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Telco Systems and Stem Connect Collaborate to Accelerate the Rollout of Service Virtualization on Telecommunications Networks

Telco Systems | July 15, 2021

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative Network Edge solutions for communications infrastructure and service management, and Stem Connect, a leading supplier of ultra-reliable business connectivity solutions, announced today a joint offering for a service virtualization solution in the United Kingdom, France, and South Africa. The new service will be built on Telco Systems' fast edge technology and Stem Connect's expertise in providing enterprise-grade networking solutions in these regions.

This strategic collaboration was formed after successful testing of the integrated solution in accordance with particular market needs, which included Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) such as SD-WAN and Firewall. Customers will get access to the latest Edge Computing technology as well as a localized, field-proven deployment capability. With enterprises looking for quick and efficient solutions that reduce time to market, the focus of this collaboration is on pre-packaged technology and a streamlined delivery and service approach. The solution goes beyond connection and security because Telco Systems' edge device allows other applications to be installed on the device at a low cost, allowing Stem Connect to deploy additional applications required by the enterprise customer.

Third-party VNFs and new white box devices can be set up and fully operational in minutes thanks to Telco Systems' virtualization technology. This technology allows telcos, managed service providers, and governments to rapidly deploy new VNF-based business services with centralized administration and ongoing orchestration. Telco Systems' Edge computing solution also enables MSPs to operate on Intel or Arm-based devices while using native Cloud environments for network management and operations.

About Telco Systems
Telco Systems is a leader in innovative Cloud Computing and Network Edge solutions for managing communications infrastructure and services. Carrier Ethernet, MPLS-based demarcation and aggregation, NFV, uCPE, 5G, and IoT solutions are among the company's industry-leading Cloud Edge Computing product portfolio. Worldwide, managed service providers and enterprises depend on Telco Systems for networking technologies and innovations to increase the capacity of their network infrastructures and generate revenue from new connectivity offerings. BATM Advanced Communications' fully owned subsidiary is Telco Systems.

About Stem Connect
Stem Connect, a leading and preferred Network Provider in the United Kingdom, France, and South Africa, takes a unique approach to provide connectivity solutions to our customers. Our main goal is to provide affordable and practical solutions that are supported by highly skilled and professional support staff. Stem Connect is well known in the enterprise for managed connectivity solutions, voice, data, or fail-safe service level agreements. The Stem Connect network has a strong presence, with numerous International Fibre routes and Global peering POPS. Our fiber, POPS (Point of Presence), and datacenter peering points allow us to create a resilient network with multiple fail-overs and shortest path routing, allowing Stem Connect to offer a highly resilient network with minimal latency. As a result, our clients can run real-time applications that surpass their expectations. In addition, we provide one of the most extensive service level agreements in the UK.

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Cloud computing allows you to store,access and share data from Internet-connected devices in one central location. As technology careers continue to grow across the U.S. and cloud computing creates nearly 14 millions jobs by 2015,the cloud is more important than ever.Here are the facts you need to know about the cloud- and the fiction that many believe.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise | December 08, 2022

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Expanded partner ecosystem momentum that now includes HPE GreenLake for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and the recently announced HPE GreenLake for VMware. Enhancement to consumption analytics delivers improved usage and cost analytics of applications for the three hyperscaler public cloud vendors. HPE GreenLake for Data Fabric and HPE Ezmeral Unified Analytics are now available through new HPE Ezmeral early access program. “HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise is a ready, out-of-the-box private cloud with a completely modern experience, delivering optimized performance, open choice and low and predictable TCO, which is resonating with organizations across every industry,” said Vishal Lall, senior vice president and general manager, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services Solutions. “Customers recognize the importance of a hybrid cloud operating model for their digital transformation, and HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise is the only solution that brings the best hybrid cloud capabilities from edge to core and across multiple clouds, delivered as a cloud service.” Deploy and manage workloads across the hybrid cloud with HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise reimagines the modern private cloud experience by providing an automated, flexible, scalable, and fully managed enterprise-grade private cloud. 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Gcore | January 19, 2023

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ExpressVPN confirms security of its desktop apps with three new independent audits

ExpressVPN | November 24, 2022

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