Significant industry-wide investment in edge computing will change the face of the data center ecosystem over the next four years, increasing the edge component of total computing by 29% over that time, from 21% of total computing to 27%. % by 2026. The magnitude of the industry's continued shift to the edge is among the notable findings of a new global survey of data center industry professionals from Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) (https://bit.ly /3vhy9Sb), a global provider of critical digital services. infrastructure and continuity solutions.
About a third (34%) of respondents are planning or in the midst of major edge deployments. A quarter have already deployed new purpose-built edge sites, and 41% are operating legacy edge sites. All the activity on the edge is surprising, but survey participants also anticipate a 150% increase in core sites and more activity in the cloud. According to the survey, the percentage of IT resources deployed in the public cloud is expected to increase from 19% today to 25% by 2026. The demand for computing resources is skyrocketing in today's networks.
"The next five years will reshape the data center landscape, increasingly moving computing to the edge and fortifying enterprise facilities at the core of modern hybrid networks," said Martin Olsen, global vice president of edge strategy and transformation. Vertiv. “This survey makes clear the urgent demand for computing closer to the end user. The future of computing is all about speed and latency, and the only way to meet the need is to build the edge of the network.”
The survey results come on the heels of the release late last year of Edge Archetypes 2.0: Deployment-Ready Edge Infrastructure Models (https://bit.ly/3t6u14T). That report furthered Vertiv's research on the network edge and identified four edge infrastructure models that enable a more intelligent, semi-standardized approach to edge infrastructure deployment. The survey results are consistent with the premise of Edge Archetypes 2.0: that massive growth in the edge requires a more standardized approach to edge architecture.
The survey also revealed the changing profile of the modern edge site. Twenty-nine percent of sites have between 5 and 20 shelves, and 13% have more than 20 shelves. More racks means more power, with survey results reflecting that: 28% say their sites require between 21-200kW, and 14% report power demands greater than 200kW. The days of individual racks hidden in rudimentary IT cabinets are over.
Other significant findings from the survey included:Sustainability is playing a big role in new and planned edge deployments. More than three-quarters of sites (77%) use or plan to use energy-efficient UPS systems. In addition, 40% plan to use renewable energy; 31% water efficient cooling; 29% dynamic network support technologies; and 19% low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants (https://bit.ly/3sgYQ7S). While security and availability were top priorities for participants deploying edge sites, the survey exposed some current design and operational practices that could reduce the ability of the edge computing site to achieve these goals as the number of sites increases. .
"Vertiv's survey data shows that enterprises are serious about growing their edge computing to meet expected demand, but building edge solutions can be tricky," said Birgit Jackson, director of IT Solutions and Racks business. integrated in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). ). “Enterprises need to consider software and hardware, orchestration and management, and much more. This is the time for organizations to seek out a network of partners and manufacturers to implement edge-enabled solutions in a customizable and configurable way.”
Vertiv surveyed 156 industry professionals with information about their company's edge computing plans. Full survey results are available in the What's Your Advantage? report. (https://bit.ly/36CGO7y)
The survey highlights the infrastructure transformation occurring at the edge of the network (https://bit.ly/3IfZ7x3). Visit Vertiv.com for Edge Archetypes 2.0 deployment-ready edge infrastructure models (https://bit.ly/3paVtNN) and a tool (https://bit.ly/33KmJej) to identify the infrastructure model perimeter suitable for your site.
Mauritius is committed to a policy of promoting innovation, which is an essential lever of competitiveness for the creation of activities and jobs. The new technology sector is one on which the Government bases its industrial renewal policy and our country is working with determination to meet the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution and take advantage of the opportunities that stem from it.
This statement was made today by the Prime Minister, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the inauguration of the XEFI Center in Ebène. the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr. Renganaden Padayachy; the French Ambassador to Mauritius, Ms. Florence Caussé-Tissier; the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the XEFI Group, Mr. Sacha Rosenthal, as well as other eminent personalities were present.
