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Keysight Technologies | July 02, 2021
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to boost innovation to connect and secure the world, will showcase 5G technology that accelerates the development of virtualized (O-RAN) architectures and the delivery of wireless broadband services at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021 (MWC 21), which will be held in Barcelona.
With the completion of 3GPP Release 16 (Rel-16), a rising acceptance of open RAN interfaces, and a spike in investments in private 5G networks and industrial internet of things (IIoT) deployments, 5G NR has entered its second phase.
Finalization of 3GPP Rel-16
Keysight's comprehensive suite of test solutions enables chipset, device, and base station vendors, as well as data centers and service providers, to verify and optimize networks based on the most recent Rel-16 standards. As a result, multiple stakeholders in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector need access to software-driven solutions that enable the large-scale deployment of 5G NR across various use cases for consumers, enterprises, and public safety organizations.
Growing adoption of open RAN architectures
With increasing investment being deployed in disaggregated RAN architectures with open interfaces, there is a greater need for integrated interoperability, performance, and compliance solutions. Keysight collaborated with mobile operators and opened RAN suppliers at MWC 21 to demonstrate end-to-end performance visibility from the RAN edge to the 5G core (5GC).
Flexible use of spectrum to deliver wireless broadband services
Leading mobile operators use dynamic spectrum sharing, 5G radio dual connectivity, and carrier aggregation to provide 5G NR services across frequency range 1 (FR1) and 2 (mmWave) spectrum flexibly. In addition, Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions allow 5G chipset and 5G device manufacturers to prototype and verify designs based on Rel-16, which provides several benefits to 5G NR deployments such as better spectrum use reduced network latencies, and higher connection reliability.
AI and edge computing address rise in data and connectivity
The increasing usage of AI, machine learning (ML), virtualization, automation, and edge computing has come from an exponential increase in data and the number of connected devices, and the demand for ultra-reliable low-latency and advanced broadband connectivity. With 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 800GE test solutions, Keysight allows network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to satisfy the need for greater speeds and traffic density in hyperscale data centers.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight provides advanced design and validation solutions that assist in the acceleration of innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's commitment to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that accelerate the development of tomorrow's technology products across the development lifecycle, including design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in the enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments. Our clients come from various industries, including communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and general electronics. In the fiscal year 2020, Keysight earned $4.2 billion in revenue.
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Corel | June 14, 2022
Corel, a global leader in professional creative and productivity software, announced today the acquisition of Awingu, a supplier of secure remote access technology, for an unspecified amount. Parallels will include Awingu into its brand portfolio. The integration of Awingu and the Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) platform will provide end users with the additional flexibility and freedom they need to safely work from anywhere, at any time, on any device or operating system. Parallels, a subsidiary of Corel, is an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that enables remote access to virtual applications and desktops provided through on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based settings.
Awingu's simple and secure unified workspace is ideal for both mid-market and big companies, providing a safe means for businesses to allow bring your own device (BYOD) or work from anywhere policies. With this technology acquisition, Parallels RAS will become a one-stop solution for clients to effortlessly access legacy and cloud-native apps and files, while relieving IT teams of concerns about data security and infrastructure complexity.
Prashant Ketkar, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Corel said that “The future of work is now; we are living it. The pandemic further accelerated the need for organizations to determine and shift their remote and hybrid work infrastructures. Now, organizations are figuring out how they can cater to the flexibility that employees want with their workplaces while also ensuring secure and efficient access. We’re committed to helping organizations navigate this shift in the workplace, and with the addition of Awingu we’re one step closer to improving the experience for every stakeholder that interacts with our products.”
Awingu will continue working alongside Parallels' solutions to provide secure remote workplaces to clients in the healthcare, banking, manufacturing, government, and telecom industries. Awingu will also broaden its interaction with Parallels in order to speed innovation and offer a uniform capability for safe remote access to both legacy and cloud-native apps. Customers will be able to choose from a variety of solutions that use on-premises assets, hybrid architectures, and any cloud.
“I’m excited to join the Corel organization with the Awingu team. Both companies have a customer-first mindset and share the mission to ensure a seamless, secure, and effective workspace no matter where an employee is located. Together with Parallels RAS, we’ll bring a broader, richer set of solutions across the secure remote desktop and app streaming industry to our customers.”
Walter van Uytven, CEO, Awingu
Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions | September 07, 2021
Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) announced it will be the first-to-market with VMware’s software solution for the edge running on the resilient ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Servers. The new solution will be delivered directly to customer edge sites with the VMware software solution pre-loaded on a pair of ruggedized and security enhanced ThinkSystem SE350. In addition, Lenovo also announced the enhancement of Lenovo Open Cloud Automation management software to automate the planning, deployment and ongoing management of datacenter cloud deployments all the way to edge sites. Organizations can now plan their data center cloud and edge infrastructure solutions using the same management software.
Hybrid work is the next reality, accelerating the need for edge to cloud solutions and Lenovo is working to build smarter infrastructure solutions so customers can successfully navigate this hybrid workplace. “For better business continuity, improved applications and user experiences, hybrid cloud models are being deployed both in the cloud and at the edge. The new solution announced today supports this hybrid model,” said Charles Ferland, Vice President and General Manager, Edge Computing and Communication Service Providers at Lenovo ISG. “It can save up to half of the servers normally needed and takes full advantage of the built-in networking features of the ThinkSystem SE350 to further remove any other networking elements at the edge sites.”
VMware's Software Solution for the edge
Lenovo will be the first-to-market with VMware and its forthcoming software solution for the edge running on Lenovo’s ThinkSystem SE350. This solution will simplify networking with built-in switching and wireless connectivity, eliminating the need for external network devices at the edge and allowing for smoother and more seamless operation. VMware customers will soon be able to enjoy the same environment they want in their data center, directly at their edge locations, through ordering this integrated and pre-loaded bundle.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Lenovo as customers are taking their innovation from the data center to the public cloud to the edge,” said Muneyb Minhazuddin, VP, Edge Computing, VMware.
This new solution is ideal for remote sites that need to be able to process data closer to its creation and closer to users, including retail stores, manufacturing sites, and schools, to name a few. Because of the ruggedized nature of the ThinkSystem SE350, this solution will be able to sustain extreme temperatures and high levels of shock. In addition, the encrypted hard disks along with motion and tamper detection will be in place to help keep the data and device safe.
Lenovo Open Cloud Automation
Deployment of distant edge sites requires a management toolset that seamlessly allows organizations to automate tasks, without requiring specialized staff on-site. Lenovo has enhanced its Lenovo Open Cloud Automation software solution to now include edge-supported features, driving accelerated time to value for customers with cutting-edge management capabilities. This single interface automates the planning, deployment and ongoing lifecycle management of the physical and virtual infrastructure required to host cloud applications in the data center and at thousands of edge sites.
Lenovo Open Cloud Automation solution has helped customers, such as T-Systems maintain its IT legacy and make it future-ready. T-Systems needed to save costs and modernize its infrastructure with an open, end-to-end automated platform that could host future workloads for customers on and off premises while maintaining its legacy environments. “Standard use cases are now 100% automated within the platform through LOC-A,” said Thomas Rumpf, CTO Private Cloud at T-Systems. “However, we are still able to customize services via highly automated blueprints, which has led to cost efficiency in the range of 30 to 40% for our clients.”
Lenovo is a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services, and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere.