Enabling Today’s Service Provider Shift

first_imgWhen it comes to information technology, we are truly living in exciting times. Virtualization, cloud, big data, IoT and mobility technologies are fundamentally changing the way in which businesses, both big and small, relate to and consume technology.As this occurs, service providers are increasingly becoming the face of IT service delivery for startups and even many enterprises. Service providers around the world are aggressively investing in cloud & related technologies to meet these growing market needs. Dell EMC has been at the forefront of this shift for more than a decade now.Though many may not realize it, Dell EMC has a long history of delivering tailored offerings to cloud and communications service providers through our Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) division, and the growth of such services throughout the broader marketplace is being accelerated even further by the need for edge computing and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT).Specifically, facilities-based telco and multi-system operators (MSOs) are modernizing legacy central office environments and virtualizing the service and network functions currently running on proprietary systems. At the same time, the building blocks they use for compute, storage, and networking need to meet the rigorous requirements the industry has built over time. Dell EMC is leading the way in building new future-ready, service provider-focused solutions for these customers and we’re excited to showcase these advances at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.At MWC 2017, our ESI team is bringing together several key components of the Dell Technologies portfolio into a unified solution built to flexibly address this service provider shift at multiple levels. Imagine flexible compute, storage, and open networking infrastructure built on industry-standard systems management APIs that also include the ability to collect and analyze IoT data at the edge while further supporting leading network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies and the global management of power, cooling & related ‘facility-level’ information…all in one ground-breakingly innovative solution.Because not all service provider environments are created equal, our approach is uniquely flexible and built around our proven DSS 9000 rack-scale infrastructure. This allows providers to tailor compute, storage, and networking needs to their requirements, scaling as needed, all while staying ahead of the curve on rapidly-changing power and systems management advances.Dell EMC remains committed to open technologies and has built the DSS 9000 to take advantage of the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Redfish specification for hardware interoperability. In concert with our technology partner Intel and their Rack Scale Design (RSD) initiative, we have built a highly extensible and open management framework that serves as the nerve center of this highly-scalable service provider solution. Providers can easily discover and provision resources within and across dynamic pools, even across data centers, on demand at any time.But the underlying hardware infrastructure is just one piece of the story. We’ve leveraged our many years of modular data center expertise with leading cloud providers to encapsulate all of this exciting technology into a miniaturized software-defined package that we call a micro MDC.  Though we’ve talked about the micro MDC previously, the version you’ll see at Mobile World Congress adds several new elements that are of specific interest to service providers looking to enable edge computing and IoT services quickly and flexibly. You can take a deep dive into the solution details here.The first big advance specific to service providers is around NFV technology, where we’ve built in support for Dell EMC’s 100 percent open software-defined networking (SDN) solutions encompassing a variety of virtualized network function (VNF) providers, management operations (MANO), and NFVI orchestration solutions including those for OpenStack and VMware (who will be showcasing major advances of their own in the Dell Technologies booth at this year’s MWC).Secondly, we’ve enabled the Dell Edge Gateway 5000 as part of the solution for providers looking to collect and analyze IoT-related data closer to their customers, where the true explosion in service needs are coming. We’ll also be showcasing our MDCi control software for the first time as part of this package, which allows operators insights into how the overall data center environment is functioning in terms of power, cooling, and other key ‘facility-level’ parameters.As you can see, we’re excited to show you the transformative business value we’re delivering to service providers and their customers at this year’s Mobile World Congress.  If you happen to be in Barcelona at the show, please stop by the Dell Technologies booth (Hall 3, Booth 3K10) to see how we can help address your needs with uniquely tailored solutions built around your business. Or reach out to us at any time at [email protected] with questions or comments.last_img read more

Trump impeachment trial confronts memories of Capitol siege

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment trial of Donald Trump is more than an effort to convict the former president over inciting an insurrection. It’s a chance for a public accounting and remembrance of the worst attack on the U.S. Capitol in 200 years. In the month since the Jan. 6 siege by a pro-Trump mob trying to overturn the election, defenders of the former president say it’s time to move on. With the trial set to begin Tuesday, many lawmakers have started recounting their personal experiences from that day. For many who were witnesses, onlookers and survivors, it’s not over.last_img read more

Operation Martillo continues to lead counter-narcotics fight

first_imgBy Dialogo January 27, 2014 MIAMI, U.S.A. – Operation Martillo has confiscated 278,611 kilograms of cocaine and 27,556 kilograms of marijuana during its 444 events that have led to 620 arrests and 205 seized vessels since the multinational effort was launched in January 2012. Operation Martillo has removed US$5.6 billion in narcotics and equipment from the global drug trade, a major accomplishment for the international mission that gathers 14 partner nations to curtail illicit trafficking routes on both coasts of the Central American isthmus. Operation Martillo, which is led by the U.S. Joint Interagency Task Force South and includes Canada, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, and the United Kingdom, strives to disrupt transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. The key to Operation Martillo’s success has been countries working together toward a common goal: to curtail narco-trafficking and the violence it brings. More than 67% of all seizures involve partner nation assistance or support. Operation Martillo partners recently agreed to continue to address regional transnational criminal threats, improve communication and information sharing, and remain firmly committed to denying Transnational Criminal Organizations the air and maritime access needed to move their illicit cargo. “Overall, this mission has a high operational tempo. It’s up to us to keep the pressure on,” Cmdr. Lance Lantier, the USS Rentz’s commanding officer, said in a prepared statement, as his ship has confiscated 3,000 kilograms of cocaine during the past four months. “The success of [our most recent] operation reflects our continued commitment to countering the flow of illegal narcotics while maintaining a forceful presence.” Recently, the U.S. teamed with British Royal Navy to seize a huge shipment of marijuana from a dilapidated fishing vessel in the Caribbean on Dec. 26. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight, a British ship carrying U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Navy personnel, boarded the shipping vessel – called the Miss Kameney – after an overnight chase. Aboard the vessel, officers recovered about 250 kilograms of marijuana hidden in sacks and a crew of five suspects, who were detained and turned over to U.S. authorities in the Dominican Republic. Officials estimated the shipment’s value at more than US$1.5 million. “The work of the Royal Navy across the globe and, in particular, in the Caribbean on counter- narcotics operations is vital to protecting the United Kingdom,” the Royal Navy said in a prepared statement. “The interdiction, disruption and deterrence operations by ships of both the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary in the Caribbean all contribute to stemming the flow of illicit drugs from South America into the Caribbean, and onwards to the streets of the UK and the U.S.”last_img read more