Prime Minister Jugnauth was pleased that the French leader in IT, office automation, software and cloud services had decided to deploy its activities in Mauritius. According to him, the arrival of XEFI in Mauritius will enrich the business ecosystem of the country. Furthermore, he encouraged other companies like XEFI to establish themselves in Mauritius. Together with local and foreign players, we will prepare our country for the challenges of the digital transition and shape the country's economic future, he said.
He highlighted that Mauritius boasts a favorable environment for investment and innovation, adding that the creation of technological infrastructures such as the Côte D'Or Data Technology Park and the Jin Fei Smart City will open horizons for ICT companies. He also recalled that many multinational companies, which have adopted an international expansion strategy, such as Orange Business Services, Concentrix, Allianz Services, Euro CRM, Accenture, Ceridian, SD Worx, Elca Swiss, GPO and Intelcia have already relocated part of their activities to Mauricio.
The Prime Minister recalled that the Government is mobilizing significant resources to support private sector partners and create the conditions for sustainable growth in Mauritius. Considerable efforts are being made, he said, in terms of infrastructure and regulatory framework so that private companies can develop their full potential as key players in development. He added that last year, the tax system was reformed in a bid to attract more digital and innovation companies, noting that Mauritius consistently ranks among the top countries in the world in terms of ease of doing so.
Speaking about the COVID-19 pandemic, which has plunged the world economy into its worst recession in decades, Prime Minister Jugnauth expressed satisfaction that the ICT sector in Mauritius has quickly adapted to new business models and, therefore, it has proven to be resilient in times of crisis. The ICT/BPO industry in Mauritius, which supports 30,000 jobs, grew by 3.9% in 2020, while the national economy contracted by 15.5%. ICT/BPO growth is now 6.5%, he said.
He recognized that ICT is a growing sector that needs to be further consolidated. He recalled that in the 2020-2024 Government Program the foundations of an intelligent and connected, creative and innovative country have been laid. With new approaches to service delivery in public services, the digital revolution now affects virtually all public administrations in Mauritius and is better responsive to user requirements, he said.
He stopped at several measures launched in terms of digitization and acceleration of connectivity. They include: the creation of an Emerging Technologies Council to push Mauritian society towards accelerated digitization; adoption of a legal framework on cybersecurity and cybercrime to deal with new threats; acceleration of the deployment of connectivity in Mauritius through three international submarine cables and soon through a fourth, the T3; 5G network coverage in several regions, namely Ebène, Bagatelle, Réduit and Trianon; implementation of an electronic data exchange project in public hospitals and health centers.
Other innovative projects are: the implementation of a digital identification system, MauPass, which makes the use of online public services safer and easier; start-up of an online queuing system, MoRendezVous, and a Certification Authority, MauSign, which is responsible for the creation, issuance and management of electronic certificates.
For his part, the CEO of the XEFI Group, Mr. Sacha Rosenthal, stressed that the organization, since its creation in 1997, has established a leading reputation among small and medium-sized companies in France for its sales of IT equipment and office and related services, such as maintenance solutions, cloud, managed services, security, backup, printing and software. Its values center around commitment, hospitality, customer service and commitment, he said.
Speaking about the Group's projects for Mauritius, Mr. Rosenthal indicated that the focus will be on the development of digital software for SMEs, as well as the creation of a XEFI Academy to train young people.
The Group, which has around 1,600 employees, aims to provide turnkey products and services to all companies, regardless of their size: small and medium-sized companies, large companies with up to 5,000 employees and government agencies.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is ready to address all concerns raised about the implementation of the electronic scheduling system for trucks doing business at ports.
Its managing director, Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko, affirmed this Tuesday in Lagos when reviewing the status of implementation of the policy, popularly known as the "ETO system", a year after its launch.
“We stand ready to effectively address all concerns raised; Having operated the novel electronic calling system for about a year, it should be hoped that some of the teething problems will go away.
“All persistent issues will require some time to resolve. The important thing is that we are committed to solving them,” she said.
While praising the effort and investments made by Transit Park (TTP) Ltd, operator of the calling system, the NPA helmsman said he recognized that change can sometimes be a painful process.
“In particular, managing the transition from a manual to an electronic call system for haul trucks can be difficult, so we have pleaded with the system operator to up their game, in light of the frustrations expressed by the system.”
