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ENZU Announces New Global Edge Solution

ENZU | June 15, 2022

ENZU
ENZU, the "Born in the Cloud" provider of private cloud, infrastructure, and managed services and home of the TruCloud platform, is excited to announce the launch of its new ENZU EDGE portfolio to help clients quickly and affordably reach end-users in nearly any market around the world with high-performing and reliable cloud and infrastructure services!

ENZU EDGE is built on bare metal technology and is geared for workloads that require the use of an entire server, when a custom hypervisor is needed, and a high-performance experience is critical. Our TruCloud portal also provides complete insight, visibility, and control of the entire ENZU EDGE hardware platform.

ENZU's dedicated cloud solutions can replicate your data across multiple instances around the corner, or around the world, creating a high-performance, always-available, secure solution that delivers the best possible experience for end users no matter where they are.

"The Edge is where everything is happening. Companies are looking for ways to get their content and services closer to their end users in a secure and effective way while not sacrificing reliability or control. Many of today's applications and workflows don't achieve the performance expected. Much of that is based on where they live and how the services are configured. Our job is to help create an environment that enables optimum performance, high levels of security, multiple layers of redundancy, and at a price point that doesn't break the budget."

Art Schloerb, California-based EVP of Global Sales at ENZU

Don't need an Edge solution ? That's OK. ENZU also offers a Bare Metal as a Service (BMaaS) option that can be fully managed, co-managed, or even self-managed by the client and can include full access and control of each device through their TruCloud portal.

ENZU's Cloud solutions are all dedicated, optimized for the best performance, provisioned in a highly-redundant manner, have predictable and affordable flat rate pricing, and come with basic security services included as well as an Industry Leading 100% SLA (Service Level Agreement)!

ENZU offers other services such as Disaster Recovery (DRaaS), Backup and Storage, Advanced Security, and a portfolio of managed and professional services. All of which support critical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives as well as technical and financial transformation within your business.

ABOUT ENZU
ENZU, home of the TruCloud® Platform, fuels growth and innovation for organizations by delivering expert capabilities in Bare-Metal, Edge Computing, Private and Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Disaster Recovery, and Security. The TruCloud® Platform is a user-friendly console that provides IT leaders visibility and control from any device, anywhere they are in the world, to scale business needs quickly, with multiple layers of security and redundancy built in. With a presence in more than 40 data centers globally and availability in over 300 more, ENZU provides services when and where you need them.

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DevCycle and Macrometa Announce Infrastructure Partnership Streamlining Feature Flagging in Serverless Environments

DevCycle | September 13, 2022

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Orange and Equinix Bring Cloud Agility to Telco Infrastructure Through Groundbreaking "as a Service" Capability

Orange | September 01, 2022

Orange and Equinix announced today a collaboration to expand the Orange Telco Cloud footprint, using Equinix's Bare Metal as a Service capability—Equinix Metal®—to speed the deployment of Orange's New Generation International Network. The new model enables Orange to provide business and wholesale customers with powerful on-demand Telco Cloud Points of Presence (PoPs), delivering essential services such as SD-WAN, CDN, 5G roaming and voice services, with an expected latency below ~10 milliseconds. Three locations will be deployed by the end of this year: Amsterdam, Madrid and Seattle. The advancement of network-based services, largely driven by evolving customer requirements around speed of deployment and flexibility, is compelling network providers to deploy a new class of connectivity and infrastructure platform. Indeed, the Equinix 2022 Global Tech Trends Survey found 72% of companies surveyed around the world are planning to expand in the next 12 months, despite economic concerns and supply chain challenges—and they're relying on digital strategies to achieve that. By integrating with Equinix's automated dedicated Bare Metal as a Service located in proximity to its existing networks at Equinix, Orange can quickly meet customer demand for growth, deploying in weeks from inception (instead of months). Courtney Munroe, Vice President for Telecommunications Research at IDC, commented: "This partnership between Orange and Equinix is a smart move enabling Orange to enhance its existing platform and its ability to facilitate reliable, agile digital capabilities for its customers—all while being able to more quickly meet customer demand by using Equinix Metal. IDC research shows that enterprises look to Telcos and digital infrastructure providers as key partners for hybrid IT infrastructure and cloud networking requirements. Furthermore, the enhanced Telco Cloud Platform will improve Orange's operational efficiency, and flexibility, and most importantly will allow it to offer enhanced low latency performance and on-demand requirements for enterprises around the world." Leveraging Equinix Metal, Orange accelerates its next-generation services without the up-front CAPEX or complexities of global supply chains, while retaining full choice and control over IT infrastructure and digital transformation projects. "We are delighted to partner with Equinix to deploy Orange Telco Cloud PoPs technology on top of Equinix Metal. "By embracing an 'as a service' infrastructure model and focusing investment in our SDN and VNF capabilities, Orange can provide a fully flexible and elastic solution to customers, speed up the deployment of our planned 100 Telco Cloud PoPs, and quickly adapt capacity to meet demand. This confirms Orange's position as a trusted infrastructure partner, optimizing application performance with secured and consistent connectivity, regardless of end user location, and supporting cloud management and transformation." Jean-Luc Vuillemin, Executive Vice President, International Networks at Orange Through its Telco Cloud Platform, Orange uniquely provides customers with end-to-end optimized levels of performance, security and flexibility. 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AmpliTech Group Awarded Membership into Meta Platform’s Telecom Infra Project

AmpliTech Group | September 22, 2022

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