Seagate introduced a new storage-as-a-service platform, an S3-compatible, storage-only cloud called Lyve Cloud. It enables always-on mass capacity data storage and activation. Lyve Cloud, let the customers retain full control of their data while lowering TCO for storing massive datasets. Along with this, it offers privacy, no lock-in, and no egress fees. Seagate and Equinix, a digital infrastructure company, are likely to work together to make the Cloud accessible to more customers.
To mark 25 years of partnership, Wipro has launched a new Cisco Business Unit. The objective of the new unit is to offer full-stack solutions and digital accelerators in the field of intent-based networking, digital workplace virtualization, hybrid cloud, app transformation, security and 5G solutions. Oliver Tuszik, senior VP, global strategic partner organization, Cisco, said, CBU will provide the best of both Cisco and Wipro solutions to the customers.
Trend Micro said it detected 119,000 cyber threats per min which lead to the blocking of over 62.6 bn threats in 2020. In this, email-borne threats made up 91%, attacks and about 14mn unique phishing URLs were detected. Attacks on home networks rose 210% to reach nearly 2.9 bn. Newly detected ransomware families increased by 34%, with “double extortion” attacks. Govt, banking, manufacturing and healthcare were some of the most targeted sectors.
A 20-acre data centre facility is being set up in Uttar Pradesh with an investment of about $950 mn by Reliance Jio and it is likely to be powered by the company’s own renewable energy plant. The centre consists of six interconnected data centre buildings with over 30,000 racks capacity and 200MW of power. This also pushes the government’s goal to boost India’s digital economy to $1 trillion by 2025.
Samsung Electronics said that it has begun the mass-production of a power-efficient SSD for data centres. The SSD has a power efficiency that will reduce operating costs for data centres and improved security solutions. The South Korean company said that “PM9A3E1.S” is the first data centre-use SSD product based on sixth-generation V-NAND chips. It also has a 50% improvement compared to its previous PM983aM.2 as it supports 283 (MB/s) per watt.
LinkedIn has finally resolved a technical glitch on its platform, after over 26,000 users reported difficulties in accessing the website according to Downdetector, an outage tracking website. Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site said that there was an issue across its platform, causing certain functional requests to take longer or fail.
Google and Intel have joined hands to advance the edge software services and speed up the 5G app rollout. Google and Intel have planned to deploy 5G vRAN using Google Cloud’s Anthos app platform with Intel cloud-native platforms and solutions. Shailesh Shukla, Google Cloud VP and Networking GM said, he believed that partnering with app providers, carriers, CSP and telcos can reduce the cost and time-to-market needed for the telcos to shift to cloud-native 5G.