According to him, the electronic call system, popularly called 'ETO', has revolutionized the delivery and evacuation of cargo in the port, hence the need to put everything necessary to sustain its positive in the country's port industry.
“We are well aware that about a year after its introduction some have yet to fully integrate their trucking business with the 'ETO' system, so we are in regular contact with the system operator and these issues will be ironed out very soon. . be released,” he said.
Bello-Koko further explained that the progress made so far had improved time per trip and increased the return on logistics investments for transport operators.
“You will remember that one of the first places I visited personally, while I was Acting Managing Director, was the Ijora operating headquarters of the electronic calling system.
“Following that visit, I also undertook a first-hand assessment of the critical infrastructure in relation to the 'ETO' delivery at the two ports in Lagos.”
The managing director acknowledged that traffic had not flowed freely from Mile 2 to the Tin-Can Island port.
“This is the obstacle that the electronic call faces in that axis. What we currently have along the Tin-Can Island Harbor Corridor would be cleared once the road reconstruction is complete.
“We are in constant contact with the Comptroller of Works in Lagos and the contractors, all in our attempt to ensure that the access road from Mile 2 becomes passable like the one from Ijora to Apapa,” he said.
He said the NPA had donated 24 new motorcycles to strengthen traffic monitoring and enforcement along the access roads to the Lagos Port Complex and Tin-Can Island Port.
According to him, “the NPA management does not stop paying attention to the problems that prevent the continuous flow of traffic in and out of the port; We are proud of our partnership with the Lagos State Government in this regard.
“We will continue to implement innovative measures to eliminate all levies that impede the smooth movement of commerce along the access roads to the port.
“Our determination as the NPA administration is to ensure that the objectives behind the introduction of the electronic call system are achieved. We will continue to collaborate with Messrs TTP Ltd, the Lagos State Government and other stakeholders including trucking companies.
“There is a noticeable improvement in the traffic situation along the port corridor, so we are calling on truckers to be patient with the electronic calling system, even as we work to achieve all the results.
“We know that an efficient call system requires excellent IT to manage the movement of trucks from the various parks to the seaports. We are working together with the operators to improve the situation.
“We hope that personal contact will be completely eliminated in the scheduling of trucks at the port.
“For this to happen, there must be an efficient IT infrastructure, high-tech access control, 24-hour power supply and electronically controlled monitors at the various truck parking lots and lobbies,” stated the NPA MD.
Connected Development and BudgIT, civil society organizations (CSOs) have launched the second phase of the COVID-19 Africa Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP).
The Nigerian News Agency reports that CTAP advocates for better health care financing.
The project will also address issues related to vaccine deployment and equitable distribution in the focus countries.
Introducing the project, Mr. Hamzat Lawal, CEO of CODE and founder of "Follow The Money", said that CTAP will also counter misinformation and misinformation around hesitancy to take COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.
Lawal said the move became necessary because many people were skeptical about getting vaccinated in Africa.
He said the project also seeks to promote accountability and transparency through tracking COVID-19 intervention funds in 10 African countries from Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Senegal, among others. .
Lawal said phase one of CTAP focused on accountability for how funds were generated, spent and implemented, but phase two will focus on how to strengthen the health sector.Mr. Hamzat Lawal (in white and with a cap) during the presentation of the second phase of the COVID-19 Africa Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP)
He said the second phase of the project would advocate for better health care financing and address issues around vaccine deployment and equitable distribution in the focus countries.
“CTAP is a game changer. When COVID-19 first hit the world, Africa was not prepared let alone the world, with CTAP we help establish a framework where government, civil society, media and citizens engage in the framework of the open government association.
“Today, CODE, in association with BudgIT and collaborations with Global Integrity and its partners, is launching phase two of CTAP and is now expanding to 10 African countries, including Nigeria.
“Just two days ago, we signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Health Development Agency as part of our commitment to CTAP.
“In that document, we have agreed that we will jointly monitor the procurement, distribution and administration of vaccines,” he said.
Lawal said phase two of CTAP would help counter misinformation and misinformation, while community leaders and actors would also be engaged to speed up vaccine procurement and improve administration.
