Heficed offers infrastructure support frontline R&D on COVID-19

DataCenterNews North America | March 31, 2020

Netfork infrastructure provider Heficed is jumping on board the fight against COVID-19 by offering its cloud hosting, data storage and processing, and internet connections free of charge to organizations committed to fighting the virus. The company says the effects of COVID-19 have had a significant effect on the global economy, and put a strain on the network due to the increased amount of people being forced into lockdown. In a Facebook post, Heficed publicly announced its support of those on the front lines of research and development. “We invite all organizations that are racing against time to stop the COVID-19 virus, to use our resources for free. All of your hard work is an exemplary show of courage and dedication, which inspires us to stand by your side in this fight. In the time of need, we stand united, and by pulling our resources together, we can take a firm stand against the pandemic and secure a better tomorrow!”

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Microchip Introduces Fully Integrated Precise Time Scale System

Microchip Technology | May 23, 2022

The strength of a nation’s infrastructure is increasingly dependent on the accuracy of time. With pervasive cybersecurity threats to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), utilizing an alternative time system is a matter of national security. To address this need, Microchip Technology Inc. today announces its Precise Time Scale System, a world-class timing system that is traceable to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and not dependent on GNSS—providing nations, institutions, critical infrastructure operators and scientific labs with complete control over the time source that their infrastructure depends on. The Precise Time Scale System (PTSS) is a fully integrated system capable of providing timing accuracies comparable to the world’s best national laboratories. The core products integrated into the PTSS are: SyncSystem 4380A Time Scale Edition generates an autonomous time scale derived from combining sever­al highly accurate independent clocks with a multi-channel instrument for measuring and comparing clock performance. Time Scale Orchestrator is a software platform providing a unified view with a built-in database that integrates the management, monitoring, alarming, and reporting functions of the individual prod­ucts that form the time scale system. 5071A Cesium Clock Primary Frequency Standard and MHM 2020 Active Hydrogen Maser are Microchip’s atomic clocks which provide accurate and stable frequencies that are continuously measured against each other to compute and generate the ensemble time scale frequency. The Precise Time Scale System integrates the new portfolio of time scale products into a turnkey solution, available in a single rack and guaranteed by a complete Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) that exceeds the most stringent requirements. The PTSS offers nations the ability to independently and efficiently operate their own time scale system—aligned to UTC as calculated by the Bureau International des Poids et Measure (BIPM)—within the borders of their country. Microchip's SyncServer® S600/S650 and TimeProvider® 4100 time servers are integrated into the system to provide Trusted Time™ to critical infrastructure using both Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP). “Microchip’s Precise Time Scale System provides a high-quality back-up or alternative to GNSS as a source of time, which can be distributed through eLoran, IEEE 1588 over fiber, two-way time transfer, and other methods. “By implementing an autonomous time source, a nation can control and leverage time as a utility to safeguard critical infrastructure including its transportation, financial sector, communications and power utilities.” Randy Brudzinski, vice president, Microchip’s frequency and time systems business unit Alternatively, for customers constructing their own time scale systems, Microchip’s time scale products can be purchased individually to provide core time scale functions, such as clock measurement and clock ensemble generation, along with system management, monitoring and performance reporting. This system modularity allows timekeepers the ability to procure the system over time as budgets permit and technology evolves. Availability The Precise Time Scale System is a custom solution designed to customer requirements and consists of four core products including the SyncSystem 4380A Time Scale Edition, Time Scale Orchestrator, 5071A Cesium Clock Primary Frequency Standard and MHM 2020 Hydrogen Active Masers. For additional information or to purchase, contact a Microchip sales representative. About Microchip Technology Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

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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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Persistent Systems Delivers Digital-first Banking Infrastructure for New Challenger GB Bank

