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BT Announces the Launch of New Generation of Software Defined Network Services with VMware

BT | November 13, 2020

BT today announced the launch of a new generation of cloud-optimised managed network services to expand multinational customers' choice of software-based connectivity solutions. The first service, based on industry-leading VMware SD-WAN, is available to customers globally and already in live deployment. Traditional wide area networking requires dedicated, proprietary vendor hardware to be installed at each customer site. BT's new managed service is based on generic hardware capable of supporting a choice of software-based networking solutions from different vendors.

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In VMware vSphere™ 5.0 (“vSphere”), VMware is releasing a new software storage appliance to the market called the vSphere® Storage Appliance (VSA). This appliance provides an alternative shared storage solution for small-to-medium business (SMB) customers who might not be in a position to purchase a SAN or NAS array for their virtual infrastructure. Without shared storage configured in a vSphere environment, customers have not been able to exploit the unique features available in vSphere 5.0, such as vSphere® High Availability (vSphere HA), vSphere® vMotion® (vMotion), and vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler (vSphere DRS). The VSA is designed to provide shared storage for everyone.

Spotlight

In VMware vSphere™ 5.0 (“vSphere”), VMware is releasing a new software storage appliance to the market called the vSphere® Storage Appliance (VSA). This appliance provides an alternative shared storage solution for small-to-medium business (SMB) customers who might not be in a position to purchase a SAN or NAS array for their virtual infrastructure. Without shared storage configured in a vSphere environment, customers have not been able to exploit the unique features available in vSphere 5.0, such as vSphere® High Availability (vSphere HA), vSphere® vMotion® (vMotion), and vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler (vSphere DRS). The VSA is designed to provide shared storage for everyone.

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Enya Launches Mainnet Beta of Boba Network, New Ethereum Scaling Solution

Enya | August 23, 2021

Enya, a leading developer of decentralized infrastructure solutions designed for the next billion users, today announced the launch of mainnet beta of Boba Network, its next-generation Ethereum Layer 2 Optimistic Rollup scaling solution that reduces gas fees, improves transaction throughput, and extends the capabilities of smart contracts. Boba reduces gas fees and improves transaction throughput by aggregating transactions in volume while ensuring compatibility with Ethereum. DeFi and NFT applications that are currently cost prohibitive on Ethereum become affordable on Boba. Boba stands out among Ethereum Layer 2 solutions due to its streamlined exit of crypto assets from Boba to Ethereum, extensible smart contracts, and, soon, decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) governance. Optimizing for user experience, Boba offers fast exits that are backed by community-driven liquidity pools, shrinking the withdrawal period from the conventional seven days to only a few minutes. In addition, the Boba NFT Bridge allows NFTs to cost-effectively launch on Boba and be brought to Ethereum mainchain if needed. Top quality NFT projects are all on Ethereum, but gas wars make it a playground only for the rich. Boba makes it possible to use NFTs for micro transactions such as in gaming while enjoying the security of Ethereum. This solution offers the best of both worlds: Security and decentralization rooted in Ethereum (no compromise like a multisig bridge wallet) but also low transaction costs and fast execution. In terms of fundamentally new capabilities for the ecosystem, Boba enables Ethereum developers to create smart contracts that trigger code running on web-scale infrastructure such as AWS Lambda, making it possible to leverage sophisticated algorithms that are either far too expensive, far too slow, or practically impossible to execute on-chain. Finally, the Boba DAO lays the groundwork for decentralized governance by encouraging the community to propose network enhancements and vote on the proposals right on the Boba Network. “We welcome the entire DeFi and NFT developer community to build on Boba, so that together we deliver a faster, cheaper, and more delightful experience to the next billion users of Ethereum,” said Alan Chiu, Founder and CEO of Enya. “Our team is passionate about ​​creating a more inclusive decentralized ecosystem. We are doing this by reducing barriers to adoption for users and developers. The launch of Boba’s mainnet beta today brings us one step closer to realizing that dream.” About Enya Founded by Stanford faculty and alumni, Enya pioneered decentralized privacy and became the largest provider of secure multiparty computation services, serving more than 10 million users across 91 countries. Enya creates decentralized infrastructure solutions that serve the next billion users, leading with Boba Network. Boba is an Ethereum Layer 2 solution that scales and augments Ethereum, helping developers deliver a more delightful and inclusive user experience. Enya is a core contributor to OMG Network. About Boba Boba is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible Layer 2 Optimistic Rollup that helps Ethereum smart contracts scale while delivering a delightful user experience. Boba enables Ethereum developers to build dApps that trigger code running on web-scale infrastructure such as AWS Lambda, making it possible to leverage sophisticated algorithms that are either far too expensive, far too slow, or practically impossible to execute on-chain

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Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Rolls out On-Demand Virtual Services Using ADVA’s Ensemble Suite of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Technologies

