A10 Networks protects 5G and cloud infrastructures with new Virtual DDoS Defence Solution

Channel Middle East | February 20, 2020

A10 Networks has launched its high-performance virtual DDoS defence solution with the software version of the Thunder Threat Protection System (TPS) solution, vThunder TPS. The enhanced vThunder TPS provides 100 Gbps throughput in a single virtual appliance and can be expanded to 800 Gbps with eight-way clustering. As a result, service providers can build elastic DDoS defences that can be incrementally scaled during wartime when peak capacity is required. vThunder TPS is compact and efficient, allowing it to be deployed in next-generation mobile edge compute (MEC) environments, conserving space and power while providing powerful DDoS protection. vThunder TPS provides operators a cost-efficient way to protect their networks and infrastructures without over-provisioning DDoS defense capacity. vThunder TPS provides customers cloud-ready DDoS defense.

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Thayer Infrastructure Services, LLC to Acquire J. Lee Associates, Inc.

Thayer Infrastructure Services, LLC. | June 01, 2022

Thayer Infrastructure Services, LLC (“TIS”), a premier infrastructure services provider in the power, fiber, and wireless communications construction industries, today announced the completed acquisition of J. Lee Associates, Inc. (“J. Lee”), a wireless communications construction company, that has been providing a range of services for the wireless industry in the New England area for almost twenty years. Terms of the J. Lee Associates, Inc. transaction were not disclosed. J. Lee will operate as a part of American Cell Enterprises, LLC (“American Cell Enterprises”), one of three TIS operating companies. Beginning with its acquisition of LeCom Utility Contractors, this is the fourth such acquisition made by TIS in the last year and further builds out the TIS platform of operating companies. Tim Luden, CEO of American Cell Enterprises, and J. Lee President James Van Sicklin will continue to oversee the J. Lee operations. “I am very excited to be working with Jim and his team. J. Lee brings new capabilities to ACE with a new geography. This will give us another great opportunity to expand the ACE footprint.,” said American Cell Enterprises CEO, Tim Luden. James Van Sicklin, President of J. Lee added, “We are excited to be joining forces with the TIS Group family of companies as part of American Cell Enterprises. This presents us with a unique opportunity to grow, provide an opportunity for our employees, and expand our ability to service our customers.” “As our fourth acquisition, J. Lee Associates, Inc. will serve as a key building block in the services we provide to our customers in the wireless communications industry. “Jim and his leadership team are a very welcome addition to our expanding capabilities. This partnership represents another strong piece of our ability to provide a breadth of power, fiber, and wireless communications services to customers across our growing service area.” Rudy Esteves, CEO of TIS J. Lee represents yet another key piece of growth for the TIS family of companies, as its team continues to entertain interest in acquiring new partners who support the power utility, fiber deployment, and wireless communications industries. About J. Lee Associates, Inc. Located in Marlborough, MA, J. Lee, a Veteran-owned company, was formed in 2003 to provide network development consulting and contracting services to the wireless industry. J. Lee’s proven and successful delivery of professional consulting services as well as general contracting services allows it the ability to provide a single service, or a comprehensive end-to-end solution, depending upon customer needs. J. Lee is staffed with local, experienced full-time professionals and are organized into two distinct service offerings, Professional Services and Field Operations. About Thayer Infrastructure Services, LLC. Thayer Infrastructure Services Group consists of Thayer Power & Communication, LLC; LeCom Utility Contractors, Inc.; and American Cell Enterprises, LLC. All three operating companies are leading providers of mission-critical infrastructure repair, maintenance, upgrade and construction services for the electrical utility, wireline and wireless communications industries. American Cell Enterprises is the TIS group operating company dedicated to providing the full range of turnkey wireless infrastructure solutions. The TIS family of companies has a deep understanding and strong track record of delivering exceptional day-to-day safety, quality, and service. Acquired by private equity firm Calera Capital in 2020, the Company is based in Warren, Michigan, and offers its services across a large regional area including the Central Midwestern, Northeastern, and the Southeastern United States.

