Protecting the Telecom Network

first_imgOur reference architectures facilitate faster deployments, simplified management, and optimized performance. We are excited to be able to provide a single end-to-end solution for VMware Cloud NFV that includes data protection.Dell Technologies is committed to offering telecommunication-optimized, modular, and open standards-based solutions to deliver infrastructure that is designed for CSP clouds and accelerates 5G monetization. vSphere performance and security improvementsAdditional NUMA balancing featureEdge-centric featuresIPv6 support Telecommunication networks are becoming more and more essential every day and, in the process, gaining new opportunities. These opportunities will drive new business growth and create exciting areas for revenue generation. However, as with all opportunities, challenges exist. And for communication service providers (CSPs), these challenges include cyber threats, increasing network decentralization, timing requirements, and more.To help our customers meet these challenges, Dell EMC Ready Solution for VMware NFV brings together industry-leading technologies optimized for telecommunication networks, yet customizable for any unique need. This solution continues to offer new value with the latest release including newly integrated Data Protection capabilities for streamlined and trusted performance.Fortifying your Data Protection Strategy with Dell EMC Data Protection SolutionsCyberattacks, can have far-reaching effects resulting in downtime and data loss. Since CSPs are at the center of the modern transformation controlling and operating critical infrastructure, it is even more important to have a robust data protection strategy built around the principles of high availability to ensure service continuity. These trends and the continued evolution of cloud environments are causing CSPs to fortify their data protection strategy.¹Dell Analysis, February 2020Dell EMC’s data protection suite offers network administrators a simplified approach to control backup, recovery, and replication management with over 2.7 EB (exabytes) of data in the cloud. It is optimized for virtual environments, with a unique, client-side, global deduplication technology that eliminates redundant backup data before it is sent over the network and stored.Designed for the unique requirements of CSPs, this data protection suite seamlessly integrates with VMware Cloud Director (vCD) through Dell EMC Data Protection Extension (DPE) for vCD. Dell EMC DPE for vCD provides unified end-user NFV infrastructure management. This facilitates tenant self-service access through vCD’s tenant user interface (UI), allowing for tenant-level policy configuration and setup of tenant repositories. Additionally, for those with VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO), we have also validated and documented the integration of VIO with Dell’s Data Protection Suite.Dell EMC’s data protection suite includes both Avamar (source-based deduplication software) and Data Domain (target deduplication software) integrated through DD Boost (solution for optimized software interaction). These leading components provide fast, reliable, and flexible data protection that scales to the needs of the largest CSPs while allowing for expansion to the public cloud. Additionally, Dell EMC data protection suite provides encryption and file locking for data security, protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats.Key features of the data protection suite include:VMware Cloud Director UI integrationTenant self-service accessClient-side global deduplicationDD Boost enhanced backup speedMulti-cloud environmentEncryption and file lockingNon-disruptive policy-based enforcementCBT and FLR for efficient data restoreDell EMC Ready Solution for VMware NFV PlatformWith Dell’s powerful data protection suite integrated with Dell EMC’s VMware NFV solution, there has not been a better platform to position CSPs for success. Built using NFV best practices for disaggregation and validated for carrier-grade performance, this solution ensures the flexibility and capability to execute on strategies with complete peace of mind.This integrated solution is built on top of leading Dell EMC hardware and VMware software, providing an exceptional NFV foundation. With a broad offering of components from Dell Technology, customization is made simple for a prescriptive and optimized network. Benefits include:Enabled agility with peace of mind through validated and disaggregated infrastructureOperate with performance and efficiency, leveraging ideal tools for assurance, automation, orchestration, and analyticsStacked to win with a co-engineered solution built on top of leading Dell EMC assets and VMware software for NFV use casesInvestment protection with a carrier-grade solution meeting SLA requirement via features such as Long-life Intel® Xeon® processors in PowerEdge R-Series serversWhat’s New?Dell EMC reference architectures for VMware vCloud NFV are central to delivering the value of this solution. The most recent reference architecture, Dell EMC Ready Architecture for VMware vCloud NFV, includes the latest VMware release with vCloud Director 9.7.  This architecture facilitates a unified deployment from the core to edge with VMware’s vCloud Director plus data protection.Enhanced data protection using Dell EMC Data Protection Extension, Avamar, and Data Domain Based on vCloud NFV 3.2.1 Single integrated solution for network Edge and Core Facilitating end-to-end deploymentEdge architecture designed for unique requirementsCore offload of edge site overhead DPE Plugin seamlessly integrates Dell’s data protection capabilities with VMware through vCD UIUp to 47% lower monthly cost of in-cloud data protectionUp to 1.5x faster backups on Day 1Up to 3x faster incremental backupslast_img read more

