NetApp Updates Virt and Cloud Products with VMware Integrations

Virtualization Review | September 09, 2019

NetApp is offering new hybrid and private cloud solutions for VMware platforms.Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company unveiled four new products and a service in connection with the VMworld 2019 conference held late last month. The solutions span hybrid cloud, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) requirements. As a result of our ongoing partnership with VMware, we offer breakthrough management solutions for virtual infrastructure, private cloud, public cloud and desktop virtualization -- in any cloud, in one experience -- that offer superb simplicity for high-performance, complex environments," Brett Roscoe, vice president, Product Management, NetApp Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, said in a statement.

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The Dell EMC Unity storage with VMware vSphere® best practices guide delivers straightforward guidance to customers using Dell EMC Unity All-Flash storage systems in a VMware vSphere environment. The focus is on system performance and maximizing the ease of use of the Dell EMC Unity automated storage features when used with VMware vSphere. For general best practices on using Dell EMC Unity, please see the Dell EMC Unity Best Practices Guide.

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The Dell EMC Unity storage with VMware vSphere® best practices guide delivers straightforward guidance to customers using Dell EMC Unity All-Flash storage systems in a VMware vSphere environment. The focus is on system performance and maximizing the ease of use of the Dell EMC Unity automated storage features when used with VMware vSphere. For general best practices on using Dell EMC Unity, please see the Dell EMC Unity Best Practices Guide.

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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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Inspur Unveiled its Cloud SmartNIC Solution Based on NVIDIA Data Processing Unit at GTC 2020

Inspur | October 05, 2020

Inspur, a leading data center and AI full-stack solutions provider, unveiled its Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA BlueFieldⓇ-2 data processing unit (DPU) at GTC 2020. The Inspur Cloud SmartNIC solution deeply integrates the Inspur Server with NVIDIA DPU, enabling the combined capabilities of embedded processing, SmartNIC networking and high-performance PCIe 4.0 host interface, which can deliver hyper-performance network acceleration at a speed of up to 200Gb/s. The Cloud SmartNIC is used for offloading functions like traffic management, storage virtualization, and security isolation, significantly freeing CPU computing resources, and delivering efficient software-defined, hardware-accelerated services for AI, big data analytics, cloud, virtualization, microsegmentation, and next-generation firewalls.

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Netomnia and STL to collaborate for testing of programmable FTTx

Netomnia | May 26, 2022

STL, one of the leading digital network integrators, said today that it would test its programmable fttx (pfttx) software solution with Netomnia for their live networks in the United Kingdom. STL, with over 25 years of optical connection expertise, is bringing software-defined networking to large-scale fibre to the home, cell sites, and commercial networks via pfttx. The company has announced the public release of pfttx, a software-defined, open, and disaggregated Passive Optical Network ("PON") solution designed to make fiber networks smarter and more flexible. Scalability, expanded and thorough telemetry reporting, open community alignment (ONF/BBF/ITU-T), onboarding of third party Quality of Experience (qoe) apps, offering a better customer experience (CX), shorter time-to-market, and lower total cost of ownership are all major advantages of pfttx. This cloud-native (Kubernetesmicroservices-based) software stack can operate on any Cloud-native Computing Foundation (CNCF)-based telco Edge Cloud platform. The system presently supports XGS-PON and GPON technologies and can be upgraded to 25G. STL's pfttx solution is also authorized and available on the vmware Marketplace. The UK is in the process of building out sophisticated full-fibre broadband, and new-age firms like Netomnia are leading the way. STL and Netomnia previously collaborated on Optical Fibre deployment and are currently working together to integrate programmability into large-scale fttx networks. Once completed, this study will pave the way for sophisticated software-defined architectures for fttx to be adopted in the UK. Jeremy Chelot, CEO, Netomnia, said that, "The promise of full-fibre broadband will be realised when service providers implement advanced architectures that software-ise the fibre networks. We are excited about the possibilities that STL's pfttx solution presents. This trial with STL will be significant as we will jointly demonstrate pfttx in a live scenario." Pfttx is a cloud-based access network solution that elevates the network service providers' business model. We are excited to collaborate with Netomnia for their Ultrafast full-fibre broadband program. Our solution is intended to help them achieve accelerated network rollout with faster deployment, provisioning and enhanced network performance." Chris Rice, CEO, Access Solutions, STL

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