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ASG Technologies Unveils Enterprise Orchestrator 4.1.3, Advances IT Infrastructure Modernization

ASG Technologies | July 13, 2020

ASG Technologies, an IT management solutions provider, unveiled the latest version of its workload automation and orchestration solution, ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator 4.1.3. This release advances ASG’s commitment to arm IT infrastructure and operations leaders and teams to design, implement, schedule, and automate business services running on IT applications and infrastructure. With this release, ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator enables DevOps teams to integrate their toolchains to orchestrate value streams across platforms, including the mainframe.

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CTIA Launches 5G Security Test Bed for Commercial 5G Networks

CTIA | January 13, 2022

CTIA today announced the launch of its 5G Security Test Bed (STB), a security testing and validation initiative dedicated to commercial 5G networks. CTIA created the STB in partnership with organizations across wireless, tech, and academia to test 5G security recommendations across real-world conditions using commercial-grade equipment and facilities. The 5G Security Test Bed's founding members—AT&T, Ericsson, T-Mobile, UScellular, MITRE, and the University of Maryland (UMD)—contribute invaluable industry expertise that strengthens the STB's ability to enhance the wireless security ecosystem and ensure strong protections on 5G networks. 5G is the most secure generation of wireless technology, with enhanced protections built into it from the ground-up. The STB was created to build on this foundation, testing use cases, making recommendations, and further bolstering 5G's security to benefit consumers, enterprises, and government. Governed by industry leaders, guided by government priorities, and managed by CTIA, the test bed is the latest in a series of steps the industry has taken to make 5G the most secure network ever. Its founding members developed the initiative through their participation in CTIA's Cybersecurity Working Group, which convenes the world's leading telecom and tech companies to assess and address the present and future of cybersecurity. The STB primarily focuses on verifying the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII recommendations for 5G networks. The STB will also serve as a valuable industry resource for CSRIC VIII, focused on 5G security, which launched in June, and includes CTIA SVP and CTO Tom Sawanobori among its members. "This initiative will complement and bolster the FCC's 5G security efforts, validate its recommendations, and demonstrate 5G security features, with cross-industry groups working collaboratively to test use cases and products on an actual 5G network using real-world hardware and software," said Sawanobori. The test bed's first configuration, built with Ericsson equipment, mirrors the initial setup for most 5G networks—a 5G radio access network is connected to a 4G core to create a 5G non-standalone (NSA) network. In 2022, the STB's configuration will shift to a 5G standalone (SA) network using a 5G core, which will enable testing of 5G SA use cases. The STB is located at a secure lab facility at the University of Maryland, leveraging personnel with extensive experience in wireless security. The wireless core network is hosted in Northern Virginia by MITRE, a not-for-profit research and development company. The 5G Security Test Bed's evaluations and recommendations cover issue areas that will help transform cities, government, and industries. Applications include autonomous vehicles, immersive augmented reality and virtual reality, automated factory operations, private 5G networks for enterprises, and much more. 5G STB Member Quotes "We are excited to have a network dedicated to testing security, which is paramount for the success of 5G. This effort builds on the work underway in standards setting bodies, such as 3GPP, and will enable the industry to demonstrate 5G security in a real-word setting for consumers, enterprise businesses and government." — Chris Boyer, VP, Global Security and Technology Policy, AT&T "Ericsson has worked closely with operators to provide the latest equipment to expand secure 5G networks and devices across the nation. We are pleased to play a major role in this next critical step in ensuring robust 5G security for all users. Critical Infrastructure, in particular, must have secure and resilient communication end to end, while maintaining the trust and integrity of its supply chain. Ericsson is proud to be such a trusted supplier, as we provide much of that next-gen equipment from our 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, TX and services from across the U.S." —Jason Boswell, VP and Head of End-to-End Security, Ericsson North America "5G is the most secure generation of wireless networks to date, and we are dedicated to enhancing those protections even further. We're thrilled that the 5G Security Test Bed will provide an environment to assess potential threats to 5G security raised by security researchers." — Drew Morin, Director, Federal Cyber Security Technology and Engineering Programs, T-Mobile "The work being done by this collaborative group to evaluate and validate assumptions is important for protecting the integrity and security of 5G data. We're looking forward to contributing to the security of 5G for consumers, business and government, now and as the technology continues to evolve." — Narothum Saxena, Vice President of Technology Strategy & Architecture, UScellular "Securing 5G networks is whole-of-nation problem with significant implications for our economic and national security that requires collaboration across industry and government. Ensuring the next generation of wireless networks is secure and reflective of democratic values will provide an invaluable foundation for further innovation." — Charles Clancy, Senior Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Futurist, MITRE Labs "At UMD, we pride ourselves on training the next generation of engineering leaders and conducting research that advances network and device performance and security. This industry collaboration greatly enhances our ability to meet those objectives." — Wayne Phoel, Ph.D., Visiting Research Engineer, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland About CTIA CTIA represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association's members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry's leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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NetApp Eyes Application-driven Infrastructure, Enters a Deal to Acquire Spot

