Scottish secondary school in LiFi world first

11 October 2018

Pupils at the academy show off their LiFi-XC Stations that plug into their laptops. Also pictured: pureLiFi CEO Alistair Banham (standing centre); Professor Harald Haas (standing right); and Scottish MSP Paul Wheelhouse (seated middle).

Pupils at the academy show off their LiFi-XC Stations that plug into their laptops. Also pictured: pureLiFi CEO Alistair Banham (standing centre); Professor Harald Haas (standing right); and Scottish MSP Paul Wheelhouse (seated middle).

A Scottish secondary school is claiming a world first with the deployment of a pilot wireless network that uses LiFi technology.

Pupils at the Kyle Academy in Ayr are using a high-speed wireless internet connection that uses light, rather than radio waves used in Wi-Fi, to transmit data.

By using light waves, LiFi is said to offer “unprecedented” bandwidth. At Kyle Academy, it is expected to significantly enhance the connectivity of the classroom and enhance the learning environment for pupils.

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Decline in exclusively on-premise workloads

11 October 2018

Despite being a relatively new technology, use of Docker has seen major growth since last year. Sumo Logic says this also implies growing use of microservices-based applications. SOURCE: THE STATE OF
MODERN APPLICATIONS & DEVSECOPS IN THE CLOUD, 2018 EDITION

Despite being a relatively new technology, use of Docker has seen major growth since last year. Sumo Logic says this also implies growing use of microservices-based applications. SOURCE: THE STATE OF
MODERN APPLICATIONS & DEVSECOPS IN THE CLOUD, 2018 EDITION

The percentage of exclusively on-premises workloads has fallen “dramatically”, according to new research by Sumo Logic.

For its third annual State of Modern Applications and DevSecOps in the Cloud report, the company found that suchworkloads have decreased from 26 per centin 2017 to 16 per cent this year, indicating that the number of organisations building digital properties in the cloud is increasing.

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Ontix to end mobile ‘not-spots’ in central London

08 October 2018

Ontix is deploying a pilot small cell network in Trafalgar Square in November. Traffic will be backhauled using the company’s hybrid Metrohaul transmission network.

Ontix is deploying a pilot small cell network in Trafalgar Square in November. Traffic will be backhauled using the company’s hybrid Metrohaul transmission network.

Ontix has signed a new strategic partnership with Westminster City Council that promises to deliver “world class” wireless service to residents, businesses and visitors across the London borough.

The wireless IaaS provider says that following a competitive tender, it was awarded a 10-year concession contract giving it exclusive rights to deploy small cells on the council’s street furniture and lampposts.

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Vodafone to build global SD-WAN platform with Juniper’s help

25 September 2018

Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim says the prospect of digital transformation for many enterprises is "enticing and daunting in equal measure".

Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim says the prospect of digital transformation for many enterprises is "enticing and daunting in equal measure".

Vodafone has selected Juniper Networks as one of its SD-WAN vendors for its enterprise-focused Ready Network SDN portfolio.

The mobile operator says its portfolio will comprise flexible, cloud-based services that are designed to help enterprises to compete effectively using agile, open and fast infrastructure with zero-touch deployment.

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