS/BSS) integration cycles from months to weeks, significantly reducing integration costs. TMC is a stalwart in the telecommunications industry – so we are extremely proud for our DZS Cloud platform to be recognized for the innovation it is delivering in this prestigious category." DZS Cloud is being recognized industry-wide for its simple, effortless and efficient design, massive cost-saving ability, and the quality-of-experience it offers. We believe it is the only orchestration and experience management platform purpose-built to manage services across access, mobile and NFV domains. Typical DZS Cloud deployments by service providers have unlocked the following expected benefits: 3 to 4-fold improvement in the speed of delivery of new features and services onboarding Reduce new vendor application provision from 90 days to 3 days 25-35% improvement in network quality-of-experience 30-50% fewer customer service calls and 5-12% reduction in repeat calls Reduced truck dispatches by 44% 5-fold reduction in repeated truck rolls 50% increase in remote issue resolution 80% reduction in number of subscribers experiencing interference Reduced subscriber coverage issues by 70% 15-20% improvement in customer retention When integrated with the three DZS broadband portfolio pillars of Access EDGE, Optical EDGE, and Subscriber EDGE, DZS Cloud produces significant cost savings for service providers, provides complete WiFi connectivity and control for subscribers, and ultimately unlocks the door to transforming today’s service provider into tomorrow’s experience provider. Further, by expanding the DZS Cloud software suite with Expresse and CloudCheck, DZS strategically rounded out its existing DZS Cloud service orchestration and network automation offerings, distinguishing DZS Cloud as one of the industry’s most comprehensive service and consumer-experience-management software platforms for multi-vendor service provider network environments. All DZS solutions are standards-based, have proven interoperability with leading industry vendors, and can be managed and orchestrated easily along-side other third-party solutions. About DZS DZS Inc. is a global leader in access and optical edge infrastructure and cloud edge software solutions. DZS, the DZS logo, and all DZS product names are trademarks of DZS Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or product names are all subject to change.

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