VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
Cox Communications | January 07, 2022
Cox Communications announced the company will make significant broadband network enhancements in Hampton Roads. As part of a multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment to build a 10 Gigabit-capable, fiber-optic network, these enhancements will enable Cox to deliver multi-Gigabit speeds to its customers in the next few years, both downstream and upstream, to support a host of bandwidth-hungry applications.
Cox has invested $55 million over the last 5 years in Hampton Roads and was the first to make Gigabit service available to all customers in the market. Cox now plans to invest an additional $100+ million over the next 3 years to deliver multi-Gigabit symmetrical speeds over high-speed broadband connections, starting in Norfolk.
We're preparing for the next generation of internet uses at home and in business. The ever-growing number of connected devices combined with exciting new applications of technology such as virtual reality learning, autonomous vehicles or even exploring the meta-verse will require more network capacity and increased speeds and symmetry. We are committed to being the internet provider customers can count on to have the speed they need now and in the future."
J.D. Myers, Senior Vice President and Region Manager, Cox Communications
In addition to faster speeds, Cox also provides secure and reliable wifi connections covering the whole home. Cox's Panoramic Wifi delivers the equipment its customers need for best-in-class wifi that can be easily updated as technology changes. Customers also get control and security through the Panoramic Wifi app with Advanced Security, protecting every device connected to their network.
As the largest private telecom company in America, Cox delivers value beyond superior internet and entertainment services in the communities it serves. A recent 2019-2020 economic impact assessment of the company's operating, capital project and social investment data in Hampton Roads indicates that Cox Communications recurring operations support more than $170 million in economic output locally, including more than 1,000 jobs and near $50 million in wage and salary payments. Beyond this, the company's $1.5+ billion annual capital investment in technology infrastructure generates more than $20 billion in economic output supporting over 55,000 jobs and more than $3 billion in wage and salary payments. Cox Communications also generates over $480 million annually in state and local tax contributions.
About Сoх Communications
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. The largest private broadband company in America, we proudly serve nearly seven million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.
Infotecs Internet Security Software GmbH, Phoenix Contact | September 15, 2021
Infotecs, the leading international vendor of IT security products from Berlin, provides its encryption solution for PLCnext Control by Phoenix Contact. With it, Infotecs virtualizes its encryption module via a docker container directly on the controller.
Operators of distributed industrial manufacturing systems are increasingly integrating machines and systems into their IT infrastructure. This is necessary to control and continuously monitor the production flows and to register relevant statistics. Connecting production systems to IP-based networks is a technical challenge. In the industrial area, these systems are increasingly becoming a target of cyber attacks. Distributed production is a serious problem requiring a proven security solution.
Phoenix Contact with its PLCnext Technology has created a prerequisite for the safe operation of machines and systems. This is possible, among other things, due to a VPN (virtual private network) solution by Infotecs GmbH. The software vendor deploys it directly on the controller and thus creates secure end-to-end encryption. As a result, confidential machine data transferred from the systems and connected network into a SCADA control system is protected against unauthorized access. PLCnext Technology enables an easy integration into an existing OT infrastructure.
"ViPNet VPN solution by Infotecs, virtualized via a docker container, is now available for PLCnext Control by Phoenix Contact. Deployment of ViPNet VPN on these devices protects data transfer within production environments to the endpoint and thus creates a prerequisite for secure remote maintenance access to sensitive industrial systems and applications. ViPNet VPN is available as an on-premise or as a cloud solution," says Josef Waclaw, CEO at Infotecs.
PLCnext Control AXC F 2152 is a part of the PLCnext ecosystem by Phoenix Contact. The control combines robustness and security of a classic SPS with openness and flexibility of the world of smart devices. With PLCnext Technology, Phoenix Contact responds to the challenges of the IIoT world and simplifies existing control solutions. This solution transforms automation as boundaries disappear and new possibilities for industrial automation emerge.
A leading international security solutions provider and pioneer of software-based VPN solutions since 1991, Infotecs developed our Peer-to-Peer ViPNet technology to deliver greater security, flexibility, and performance. We strive to continuously deliver value to our customers through developing the most advanced, innovative security solutions that are also cost-effective and easy to deploy and maintain.
The Infotecs ViPNet Security and Threat Intelligence Platform provides complete multi-layer security in one cost-effective solution that supports true endpoint-to-endpoint security and seamlessly integrates into existing networks.
Boba, Enya, OMG Foundation | September 20, 2021
Boba Network, a next-generation Ethereum scaling solution, is thrilled to announce the mainnet launch of its Layer 2 Optimistic Rollup. Developed by OMG Foundation core contributor Enya, and based on the publicly available, open-sourced Optimism codebase, Boba Network aims to deliver a faster, cheaper, more seamless experience for the next billion users of Ethereum.
In addition to its public mainnet launch, OMG Foundation will be releasing its new $BOBA token to support decentralized governance of the network.
Boba’s mainnet launch is only the beginning of the community’s efforts to expand the Ethereum ecosystem by reducing gas fees, improving throughput, and extending the capabilities of decentralized finance and NFT projects through Hybrid Compute. Boba’s extensible smart contracts enable developers across the Ethereum ecosystem to build decentralized applications that trigger code executed on web-scale infrastructure, making it possible to use algorithms that are either too expensive or impossible to execute on-chain. As this technology matures, Boba’s Hybrid Compute will enable developers to build dApps that make use of the world’s most powerful algorithms, from cutting-edge cryptography to machine learning classifiers.
In support of the Boba mainnet, OMG Foundation is releasing a new governance token for the platform, $BOBA. $BOBA tokens will be airdropped to existing $OMG token holders who have bridged their $OMG tokens to Boba Network by a snapshot date later next month. FTX, one of the largest crypto exchanges, has already committed to support the airdrop, with additional exchanges to follow suit. This new token will be the basis for voting on the Boba DAO, the next natural step of Boba’s focus on users, the community, and decentralization. $BOBA tokens staked on Boba Network will also receive a portion of the transaction fees earned by the network through an on-chain distribution governed by the community.
“From the beginning, our mission has been to create and grow an inclusive, decentralized ecosystem for developers and end users,” said Alan Chiu, Founder and CEO of Enya. “Boba’s mainnet will allow Boba developers to deliver a faster, cheaper, and more delightful experience to the next billion users of Ethereum. We are thrilled by the support of OMG Foundation in creating the new $BOBA token to offer the community the ability to participate in the governance and growth of Boba Network.”
Since its beta launch last month, Boba Network has partnered with an array of leading crypto projects, including DODO, Coin98, MEW, Frax, Anyswap, Sake, Band, API3, and Witnet.
Boba has a vision of expanding and democratizing the Ethereum ecosystem, and its L2 is the first step towards bringing that vision to life. Boba and its large, diverse community will focus on creating a great experience for developers and users by offering a native fast exit bridge, NFT bridging between L2 and L1, and leveraging Ethereum for security.
The Boba team will be showcasing the Boba Network’s unique product features and recent integrations during Messari Mainnet in New York City from September 20 - September 22, 2021, Booth #301. To build on Boba, visit boba.network.
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 far too expensive, far too slow, or otherwise practically impossible to execute on-chain.
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 Foundation.
About OMG Foundation
OMG Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the Ethereum ecosystem to encompass as many developers and users as possible in order to bring the ideals of the Web3 movement into reality. The Foundation currently supports the development of Boba Network, an EVM-compatible Ethereum L2 platform with capabilities for advanced computations, and OMG Plasma Network, a high-throughput token transfer network on Ethereum.