Indonesia launches official protocols for COVID-19 outbreak

first_imgThe Indonesia government has finally released its official protocols for dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus.Members of the public are expected to follow the protocols if they find they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. “If you are experiencing one of the COVID-19 symptoms, such as a 38-degree Celsius fever, please take a rest. Drink a lot of water,” Health Ministry secretary-general Oscar Primadi said on Friday.Read also: BREAKING: Indonesia confirms two new COVID-19 casesAccording to Oscar, the protocols are meant to guide the actions of people when they gather in public places. The protocols deal with educational areas, public areas, public transportation, health access, first aid and identifying the infection. For example, if the symptoms of feverish people persist after resting and drinking water and if they begin to experience difficulty breathing, the ministry strongly advises them to seek treatment at the nearest health facility. They should also refrain from using public transportation.Read also: Four suspected to have COVID-19 after contact with Case 1: Health Ministry“Do not forget to wear a face mask when you are going to the health centers. If one did not possess a face mask, one can replace it by closing the mouths upon sneezing, or using a tissue, or the back of the arms,” Oscar said.People suspected to have contracted COVID-19 are to be taken to a referral hospital. Patients would later have samples of their bodily fluids taken for testing. Patients who test positive are to be treated in isolation wards. If they test negative, they are to receive treatment to relieve their symptoms. “We also have another protocol for educational units. The Education Agency and Health Agency in the area have to coordinate with each other. They have to provide hand soap and water and they have to put them at strategic places in schools,” Oscar said.Read also: COVID-19: Korean Air suspends flights between Incheon, Soekarno-Hatta airportsThe Education Ministry’s acting spokesman, Ade Erlangga Masdiana, said that if a student, a teacher, or a student’s parents become infected with the coronavirus and contract COVID-19, the school should coordinate with the Health Agency. “They [the schools] are also allowed to postpone school activities for 14 days,” Ade said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Chelsea offer Abraham £100,000 weekly deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Lampard: Tomori won’t leave Chelsea Anjorin: I’ll fight for shirt in Chelsea except there’s a tempting loan offer Tammy Abraham is on the cusp of penning a new £100,000-a-week deal with Chelsea, according to reports.The 22-year-old striker has had a blistering start to the season in front of goal and is currently joint top of the scoring charts in the Premier League alongside Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.His impressive form under Frank Lampard has also seen him receive an England call-up.And, according to Sky Sport Italia, Chelsea are confident that they will soon come to a deal with Abraham.There is a level of surprise that Abraham has been so effective for Chelsea despite his 26-goal season for Aston Villa in the Championship last campaign.But the academy graduate has rewarded Lampard’s faith in him already this campaign with eight goals in the league.Abraham recently commented: “I could not have asked for a better start with Chelsea.“Since I was a young boy, I’ve always had a dream that I would break into the first team one day. Not only have I done that, I am scoring goals. It’s going well.“It’s still early doors. I am happy with the way I’ve started. I’ve always believed in myself, it’s still early. I’ve got to keep on trying to help the team.”Tags: Frank LampardTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