He said this was because there was doubt about vaccines in Africa, which could have resulted in part due to mistrust they feel there was a lack of openness, transparency and accountability of all revenue and expenditure of COVID resources. -19.
He said the group's long-term vision was to have strong health sector accountability in Africa and hopefully ensure that CTAP becomes a pan-African accountability framework for health care.
He said this would also help inform the acceleration and achievement of the open government partnership that the president signed in 2016 in London.
In addition, Mr. Gabriel Okeowo, Country Director, BudgIT, said that the COVID-19 Africa platform created during phase one of the project will be enhanced to also collect healthcare liability information data and healthcare data. in implementing countries.
Okeowo said the group was also looking to mobilize around 1.7 million citizens digitally so they could engage their governments to demand accountability in the health sector.
He added that CSOs plan to engage 850,000 citizens who were unable to access information digitally using track and follow money platforms to carry out grassroots awareness raising.
He said that this was to empower and give a platform opportunity to those who do not have a voice.
“We plan to organize capacity building sessions for around 100 CSOs that would be drawn from these countries in partnership.
“We will use community champions and volunteers to build local community leaders who can provide insights into the health care system in their local community.
"What we are doing is not taking the place of the government, it is closing the gap, it is supporting the general agenda of the government to improve governance."BudgIT, also tracking COVID-19 funds
Okeowo also said that CSOs would look to broaden the scope to see how they could collaborate with the open government partnership, a global platform for many governments to align with open government principles around the world.
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Ms. Iyanu Fatoba, BudgIT Communications Associate, said both organizations would conduct research on the post-COVID environment.
Fatoba said these include the distribution of health sector resources, the government's commitment to health care financing, vaccine procurement plans, and issues affecting equitable distribution in Africa.
He said this was with a special focus on vulnerable groups in terms of business activity and socioeconomic status.
It said the COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project was instrumental in strengthening its funding accountability frameworks and devising strategies that improve citizen-led advocacy for reforms.
Connected Development and BudgIT, a civil society organization (CSO) have launched the second phase of the COVID-19 Africa Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP).The Nigerian News Agency reports that CTAP advocates for better health care financing.The project will also address issues related to vaccine deployment and equitable distribution in the focus countries.Introducing the project, Mr. Hamzat Lawal, CEO of CODE and founder of "Follow The Money", said that CTAP will also counter misinformation and misinformation around hesitancy to take COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.Lawal said the move became necessary because many people were skeptical about getting vaccinated in Africa.He said the project also seeks to promote accountability and transparency through tracking COVID-19 intervention funds in 10 African countries from Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Senegal, among others. .Lawal said phase one of CTAP focused on accountability for how funds were generated, spent and implemented, but phase two will focus on how to strengthen the health sector.Mr. Hamzat Lawal (in white and with a cap) during the presentation of the second phase of the COVID-19 Africa Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP)He said the second phase of the project would advocate for better health care financing and address issues around vaccine deployment and equitable distribution in the focus countries.“CTAP is a game changer. When COVID-19 first hit the world, Africa was not prepared let alone the world, with CTAP we help establish a framework where government, civil society, media and citizens engage in the framework of the open government association.“Today, CODE, in association with BudgIT and collaborations with Global Integrity and its partners, is launching phase two of CTAP and is now expanding to 10 African countries, including Nigeria.“Just two days ago, we signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Health Development Agency as part of our commitment to CTAP.“In that document, we have agreed that we will jointly monitor the procurement, distribution and administration of vaccines,” he said.Lawal said phase two of CTAP would help counter misinformation and misinformation, while community leaders and actors would also be engaged to speed up vaccine procurement and improve administration.He said this was because there was doubt about vaccines in Africa, which could have resulted in part due to mistrust they feel there was a lack of openness, transparency and accountability of all revenue and expenditure of COVID resources. -19.He said the group's long-term vision was to have strong health sector accountability in Africa and hopefully ensure that CTAP becomes a pan-African accountability framework for health care.He said this would also help inform the acceleration and achievement of the open government partnership that the president signed in 2016 in London.In addition, Mr. Gabriel Okeowo, Country Director, BudgIT, said that the COVID-19 Africa platform created during phase one of the project will be enhanced to also collect healthcare liability information data and healthcare data. in implementing countries.Okeowo said the group was also looking to mobilize around 1.7 million citizens digitally so they could engage their governments to demand accountability in the health sector.He added that CSOs plan to engage 850,000 citizens who were unable to access information digitally using track and follow money platforms to carry out grassroots awareness raising.He said that this was to empower and give a platform opportunity to those who do not have a voice.