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Inland Cellular selects Parallel Wireless for network upgrade

Inland Cellular, a wireless carrier operating in the states of Idaho and Washington, has selected Parallel Wireless for upgrades to its network for expanded 4G LTE coverage and 5G upgradability. Inland Cellular will use Parallel Wireless’ virtualized, software-defined remote radio head (RRH) operating in Band 71 (600 MHz). The software runs on common-off-the-shelf servers, and …

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What makes Google Cloud Platform unique compared to Azure and Amazon

There is one very significant, very often overlooked, difference between today’s cloud services market and yesterday’s PC software market: Software depended on a sales channel, comprised of independent organizations that ensured the availability of software packages through resellers. With the modern cloud, the service provider is the channel provider. The applications and infrastructure you or …

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Cisco sees 5G money in its future

Cisco is primarily known for its switches and routers for service providers and enterprises. It has not been a big competitor in the radio access networking space against vendors such as Ericsson and Nokia. But on its fiscal third-quarter 2019 earnings call this week, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins mentioned “wired and wireless” networking a few times. …

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Data Center Provider TierPoint Seeks $500 Million Investor

Gillian Tan and Scott Soshnick (Bloomberg) — TierPoint LLC, a provider of data centers and other technology services to clients including the National Hockey League and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is exploring strategic options including raising new equity, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The St. Louis-based company, led by telecommunications …

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7 must-have features for multi-cloud storage optimization

A multi-cloud storage strategy is only as effective as the cloud platforms themselves and the multi-cloud storage features they offer. Any platforms that fail to support your strategy can impact storage operations throughout the entire organization. For this reason, each cloud service must be vetted to ensure it meets your organization’s specific storage needs. A …

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When to choose Hyper-V containers over VMs

Data center technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and it’s increasingly difficult for decision-makers to choose between different offerings. With each decision, you risk the technology not being suitable for all your line-of-business applications. For example, Hyper-V containers and VMs provide similar functions, but the underlying components work differently, and they each have their …

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Microsoft Meets Long-Time Rival VMware With Open Hybrid-Cloud Arms

Despite Microsoft’s best efforts, VMware without question remains the enterprise virtualization leader. Microsoft has tried unseating it by integrating its own hypervisor, Hyper-V, into both Windows Server and Windows Desktop to entice customers with a “comes in the box” approach. It’s launched products to simplify backing up VMware virtual machines to Azure (Azure Site Recovery) …

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Oracle opens new cloud service data centre in Tokyo

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has launched its Tokyo Region to support some of the country’s biggest companies. Oracle said the new cloud region addresses the needs for high performance, security, resiliency and local data residency that Japanese organisations require to “increase cloud adoption with confidence”. Andrew Reichman, Oracle director of product management, said of the opening: …

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