Virgin Media tests 8Gb/s broadband in Cambridgeshire trial.

Virgin Media is testing in Cambridgeshire, UK, an 8Gb/s cable service to a small subset of subscribers. (Currently, the trial supports eight households, but can  extend to 50 over time). Virgin Media uses the village of Papworth to support trails of new delivery methods. In 2014, Papworth hosted the 1Gb/s Virgin Media trial (Superfast broadband…

IBM supports Juniper with $325mn of Watson Services Platform

IBM has released information on a deal worth $325mn with networking equipment manufacturer Juniper Networks. This deploys IBM’s Service Platform with Watson for a 7 year period into Juniper’s environment. IBM will manage Juniper’s existing infrastructure, applications and IT services, to cut costs. IBM’s Services Platform with Watson uses cognitive abilities to detect patterns of…

Cisco commits to reducing plastic usage by 20%

Cisco has committed to reducing the use of plastics over the next 7 years. They will reduce the amount of virgin plastic used by 25% compared with this year. Did you hear? We're committing to decrease our use of virgin plastic 20% by 2025. 📉 Find out more about our new goal here: https://t.co/LmBTcmlIqM pic.twitter.com/CVNyARBwJ0…

Quantum Computers are faster, IBM proves

IBM‘s Research scientists have long spent time working on mathematical proofs. The latest proof that they have is that quantum computing will be faster than classical architectures. In classical computing, a single bit can only encode a 1 or 0 value. Qubits, the equivalent of a bit in quantum computing, can encode more information. How…

Telefonica expands Nuage solution with SDN for data centers

Spain‘s Telefonica Espana has selected Nokia‘s Nuage Networks to provide the SDN infrastructure for datacenter modernisation programme. This adds to the current SD-WAN deployment they made in 2017. (Nokia’s Nuage Networks SD-WAN selected to transform Telefónica business service) The deployment will use a spine and leaf architecture, as with most modern datacenter deployments. The design deploys…

Riposte to Microsoft’s VMware in Azure

VMware has issued a blog post riposte to Microsoft‘s recent announcement supporting VMware in the Azure environment. It uses Microsoft’s deployment of VMware as an argument that they are indeed the best platform for the cloud. They also point out that the VMware in Azure platform isn’t a strategic environment for your VMware stack. VMware is…