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Atlas Technology Group Becomes Long-Term Node Host for peaq

Atlas Technology Group | June 18, 2022

Atlas Technology Group, a Business-to-Protocol innovator providing a full suite of infrastructure to all protocols building the Web3 ecosystem, will begin a long-term partnership with peaq, the Web3 network powering the Economy of Things. Atlas will host peaq nodes to support peaq’s network and ecosystem, driving the emergence of the Economy of Things. Atlas will also be actively involved in staking, data storage, API support and supplying projects in the peaq ecosystem with required resources for development. “peaq’s projects are engaging with the real world in ways that are unique to the current Web3 space. peaq is leading the charge into the Economy of Things, and Atlas is supporting that charge. We believe that this is the perfect opportunity to partner with an organization that is idealistic but has its feet on the ground, harnessing the technology of today for the communities of the future. The infrastructure we are providing to peaq will enable this continued expansion of the EoT. ” Raymond Yuan, Atlas Founder and Chairman Atlas offers a broad range of value-added services, including application specific computing, node infrastructure, networking, hardware, API support and storage to drive and maintain the Web3 ecosystem. Atlas is committed to becoming a global leading next-generation computing infrastructure provider that advocates sustainable growth, green energy adoption, power usage efficiency and stability to drive the Web3 evolution. It has committed to adopt 100% green energy to power its computing operations by 2024. Till Wendler, Co-founder of peaq, said: “Supporting developers is central to peaq’s mission: benefiting communities from advancements in technology and automation without exception. From this partnership with Atlas, the peaq ecosystem can expect extraordinary support, security and engagement. Atlas is selective in choosing partner projects, so we are grateful that our vision for the future of human-machine relationships has resonated with an industry titan such as Atlas.” peaq’s network enables people to build decentralized applications (dApps) for vehicles, robots and devices, and allows anybody to own a stake in the Economy of Things, also known as the Web3 machine economy. This means that as machines become more advanced and do more and more of the work we humans do, people will be able to generate more income and derive more value from machines. Additionally, anyone can become a node host for peaq. As one of the youngest projects supported by Atlas, peaq stands alongside industry-defining projects such as Solana, Ethereum, Cosmos, Tezos and Avalanche. Atlas’ partnership with peaq will position it at the forefront of the emerging Web3 machine economy ecosystem. About peaq peaq is the Web3 network powering the Economy of Things (EoT). peaq enables people to build decentralized applications (dApps) for vehicles, robots and devices, while empowering dApp builders and dApp users to govern and earn from machines providing goods and services to people and other machines. The peaq network leverages Machine DeFi and Machine NFTs to align the incentives of all stakeholders in the Economy of Things. peaq is designed to solve some of our most pressing societal and economic challenges of our time, ensuring that people earn more as machine-associated job automation increases. About Atlas Headquartered in Singapore, Atlas is a global infrastructure-as-a-service group that drives the evolution of Web 3.0 – the next phase of the internet. The company offers a broad range of value-added services including application-specific computing, node infrastructure, networking, hardware, API support and storage for the Web 3.0 ecosystem.

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MCFI to Build Energy-Efficient Modular Data Center for Clean Computing Infrastructure Company

