NEC and Transmode upgrade MegaFon's mobile network

CJSC NEC Neva Communications Systems (NEC), together with Transmode, has supplied MegaFon, one of Russia's largest telecom operators, with optical networking equipment (Metro WDM). The delivery has been made to six of the eight branches of MegaFon under a frame agreement of expanding the operator's network capacity.

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Small and mid-sized businesses show strong support for BYOD initiatives

Eighty-four percent of respondents see security threat due to employee loss, theft or misuse of mobile devices

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TUNISIANA and Orange Tunisia sign partnership agreement with Interoute

New fiber-optic submarine cable will use Alcatel-Lucent’s technology to boost capacity and reliability of connection internationally to meet growing demand for broadband services.

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Brocade surpasses 1,100 VCS Fabric customers worldwide

Brocade says that SunGard Public Sector has chosen to replace its existing data center switching products with an infrastructure based on Brocade® VDX® Switches and VCS® Fabric technology.

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E-Suite modules bring cohesive and tailored packet capabilities to Ciena’s 6500

Ciena® has introduced significant new packet capabilities for its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

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Brits value their digital assets at nearly £15,000

A new global report from McAfee reveals the price that Brits place on their digital assets, demonstrating the value that society now places in these intangible items.

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NEC establishes NEC Ukraine to strengthen operations in Russia and the CIS

NEC Corporation says that CJSC NEC Neva Communications Systems (NEC Neva) has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, NEC Ukraine, in order to expand its regional information and communications technology (ICT) business.

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Ingram Micro Europe accelerates market growth opportunities with launch of Advanced Solutions Division

Ingram Micro Europe continues to redefine the VAD model to fuel success of channel partners in the midmarket and small business environments.

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NextiraOne UK wins Cisco Marketing Award

Cisco has named NextiraOne UK as the winner of its “Best Integrated Marketing Campaign” for its promotions around the Cisco Live! event held at the ExCel in London earlier this year. NextiraOne developed, designed and executed a fully integrated campaign across Europe, spanning four months, 17 countries, 4,000 employees and countless customers and prospects.

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NovaBACKUP DataCenter für DCS Awards 2013 nominiert - NovaBACKUP DataCenter 5.0 gelangt in der Kategorie Datacentre Storage Software Produkt ins Finale der Datacentre Solution Awards 2013

Die Jury der DataCentre Solution Awards 2013hat NovaBACKUP DataCenter von Datensicherungsspezialist NovaStor in das Finale des diesjährigen Wettbewerbs gewählt. Zusammen mit Produkten von Veeam, FalconStor und EVault wurde NovaStors NovaBACKUP DataCenter als „Datacentre Storage Software Product of the Year“ nominiert

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Line of 56GbE NICs, switches, cables and software provides 40 percent performance improvement over 40GbE

Mellanox® Technologies has announced its end-to-end 56 Gigabit Ethernet product line, said to be the world’s highest performing Ethernet-based server and storage interconnect solution.

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BICS selects Infinera for pan-European network

Infinera and BICS have announced the selection of the Infinera DTN-X platform to upgrade BICS' Pan-European network. The Infinera DTN-X delivers 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels, enabling BICS to deliver flexible and cost effective 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services. BICS offers international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider through a network of 100 points of presence in 55 cities and 33 countries across the globe.

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Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

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