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 5, 2020:
- Microchip and Arrow Electronics Announce Collaboration on Edge IoT Security: Microchip Technology and Arrow Electronics have announced an engineering services collaboration to simplify connectivity and security across industrial, smart building and energy markets. Arrow will augment Microchip’s smart, connected, secure portfolio with engineering services so that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can decrease their time to market and meet requirements in recent government legislation and NIST IoT security guidelines. “Technology, pervasively, is embedded in everything. Every industry and every system are being fundamentally shaped by connected edge technology — it is happening in our homes, our work and our factories,” said Mitch Little, senior vice president of worldwide client engagement at Microchip Technology. “These intelligent edge systems are running fundamental and critical executions, and they must be secure.” Microchip’s range of secure product features span secure root of trust, secured communication, crypto authentication, certificate management, cloud provisioning, data security, encryption services, secure boot and IP protection.
- Aspen Technology Certifies Nutanix Frame to Speed Software Delivery to Customers: Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that Aspen Technology, Inc., a leading software supplier for optimizing asset performance, has certified Nutanix Frame to enable its customers to access its latest aspenONE Engineering software anytime and anywhere. The solution helps AspenTech’s customers deploy new software versions faster and at scale, minimizing IT overhead and improving user collaboration. Technology companies increasingly require solutions that enable customers to efficiently adopt new products and cloud solutions as part of a digitalization strategy to drive their businesses forward. As enterprises increasingly shift to cloud-first business strategies, the ones who fall behind run the risk of being overshadowed by competitors. AspenTech saw the value in a product that would help its customers across many verticals — including oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, engineering and construction — keep pace with digital transformation and push their cloud strategies forward.
- Swiss Blockchain Firm Receives Approval To Launch Blockchain-Based IPO: Switzerland has approved the first articles of incorporation that allows a company — specifically the firm named Overture — to have its ordinary class-A shares on the blockchain. This might be a huge revolution for the financial industry because blockchain allows to launch an IPO and organize secondary market transactions without the involvement of many traditional players as: banks, financial intermediaries, broker-dealers, central depositary systems, notaries, etc. Furthermore, also the clearing and settlement functions can be decentralized using a smart contract. The main difference with other security offerings on the blockchain is that the company has approved the first Swiss articles of incorporation that directly states the digital nature of the shares (tokens) and the use of the blockchain as the technology to keep the shareholders registry; meaning that the transfer of the company ownership can be achieved only with a transfer of the tokens on the blockchain and only the ownership of the token can give the status of shareholder.
- EU Commission issues “5G Toolbox” Allowing Huawei in 5G Rollout: The European Union has issued a set of guidelines, referred to as the “5G toolbox”, and allowed Huawei to continue participating in Europe’s 5G rollout. The guidance comes just a day after the British government officially approved Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks in the United Kingdom. Huawei has been present in Europe for almost 20 years and has a proven track record with regard to security. “The Commission is today endorsing the joint toolbox of mitigating measures agreed by EU Member States to address security risks related to the rollout of 5G, the fifth-generation of mobile networks. This follows the European Council’s call for a concerted approach to the security of 5G and the ensuing Commission Recommendation of March 2019. Member States have since identified risks and vulnerabilities at national level and published a joint EU risk assessment. Through the toolbox, the Member States are committing to move forward in a joint manner based on an objective assessment of identified risks and proportionate mitigating measures. With its Communication adopted today, the Commission is launching relevant actions within its competence and is calling for key measures to be put in place by 30 April 2020,” reads the toolbox guidance.
- Stateless Unveils Top Networking and Interconnectivity Predictions for 2020: Stateless has unveiled its 2020 networking and connectivity predictions. Specifically, data encryption will help organizations reduce security threats; hyperscale clouds will reach a state of interoperability that will unlock the ability of end-users to achieve automation across multiple clouds; IoT will become the norm; colocation providers will become next-gen network operators; DevOps teams will become the new creators of innovation in the corporate world; technologies like NDN, Blockchain and the separation of state from processing will enable networks to become queryable information stores; 5G will displaces last mile access; and NDN will allow networks to be content-aware, enabling network operators to cache information, resulting in data living on the network until it is no longer needed.