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Author: Anthony Weaver chooses datamena as a global hub for delivering Network as a Service to enterprises

Its point of presence in datamena enables to connect to a rich ecosystem of carriers, hyperscalers, cloud service providers, and enterprises Dubai, UAE 15th September 2020: datamena, a digital hub for global transformation, has been selected by, a cloud networking company delivering software-defined infrastructure, to deploy a point of presence (PoP) in its Dubai facility. will use its PoP in datamena as a global hub for providing software-defined networking (SDN) services to its enterprise customers in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. datamena hosts an ecosystem that includes more than 205 partners, made-up of carriers, hyperscalers, cloud service providers, and enterprises. benefits from seamless access to world-leading businesses in Dubai with the option to connect to datamena’s hubs in Marseille, France and Mumbai, India. “datamena offers a rich ecosystem of local and global partners that will enable to rapidly develop and grow its business across MENA and around the world. We look forward to supporting as it delivers flexible and highly scalable networking that enables optimised end user experiences,” said Abou Moustafa, Vice President of Managed Services, Broadcast and datamena at du. “In a world that is transforming it is critical to have a foundation that is built on collaboration and partnership. Success in global transformation depends on having a partner ecosystem that can support your digital journey.” offers global connectivity solutions...

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New PagerDuty and Zoom Integration Speeds Up Digital Teamwork, while Accelerating Incident Resolution and Boosting Team Productivity

The Future of Work is interconnected. Partnership streamlines the incident response process, connecting remote teams in a single click.    SAN FRANCISCO – September 21, 2020 – PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD), a global leader in digital operations management, today announced a new integration with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM), enabling DigitalOps teams to quickly initiate Zoom meetings from within the PagerDuty platform, in one click. With the whole world relying on digital services to live, work, learn and connect, it’s critical for organizations to be able to orchestrate remote team work to resolve problems fast, no matter where employees are and using the collaboration tools of their choice. With the new Zoom and PagerDuty integration anyone in the incident response team can assemble people in the moment, or via a prescribed runbook response, without having to set up formal meetings and send invitations via email and chat. “The stakes were already high when it came to ensuring digital services worked perfectly for customers, but since the COVID-19 pandemic it’s even more crucial. We exist in a true, digital-first economy and businesses can’t afford any customer attrition as a result of downtime or outages. Additionally, responders who were once working together in-person are now distributed and working remotely, yet they still need to assemble rapidly, to address incidents before customers are impacted,” explained Rachel Obstler, VP of Product at PagerDuty. “Compounding...

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XConnect Adds Number Portability Data for Peru and Kazakhstan to its Global Number Intelligence Database

Customers delivering voice and A2P messaging traffic benefit from direct and optimised routing, delivery assurance and enhanced customer experience in a growing number of markets London, UK, 17 September 2020 – XConnect, a provider of world-class numbering and interconnect solutions, has expanded its global numbering intelligence with mobile number portability (MNP) data for Peru and Kazakhstan. The addition of these countries adds to the reach of XConnect’s MNP Query Lookup service and enables its customers to deliver voice and messaging traffic with accuracy, precision and performance. This enables reduced termination costs, improved delivery assurance and enhanced customer experience. Over 100 countries have implemented MNP. In many countries, over 40% of numbers have been ported. Therefore, knowing whether a number has been ported is a key enabler for advanced traffic routing and delivery solutions for Voice calling, SMS messaging, Rich Communication Services (RCS), Voice over LTE, Application-to-Person (A2P) messaging and the communications services of the future. “There are nearly 40 million mobile subscribers in Peru and more than 26 million in Kazakhstan. Managing the sheer volume of numbering data and ensuring the delivery of calls and messages to right subscriber can be time and resource intensive. XConnect’s global numbering intelligence makes it simple to route traffic to the right user every time,” said Tim Ward, SVP, Number Information Services at XConnect. “We enable customers to rapidly expand their data sets...

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Thales Empowers Organisations to Simplify the Discovery, Protection and Control of Sensitive Data

CipherTrust Data Security Platform enables businesses to discover, protect and control sensitive data anywhere on a single platform  New ‘all-in-one’ solution removes security complexities caused by evolving regulations, growing cloud adoption and increasing threats  Data security operations are simplified and data protection is strengthened with strong access controls and visibility through centralised data discovery, classification, encryption and key management Thales will showcase the CipherTrust Data Security Platform at the Thales Cloud Security Summit taking place September 22-24. Click here to register Thales today announced the launch of the CipherTrust Data Security Platform, the industry’s first unified data protection solution that enables organisations to discover, protect, and control their most sensitive data wherever it resides. The new platform helps solve key challenges they face today. These include data security complexity caused by multi-cloud adoption, evolving global and regional privacy regulations, as well as the risk of data breaches from external and internal threats. Drawing from years of data protection innovation, Thales has built the CipherTrust Data Security Platform to seamlessly unify data discovery, classification and data protection, along with strong access controls and centralised key management. The ‘all-in-one’ platform combines the best of Thales’s Vormetric and SafeNet KeySecure technologies to give organisations the power to keep sensitive data secure on premises or in the cloud while reducing costs and maintaining the highest levels of compliance assurance. “CipherTrust Data Security Platform...

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Qualcomm Announces First Shipments of Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Accelerator and Edge Development Kit

— Development Kit Offers Video and AI Processing with 5G Connectivity For Cloud Edge Applications — SAN DIEGO — Sept 16, 2020 — Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced the Qualcomm® Cloud AI 100, a high-performance AI inference accelerator, is shipping to select worldwide customers. Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 uses advanced signal processing and cutting-edge power efficiency to support AI solutions for multiple environments including the datacenter, cloud edge, edge appliance, and 5G infrastructure. The newly announced Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Edge Development Kit is engineered to accelerate adoption of edge applications by offering a complete system solution for AI processing up to 24 simultaneous 1080p video streams along with 5G connectivity. “Qualcomm Technologies is well positioned to support complete edge-to-cloud high performance AI solutions that lead the industry in performance per watt,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president and general manager, computing and edge cloud, Qualcomm Technologies. “Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 is now shipping to select worldwide customers and we look forward to seeing commercial products launch in the first half of 2021.” Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 is designed to offer cutting-edge AI inference efficiency based on performance per Watt with capability to process up to 400 trillion operations per second (TOPS). Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 supports multiple form factors with PCI-E card level power profiles ranging from 15W to 75W. Qualcomm Cloud AI 100...

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