Author: Anthony Weaver

Ethernity Networks Completes Delivery of Its ACE-NIC100 for Major Korean OEM

100 Gbps SmartNIC featuring Ethernity’s ENET Flow Processor FPGA software provides accelerated networking performance for telco/cloud appliances LOD, Israel, January 16, 2019 – Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L), a leading innovator of software-defined network processing and security solutions on programmable hardware, has successfully completed inaugural delivery of its 100 Gbps ACE-NIC100 FPGA SmartNIC to a major Korean OEM. The ACE-NIC100 will be incorporated into commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers that come with fewer CPU cores compared to regular data center servers, resulting in significant power and cost reduction. The combination of the powerful ACE-NIC100 with edge-optimized COTS servers deliver a high-performance yet affordable and energy efficient platform, ideal for network edge virtualisation. “Our Korean customer’s investment in building an edge solution based on our ACE-NIC100 shows recognition of Ethernity’s leadership as a provider of networking and security processing software and firmware technology in the field of FPGA SmartNICs,” said David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks. “This is further proof and support of our position that FPGA-based technologies are the ideal platform for data path networking acceleration.” The contract between Ethernity and the Korean OEM specified the final delivery of a customized solution on FPGA, embedding Ethernity’s rich networking features including hierarchical QoS, flow classification, protocol offloading, and routing, with scheduled end-of-year acceptance by the customer. Leveraging Ethernity’s successful experience with multiple customers of its first-generation ACE-NIC40 SmartNIC, the next-generation ACE-NIC100 is...

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Blue Planet Appoints NTT Veteran as CEO

The former NTT Europe director takes on the role as Blue Planet Networks moves into its next growth phase delivering Carrier-Grade Internet Connectivity globally London, UK, 16 January 2018 – Blue Planet Networks, a leading Carrier-Grade Internet Connectivity Provider, has appointed Steve Corfe as its CEO to accelerate the growth of its Carrier-Grade Internet offering to the Service Provider community. The appointment marks a new phase of growth for Blue Planet Networks as it enables partners to address growing demand for Internet connectivity to enterprise locations globally. Prior to joining Blue Planet Networks, Corfe headed the Network Solutions Product Development team at NTT Europe. He led initiatives including the delivery of a European L2 back bone network, the first commercially available Intelligent Hybrid WAN service offered by NTT Communications and its first Internet-based global WAN service for enterprise customers. “Blue Planet has established itself as a global ISP and an innovator in Carrier-grade Internet. It has shown that high-volume quoting with rapid precision pricing enables carriers to win business and serve more enterprise needs. Our GRID pricing engine gives partners new competitive advantages when connecting enterprise locally across the globe,” said Steve Corfe, CEO at Blue Planet Networks. “I’m excited about bringing these capabilities to more carriers globally, and building on our successes in serving Tier 1 carriers in North America and Europe.” The GRID gives Service Providers access to...

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KEYMILE now part of DZS

Hanover, 15 January 2019 – In October 2018, DASAN Zhone Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: DZSI), a global leader in network access solutions for service provider and enterprise networks, announced its acquisition of KEYMILE. The transaction was completed at the beginning of January 2019 and KEYMILE is now part of DZS. Building on a strong market position in the US and Asia, the acquisition of KEYMILE by DZS further strengthens its growing presence in Europe. KEYMILE will become the new DZS European headquarters for sales, support, research, development, production and logistics. As a result of this strategic acquisition, both companies will be able to offer network operators worldwide freedom of choice among best-in-class solutions for ultra-fast broadband connections. The combined offering of products, technologies and expertise gives KEYMILE customers and partners a number of advantages: A more comprehensive portfolio of solutions in the following areas: – Broadband access – Ethernet switching – Mobile backhaul – Passive optical LAN Synergy in research and development resulting in faster time to innovation and a more robust roadmap The stability and consistency for European customers that comes from continued development and production in Germany Lothar Schwemm, KEYMILE’s CEO, is delighted about the merger: “The fact that we now belong to DZS, allows KEYMILE to offer customers access technology for their FTTx networks which fits their needs even better. We’ll be able to harness synergy and...

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Epsilon Partners with MASS IX to Deliver On-Demand Access to Peering in the Boston Metro Area

Epsilon’s partners gain simple and seamless connectivity to the fastest-growing Internet Exchange in New England Boston, MA, 15 January 2019 – Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications Service Provider, has partnered with The Massachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX) to deliver on-demand connectivity to peering points across the Boston Metro area. Users of the Infiny by Epsilon Software-Defined Networking platform can click-to-connect to MASS IX and remotely peer with more than 40 content & cloud providers, regional ISPs and higher-education networks. MASS IX’s peering fabric spans over 12 data centers and major interconnection facilities throughout New England. It is the largest platform for enabling settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic in Boston. Epsilon’s partners gain direct and on-demand access from any of its global preconnected 100 data center locations to one of the largest start-up and technology hubs in the US. “MASS IX is one of the most important Internet Exchanges in the US. It gives our partners the ability to peer with innovative local and regional service providers while connecting with some of the fastest moving and exciting business in the tech industry,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “There is tremendous momentum behind our business in North America and this partnership is one more milestone in the growth of our US operations. We are connecting the most vibrant and exciting markets in the US and accelerating how Managed Service Providers, SaaS platforms,...

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Versa Networks and BringCom Roll Out Best-in-Class SD-WAN Services in East and West Africa

Versa Networks and BringCom Roll Out Best-in-Class SD-WAN Services in East and West Africa Extends Availability of Secure SD-WAN to Regional Service Providers and SaaS Operators   San Jose, Calif. – January 15, 2019 – Versa Networks, innovator of the Secure Cloud IP platform, and BringCom Incorporated, a leading telecommunications provider focused on wholesale and retail telecommunications services in Africa, today announced the official rollout of a joint solution to deliver Versa’s best-in-class SD-WAN capabilities to BringCom’s telecom managed service providers and SaaS platform operators in East and West Africa. Following the VERSA-BringCom partnership established in October 2018, BringCom will be providing SD-WAN services with in-depth security capabilities in East and West Africa. Telco managed service providers face numerous networking and security challenges in countries where IP and leased line prices differ widely and where cloud ecosystems are not yet mature. This is particularly true with last-mile network delivery to branch offices. The integration of Versa’s SD-WAN capabilities into BringCom’s solution offerings will provide users with access to SD-WAN and Cloud services in East and West Africa, and through DataNet, a BringCom company based in Kampala, Uganda. The availability of such solutions will enable BringCom to deliver cost competitive SD-WAN solutions to corporate customers while supporting the development of a more robust cloud ecosystem in the region. “One of BringCom’s core missions is to bring new technologies to market in...

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