ADVA | January 28, 2021

ADVA today announced that the Saudi Telecom Company is turning out on-request virtual services utilizing ADVA's Ensemble set-up of organization capacities virtualization (NFV) innovations. The new general CPE (uCPE) offering is based on the Dell EMC Networking Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) 1405 arrangement running ADVA's Ensemble Edge Cloud NFV suite. Venture clients of STC, the biggest IT specialist organization in the Middle East, will have the option to rapidly and effectively access virtual services, including steering, firewall, WAN streamlining, IoT and voice applications. With the business' biggest environment of virtual organization capacities (VNFs) to browse, overseen administration clients can consequently empower new applications and services with no monetary danger. “Today’s enterprises need to be agile. They require the freedom to mix and match the latest cloud technologies to seize new revenue opportunities in an instant. That’s what our new uCPE service is all about. It eliminates vendor lock-in and lets our clients experiment with best-in-class solutions that fit their specific needs and ambitions,” said Fahad A. Alhajeri, VP, digital solutions, STC. “By giving our customers quick and secure access to an unrivalled range of multi-vendor virtual technologies, we’re unleashing the full potential of businesses in this region. With the help of ADVA’s Ensemble NFV technology, we’re forging a path for our customers to a cloud-based future of on-demand services and rapid innovation.” STC's new uCPE offering empowers organizations across the Middle East to choose virtual items from the Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem, a novel multi-merchant climate with unrivaled assortment and decision. It's based on the Dell EMC Networking VEP 1405 arrangement, a conservative, low-power uCPE apparatus reason worked to have VNFs and ideal for requesting SD-WAN applications. With ADVA's Ensemble Connector as the NFVI stage, numerous VNFs can run on a solitary uCPE. Other key segments incorporate Ensemble Orchestrator and Virtualization Director, which give a basic and powerful administration and organization (MANO) design, enabling STC to turn out secure virtualized services at scale. STC’s uCPE service is ideal for connecting the enterprise to the cloud. Now businesses throughout the Middle East can leverage the power of virtualization and choose from the market’s widest range of onboarded commercial VNFs,” commented James Buchanan, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA. “Our Ensemble suite’s MANO capabilities support the rollout of secure virtualized service across multiple locations with complete flexibility and scale. And, thanks to our Ensemble Connector’s zero-touch provisioning, STC can ship uCPE to a customer site and provision it securely with no need for technicians. With such rapid deployments and agile service creation at the network edge, STC is leading the way to the managed services of tomorrow.” “By utilizing our Virtual Edge Platform 1405 series and ADVA’s Ensemble software, STC is giving its customers a simple way to respond to shifting industry demand,” said Drew Schulke, VP, Dell EMC Networking, Dell Technologies. “Working with ADVA, we’re empowering STC and its customers to digitalize their infrastructures. Now they can deploy solutions at the click of a mouse and harness advanced tools for boosting security, reducing costs and improving end-user customer experience.” About ADVA ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology forms the building blocks of a shared digital future and empowers networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we’re building a truly connected and sustainable future. About STC “Solutions by STC” is one of the largest technology and communications services providers in the Middle East. The company has a range of products and services that address the needs of consumers and businesses of all sizes. Solutions by STC has continued to build upon its core telecom position and offers innovative digital services and solutions for enterprises, including cloud and infrastructure services, network and security management services, Big Data and analytics solutions, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions (such as fleet/asset management and mobile point-of-sale solutions).

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InfoSec Global Collaborates with KAON Broadband and Sentinel Holding AG to Provide Telecom Operators with a Secure VPN Solution

InfoSec Global | April 16, 2021

InfoSec Global, the pioneer and industry leader in Cryptographic Agility Management solutions, has partnered with leading telecom equipment and service providers to make its AgileSec VPN capabilities accessible to customers and the global market through telecom operators. Infosec Global, KAON Broadband, and Sentinel Holding AG have agile cryptographic VPN services on the telecom-grade QUANTUM Universal Platform, which is built on Open Source and industry standards. Sentinel Holding AG provides value-added facilities management software in the Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) space, while KAON Broadband provides network technologies and services globally. The joint offering provides trusted connectivity to users at work, at home, and on the go, regardless of the device, they are using. It enables telecom operators to use existing hardware to have a one-of-a-kind network encryption VPN solution on their CPE gateways, saving customers from having to purchase a separate protected VPN product. Integrating the AgileSec VPN into the QUANTUM network allows for reliable communication and content sharing in only a few steps. The AgileSec VPN framework, which is part of InfoSec Global's Cryptographic Agility Management solution offering, resolves identified issues. About KAON Broadband Co. Ltd KAON Broadband is a global provider of broadband network technologies and services. Kaon's offerings include stand-alone managed Wi-Fi Access Point Routers, Wi-Fi Mesh Extenders, and Gateway devices that integrate Mesh-compatible Wi-Fi with DOCSIS, PON, and DSL access network technology and the QUANTUM solution. Kaon believes that enabling an onboard APP ecosystem is an important component of the changing business climate for Home Connectivity. About Sentinel Holding AG Sentinel Holding AG is dedicated to the development and promotion of Open Source platform standardization and value-added services ecosystem management solutions in the CPE space. They can scale these technologies for Tier 1 Telecom gateways, routers, and set-top box systems because of their close relationships with innovative security and embedded services companies.

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