Persistent Systems | May 17, 2022

GB Bank, a new specialist bank that will boost economic growth and prosperity by being the property development finance lender of choice in underserved UK regions, has partnered with Digital Engineering provider Persistent Systems (BSE: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT), to build its digital-first IT infrastructure and support the bank's ongoing operations. Persistent's Digital Bank and Credit Union Solution has enabled GB Bank to rapidly build a bespoke cloud architecture using a 'digital mosaic' approach. At the core of the solution is a microservices based integration layer and pre-built integrations, that allow the selection of technologies best suited to deliver on the unique vision. Persistent's solution provides flexibility to easily add or replace specific technologies, avoiding vendor lock-in and creating a future-proof architecture that can evolve with the bank's growth and strategy. To deliver on its promise, GB Bank's strategy is to provide outstanding customer service, delivered by technology-enabled relationship managers. Instead of relying on traditional banking technologies, UK's newest challenger bank is committed to building an ecosystem of solutions, including payment and reporting features which can be integrated or replaced dynamically in response to the changing demands of a growing business. GB Bank has carefully selected cloud-based solutions providers, including Mambu, OutSystems and AWS to ensure the best-in-class features are implemented. Persistent is utilizing its Digital Bank and Credit Union Solution to seamlessly integrate them all. "Accessing finance still remains a challenge for many developers and it's our ambition to make that a much easier, more straightforward process. We want to give our customers the support and resources they need and deserve, and so it has been vital to surround ourselves with a network of skilled partners to help us bring the bank to life. To ensure success at every stage, we needed a systems integrator with a proven track record of integrating a flexible, composable infrastructure. In what has been a significant investment for GB Bank, the team at Persistent has lent their skill and experience to turn our vision into operating reality. Persistent's track record in working with challenger banks and its understanding of how to design and develop a robust digital infrastructure has been central to us getting to this point. Stephen Lancaster, CEO at GB Bank "Challenger banks such as GB Bank are hugely important to the evolving financial landscape as they provide a simple and specialized service to niche markets, such as the Northern property developers GB Bank will support. Our Digital Bank and Credit Union Solution brings together the best of the SaaS solutions which ensures the complexity of building the IT infrastructure translates into the simplicity and flexibility needed by the bank, allowing it to deliver excellent customer service, underpinned by a sophisticated and flexible technical platform." -Jaideep Dhok, SVP & General Manager, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Persistent Systems About GB Bank GB Bank is a new specialist bank. A bank with a purpose. GB Bank is a force for good, committed to boosting economic growth and prosperity for underserved regions of the UK. Driving a positive change by being at the heart of a property development eco-system, dedicated to regenerating communities across the UK. Leading with regional passion and expertise, GB Bank will provide easy access to bespoke property development loan products with incentives for sustainable and zero carbon developments and rewards for developers committed to creating local employment opportunities. To support GB Bank's commitment to funding sustainable developments for the greater good, the loans are coupled with competitive savings products, directly linked to ecologically sound residential and commercial developments in communities that need them most. GB Bank has successfully secured its UK banking licence (Authorised with restrictions or 'AWR'), which means it has been authorised and regulated to trade with restrictions by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The bank's senior team is passionately led by Chair Paul Rippon, who co-founded Monzo and Starling. There is a serious undersupply of housing in Britain. Alongside availability of land and planning permission, easy access to the right financial loan products is a key driver of this. GB Bank is determined to be a powerful force for good, offering products, knowledge, and partnerships to make a tangible impact in property development in the UK. GB Bank intends to provide property development loans of between £1 million and £5 million, supporting regional property developers, small and medium sized businesses, and construction companies across the underserved regions of the UK. It aims to lend £3 billion over five years building a £1 billion plus balance sheet. It will fund almost 20,000 homes and several million square feet of office space, supporting the creation of over 100,000 jobs. For savers, competitive fixed rates will be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). About Persistent With over 18,500 employees located in 19 countries, Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT) is a global services and solutions company delivering Digital Engineering and Enterprise Modernization. Persistent was named to the Forbes Asia Best Under a Billion 2021 list, representing consistent top-and bottom-line performance as well as growth.

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Flexxible IT and xFusion Partner to Enable a More Affordable Hybrid Workspaces in the Enterprise

Flexxible IT | June 14, 2022

Flexxible IT, the global leader of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivery and services, and xFusion Europe, a global provider of computing power infrastructure and services, are announcing today a strategic alliance in the European market. Flexxible IT and xFusion can deliver a fully redundant hardware-based hybrid workspace environment built on any end-user compute (EUC) vendor that includes an all-inclusive, pay monthly, fully managed hybrid infrastructure solution. Flexxible IT combines its deep technical expertise, global industry knowledge, and best-in-class technology to deliver comprehensive and differentiated hybrid solutions. Partnering with xFusion furthers and supports Flexxible IT's focus on providing hybrid workspace solutions based on xFusion's hardware offering a fast, simple way to deploy, analyze, automate, monitor, and manage hybrid workspaces in a multi-cloud scenario. "Flexxible IT has been a leader in the DaaS space since 2008, and we are excited to partner with xFusion to enable this use case further. "Our strategic relationship presents a cost-effective hybrid workspace solution to the market to enable customers to work from anywhere, with the best end-user experience and security." Sebastian Prat, CEO, and Founder of Flexxible IT "At xFusion, we strive to enable any digital transformation use case with our industry-leading compute and services," said Qin Feng, CEO of xFusion. "Combining xFusion's first-class hardware and Flexxible IT's outstanding technology stack and superb experience, we provide an affordable hybrid workspace solution perfect for any enterprise's end-user compute requirements." About Flexxible IT Flexxible IT is the future of hybrid working, where on-premises and cloud computing converge to enable virtual desktops and applications to run from anywhere. Flexxible IT has more than 700,000 managed users and is the leading DaaS Solution in Spain. About xFusion xFusion is a leading global provider of computing power infrastructure and services. xFusion serves customers in 130 countries and regions, including 211 Fortune 500 companies, covering finance, carriers, Internet, transportation, and energy industries.

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