NetApp | June 05, 2020

As part of its aim to establish leadership in the application driven infrastructure arena, NetApp has entered into a deal to acquire Spot. A major outcome of the acquisition will be the establishment of an application-driven infrastructure, aimed at enabling customers to deploy more applications to public clouds. NetApp is now able to achieve this with Spot’s ‘ as-a-service’ platform, which allows for the continuous optimisation of both compute and storage for traditional IT buyers with enterprise applications. As part of its aim to establish leadership in the application driven infrastructure arena, NetApp has entered into a deal to acquire Spot, a provider of compute management and cost optimisation on public clouds. Spot’s expertise will bolster NetApp’s cloud optimisation through the translation of the application’s workload patterns, which then drives the best possible level of performance and cost for storage and compute. The companies say their integration can help customers save up to 90% of their compute and storage cloud expenses, as well as encourage the acceleration of public cloud adoption. A major outcome of the acquisition will be the establishment of an application-driven infrastructure, aimed at enabling customers to deploy more applications to public clouds. NetApp is now able to achieve this with Spot’s ‘ as-a-service’ platform, which allows for the continuous optimisation of both compute and storage for traditional IT buyers with enterprise applications, cloud-native workloads and data lakes. “In today’s public clouds, speed is the new scale,” says NetApp senior vice president and general manger of public cloud service Anthony Lye. “However, waste in the public clouds driven by idle and overprovisioned resources is a significant and a growing customer problem slowing down more public cloud adoption. “The combination of NetApp’s leading shared storage platform for block, file and object and Spot’s compute platform will deliver a leading solution for the continuous optimisation of cost for all workloads, both cloud-native and legacy.” Read more: NET ONE SYSTEMS ADOPTS JUNIPER'S CONTRAIL ENTERPRISE SOLUTION TO FURTHER NETWORKING INFRASTRUCTURE We look forward to joining the NetApp family and building together the future of Application Driven Infrastructure and helping customers to deploy more workloads in the cloud. ~ Amiram Shachar, Founder and CEO, Spot. Spot says the acquisition means the company has further reach to facilitate deployment of more workloads, and hopes the move will bolster the push for digital transformation.“Spot was founded with a vision to revolutionize the way companies consume cloud infrastructure services, using analytics and automation to deliver the most reliable, best performing and most cost-efficient infrastructure for every workload on every cloud,” says Spot founder and chief executive officer Amiram Shachar. “We look forward to joining the NetApp family and building together the future of Application Driven Infrastructure and helping customers to deploy more workloads in the cloud.” The combination of NetApp’s leading shared storage platform for block, file and object and Spot’s compute platform will deliver a leading solution for the continuous optimisation of cost for all workloads, both cloud-native and legacy. The acquisition, the terms of which have not been disclosed, is expected to close in the first half of NetApp’s fiscal year and is subject to the satisfaction of certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. It comes only a month after NetApp acquired CloudJumper – the result of which provided NetApp with its own virtual desktop service (VPS). NetApp’s move confirmed its aspirations to solve the challenges facing enterprises with a remote workforce - namely issues regarding virtual desktop services and application management. When the risks grow, agility and flexibility are the key factors that customers look in their service providers. Public Cloud business is no different. Today, speed is the new benchmark for Public Cloud assessment, even as storage and computing standards continue to break all barometers of performance testing and optimization. Digital transformation initiatives have accelerated and remain the top business priority, especially in today’s environment, and the public clouds offer the speed and flexibility needed to navigate this new normal as companies find to new ways to work, interact and do business. However, unoptimized clouds can be costly and slow down the business transformation. To address this challenge, an Application Driven Infrastructure translates the application’s workload patterns and drives the best possible level of performance and cost for storage and compute, all done while maintaining the contracted service-level agreement (SLA) and service-level objective (SLO). Together, NetApp and Spot’s Application Driven Infrastructure for continuous optimization will help customers save up to 90 percent of their compute and storage cloud expenses, which typically make up 70 percent of total cloud spending, and will help accelerate public cloud adoption. 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DevOps has progressed at a great speed in a very short time. It has contributed big time in shaping the software world and is continuing to do so. DevOps is getting popular day by day as it comes with myriad advantages.