CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for February 25, 2020: Nokia to Acquire Elenion

Check out the latest in deals, new development and innovative strategies in hyperscale, colocation, 5G, cloud migration, cloud services, edge compute, Hybrid IT, power, cooling and energy efficiency for February 25, 2020:

  • Nokia to Acquire Elenion to Improve Economics of Advanced Optical Connectivity Solutions: Nokia will acquire Elenion Technologies, a U.S.-based company focusing on silicon photonics technology. Elenion’s technology expertise and unique design platform and services enable Nokia to expand its market footprint by addressing the critical and rapidly evolving optical connectivity requirements of 5G, cloud and enterprise networking. Ownership of these key assets brings time-to-market and cost advantages to Nokia’s broad portfolio of networking solutions by applying the massive scale and economies of silicon design and manufacturing to the optical supply chain.

  • Orange Egypt Builds Horizontal Cloud on Red Hat Technologies, Improving Time-to-Market by up to 10x: Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies are providing a horizontal cloud platform for Orange Egypt’s virtual network functions (VNFs), helping the service provider to more quickly deliver new services to customers, optimize its network investments and reduce operational expenditure. Building on the foundation of Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage, Orange Egypt is the first Orange affiliate to manage 100% of its live customer traffic over a fully software-based platform spanning several sites across its region. Orange Egypt wanted to use the latest in hybrid cloud and network functions virtualization innovation to be able to respond in real-time to market dynamics and network conditions to best serve its more than 30 million customers. As part of this initiative, Orange Egypt looked to virtualize its mobile packet core, which had been running standalone functions on dedicated appliances.

  • CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for February 25, 2020: Nokia to Acquire Elenion 1Axiomtek Releases Powerful 1U Rackmount Network Appliance Platform with up to 34 LAN Ports: Axiomtek has announced the NA591, an advanced 1U rackmount network appliance platform with a maximum of thirty-four LAN ports. This high performance network appliance system is powered by the Intel® Xeon® E-2200 or 9th/8th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors with the Intel® C246 chipset. The reliable NA591 delivers scalability, flexibility and security for VPN, firewall, network bandwidth controller, WAN accelerator and surveillance system applications. The scalable NA591 offers four expandable LAN module slots that support 1GbE/ 10GbE/ 25GbE/ 40GbE/ Fiber/ Copper/ LAN Bypass interfaces, allowing for up to 34 LAN ports. Its I/O interface includes two USB 2.0 ports, one serial console port and one VGA port. The rackmount network communication platform is equipped with four DDR4-2666 U-DIMM slots with a memory capacity of up to 128GB. The NA591 also offers two 2.5” SATA HDD and one mSATA for storage. For reliable operation, it has a watchdog timer featuring 255 stepping for system reset and 8 stepping for LAN Bypass. The high performance NA591 is compatible with Linux operating systems.

  • Cohesity Announces First ROBO Solution That Combines Backup and Recovery, File and Object Services, and Cloud Archival on Certified Servers From Key Alliance Partners: Cohesity has announced a new solution that extends and enhances its enterprise-class capabilities for the enterprise edge, empowering organisations to seamlessly manage data within remote office/branch office (ROBO) locations with a single software-defined platform — the same web-scale platform that many organisations use today to manage data across existing data centre and cloud environments. The new Cohesity solution for ROBO combines Cohesity software with certified servers from Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and is designed for enterprises with numerous branch locations, such as national banks, retailers, chain restaurants, rental car agencies, warehousing and distribution, pharmaceutical, and global IT services. Such branch locations often have data that needs to be managed, protected, and secured locally, without dedicated IT staff on-site administration.

  • Mercury Systems to Ruggedize HPE ProLiant Servers for Critical Aerospace and Defense Applications: Mercury Systems has announced an OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) that will enable Mercury to develop a new rugged rackmount server product line based on HPE’s ProLiant server technology. Mercury’s new EnterpriseSeries RES-XR6 Alliance rackmount servers leverage components from HPE’s ProLiant platform and combine them with Mercury’s proven innovative technologies, thermal and mechanical design features into a rugged field-deployable solution that delivers industry-leading advanced compute capabilities to mission-critical defense and tactical edge applications.

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