Cloud

  • Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the opening of the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region. With this launch, AWS now spans 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic regions around the world, and has announced plans for nine more Availability Zones across three more AWS Regions in Indonesia, Italy, and South Africa.

  • TIM Brazil has selected Nokia AirFrame servers featuring new, 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to virtualize its datacenters by the end of 2021.

  • A Brazilian telecom operator has disclosed its intentions to launch a 'Smart Cities' platform that will be targeted at both public and private sector. Brazilian company Oi, formerly known as Telemar, is the largest telecommunications company in Brazil and South America and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro.

  • The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Ernst & Young (EY) China have released the results of a joint survey into the adoption of cloud computing by the financial services industry in China, saying adoption has reached a tipping point within the industry.

  • Robotics, wearable, and internet-connected homeware, all these billions of connected devices in use today already produce loads of data. But nowadays, 5G network is getting closer to being integrated into our everyday lives and the possibilities for the Internet of Things will only be limited by our imaginations.

  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn looked to collaborate with Huawei to build the ICT industry in Ethiopia during his meeting with the company's chairwoman, Sun Yafang, in Beijing on May 13.

  • Rapid urbanization has made public safety a top priority of city governance. Governments worldwide recognize that urban safety plays a vital role in protecting people's lives and property, and is the cornerstone of economic growth in modern cities. To make cities smarter and safer, they are adopting innovative information and communications technologies (ICT) designed to prevent and react to evolving threats.

  • Huawei and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) jointly released the cloud security service management guide at the CSA APAC 2018 summit held in Singapore. As the technical director of the Cyber Security and User Privacy Protection Business Management Dept. of Huawei Products & Solutions, Dr. Chen Kai, President of the CSA Cloud Security Service Management (CSSM) Working Group (WG), delivered a speech at the summit and released the guide.

  • Huawei exhibited its latest security solutions at the RSA Conference 2017 in Abu Dhabi on November 16, including the CloudFabric Security Solution and the CloudCampus Security Solution, together with an extended portfolio of Huawei security products and solutions.

  • Commuters in LA will now have increased flexibility in how they choose to pay for travel, thanks to the new TAPforce smart card system.

  • Mellanox Technologies, Ltd, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has introduced ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 – next-generation cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit (IPU) solutions.

  • UK public transport provider, National Express, has decided to make their IT system cloud-based with IBM Cloud.

  • Nokia has expanded its Cloud Packet Core offering with a solution tailored specifically for global enterprises, the public sector and smaller operators. Nokia Cloud Packet Core, based upon cloud native technology, will help accelerate the move to Smart Cities, improve the safety and efficiency of employees, and expand mobile applications across a variety of industries.

  • A recent Smart Insights report called ‘Invisible payments key to omni-channel commerce’ by Intelling, a consultancy based in Marseille, France, reveals a detailed analysis of the emerging invisible payments market segment. Invisible payments mean reducing the payments experience for consumers to the minimum amount of effort, while maintaining the highest levels of security, authentication and trust.

  • Oracle has extended the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities within Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud. The latest machine learning-based innovations include an expense reporting assistant, project management digital assistant, advanced financial controls and project-driven supply chain management.

  • IBM has formally announced the launch of its Innovation and Industry Client Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Inaugurated under the patronage of the Abu Dhabi Government, the center aims to fast track the digital transformation of both public and private organizations through advanced technologies in artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, blockchain, security, analytics, Internet of Things and quantum computing.

  • Huawei announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Group as an approved vendor to supply its FusionSphere OpenStack platform, to support the operator’s global roll out of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN).