Importance of Gi-LAN Function Consolidation in the 5G World

By: Hesham Elsherif, Principal System Engineer at A10 Networks Today’s LTE and 4G networks have been playing an important role in supporting mobile broadband services (e.g., video conferencing, high-definition content streaming, etc.) across millions of smart devices, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The number of connected devices is on the rise, growing 15 percent or more year-over-year and projected to be 28.5 billion devices by 2022 according to Cisco VNI forecast. Mobile service providers have been challenged to support such a high growth of connected devices and their corresponding increases in network traffic. Adding networking nodes … Continue reading Importance of Gi-LAN Function Consolidation in the 5G World

Nutanix Launches Kubernetes Platform-as-a-Service for the Multicloud Era

Karbon Platform Services Provides Managed Offering to Accelerate Container-Based Application Delivery and Operations on Any Cloud Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced Karbon Platform Services, a Kubernetes-based multicloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with automated system-managed security, to accelerate the development and deployment of microservices-based apps across any cloud. This offering provides software developers with a turnkey managed services experience, on-premises, in the public cloud, and at the edge, to build and run cloud native applications while enabling them to decouple applications from the underlying infrastructure. It also provides IT operations teams with a simplified and consistent application … Continue reading Nutanix Launches Kubernetes Platform-as-a-Service for the Multicloud Era

Outside the Four Walls of the Data Centre

By: Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam Almost three-quarters of professionals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region prefer jobs that allow them to work remotely, according to a new survey by job site Bayt.com. The impact of the pandemic is likely to see this trend continue as 90% of respondents said they expect that remote work will increase over the next decade. Now that organizations and employees have seen some of the benefits of remote working, many companies are likely to build more flexible and agile working arrangements into their long-term strategies. For IT departments, the impact … Continue reading Outside the Four Walls of the Data Centre

The Myriad selects Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise for state-of-the-art student accommodation projects in Dubai and Muscat

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of communications, networking and cloud solutions tailored to customers’ industries, today announced that The Myriad, a dedicated student housing property developer and operator, has selected ALE to provide converged wired-wireless LAN infrastructure for their modern living communities built for a primarily student population in Dubai and Muscat. The Myriad Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Strategic Housing Group, is a fully integrated, urban-styled student living community located in the heart of Dubai International Academic City, where over 26,000 students study at 30 universities. Comprising seven blocks with a capacity of 2250 residents, the project is … Continue reading The Myriad selects Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise for state-of-the-art student accommodation projects in Dubai and Muscat