Nokia to deploy its 5G Standalone Core for DISH on AWS. This marks the industry’s first deployment of 5G in the public cloud. The setup will support DISH’s cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G network. The deployment will help DISH to optimize network operations to launch new software and services rapidly and efficiently to improving customer experience. DISH will get Nokia’s voice core, cloud packet core, data management, E2E security services, etc.
A new paper by CII and Deloitte said that Indian companies have only scratched the surface of the potential cloud technology has to offer. Cloud adoption will be driven by a targeted approach, change in customer consumption patterns, internet of everything, and the rise of the citizen developer. Cloud adoption will face many barriers like data security and privacy, platform integration, multi-tenancy, zero cost savings, no customized services, the report pointed out.
Enterprises in India now have access to Google cloud VMware. They can now shift their VMware apps to Google cloud without having to rewrite them. This will help the enterprises shift to cloud, reduce operational burden while profiting from scale and agility, and maintain continuity with their own existing tools, policies, and processes. VMware is valued for its third-party ecosystem for disaster recovery, backup, monitoring, security, and many other IT tools.
Infosys Finacle announces its digital banking software-as-a-service offering for urban cooperative banks in India. The platform has been adopted by Vidya Sahakari Bank, Urban Cooperative Bank, Bareilly, and Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank. The end-to-end digital banking solution suite includes Finacle Core Banking and complementary solutions from SIPL, with solutions like ATM switch, mobile banking, internet banking.
Web and mobile testing platform BrowserStack has raised $200mn at a valuation of $4bn. BrowserStack has now overtaken FreshWorks as the most valued SaaS company from India. It will also become the 7th unicorn SaaS firm in the country. Fresh funds will be used for cloud testing, increasing the product suite, and doubling the present team size of 800 in the next 18 months. It will also add more data centers to its network, which is at present 15.
Vodafone partnered with AWS for providing Edge computing services to customers in the UK. The telco offers a unique service with the combination 5G and edge computing, having latency as low as 10 milliseconds. Low-latency Edge computing service will be initially provided to customers of London and surrounding cities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, and Cardiff. Scotland and the northern regions of the UK will get this service by 2022.
DigiBoxx, a local public cloud storage service, has surpassed one million subscribers just six months after launching. Amitabh Kant, the CEO of NITI Aayog, has launched DigiBoxx in December last year. The cloud-based platform provides a SaaS offering for digital file storage, sharing, and data management. The company claimed that more than 16% of users are active on a daily basis. DigiBoxX offers monthly and yearly subscription plans starting at Rs 30.
A few weeks ago Israel signed a billion-dollar deal with AWS and Google to provide cloud services to its public sector and military. AWS, as a part of the deal, now announced it will open data centers in Israel. Google and AWS won the tender for a four-phase project in April called “Nimbus”. The new data centers are expected to start building by the first half of 2023. “Today, AWS announced it will open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023”, AWS said in a statement.