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Composable infrastructure: The Next Big Thing in datacenters

Conta 2014, Getty Images/iStockphoto What is composable infrastructure? This is a concept that Intel has been pushing with their Rack Scale Design (RSD) concept, and that HPE has productized with Synergy, and, now, from startup Liqid. The idea is build high-density racks of computes, networks and storage and use software ...

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Cisco, IBM forge security integration partnership

Cisco and IBM will integrate security products, services, and threat intelligence in a new partnership. Both companies have sizeable security businesses. Under the terms of the deal, Cisco’s security suite will integrate with IBM’s QRadar across networks, end points, and cloud. In addition, IBM Global Services will support Cisco products ...

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Akamai pins Australian peak broadband speeds at 64th globally

Australia is now ranked 64th globally for average peak connection speeds and 50th for average connection speeds across fixed-line broadband, according to Akaimai’s State of the Internet report [PDF] published overnight. Average peak connection speeds for Australia were 55.7Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, which was 27 percent faster ...

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Juniper Networks launches Sydney OpenLab

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Juniper Networks has launched its Sydney OpenLab, saying it will provide a collaboration space for customers, partners, and students in a bid to stem the skills shortage as well as develop new technologies. “OpenLab Sydney is a significant investment for Juniper, one that we truly believe in, ...

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ACCC approves passing rural NBN tax onto non-NBN super-fast broadband

(Image: ACCC) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that the government’s proposed Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) charge subsidising satellite and fixed-wireless services on the National Broadband Network (NBN) will be extended to non-NBN high-speed broadband services. The final decision on access pricing for super-fast broadband services (SBAS), ...

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Telstra announces smart city plans for Western Australia

(Image: Telstra) Telstra has announced that it will trial and deploy a series of smart city Internet of Things (IoT) applications throughout a beachside park in Perth, Western Australia, under a partnership with the city of Joondalup. The solutions will include environmental sensors that monitor temperature, humidity, pollution, light, and ...

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Ericsson trials Verizon 5G and VR at Indianapolis 500

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Ericsson has announced a trial of 5G network technology and virtual reality (VR) during the lead-up to the Indianapolis 500 motor race in partnership with Intel and telecommunications carrier Verizon. The companies made use of 5G technologies such as beam forming and beam tracking, wherein ...

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BT unveils bandwidth on demand under Dynamic Network Services

(Image: BT) Telecommunications provider BT has taken the wraps off its “bandwidth on demand” offering, enabling customers to turn up and down the speeds they’re using at will under consumption-based pricing. As stage one of BT’s new Dynamic Network Services, which also comprises on-demand virtual services and on-demand software-defined wide-area ...

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