“We plan to organize capacity building sessions for around 100 CSOs that would be drawn from these countries in partnership.“We will use community champions and volunteers to build local community leaders who can provide insights into the health care system in their local community."What we are doing is not taking the place of the government, it is closing the gap, it is supporting the general agenda of the government to improve governance."quote logoOkeowo also said that CSOs would look to broaden the scope to see how they could collaborate with the open government partnership, a global platform for many governments to align with open government principles around the world.Ms. Iyanu Fatoba, BudgIT Communications Associate, said both organizations would conduct research on the post-COVID environment.Fatoba said these include the distribution of health sector resources, the government's commitment to health care financing, vaccine procurement plans, and issues affecting equitable distribution in Africa.He said this was with a special focus on vulnerable groups in terms of business activity and socioeconomic status.It said the COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project was instrumental in strengthening its funding accountability frameworks and devising strategies that improve citizen-led advocacy for reforms.
TECNO Security Response Center (SRC) (https://bit.ly/3rV9p00) has announced a new partnership with HackerOne, the world's most trusted provider of ethical hacking solutions.
This partnership is a strategic move from TECNO's playbook to proactively combat cybercrime and protect its growing global user base against potential security risks.
The recently announced partnership with HackerOne complements TECNO's efforts to enhance its software protection capabilities following the establishment of the TECNO SRC in 2021. TECNO SRC leads the enhancement of hardware protection capabilities with its bug bounty program that facilitates cooperation and exchanges between TECNO and security. industry experts, researchers and organizations.
“As a leading manufacturer of smartphones in more than 70 emerging markets, TECNO is aware of how our devices can be implemented for better and for worse. While we strive to make our cutting-edge technology more accessible to our users, it remains our top priority to implement new defenses, like our most recent collaboration with HackerOne, to protect our users from potential threats." Stephen Ha, General Manager of TECNO said:
HackerOne's preventative approach to cyber security and highly efficient process for testing systems, detecting bugs and fixing vulnerabilities has made them the best choice as a valued partner of TECNO. Partners with the global hacking community to bring critical security issues to light before they are exploited by dangerous hackers. HackerOne has worked with government institutions and companies around the world.
Fifi Handayani, Senior Client Success Manager at HackerOne, said: "The digital space, especially at the edge like smartphones, will continue to be a great frontier for crime in the future. We are pleased to support TECNO SRC in helping to shut down potential security. weaknesses for its users. We are pleased to see that TECNO is taking this essential step to safeguard its users."
Together with HackerOne's talent pool of the best ethical hackers, TECNO's quality systems will make IT stronger in terms of security in the midst of scams and more sophisticated hacking tools. Users can use TECNO products with complete peace of mind and expect more cybersecurity features to be developed in the near future.
For more information about TECNO Security Response Center, please visit its official website ((https://bit.ly/3rV9p00).
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has said that the Federal Government will continue its efforts to promote digital innovation and entrepreneurship among young Nigerians.
The minister gave the assurance on Tuesday by launching an Information Technology (IT) Innovation Center named after President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state.
He insisted that doing so would make young people become job providers and contribute to the growth of the nation's economy.
Pantami said that the world economy had gone from being dominated by the oil and gas sector to that of Information and Communication Technologies.
According to him, the ambition of the Federal Government is to have individuals and institutions achieve greatness and wealth through IT.
“Nigeria needs to create an enabling environment and mentorship that encourages talented young people in the IT sector. This informed the federal government's decision to build the IT center in Katsina state.
“Digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship are the prerequisites for the digital economy.
