Fortinet Intros SD-WAN Appliance, Inks More Secure SD-WAN Partnerships

virtualizationreview | February 12, 2020

Few companies in the exploding software-defined wide-area networking space have been as busy as security-centric Fortinet lately, as it introduced a new appliance and formed partnerships with Equinix and Amdocs. The company touts its alternative approach to the typical scheme of organizations adding security to existing SD-WAN solutions, instead weaving in SD-WAN connectivity functionality into its "next-gen firewall." To that end, the Sunnyvale, Calif., company last week announced FortiGate 40F, a secure SD-WAN appliance based on its patented SoC4 SD-WAN ASIC for small and midsize businesses, emphasizing affordability, a small form factor and optional built-in LTE or WiFi connectivity to ease the deployment of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN in those smaller organizations.

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Over 95% of the SAP systems we have assessed, were exposed to vulnerabilities that could lead to full compromise of the company’s business processes and information. Most vulnerabilities could be exploited anonymously and remotely.” In most scenarios, anyone that can “ping” an SAP server, can break into it.

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Telefonica Deutschland tests O-RAN tech in Bavaria

Telefonica | December 30, 2020

German administrator Telefónica Deutschland hopes to complete a trial of O-RAN innovation with the point of sending the new innovation for a bigger scope in its organization one year from now, the telco said in a delivery. In a pilot stage, Telefónica Deutschland is trying O-RAN in three versatile locales in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria. "We will likely offer our clients the most innovatively progressed and best organization. Open RAN offers us greatest adaptability in organization and furthermore in the resulting substitution of framework basic parts. Based on such mechanical methodologies, we can make sure about and additionally quicken digitization in Germany," said Markus Haas, CEO of Telefónica Deutschland. The administrator featured that the inventive mechanical methodology of Open RAN will offer altogether more prominent adaptability in the choice of makers later on. Presently, the radio access organizations of German versatile organization administrators are described by a shut design that is subject to a solitary producer. Generally speaking, the innovation of driving producers can't be joined. Telefónica Deutschland, similar to the next German organization administrators, has consequently been seeking after a methodology for quite a long time that depends predominantly on two providers. Their innovation is utilized to construct the radio access network in various zones of the nation for each situation. Open RAN separates this seller reliance in the radio access organization. Suppliers, for example, Telefónica will in this manner have the option to utilize equipment and programming unreservedly accessible available as the reason for building their base stations, the organization said. All of Open RAN's segments will be particular and adaptable. The most ideal segments can subsequently be joined with one another, which can prompt cost reserve funds of up to 30% in the radio access organization, the telco added. "We were the principal network administrator to remove Open RAN from the lab and into the live versatile organization. The utilization of Open RAN is a focal factor in the virtualization of our organization, which we dispatched with the new 5G center organization," said Mallik Rao, CTO at Telefónica Deutschland.

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Sify Technologies announces channel partnership with Colt Technology Services

