Intelligent Data Centres Issue 33 | Page 10


DC BLOX deploys Pure Storage to accelerate growth

C BLOX , a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centres across the south-eastern US , is deploying


Pure Storage solutions to power the growing storage infrastructure needs of its customers .
DC BLOX has adopted FlashBlade , Pure ’ s Unified Fast File and Object ( UFFO ) storage solution , delivered via Pure as-a-Service to accelerate growth .
DC BLOX ’ s customers include regional life sciences organisations that collaborate globally – from genomic sequencing service labs and large research institutions , to hospitals that leverage crucial research for patient care , including hard-to-diagnose medical anomalies .
Using Pure ’ s FlashBlade delivered via Pure as-a-Service , DC BLOX offers customers fast , secure and resilient data pipelines that can adeptly handle growing amounts of unstructured data , while keeping prices for data-intensive workloads competitive and continuing its regional expansion of data centres .
Chris Gatch , Chief Technology Officer , DC BLOX , said : “ With Pure , we can effectively provide clients with the storage , connectivity and cloud infrastructure needed to operate and collaborate worldwide , while seamlessly adding capacity on demand without incurring the disruption and cost of a forklift upgrade every few years .
“ Together , we ’ re empowering customers to focus on their businesses instead of allocating precious resources to managing storage infrastructure .
“ Additionally , Pure is so well engineered that we no longer have to deal with much day-to-day maintenance and can focus on DC BLOX ’ s regional expansion .”

Telefónica chooses IBM to implement its first ever cloud-native 5G core network platform

BM has announced a strategic multi-year agreement with Telefónica to use IBM intelligent automation

I software and services to implement UNICA Next – Telefónica ’ s first-ever , cloud-native , 5G core network platform . With UNICA Next , Telefónica aims to acquire the agility , reliability and efficiency to continuously optimise its services , now and in the future .

Telefónica has engaged IBM Global Business Services , Red Hat and Juniper Networking to deploy the cloud-native platform . The platform is planned to be a new open-standard open-networking technology compliant platform that will be deployed across multiple central , regional and distributed data centres , offering low latency and high bandwidth , while able to deliver services in an agile manner . orchestration supporting the end-to-end life cycle management of different network cloud elements and network functions , including 5G core .
Pairing it with the power of Red Hat Open Shift and Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes , the combination will present Telefónica with an environment designed for increased observability and control for managing the UNICA Next Kubernetes environment and drive 5G and Edge innovation more quickly and with less complexity .
The new network is built on IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation , Red Hat OpenShift and Juniper Networks Apstra and QFX technology aligned to deliver streamlined end-toend orchestration and operations . The platform will enable continuous improvements in deployment and management , including enabling new services that deliver enhanced customer value .
The integration of IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation software with UNICA Next allows for intent-driven
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