Archive for the ‘Network’ Category

Opening: Xiaomi’s Eighth Authorised Store at Waterway Point

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Xiaomi has opened its eighth authorised store in Singapore at Waterway Point, with launch promotions of up to 50% off selected AIoT products.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm. Photo credit: Xiaomi Singapore.

In the store, consumers can physically try out Xiaomi’s smartphones and the array of AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) products Xiaomi sells, as well as accompanying accessories.

As part of the store’s launch, a series of special promotions are available from 14 – 16 May 2022, while stocks last.

New Store Launch Promotions

To celebrate the store launch, customers can enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions today as well as over the weekend.

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New Arrival: Linksys Atlas Pro 6 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

The new Linksys Atlas Pro 6 is a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router powered by Intelligent Mesh and delivers streaming, gaming and video calls to more than 30 devices with coverage up to 2,700 square feet per node. Price & Availability below.

Faster peak data rates allow work-from-home, online learning, streaming, and gaming devices to operate simultaneously without diminished bandwidth, in conjunction with advanced security and parental controls.

Faster peak data rates allow work-from-home, online learning, streaming, and gaming devices to operate simultaneously without diminished bandwidth, in conjunction with advanced security and parental controls.

The Linksys Atlas Pro 6 capitalises on the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard to deliver true gigabit speeds throughout the entire home, up to 5.4 Gbps with 6-stream connectivity.

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Appointment: Shane Buckley as Gigamon CEO and President

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Gigamon has appointed Shane Buckley as the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, 18 April 2022. After 10 years, Paul Hooper is stepping down from the CEO role but will remain an active member of the Gigamon Board of Directors.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO, Gigamon.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO, Gigamon.

As a leading deep observability company, Gigamon provides the tools and expertise required in today’s evolving threat landscape to help optimise and secure over 80 percent of Fortune 100 enterprises and 9 of the 10 largest mobile network providers.

“Enterprises are quickly shifting toward hybrid and multi-cloud deployments to accelerate digital transformation initiatives but, unfortunately, they must contend with an ever-more dangerous threat landscape. I look forward to entering this new phase of growth focused on addressing the evolving requirements of our customers by investing in the deep observability solutions required to achieve the full agility of a resilient digital infrastructure without risk,” said Paul Buckley, incoming President & CEO, Gigamon.

The company also serves hundreds of government agencies and educational organizations, as well as over 4,000 marquee enterprise customers worldwide including Lockheed Martin, AWS, Clemson University, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Under Armour and the Department of Defense.

Under the leadership of outgoing CEO, Paul Hooper, Gigamon became a trusted market leader in network visibility and security solutions.

A New Frontier: Deep Observability

Buckley will lead the next evolution of Gigamon as the company invests in and seeks to lead the emerging deep observability market.

Gigamon offers a deep observability pipeline that harnesses actionable network-level intelligence to amplify the power of cloud, security, and observability tools.

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Tech Focus: Spot Your Security Vulnerability Before Hackers Do

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Every network has a security vulnerability – where is yours? In this guest commentary, Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies shares a three-point plan on how to find your security vulnerability before hackers beat you to it.

Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies shares his 3-step plan to help you discover your network security vulnerability before hackers do it for you.

Keith Bromley from Keysight Technologies shares his 3-step plan to help you discover your network security vulnerability before hackers do it for you.

One of the top questions on the minds of network security personnel is “how do I reduce my security risk?”

Even for smaller organisations this is important because every network has a weakness. But, do you know where you are the most vulnerable? Wouldn’t you like to fix the problem now, before a hacker exploits it?

Here is a three-point plan that works to expose intrusions and decrease network security risk.

Network security – It all starts with prevention

Inline security solutions are a high impact technique that businesses can deploy to address security threats. These solutions can eliminate 90% or more of incoming security threats before they even enter your network.

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Singtel Unveils Paragon Platform for 5G, Edge Computing & Services Orchestration

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Developed in-house, Singtel boasts that Paragon is the industry’s first all-in-one orchestration platform for 5G edge computing and cloud services.

The Paragon platform significantly reduces the complexity and time needed to adopt 5G MEC and low latency applications and services – lowering the barriers to entry for enterprises, enabling faster deployment of use cases while removing considerable operational and cost overheads. Photo shows Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise, Singtel. Credit: Singtel.

