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Nokia launches SaaS services to tackle energy consumption and home device management

Nokia has announced two new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings, aimed at helping communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprise customers reduce energy consumption across their networks and automate device management control for smart home devices.The first, dubbed Nokia Analytics Virtualization and Automation (AVA) for Energy SaaS, uses artificial intelligence to monitor network traffic and help reduce the amount of connectivity resources used during periods of low demand. It also looks to spot network anomalies and benchmark the energy efficiency of passive infrastructure, such as batteries and power supplies. Nokia says AVA for Energy SaaS can help CSPs achieve up to five-fold energy savings.To read this article in full, please click here

Cohesity launches FortKnox to protect data from ransomware attacks

Data management specialist Cohesity is launching a new data isolation and recovery tool called FortKnox, in a bid to help customers protect their data from ransomware attacks.FortKnox provides an additional layer of off-site protection for customers by keeping data in a secure ‘vault,’ with physical separation, network and management isolation to keep threat actors from accessing sensitive data.An object lock requires a minimum of two or more people to approve critical actions, such as changes of vault policy, and access can be managed using granular role-based access control, multi-factor authentication, and encryption both in-flight and at rest.To read this article in full, please click here

Cohesity launches FortKnox to protect data from ransomware attacks

Data management specialist Cohesity is launching a new data isolation and recovery tool called FortKnox, in a bid to help customers protect their data from ransomware attacks.FortKnox provides an additional layer of off-site protection for customers by keeping data in a secure ‘vault,’ with physical separation, network and management isolation to keep threat actors from accessing sensitive data.An object lock requires a minimum of two or more people to approve critical actions, such as changes of vault policy, and access can be managed using granular role-based access control, multi-factor authentication, and encryption both in-flight and at rest.To read this article in full, please click here

Google Cloud launches Media CDN based on YouTube’s network

Google Cloud has launched a new media and content delivery network (CDN) platform called Media CDN that allows large media and streaming customers to tap into Google’s global YouTube network.The new platform blends the same infrastructure as the Google-owned video streaming service, with Google Cloud’s existing Cloud CDN portfolio. Customers will have access to a range of APIs and automation tools, while pre-aggregated metrics and playback tracing will allow users to monitor performance across the entire infrastructure stack. The platform also offers integrations with Google Cloud’s operations suite and other observability tools such as Grafana and ElasticSearch.To read this article in full, please click here

Cisco further incentivizes circular consumption for customers and partners

Cisco is introducing a new payment scheme for customers to encourage the recycling of its hardware, alongside a new partner incentive to repurpose or recycle end-of-use products.The two schemes aim to help Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins build on the vendor’s 2018 sustainability pledge and a commitment to have 100% of hardware returned at the end-of-use.Building the circular economy The Cisco Green Pay payment scheme will see customers offered a 5% incentive on Cisco hardware at the outset of their purchase and a predictable payment strategy over five years. Once the term is up, the product is recovered by Cisco free of charge and the customer receives a certificate confirming that it has entered the circular economy.To read this article in full, please click here

Cisco pushes for more recycling of its used gear

Cisco is introducing a new payment scheme to encourage customers to recycling its hardware, alongside a new partner incentive to repurpose or recycle its end-of-use products.The two schemes aim to help Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins build on the vendor’s 2018 sustainability pledge and a commitment to have 100% of hardware returned at the end-of-use.Building the circular economy The Cisco Green Pay payment scheme will see customers offered a 5% incentive on Cisco hardware at the outset of their purchase and a predictable payment strategy over five years. Once the term is up, the product is recovered by Cisco free of charge and the customer receives a certificate confirming that it has entered the circular economy.To read this article in full, please click here

Intel suspends all operations in Russia

Intel has become the latest technology firm to suspend its business operations in Russia. The announcement comes a month after the chipmaker announced that it would suspend all shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus.“Intel continues to join the global community in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and calling for a swift return to peace,” the company said in a statement.Intel says that it is working to support its 1,200 Russian-based employees and will continue to put business continuity measures in place to minimize disruption to its global operations.To read this article in full, please click here

Microsoft launches Azure VMs powered by new Ampere Altra Arm-based chips

Microsoft has announced the public preview of its new Azure virtual machines powered by the Arm-based Ampere Altra server processors.The VM series includes the general-purpose Dpsv5 and memory-optimized Epsv5 virtual machines, which Microsoft claims can deliver up to 50% better price-performance than comparable IBM x86-based VMs.The new VMs have been specifically engineered to efficiently run scale-out workloads, web servers, application servers, open-source databases, cloud-native and rich .NET applications, Java applications, gaming servers, and media servers.To read this article in full, please click here

Microsoft launches Azure VMs powered by new Ampere Altra Arm-based chips

Microsoft has announced the public preview of its new Azure virtual machines powered by the Arm-based Ampere Altra server processors.The VM series includes the general-purpose Dpsv5 and memory-optimized Epsv5 virtual machines, which Microsoft claims can deliver up to 50% better price-performance than comparable IBM x86-based VMs.The new VMs have been specifically engineered to efficiently run scale-out workloads, web servers, application servers, open-source databases, cloud-native and rich .NET applications, Java applications, gaming servers, and media servers.To read this article in full, please click here

AWS commits to two year, £1.8B data centre investment in the UK

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has committed to invest £1.8 billion (US$2.4 billion) in the UK over the next two years as it looks to expand its presence in the region.The investment hinges on a commitment to spend “more than £1.8 billion in the next two years building and operating data centres in the UK in order to meet the growing needs of our customers and to help strengthen the UK’s digital infrastructure,” the cloud vendor announced.AWS has had a presence in the UK since it launched a London region in December 2016, which now extends to three availability zones and various edge locations.To read this article in full, please click here