Sify Technologies | September 03, 2021

Sify Technologies Limited, India’s most comprehensive ICT solutions provider with global service capabilities spanning Data Centers, Networks, Cloud, Infrastructure Managed services and Applications management, today announced a channel partnership with Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of high bandwidth and on-demand connectivity, to cover the European geography. The partnership introduces Sify’s collaborative practices for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), the Infrastructure-as-a-Service that delivers on-premises computing power to run cloud-native and enterprise company’s IT workloads. This is made possible by Colt’s network connectivity capability with its On Demand service allowing specifically for connectivity to be flexed up for the OCI migration. Translated, that means, the customer gets the additional connectivity only when it is required. Multiple businesses across Europe are beginning to leverage the full benefits of Oracle Enterprise Cloud offering. Most of these businesses are also struggling with expertise to plan and migrate Oracle workloads and licencing to a more commercially viable solution. This new partnership allows the adoption of OCI to be done efficiently over a fast, reliable, and secure network connection. With Colt’s Dedicated Cloud Access and On-Demand offerings, customers can securely and reliably provision new connectivity services on a low latency, high-performance network in a matter of hours compared to weeks and months. The On-Demand offering scales the bandwidth as per the application or workload consumption patterns thereby resulting in substantial cost savings. Justin Polley, Commercial Director, Sify Europe said, “This engagement combines Sify’s deep Oracle consulting experience with Colt’s European flexible networking services. The combination enables Oracle Cloud adoption at a much faster pace, to extremely high standards and at a much lower cost. Furthermore, the unification of resources brings unrivalled expertise in migrating many other types of databases to the Public cloud”. Colt was the clear choice for this partnership because they have invested heavily in best-in-class Cloud connectivity to deliver dedicated, secure, and high-bandwidth connectivity in near real-time customer Cloud migrations. Mark Hollman, VP Partner Development & Success, Colt said, “We know there’s a direct correlation between the success of enterprise cloud projects and reliable connectivity. Moving to the cloud is more mission-critical than ever, and Enterprises need a robust cloud connectivity strategy to evolve. That’s why we are delighted to partner with Sify. Together, we can unlock and amplify our joint value to power Enterprises’ migrations to Oracle Cloud”. Sify is an accredited member of the Oracle Partner Network for the OCI Cloud Sell and Service specifically in the areas of solution assessment, implementation and migration, Cloud management, colocation and DR-as-a-service. Mark Hollman, VP Partner Development & Success, Colt said, “We know there’s a direct correlation between the success of enterprise cloud projects and reliable connectivity. Moving to the cloud is more mission-critical than ever, and Enterprises need a robust cloud connectivity strategy to evolve. That’s why we are delighted to partner with Sify. Together, we can unlock and amplify our joint value to power Enterprises’ migrations to Oracle Cloud”. Sify is an accredited member of the Oracle Partner Network for the OCI Cloud Sell and Service specifically in the areas of solution assessment, implementation and migration, Cloud management, colocation and DR-as-a-service. About Sify Technologies Sify Technologies is India’s most comprehensive ICT service & solution provider. With Cloud at the core of our solutions portfolio, Sify is focussed on the changing ICT requirements of the emerging Digital economy and the resultant demands from large, mid and small-sized businesses.Sify’s infrastructure comprising state-of-the-art Data Centers, the largest MPLS network, partnership with global technology majors and deep expertise in business transformation solutions modelled on the cloud, make it the first choice of start-ups, SMEs and even large Enterprises on the verge of a revamp. About Colt Technology Services Colt Technology Services provides world-class network and voice connectivity to businesses in Europe, Asia and the US. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing. Colt is an Oracle Partner Network member and a Global OCI Fast-Connect Partner, providing point-to-cloud and multi-cloud Ethernet connectivity solutions. Colt have been specialists in their field for over two decades and are recognised as an innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).

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Vandis Has Earned the Networking Services on Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization

Vandis | February 09, 2022

Vandis, Inc, announced it has earned the Networking Services on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, a validation of a services partner's deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in designing, implementing, operating, and optimizing a customer's network architecture, cost, and security. Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their networking technical practices, are able to earn the Networking Services on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization. Businesses in every category continue to place a high value on agility, scalability, reliability, and cost across their infrastructures. Customers are looking for a consistent, low-latency experience through services that seamlessly work across on-premises, multi-cloud, and edge. "Earning this Advanced Networking Specialization highlights our commitment to optimizing our clients' evolving network needs across their premise and cloud environment,We have seen Microsoft's networking solutions, such as Azure Virtual WAN, meaningfully improve our customers' environments by providing secure and reliable connectivity that deliver greater user experience." -Ryan Young, Chief Technology Officer at Vandis. Partners with the Networking Services on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization have validated capabilities in helping customers connect on-premises, multi-cloud, 5G, and edge deployments and allow seamless integration of Azure networking services to existing networks while protecting both cloud-native and hybrid applications with zero-trust-based network security. "Networking Services in Microsoft Azure advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to designing, implementing, operating, and optimizing customers' network architecture, cost, and security. Vandis clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to deliver your application logic with network-as-a-service offerings from Azure Networking." -Rodney Clark, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief at Microsoft About Vandis Vandis is an IT Solution provider that offers cyber security and network infrastructure, both on-prem and in the cloud. We have high level relationships with market leading and emerging providers. With over 38 years of industry experience, Vandis offers comprehensive strategies for secure and stable IT infrastructure.

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