The Paragon platform significantly reduces the complexity and time needed to adopt 5G MEC and low latency applications and services – lowering the barriers to entry for enterprises, enabling faster deployment of use cases while removing considerable operational and cost overheads. Photo shows Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise, Singtel. Credit: Singtel.

Singtel today launched Paragon, a platform that enables enterprises to tap into Singtel’s 5G network to activate network slices on demand, deploy mission critical applications on Singtel MEC (multi-access edge compute) as well as access a robust eco-system of partner applications, offering them control and choices.

The platform also empowers enterprises to securely deploy applications in a hybrid fashion across the edge at Singtel MEC and a public cloud of their choice.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Synology 12-Bay Tower Storage DS2422+ & DS3622xs+

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Synology is unveiling its newest 12-bay NAS units, the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (S$4,599) and DS2422+ (S$2,939), as well as the DX1222 (S$1,799) companion expansion unit. All three models are now available from Synology resellers and partners.

The company's two biggest desktop form factor products - the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (in this photo) and DS2422+ - boast computing power to match their storage potential.

The company’s two biggest desktop form factor products – the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (in this photo) and DS2422+ – boast computing power to match their storage potential.

The DS2422+ promises reliable mass storage and efficient data protection for a wide range of scenarios.

Specifications for the new Synology NAS models

Specifications for the new Synology NAS models. Click to expand.

Expandable to 24 bays, the DS2422+ is suited for serving and protecting large data sets in multi-user environments.

A new processor gives it an edge over its predecessor.

A step up in capabilities, the DS3622xs+ boasts processing and ample built-in connectivity to support heavy duty applications, including as networked surveillance or backup server, or storage for virtual machine storage and direct video editing.

More details below from the press release.

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StarHub to Acquire 50.1% Stake in MyRepublic’s Broadband Business in Singapore

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

StarHub has just announced this morning that it will acquire a majority interest in a new entity which will hold MyRepublic’s broadband business in Singapore, providing broadband services for residential and enterprise customers.

StarHub to acquire 50.1% stake in MyRepublic’s broadband business in Singapore to drive long-term synergies.

StarHub to acquire 50.1% stake in MyRepublic’s broadband business in Singapore to drive long-term synergies.

Named MyRepublic Broadband Pte Ltd, the new entity has been incorporated by MyRepublic to hold MyRepublic’s Singapore broadband business.

StarHub’s total investment will be up to $162.8 million, with an initial consideration of $70.8 million for 50.1% shares of MyRepublic Broadband Pte Ltd and a deferred consideration of up to $92 million should future financial performance matrices are met.

The proposed transaction will consolidate and strengthen StarHub’s position in the Singapore broadband market, expanding its market presence to 40% and steering long-term business growth.

MyRepublic will retain the remaining 49.9% and its senior management team and its brand identity post-acquisition.

More details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus: Signify Lighting the Fast Lane to IoT

Friday, September 10th, 2021

IoT – or the Internet of Things – has been the buzzword for a while now and businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to fast track their IoT adoptions and rollouts.

I spoke with Jitender Khurana to find out how a traditional lighting network can be harnessed to rapidly transform a dumb building into a smart IoT-enabled environment.

Jitender Khurana is the Country Head & Managing Director for Singapore and Emerging Markets at Signify. Photo: Signify.

Jitender Khurana is the Country Head & Managing Director for Singapore and Emerging Markets at Signify. Photo: Signify.

I asked Jitender the key to Signify’s competitive advantage in helping its customers embrace IoT.

Three simple words: “Lighting is ubiquitous,” says Jitender, head honcho for Singapore and Emerging Markets at Signify.

Lighting is ubiquitous,” says Jitender Khurana, head honcho for Singapore and Emerging Markets at Signify.

But how does that give Signify a leg up in helping businesses embrace IoT more quickly and easily?

Well, the most tedious aspect of rolling out an IoT implementation is typically the deployment of IoT sensors and the network connecting these sensors back to the IoT platform.

Laying the network for both power supply and data tends to be both costly and time-consuming.

For Signify – that network is simply the lighting network that forms the basic infrastructure of any building or facility.

As far as the world leader in lighting is concerned, “Where there’s light(ing), there can be an IoT sensor integrated into the luminaire”.

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