APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

SYNNEX 5G Acceleration Initiative Enables Mobility Resellers with 5 G Solutions Available

prnewswire | November 09, 2020

SYNNEX Corporation , a leading business process services company, today announced the launch of its 5G Acceleration Initiative delivered via the SYNNEX Mobility Program and available to the U.S. IT channel. Through the program, mobility solutions resellers benefit from SYNNEX' strong carrier relationships, flexible 5G device options, 5G vertical solutions blueprint, and industry-leading mobility practice to deliver next-generation 5G business solutions to customers today. The 5G Acceleration Initiative assists mobility resellers in determining the types of 5G technology available across carriers and markets. The SYNNEX line card of carrier-certified devices from leading manufacturers includes all connectivity options available from handsets and tablets to hotspots and routers. In addition, partners receive the tools to build specific, end-to-end vertical solutions.

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The global average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million, according to a 2017 report by Ponemon Institute.1 Meanwhile the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.8 million unfilled positions by 2022 according to a 2017 report from Frost & Sullivan.2 This talent shortage, combined with an increase in incidents, has led to a generally weak security posture among most organizations. This shows that there is a dire need of a near real time threat analysis system that can analyze the everchanging, complex and fragmented business


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Run:ai Completes Proof of Concept with NVIDIA to Maximize GPU Workload Flexibility on Any Cloud

Run:AI | March 25, 2022

Run:ai, the company simplifying AI infrastructure orchestration and management, today announced details of a completed proof of concept (POC) which enables multi-cloud GPU flexibility for companies using NVIDIA GPUs in the cloud. NVIDIA's software suite includes virtual machine images, or VMIs, which are optimized for NVIDIA GPUs running in clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle Cloud. Run:ai software deployed on NVIDIA VMIs enables cloud customers to move AI workloads from one cloud to another, as well as to use multiple clouds simultaneously for different AI workloads with zero code changes. Run:ai's workload-aware orchestration ensures that every type of AI workload gets the right amount of compute resources when needed, and provides deep integration into NVIDIA GPUs to achieve optimal utilization of these resources. Run:ai's Kubernetes-based Atlas platform and NVIDIA VMIs were used together in the POC to support 'lift & shift' as well as multi-node scaling in the cloud. NVIDIA customers and partners can de-risk their AI cloud deployments with a streamlined and portable solution for cloud AI infrastructure from Run:ai. Customers looking to cost-optimize their cloud computing resources can choose among supported cloud providers for the best-fit configuration. They can also manage AI workloads on multiple clouds with a single control plane. NVIDIA VMIs are available on each of the major public cloud providers. NVIDIA publishes these with regular updates to both OS and drivers. The VMIs are optimized for performance on the latest generations of NVIDIA GPUs and allow for easy and fast deployment of GPU-accelerated instances on the public cloud. "By combining accelerated computing power from NVIDIA with Run:ai's Atlas platform, organizations have a stellar AI foundation that enables them to successfully deliver on their AI initiatives," said Omri Geller, CEO and co-founder of Run:ai. "We appreciate the close relationship we have with the NVIDIA cloud team and their commitment to support NVIDIA accelerated computing customers everywhere." "From innovative startups to world-leading enterprises, NVIDIA-accelerated cloud computing provides customers with flexible options for powering their most demanding workloads. Paired with NVIDIA-accelerated instances from leading cloud service providers, the Run:ai Atlas platform helps customers maximize the efficiency and value of AI workload operations." Paresh Kharya, senior director, Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA The Run:ai Atlas Platform brings simplicity to GPU management by providing researchers with on-demand access to pooled resources for any AI workload and has built-in integration with NVIDIA Triton Inference Server, NVIDIA's open source inference serving software that lets teams deploy trained AI models from any framework on GPU or CPU infrastructure. As an innovative cloud-native operating-system which includes a workload-aware scheduler and a GPU abstraction layer, the platform helps IT managers simplify AI implementation, increase team productivity, and gain full utilization of GPUs. Run:ai now offers a simple solution to teams with a multi-cloud AI infrastructure strategy. The solution is available in beta - reach out to partners@run.ai to learn more. Additionally, Run:ai and NVIDIA are further expanding their collaboration to support customers who are operationalizing AI development. Run:ai is among the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software partners joining the NVIDIA AI Accelerated program, which offers customers validated, enterprise-grade workflow and cluster management, scheduling and orchestration solutions for a variety of NVIDIA accelerated systems.