Mission Critical Facilities International | May 09, 2022

Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI), a leader in global data center and telecom infrastructure solutions, announces today that it has agreed to build and deploy its GENIUS Modular Data Center, a purpose-built, 500kW modular cloud data center for a digital flare mitigation facility located in North Dakota. MCFI's GENIUS Modular Data Center provides an economical and energy-efficient solution to GPU cloud computing. MCFI will design, manufacture and deliver its GENIUS Modular Data Center solution in 23 weeks, even with today's supply chain challenges. The data center campus, which is now open and serving customers, will reside in a 58' x 12' outdoor enclosure housing 160 Nvidia GPU servers in 20 racks at a planned 25kW per rack. The data center solution also includes an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), UPS backup and an innovative closed-loop, liquid cooling system. The GENIUS Modular Data Center solution will deliver increased efficiency utilizing the Coolcentric Rear Door Heat exchangers, with an expected PUE of less than 1.2. The expected annual net impact per MWh is between -2,161 lbs. CO2e to -2,344 lbs. CO2e compared to data centers in Ashburn and Secaucus. "MCFI's compact, innovative and energy-efficient data center solution helps companies fulfill commitments to sustainability by further reducing carbon footprints. Our eco-friendly and economical solutions will pass down cost savings to customers while companies meet demand and enhance cloud computing operations." Patrick Giangrosso, Vice President at MCFI MCFI's GENIUS Modular Data Center solution has an impressive speed to market of five to eight months with significant cost savings to customers. The pre-designed/pre-engineered data center solution delivers the economics and flexibility of a stick-built data center for edge or colocation providers. About Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI) Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI) is a global leader in data center and telecom infrastructure projects. MCFI provides full life cycle solutions for data center and cooling infrastructures: design, engineering, construction, commissioning, decommissioning and portfolio maintenance. MCFI has successfully delivered 400+ data center projects worldwide, including NAM, LATAM and EMEA. MCFI also offers turnkey GENIUS Modular Data Centers and MicroGENIUS, a solar/fuel cell microgrid solution delivering sustainable/efficient, grid-independent energy.

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DLT Solutions Adds Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to Its Department of Navy Oracle II Enterprise Licensing Agreement

DLT Solutions | April 12, 2022

DLT Solutions, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Data Corporation, and part of the TD SYNNEX™ family, announced today the addition of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to its Department of Navy (DON) Oracle II Enterprise Licensing Agreement. DLT is entering the final option year of the enterprise licensing agreement which is valued at more than $370 million over the life of the contract. "The DON has made a long-term commitment to cloud technologies and has plans to move several of their mission-critical applications and content out of the data center and into the cloud. Adding OCI to the Oracle II Enterprise Licensing Agreement provides the DON with a cloud option that increases performance and operational efficiency of traditional and cloud-native applications in a secure and reliable environment." Chris Wilkinson, president, DLT Solutions OCI enables U.S. public sector end-users to build and run a wide range of applications and services in a highly available hosted environment. OCI offers high-performance compute capabilities and storage capacity in a flexible overlay virtual network that is securely accessible from on-premise networks. "The addition of OCI to DLT Solutions' DON Oracle II Enterprise Licensing Agreement provides the U.S. Navy with multi-cloud enabled services to support mission-critical applications in the cloud and to meet their complex data management and advanced analytics objectives," said Mark Johnson, vice president of federal cloud sales, Oracle. "Through our long-standing partnership with DLT, and their Enterprise Agreement Platform, we have helped the DON streamline procurement, increase IT asset visibility, and significantly reduce costs for the DON." DLT uses its Enterprise Agreement Platform to manage the DON Oracle II Enterprise Licensing Agreement. The Enterprise Agreement Platform is a turn-key solution that enables technology vendors, channel partners and U.S. public sector end-users to secure, manage and maximize enterprise agreements. It also allows technology vendors and channel partners to build and uncover new revenue opportunities, strengthen customer relationships and lockout their competition, and end-users get access to real-time reporting, asset visibility and increased cost avoidance. About DLT Solutions DLT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Data and part of the TD SYNNEX family. DLT is the premier government solutions aggregator that specializes in understanding the IT needs of the U.S. federal, state, local and education markets. We help simplify the process for independent software vendors, federal systems integrators and value-added resellers doing business in the U.S. public sector. About TD SYNNEX TD SYNNEX is a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. We're an innovative partner helping more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX' 22,000 co-workers are dedicated to uniting compelling IT products, services and solutions from 1,500+ best-in-class technology vendors. Our edge-to-cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, IoT, mobility and everything as a service. TD SYNNEX is committed to serving customers and communities, and we believe we can have a positive impact on our people and our planet, intentionally acting as a respected corporate citizen. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice for talent across the IT ecosystem.

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