Badgers hand No.1 Buckeyes first loss… again

first_imgIt was d?j? vu for Badger fans on Saturday.The No. 13/14 Wisconsin men’s basketball (19-5, 9-3) team brought down previously unbeaten – and No. 1 ranked – Ohio State (24-1, 11-1), 71-67 at the Kohl Center on Saturday after marching back from a 15-point deficit in the second half.Three months ago, the Wisconsin football team knocked off No. 1 Ohio State at Camp Randall Stadium, a feat that was met with a stampede of Badger fans rushing the field in celebration.Saturday’s basketball contest yielded the same results, as fans couldn’t contain their jubilation.“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” junior guard Jordan Taylor said. “We were at the football game, and when they beat Ohio State we actually got to go on the field. Just to be in another court rushing game like that was unbelievable; it’s something you’ll never forget.”Amid Wisconsin’s 30-8 point run in the second half, Taylor scored 18 of his 27 points in the final 13 minutes while also dishing out seven assists. Senior forward Jon Leuer and sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz scored 12 points apiece, and freshman guard Josh Gasser added another 11.Guard William Buford led Ohio State with 21 points, while player of the year candidate Jared Sullinger notched 19 points and 12 rebounds.The Badgers chipped away the 15-point gap to a tie in less than four minutes. Ohio State missed all four of its attempts over that time, while Wisconsin went 5-5, including three three-pointers made between Taylor and Gasser.That sent the momentum back to the Badgers, who were supported by a sellout crowd at the Kohl Center, where UW has not lost a game yet this season.“[Ohio State] had a couple shots go halfway down the basket and come out,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “A couple in and outs, then we were able to score so the momentum goes in our favor.”Over the following three minutes, the Buckeyes maintained a lead that fluctuated between one and four points. But a pair of three-pointers by Taylor and Bruesewitz, followed by a Keaton Nankivil jumper, put UW up 57-55 with over six minutes remaining. The Badges never relinquished the lead.“To do what they did, to have those kind of legs and lungs, to get back from that lead that Ohio State had, and then get the lead ourselves, I don’t know what else you can say about these guys and how tough they are,” Ryan said. “Rattled? No. They just didn’t seem that way… our fans just willed us on. The guys made some big plays.”After Wisconsin regained the lead for the last time, the Badgers held, at one point, a seven-point lead, but the Buckeyes climbed back to within a basket after Sullinger hit two free throws with 58 seconds remaining.But any hopes the Buckeyes might have had for their own comeback were thwarted when Bruesewitz hit a wide-open three-pointer from the right wing with 28 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, Ohio State guard Aaron Craft fumbled the ball and watched it tumble out of bounds. Taylor then made two free throws to make it a seven-point game with 18 seconds left.“The play was a high ball screen, and I separated and shot-faked,” Bruesewitz said. “I was thinking of kicking it out to Jon because Jon was open and then they jumped to him. I was like ‘Oh, I guess I am going to shoot this and knock it down.’”Prior to that comeback, the Buckeyes began the second half with a 28-26 advantage and went on to orchestrate a 19-4 scoring run that inflated their lead to 47-32 after six and a half minutes.Over that time, the Buckeyes hit eight of nine shots while the Badgers hit just three of 10.But a field goal by sophomore forward Ryan Evans from the right elbow sparked Wisconsin and reversed both teams’ fortunes from the field, according to Taylor.“I think we were just a little tentative on offense and Ryan stepped into a tough jump shot,” he said. “That was a big shot. He got the run going and I just think that aggressive play kind of turned on a switch for the whole team… I think Ryan’s shot was a huge shot in the long run.”Despite both teams experiencing cooled periods from the field, the Badgers (.510) and Buckeyes (.543) both shot over 50 percent. With the Buckeyes nudging past the Badgers in rebounding (25-24) and winning the turnover battle (7-9), Wisconsin was forced to rely on three-pointers for much of the game.Wisconsin didn’t have much opportunity to work the ball inside but mended that by going 12-24 from the arc, with Taylor converting 5-8, Gasser 3-3 and Bruesewitz 2-2.Ohio State couldn’t keep up in that regard, going 3-9 from three-point land.“You’ve got some size that’s shooting for them,” Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said of Wisconsin. “I don’t know what exactly we could have done a whole lot different. We tried everything we had in switching rotations and switching matchups… and they were going in.”With the win, Wisconsin stands two games behind first-place Ohio State in the Big Ten standings. The two teams meet again in Columbus on March 6, in what will be the final regular season game for both.“We are right where we want to be right now,” Leuer said. “I said if we lost this game we would be taking steps back. This is a huge win for us to keep moving forward. We are not done yet, though; we feel like we still have a lot of work left to do.”last_img read more