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Nigeria’s Largest Telco, MTN, Launches RCS Business Messaging with Google and Dotgo

Dotgo | December 23, 2021

Nigeria’s largest mobile network operator (MNO), MTN, is all set to launch RCS Business Messaging (RBM) Services in partnership with Google and Dotgo, a Gupshup company and a leading cloud communications provider of RBM Solutions. RBM uses the rich and interactive features of Rich Communication Services (RCS)—the next generation SMS that allows sharing of audio, video, images, location, and a lot more—to enable branded business messaging. RCS messages are securely delivered to native messaging apps such as Google Messages and Samsung Messages on Android phones. Available on 3G and 4G networks, RCS is the default messaging standard for 5G networks. As of today, RCS is available globally with over 700M monthly active users. Dotgo’s MaaP (Messaging-as-a-Platform) is integrated with the Google Jibe RCS platform for business messaging, the world’s most advanced RCS platform that provides a high degree of scalability. As a partner, MTN would leverage the services provided by Dotgo such as the RCS APIs, chatbot directory, billing, payments, reconciliation, and more, to drive monetization from RCS. “As Nigeria’s largest carrier, MTN is all set to onboard brands that can reach out to a vast majority of Nigerian customers and delight them with a user experience like never before, to boost lead generation and conversion rates. This is a great opportunity for brands to connect with the end consumers of Nigeria for sales and support,” says Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Business Officer at MTN Nigeria. Srinivas Rao, Chief Digital Officer of MTN Nigeria added, “We are proud of our technical collaboration with Google and Dotgo. The superior technology design, robust service operations, optimum business processes, and 24x7 support are key to delivering the Next Generation Business Messaging experiences to our Brands & Business Partners at the most affordable rates. With this generational shift we aim to further aid & accelerate Digital Transformation amongst the institutions, commerce & industry in Nigeria.” “We are delighted to work with MTN to help bring RBM to their customers. With the highest number of subscribers in the region, RBM services on MTN will be a game changer. Dotgo has excelled once again as one of our top partners for monetising RBM with mobile operators,” says Juliet Ehimuan, Country Director, Google Nigeria. “The launch of RBM by MTN, the largest operator in Nigeria, will accelerate adoption of RBM by brands in Nigeria. With the launch done, we will be working with MTN and Google to help CPaaS providers and brands in Nigeria to upgrade and incorporate RBM into their business applications,” Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, CEO, Dotgo About MTN Nigeria MTN Nigeria is Africa’s largest provider of communications services, connecting over 68 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Guided by a vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity and innovation has remained constant, since its launch in 2001. MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a leading emerging market operator, connecting more than 200 million subscribers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. About Dotgo Dotgo, a Gupshup company, is a global leader in RCS. Dotgo is the provider of the Bot Store®, world’s first and largest directory of RCS bots, Dotgo MaaP, RichOTP®, RichSMS™, and the RBM Hub. Dotgo is a Google partner and a member of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum. Visit www.dotgo.com. Gupshup enables better customer engagement through conversational messaging, powering over 6 billion messages per month. With Gupshup, businesses have made conversations an integral part of their customer engagement success.

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IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Data center operator DEAC is building a large new data center that will be one of the most sustainable data centers in the Baltic region

