• Verizon goes global with private 5G network

    Looking to allow organisations to take advantage of a dedicated next-generation network, and in what it says is part of its continued investment in such infrastructures and its network-as-a-service strategy, Verizon Business has launched its international private 5G platform for global enterprises located in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

    Delivered in partnership with Nokia, the offering is designed to enable businesses to deploy what the communications services provider says will be an industrial-grade dedicated 5G network capability within their premises.

    In addition to the ultra-low latency and increased speed intrinsic to all 5G networks, Verizon Business said a key benefit

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  • BCS swaps out VMware for Nutanix AHV

    BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has consolidated its on-premise server environment, migrating from VMware to the Nutanix AHV hypervisor.

    BCS previously ran a server room with six servers and enterprise storage, to support a full software stack required for three-tier applications. The migration to a Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure has meant it now runs a single cluster.

    The application, hosted on VMware, includes a web development environment, SQL server database, telephony services, Linux servers and a test environment. The BCS also hosts a number of its web services on-premise, as well as its legacy customer relationship management (CRM) system.

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  • Pandemic causes record spike in collapse of tech startups

    More than 1,000 technology startups in the UK have filed for administration, liquidation or dissolution since the start of lockdown, market analysis reveals.

    Conducted by co-working and innovation space company Plexal and UK database for fast-growth companies Beauhurst, the analysis shows that, of the UK’s roughly 30,000 startups, a total of 1,067 have filed for administration, liquidation or dissolution since 23 March.

    Of these, 273 fast-growth companies made filings in September alone – a 181% month-on-month increase from August – making it the highest monthly figure for a decade.

    Some 388 of the startups that have gone into administration since

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