Serverfarm launches cloud-based global NOC and its AI-powered InCommand platform with a more robust version.

prnewswire | October 06, 2020

Serverfarm, the innovative data center developer and operator, has launched a more robust, insightful and streamlined version of its InCommand Services platform - a data center monitoring, intelligence and reporting system that feeds insights to the company's cloud-based global Network Operations Center (NOC). Over the past year, Serverfarm has been analyzing customer and internal team feedback to provide an enhanced iteration of InCommand, which is now more scalable and globally integrated, operating as an ecosystem that constantly learns and improves customer IT environments.

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Business requirements today often lead to a rethink of your IT infrastructure. Join this session to find out the many different ways you can set up your IT Infrastructure so that it can easily be aligned with your business requirements. Fujitsu and VMware will both be presenting how the Fujitsu Business-Centric Computing approach and its components help you to achieve your business goals.

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Nokia and Google Cloud are collaborating strategically to transform Nokia's digital infrastructure

prnewswire | October 14, 2020

Nokia and Google Cloud today announced a five-year strategic collaboration that will see Nokia migrate its on-premise IT infrastructure onto Google Cloud. Nokia will migrate its data centers and servers around the world, as well as various software applications, onto Google Cloud infrastructure. The deal reflects Nokia's important operational shift to a cloud-first IT strategy and its aggressive efforts to strengthen and transform its digital operations globally in order to expand collaboration and innovation capabilities of Nokia employees and to enhance its delivery to customers. The agreement is expected to drive meaningful operational efficiencies and cost savings over time due to a reduction in real estate footprint, hardware energy consumption, and hardware capacity purchasing needs.

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Sunderland City Council and BAI Communications announce new partnership to create the UK's most advanced smart city

BAI Communications | October 21, 2021

Sunderland, United Kingdom is set to have next generation 5G mobile infrastructure, putting it on track to become one of the UK's most advanced smart cities, it has been announced today. Sunderland City Council has awarded a 20-year strategic partnership to BAI Communications to design, build and operate next generation digital infrastructure including a private 5G small cell network. The project is the next step on Sunderland City Council's journey to achieve its global smart city ambition, having been awarded the UK Smart City of the Year 2020 accolade and Connected Britain Digital Council of the Year 2021. The first phase of the partnership will see a backbone of 5G connectivity, based on a neutral host model, established within the city by Summer 2022. The new high speed 5G coverage will provide a platform for business growth and innovation, supporting the Government's levelling up agenda by bringing substantial social and economic benefits to its residents, businesses and visitors, including the creation of over 100 jobs. Through the partnership, supported by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and HM Government's Getting Building Fund, Sunderland will be able to scale its advanced smart city plan, allowing the city to be at the forefront of innovation and achieve true global competitiveness. Greater high speed 5G mobile connectivity, which offers much faster response times across the network, will be complemented by other networking technologies to enable Sunderland to deliver transformative digital services for communities and sectors across the City at much greater scale, including: Manufacturing and logistics – The project will unlock further Industry 4.0 benefits, such as increasing supply chain agility through further development of self-driving vehicle trials, which includes the use of autonomous heavy goods vehicles for transfer of goods between the Nissan supply chain and the Sunderland Nissan car manufacturing plant. Education – Better connectivity will support online and remote learning across Sunderland's schools, following on from the success at Hudson Road Primary School, ensuring young people have the digital skills they need to enter the future workforce. Social care – The greater reach and capacity of the new connectivity will enable existing deployment of assistive technologies for vulnerable people to scale significantly. These technologies utilise sensors in the homes of vulnerable people to support independent living. Patrick Melia, Chief Executive, Sunderland City Council, said: "This is an incredibly significant milestone in the development and future of Sunderland Our Smart City. We are very much looking forward to our 20-year strategic partnership with BAI, as its team helps us realise our ambitions and make our goals a reality. We are confident the benefits of this partnership will reach every resident, organisation and business within our city and indeed the wider area." Billy D'Arcy, CEO of BAI Communications UK, said: "Our long-term strategic partnership with Sunderland City Council will completely transform the city, accelerating Sunderland's ambitions to become one of the UK's most advanced smart cities, connecting people, communities and businesses. "We will leverage the power of 5G and the Internet of Things to establish a network of connectivity which will enhance employment opportunities, business efficiency and growth, helping to secure its prosperous future. Our extensive credentials delivering large-scale connected infrastructure and networking solutions position us perfectly to capitalise on the fast-growing commercial appeal of 5G enterprise solutions and smart city applications." BAI is a leading global provider of 4G and 5G connected infrastructure. The agreement follows the recent deal announcement with Transport for London, that saw BAI awarded the concession to deliver high-speed mobile connectivity across the capital, building on BAI's significant experience of deploying connectivity in highly dense urban environments across the world, including New York, Toronto and Hong Kong.

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Massive growth in the Asia-Pacific 5G Enterprise Market by 2024 as Mega Trends in the Transformation of the Fuel Industry

prnewswire | January 11, 2021

Ice and Sullivan's new investigation, Mega Trends in Asia-Pacific to Drive the 5G Enterprise Market, 2019–2024, finds that Mega Trends across the public authority and public area, medical care, assembling, and broadcast communications are presenting new difficulties to end clients in vertical ventures in the district. These progressions are pushing ventures to change and empower new use cases that are basic in supporting and upgrading undertaking business cycles to improve business proficiency. Notwithstanding affecting Mega Trends, the COVID-19 pandemic is driving the requirement for basic and essential broadband, far off work arrangements, and 5G to help far off work. Given the solid interest for availability, the likely income for 5G undertakings in the district is relied upon to develop dramatically, coming to $13.9 billion by 2024 from $2 billion out of 2019, at an amazing 46.4% build yearly development rate (CAGR). "5G enterprises in Asia-Pacific are undergoing digital transformation at a more rapid pace to either optimize or enable business processes to keep up with the changing consumer demand," said Sofea Zukarnain, Information & Communication Technologies Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "However, these digital transformation initiatives will add pressure on existing networks, as new solutions will require higher bandwidth and availability to offer the necessary reliability, driving the need for enterprises to transform their network infrastructure. This will boost the demand for 5G enterprise solutions and new enabling technologies such as network slicing and edge computing." Zukarnain added: "Network slicing will empower enterprises with end-to-end ownership of a slice of the 5G network that can be used for a specific use case. Further, there are many benefits to utilizing a slice of 5G, including the ability to provide enterprises with better control, management capability, and agility of the network so that it can optimize the usage of the network for enterprises." 5G venture arrangements can possibly change administrations, applications, and capacities for undertakings, introducing tremendous development possibilities for market members, including: Executing computerization to empower an open application programming interface (API), permitting adaptability, reasonability, and cost investment funds. Using edge figuring to deliver the need to deal with rising IoT-empowered use cases because of the expanding number of associated gadgets in the organization. Offering network cutting answers for satisfy the need for more data transfer capacity offered with SLAs. Utilizing man-made consciousness to assist psychological commitment with bettering associate with clients and envision their requirements and likely issues. Super Trends in Asia-Pacific to Drive the 5G Enterprise Market, 2019–2024 is the most recent expansion to Frost and Sullivan's Information and Communication Technologies examination and investigations accessible through the Frost and Sullivan Leadership Council, which assists associations with distinguishing a constant progression of development occasions to prevail in an erratic future. About Frost & Sullivan For six decades, Frost & Sullivan has been world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models, and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success.

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