DEAC | May 05, 2022

One of the largest independent data center operators in Northern Europe, DEAC, is building a large new data center that will be one of the most sustainable data centers in the region. DEAC Riga data center is an attractive location for international companies as an outsourcing center, data back office and IT function consolidation due to its IT team's expertise and excellent qualification. The new data center will enable DEAC to consolidate its position as a Baltics' market leader and a top service provider for companies in Europe. The new data center has a capacity of up to 1000 server racks, ensuring a minimum level of service availability of 99.98%. The new data center will be a 10 MW facility that will achieve international Tier III certification. DEAC will use on-site solar panels, will be powered entirely by renewable energy and use backup power provided by MY Neste Diesel. "Together with the data center operator DLC, DEAC offers two primary locations in Riga and Vilnius and is quickly growing to become the Baltics' most significant and comprehensive data center network," comments Quaero Capital managing partner Sebastien Bourget. "This is an incredible opportunity to build a new data center that meets companies' needs while also caring for our environment." DEAC's CEO, Andris Gailitis DEAC is one of the largest independent green energy data center operators in Northern Europe, owned by Quaero European Infrastructure Fund II, an infrastructure investment fund managed by the asset management company Quaero Capital. DEAC serves thousands of customers in more than 40 countries by providing innovative IT services and applying individual business approaches and top-notch technologies. With DLC, also owned by Quaero European Infrastructure Fund II, DEAC offers two primary locations in Riga and Vilnius. DEAC has points of presence in the major cities of Central and Eastern Europe.

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DATA STORAGE

ZPE Systems Announces TD SYNNEX Partnership to Bolster Growth Strategy

ZPE Systems, Inc. | March 21, 2022

ZPE Systems Inc., a leader in network infrastructure management and orchestration solutions, today announced a partnership with TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for IT ecosystems. This agreement gives partners access to ZPE’s Intel-based Gen 3 out-of-band serial consoles & modular services router gateways, to serve large enterprises and MSPs with a platform for third party applications and end-to-end automation for datacenter & branch edge deployments. Legacy fixed-function devices do not meet modern requirements for scaling, automating, and securing enterprise networks, due to interoperability issues and closed architectures. As customers struggle against security and downtime-inducing network challenges, this partnership will enable them to deploy ZPE’s platform to address disaster recovery, human error, and ransomware, using their choice of best-of-breed vendor solutions. ZPE’s cloud managed Linux-based Nodegrid® is an open platform of programmable hardware and software that extends the capabilities of infrastructure, connectivity, and cybersecurity teams. “Cyber and physical systems are increasingly connected. This means organizations across all verticals are now calling for a networking platform that enables them to mix and match the solutions that work best for their use case. This partnership strengthens our portfolio. Customers can now deploy ZPE’s platform to integrate the physical and virtual solutions they need, to make their networks secure, reliable, and easy to use.” Reyna Thompson, Senior Vice President, Product Management at TD SYNNEX The Linux-based Nodegrid OS, which runs on every Nodegrid Serial Console and Services Router device, enables multi-vendor freedom in IT. This allows infrastructure, connectivity, and cybersecurity teams to deploy and manage their choice of hardware, software, and SaaS solutions — from cooling and smart PDUs, to switches and servers, to NGFWs, SD-WAN and SASE integrations. The Nodegrid platform integrates with new and existing infrastructure, providing secure out-of-band access, NetDevOps automation capabilities, and enterprise-grade security that address modern business demands. "Teaming up with TD SYNNEX is a huge value add to ZPE ​​Systems’ Edge Transformation Partner Program,” said Steven Jehring, Vice President, Global Sales, ZPE Systems. “This gives partners greater financing options, while customers get more freedom to choose a partner that’s right for them. TD SYNNEX's world-class support, pre-sales services, and global fulfillment capabilities will be instrumental in accelerating partner sales and transforming customer networks at the data center and edge.” 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. About ZPE Systems, Inc. ZPE Systems solves the networking problems of large enterprises, including 6 of the top 10 global tech giants, to meet increasing demands for infrastructure availability, security, and scalability. ZPE Systems develops and manufactures secure remote in-band and out-of-band management solutions for enterprises to access, control and manage, and automate critical IT infrastructure from data center to the edge.

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The global average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million, according to a 2017 report by Ponemon Institute.1 Meanwhile the global cybersecurity workforce will have more than 1.8 million unfilled positions by 2022 according to a 2017 report from Frost & Sullivan.2 This talent shortage, combined with an increase in incidents, has led to a generally weak security posture among most organizations. This shows that there is a dire need of a near real time threat analysis system that can analyze the everchanging, complex and fragmented business

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