Mavenir helps Telekom Romania deliver cloud-native IMS, VoLTE and VoWi-Fi

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Telekom Romania Mobile Communications has chosen network software provider Manevir to deploy a cloud-native IMS (vIMS) platform together with VoLTE and VoWi-Fi microservices.

In combination with Mavenir’s cloud-native IMS platform, VoLTE and VoWi-Fi microservices will provide continuity of voice services for Telekom Romania while helping the company to strengthen its 4G/LTE network and facilitate the transition to 5G.

Mavenir’s network software solutions are running...

Rackspace to lay off 10% of workforce and replace majority offshore

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Multicloud solutions provider Rackspace Technology has announced plans to lay off one in 10 of its workers, with 85% of these roles being replaced through offshore service centres.

In a regulatory filing, Rackspace stated that it is “committed to an internal restructuring plan, which will drive a change in the types of and location of certain positions and is expected to result in the termination of approximately 10% of the Company’s workforce.”

Rackspace intends...

Cloud account compromises costs organisations £4.5m annually

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The average cost of cloud account compromises reached $6.2 million (£4.5m) over a 12-month period according to more than 600 IT and IT security professionals in the US.

This finding is the most revealing of many from a new report on ‘The Cost of Cloud Compromise and Shadow IT’ released by Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance company, and the Ponemon Institute, an IT security research organisation.

Of the respondents, 68% believe cloud account takeovers present...

AWS launches Amazon FinSpace to muscle in on financial services cloud offerings

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon FinSpace, an industry cloud offering aimed squarely at helping finance organisations efficiently prepare and analyse data.

The purpose-built analytics service 'aggregates, catalogues, and tags data across an organisation's data silos', enabling the data to be easily searchable across the entire company. This is achieved, in part, through a purpose-built managed Apache Spark analytics engine, with more than 100 'data transformations'...

Google Cloud job postings shot up in Q121, says GlobalData – as M&As move into focus

Google Cloud now accounts for almost a third of job postings put out by Alphabet over the past 15 months, according to new figures from GlobalData.

The analyst firm's job analytics platform found Google Cloud's infrastructure and platform capabilities, as well as industry clouds were 'directed to launch new mergers and acquisitions.'

Ajay Thalluri, business fundamentals analyst at GlobalData, said the company was 'looking at many more M&As after it acquired many...

DISH to construct its 5G network on AWS in major cloud-telco marker

It is another cloudy day in the telecom industry - but DISH certainly hopes that the sun will shine tomorrow and beyond.

The operator, the fourth largest in the United States, confirmed it has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider. More pivotally, however, it has also agreed to construct its 5G network on Amazon's cloud in a telecom industry first.

DISH 'will achieve agile and cost-effective operations while seeking to redefine the practical...

How cloud edge and IoT will improve pharma manufacturing

The global COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in many industries. One of the most impacted was the pharmaceutical sector that had to reimagine business processes and rapidly adopt new technologies. It's yet another example where applying cloud computing had become a strategic imperative.

Today, next-generation pharma concepts are fueling ongoing innovation. In particular, the industry’s unique characteristics are driving investments in digital Transformation by...

IBM opens up finance industry cloud with Red Hat OpenShift support

IBM has announced the general availability of its finance industry cloud, bolstered with the support Red Hat OpenShift alongside other cloud-native services.

The company's IBM Cloud for Financial Services, which was designed in collaboration with Bank of America and debuted in 2019, allows clients and partners to build applications with OpenShift, migrate virtual machine workloads, as well as establish compliance profiles across their workloads to help support continuous...

Danielle Royston, TelcoDR: On buying Ericsson’s MWC stand and the public cloud-telco opportunity

A curious announcement hit the wires from the GSMA on March 12. "GSMA introduces TelcoDR, the public cloud transformation specialist, as one of the largest exhibitors by floor space at MWC Barcelona 2021," it ran.

The upshot? Ericsson had pulled out of this year's jamboree - to be held this year at the end of June - and TelcoDR has taken its place. But who is TelcoDR?

The clue is in the initials. Former Optiva chief executive Danielle Royston, known to associates as...

How cloud innovation is enabling digital business growth in Asia-Pacific

Like so many other innovators across the globe, forward-thinking organisations in the Asia-Pacific region are reinventing themselves with a goal to fuel renewed digital business growth. As economic activities return to pre-COVID pandemic levels, these savvy leaders are building technology-enabled business models.

Cloud computing has emerged as the core foundation of this renewed business technology focus, leading to Asia-Pacific public cloud services spending growth of over 38...