“The leading nations today in Europe, Switzerland, Asia, South Korea, and the United States that excel in digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship have strong economies.
“Nigeria cannot and must not be left behind.
“That's why this kind of IT center was built where the IT needs of our youth would be monitored.
“We will continue to mentor them to end up being job providers and successful IT people like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates of this world.
“A center like this will help the federal and state governments discover our talented young people and guide them to become job providers and contribute to the nation's economy,” he said.
Speaking at the event, Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari also assured that the state would continue to encourage young people to adopt IT.
The governor said the newly commissioned IT center will be put to good use under the state Institute of Science and Technology.
The new home of the 2020 MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew, Lower(dot)com Field (https://bit.ly/3rORS9G), boasts one of the most digitally advanced fan experiences in modern sports, beginning with a best-in-class ticket system that allows quick and easy access for up to 20,000 fans at each game. That system, along with others in the Crew's digital toolbox, ensures a seamless experience for fans and serves as a blueprint for additional stadiums and arenas around the world. Vertiv (www.Vertiv.com/en/) (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and business continuity solutions, makes sure everything runs smoothly as a proud supporter and neighbor of Crew.
The entrance gates at Lower.com Field have two options for fans entering the stadium. They can use a barcode on their phone to speed through an unmanned turnstile, or they can opt for the stadium's facial recognition system, which recognizes pre-registered fans and quickly admits them without any additional action required. Mobile ordering and shopping technologies minimize contact and eliminate long lines for concessions. The stadium's wide range of digital scoreboards and screens ensure fans stay engaged and informed before, during and after the match. The edge computing resources and infrastructure (https://bit.ly/3HTLxzg) that make this possible are part of a sophisticated, connected and trusted digital ecosystem that streamlines and enhances the fan experience.
“We decided to go deeper into bridging the gap between fans and technology and built a stadium that is totally focused on fan comfort, convenience and entertainment,” said Brandon Covert, Vice President of Information Technology at Haslam Sports Group (HSG). . – the organization that owns a majority stake in both the Columbus Crew and the Cleveland Browns NFL team. “Vertiv's infrastructure support helps us provide our ticketing and concession partners with the reliable connectivity they need and enables them to operate at the highest level of efficiency. For example, if the ticketing system is down for 10 seconds, that's critical for an event. Our expectation is to create a frictionless fan experience that begins before you even enter the building. When you bring 20,000 people to this stadium, every second counts."
Vertiv supports mission-critical stadium systems with uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), power distribution units (PDUs) and cooling systems that ensure the availability of all digital applications, from ticketless entry to remote ordering and cashless concessions. In the stadium broadcast control room, broadcast engineers rely on high-performance KVM switches from Vertiv™ (https://bit.ly/3oRXQF3) to enable secure, seamless, and low-latency handling of data and videos on scoreboards and digital signage. Vertiv™ remote monitoring software and IT management tools provide simplified and secure visibility and control across all infrastructure systems, while Vertiv™ racks located throughout the stadium and at nearby off-site locations provide physical security for equipment of you. These solutions work together to protect the uptime and seamless, integrated operation of the IT networks that support the interactive fan experience.
Columbus Crew and Lower.com field operations teams also appreciate that Liebert® DSE (https://bit.ly/33ppAt6) and Liebert® DS (https://bit.ly/3gJW7wY) thermal management systems are among the thermal management systems in the industry. highly efficient, keeping operating costs and budgets in check while providing reliable operating temperatures for data center equipment.
“We are proud to partner with the Crew to bring a best-in-class stadium experience to local and visiting fans in Columbus,” said Gary Niederpruem, director of strategy and development for Vertiv. "Our organizations share deep roots in Central Ohio, a belief in the value of teamwork, and a commitment to excellence in all that we do."
Vertiv is a founding partner of Lower.com Field and has partnered with Crew on multiple community activities, including sponsorship of Special Olympics Ohio and its Team Ohio soccer team at the 2022 USA Games in Orlando; cleat donations to Special Olympics athletes; hosting STEM Day activities at Lower.com Field for Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus; and promotion of Kick Childhood Cancer Night.