‘Duterte drug war an utter failure’

first_img “Sa kabila ng lahat ng Pilipinong pinatay at lahat ng perang ginasta, hindi lumampas sa one percent ang naipit natin sa suplay ng shabu at sa perang kinita mula sa droga,” she added. Malacañang, meanwhile, laughed off Robredo’s litany as they insisted that Duterte administration’s war on drugs is still ongoing but has progress, contrary to what was claimed by the Vice President. Official government data also shows that only P1.4 billion worth of assets linked to illegal drugs were frozen from 2017 to 2018, Robredo said. This is less than one percent of total drug money circulating in the narcotics trade. “Kung gusto talaga nating tapusin ang salot ng mga iligal na droga, mga malaking supplier at hindi lang ang maliit na pusher ang kailangan nating habulin,” said Robredo, who co-chaired the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs for less than three weeks. MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo has once again branded President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs as a failure, saying that authorities have seized less than one percent of shabu since 2016. However, Robredo’s stint lasted for just over three weeks after she was fired by President Duterte over fears that she will “mess up” the government’s campaign against illegal drugs./PN “Ang nakikita ko ay ang kampanya ng droga ay continuing at may mga resultang nakikita,” he added. Robredo has also suggested that instead of the PDEA, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) should have spearheaded the antidrug campaign since it has a wider perspective about the country’s drug problem. In a press conference on Monday, the Vice President said Duterte administration’s anti-narcotics campaign has a measly score of 1 over 100 therefore the “Oplan Tokhang” must be stopped. According to Robredo, Philippine National Police records stated that 3,000 kilograms of shabu consumed per week worth P25 billion, but the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) only seized 1,344 kilos from in 2019 alone. Vice President Leni Robredo claims that the government’s “war on drugs” was a failure because it was not targeting big-time drug lords. ABS-CBN NEWS The Vice President also said in her media briefing that she will submit a “private letter” containing her initial findings to the President to bare more discoveries about the narcotics campaign. “‘Pag PDEA kasi, law enforcement. ‘Yun siguro yung isang failure ng ICAD, na ‘yung chairmanship niya binigay niya sa PDEA…Kung DDB, ang tingin namin, yung perspektibo mas malawak, mas strategic ‘yung pagplano ng programa,” Robredo said. “The fact remains that we have dismantled illegal drug companies. Wala naman siyang sinabi sa press conference niya na bago na hindi tinututukan ng mga ahensya na nakatutok dyan,” said Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo. “Isipin na lang natin kung exam ito, ang magiging score ng ating pamahalaan ay one over 100,” Robredo said. “Failure talaga siya, dahil ‘yung kampanya sa droga, maraming aspeto. Masyadong tinutukan ‘yung street-level enforcement.” Robredo cited official data from various government agencies, which shows that drugs continued to proliferate not just in small communities, but also among big drug networks. Robredo was previously appointed as co-chairperson of the PDEA head Aaron Aquino following her comments that the administration’s war on drugs was a failure.last_img read more

Three Youths Detained After Gunfire in West Palm Beach

first_imgThree juveniles have been detained in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon, according to the West Palm Beach Police Department.No injuries were reported, although at least one apartment received damage from the gunfire, says Sgt. David Lefont, police spokesman.Officers responded just after 4:30 p.m. to the 3900 block of 36th Court, after the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system detected gunfire.This is a developing story.last_img

Watford face competition in chase for QPR man – report

first_imgWigan are competing with Blackburn and Watford for the signing of out-of-favour QPR striker DJ Campbell, according to The People.Watford have shown an interest in the 30-year-old and it is claimed that Blackburn are also keen, while Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is now said to want him as well.Related West London Sport story: Watford leading chase for QPR striker (27 July)The People also say Italian side Roma could gazump Liverpool and sign Clint Dempsey.Dempsey has been tipped to move to Anfield but Fulham are believed to want £10m for the American.And it is claimed that Roma are now preparing a bid for him – with the £12m fee they received from Liverpool for striker Fabio Borini.Meanwhile, the Daily Star Sunday suggest Fulham are still trying to sign Vitesse Arnhem defender Alexander Buttner after the apparent collapse of his move to Southampton.The People say Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is planning a £25m bid for German star Andre Schurrle.It is claimed Di Matteo wants the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen striker as a replacement for Didier Drogba.Schurrle has been linked with several clubs but is said to be swaying towards west London.Manchester United plan to beat Chelsea to the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski, the Mail on Sunday suggest.United have apparently indicated that they are willing to pay £12m for the striker.The Mail also say Chelsea are closing in on Wigan forward Victor Moses after the Latics made an enquiry for Everton’s Victor Anichebe.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more