For additional information on Vertiv solutions at Lower(dot)com Field and collaboration with Columbus Crew, view and download the case study (https://bit.ly/3uPi2uO) at Vertiv.com (https:// bit.ly/34IIRpR).
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP), together with the Government of Madagascar, is providing food, logistics, IT assistance and an air link to support relief operations in the Mananjary and Manakara districts severely affected by the cyclone. Batsirai which made landfall on February 5.
Before the storm hit, WFP had already started providing hot meals to evacuees in shelters in Manakara. Food previously placed by WFP in Manakara and Tamatave, before the cyclone, began to arrive in affected communities, with additional stock going to the most affected areas. WFP is also supporting assessments to determine the full impact of the cyclone.
“WFP is working around the clock to ensure that food and essential items reach those whose lives have been disrupted by the cyclone. Our logistical and IT support to humanitarian partners ensures a timely and efficient response to the disaster,” said Pasqualina Disirio, WFP Country Director in Madagascar. “We are seeing severe damage, including the destruction of the rice crop that was just weeks away from harvest. Cash crops such as cloves, coffee and pepper have also been affected in a region where most people make a living from agriculture.”WFP has distributed 10,000 hot meals in cyclone shelters in Manakara since 3 February 2022. Some 8.7 MT of pre-positioned food has been distributed to displaced people in Manakara and 3.4 MT in Vohipeno, while another 5 .2 MT will be distributed over the next few days. Also, about 160 MT of food is being transported to Mananjary. Cash distributions to nearly 1,400 households are ongoing in Farafangana. WFP is supporting the government in its rapid assessment which includes aerial reconnaissance. The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is carrying out special flights in coordination with OCHA to assess the impact of the cyclone. UNHAS continues the airlift between Antananarivo and Mananjary and other areas to support the response. WFP will also provide road transport to partners between Manakara and Mananjary to enable relief efforts. WFP has already provided logistical support for relief items such as tents, wooden pallets and tarpaulins. WFP has deployed staff to assess the IT needs of the entire humanitarian community in the most affected areas. In preparation for the cyclone, WFP provided government authorities with IT equipment (smartphones and power banks), a vehicle and access to MoDA (WFP's data collection platform) to speed up the registration and management of displaced people. eligible for help. .
Liquid Intelligent Technologies (www.Liquid.Tech), a Cassava Technologies company, a pan-African technology group, has announced a strategic partnership with Teridion, a leading cloud-based global connectivity platform.
Teridion's multi-cloud based solution has been added to Liquid's backbone services as part of its efforts to offer Internet service that adapts to changing business needs. This will enable Liquid to provide reliable and fast Internet connectivity to its global customers.
Commenting on the partnership, Director of Business Development at Liquid Cloud & Cyber Security
Winston Ritson said: “The multi-cloud based solution coupled with Liquid's current technology will serve this market well. As a company, we understand the changing needs of our business customers. Using a multi-cloud based platform enables Liquid to provide ten times faster Internet performance that is more reliable and scalable, enabling global enterprise customers to receive optimal WAN performance. This partnership with Teridion is a game changer for our business and is part of our commitment to offer services that our global enterprise clients can use to continue their growth trajectory.
The partnership between Liquid and Teridion will enable enterprise customers to benefit from better Internet performance with dynamic route optimization. Additionally, the patented technology will enable unlimited dynamic scalability, a high-performance global multi-cloud network, machine learning, and 500+ POPs in a solution that requires no hardware or software and can work with any device.
“Companies operate in a global environment with remote employees. They are looking for a single service provider capable of delivering reliable, high-speed connectivity throughout their business. Teridion's guaranteed SLA, global reach and interoperability through a clientless solution that requires no configuration by any employee makes it an ideal solution. We are excited to extend our offering to new customers through our partnership with Liquid, which is known for its highly reliable services,” says Sander Teunissen, director of sales at Teridion.
The partnership between the two technology firms has been in place since December 2021. This is another step in Liquid's evolution as Africa's leading digital solutions provider, offering superior cloud, cybersecurity and managed IT services, as well as own the largest independent fiber network. In the continent.