Fresh New Spoken Word Competition “LIFT EVERY VOICE” Call For Entries by Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lift Every Voice 2021

Lead by the vibrant younger BHERC members, this new “Signature” program elevates the voices of extraordinary writers and spoken word artists around the globe.

Spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers bring words to life with poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion; The voice of the people. We are looking for those voices.”

— Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President & Founder BHERC

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 / — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) along with the capable hands of its NextGen members, with pride and great excitement, announces a Call For Entries for the inaugural BHERC “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) program. This fresh and new Written and Spoken Word Competition introduces a modern pathway for expressions of the “Spoken Word” artistic medium to increase its visibility on the world stage. Beginning April 2, 2021, thru April 23, 2021, 11 PM PDT, anyone who is age 16 and above is eligible to submit. Spoken word artists, poets, creative writers, and all who desires to share their ability to tell stories; to analyze the world or situations decisively and creatively with their words; those who want to offer that knowledge in a way that is available to large and diverse audiences are encouraged to apply at www.BHERC.TV.

About the Competition
An original creation of BHERC, “Lift Every Voice” (LEV) is managed by member Robert McCune and is an important opportunity to create recognition for poets and spoken word artists, especially the younger generation. With the intent to tap into the power of words and ideas, and to engage and nurture a younger generation, LEV intends to create a bridge to understanding the issues — both legacy and contemporary — that many people face today. “‘Lift Every Voice’ is an opportunity for writers and performers to speak for themselves, their families, and the world they live in. Considering the impact of the current climate of the world, and how it has proven to be debilitating, frustrating, resulting in tragedy for so many, this show provides a platform highlighting an area of artistry that is often overlooked.” stated Robert McCune, LEV Program Director. This program also allows BHERC LEV to call out across the globe in search of talented spoken word artists who are ready to let their words be heard. BHERC wants them to be seen and heard and all forms of prose are accepted. However, what makes this program “fresh” and “next level” is the addition of the online, character-driven, multi-episode competition.

What is Different About This Competition
• Character-driven, this multi-episode competition
• (10) Finalist selected to compete for cash prizes
• Finalists/creative writers meet several challenges each week
• Finalists are asked to provide new original works with each challenge.
• They must perform original works for all challenges.
• Eliminations will take place weekly

• Contestants must be age 16 and up, (minors will need parental permission)
• 3 original or newly written works, (different subject and style)

Judging Criteria
• Contestants will be judged for the following: Originality, Creativity, Performance, Presence and

• April 23rd application deadline for 1st phase (100 contestants will be chosen)
• April 30th phase 2 contestants Announced (submit a 60-second video performing a submitted work)
• May 14th Final (10) contestants announced

About the Program Director
Robert McCune is a Spoken Word Artist who believes that having such a gift is equivalent to having a “superpower”. He is a passionate believer that your voice, your thoughts, and your ideas can and do help people. Most of all, he believes that writers are needed to create narratives for the world in ways where love always wins. Born and raised in Pittsburg California, Robert now resides in Oakland, California. He attended Holy Names University, where I received a degree in behavioral psychology. He is a proud husband, father, writer, critical thinker, and basketball coach.

The competition will span ten weeks, in which finalists will compete in different writing and performance challenges each week. Eliminations will take place weekly, where only the top-scoring will move on towards the cash prizes.

During the competition, contestants will be judged on their written works, the performance of those works, and how well their works encompassed their challenges for that week. “‘Lift Every Voice’ puts the voicings of many stories of joy and sadness, survival, healing, and triumph across the globe front and center. No one can tell these stories with more poetic agility, visual acuity, and agitated vocal percussion than spoken word artists, poets, and creative writers. They are the voice of the people. The voice of humanity!” elated Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President and Founder of BHERC. Each week Judges will mentor the contestants and go through their creative process, share a bit about the finalists and how they are handling the competition. Contestants will be expected to give testimonials, embrace competition contrary to their fellow writers, and try to gain as much exposure as possible.

BHERC believes in the promise and power of youth and young people and has invested in their power to bring about change thru the support of programs that include the Youth Diversity Film Festival, Fight Back with Film, the Artistry in Motion animation program, and mentoring workshops and panels with entertainment industry executives. BHERC also provides scholarships and grants assistance to college students and emerging artists. “Lift Every Voice” is a natural and evolutionary addition to the family of programs that serve to empower the youth of today.

The BHERC “Lift Every Voice” Call For Entries, opens Friday, April 2, thru Friday, April 23rd, 2021 11 PM (PDT) at www.BHERC.TV. Apply today! For additional information about all BHERC programs log on to or call 310 284-3170


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Effective April 1, 2021: itelligence | NTT DATA Business Solutions will operate as NTT DATA Business Solutions

NTT DATA Business Solutions

NTT DATA Business Solutions

Rebranding as NTT DATA Business Solutions is part of NTT DATA’s global growth initiative

We have taken another major step towards global brand integration”

— Kaz Nishihata

DOHA, QATAR, March 31, 2021 / — itelligence | NTT DATA Business Solutions, one of SAP’s largest partners globally, which generated annual sales of some 1.072 billion euros in calendar year 2020 with SAP-centric consulting, managed and co-innovation services, will operate under the new global name NTT DATA Business Solutions as of April 1. The previous separate branding will be transformed to match the NTT DATA global branding. The rebranding of the company forms part of a major global growth and branding initiative conducted by NTT DATA.

NTT DATA Business Solutions AG will remain a stand-alone company with headquarters in Bielefeld, Germany. With more than 10,000 employees worldwide, the NTT DATA Business Solutions group will operate in the market independently. Headed by CEO Norbert Rotter, the executive board and management will continue their responsibilities as before. All contracts with customers, partners and service providers associated with the group will stay valid.

“Together with NTT DATA, one of the globally most successful IT service providers, we are opening a new chapter in our corporate history today,” says Norbert Rotter, CEO NTT DATA Business Solutions, “that will further increase our visibility. At the same time, our main focus remains on being the globally leading SAP partner and reseller to the SME sector. With the power of NTT DATA, we will make further inroads into the large enterprise market as well. I am sure that the well-respected NTT DATA brand will help us to be more successful and well-known worldwide. We will also attract more high potentials to start their international career at NTT DATA Business Solutions.”

Global branding initiative within NTT DATA group starting April 1
“We have taken another major step towards global brand integration,” says Kaz Nishihata, Senior Executive Vice President & Representative Director, NTT DATA. “I believe that strengthening the NTT DATA brand will allow us to provide high-quality services more broadly to clients throughout the world and achieve business growth. As NTT DATA grows to become a TOP 5 IT service provider, NTT DATA Business Solutions will play an important role by strengthening and enhancing its SAP-centric business solution offerings.”

SAP expertise and aspirations documented in the mission statement: We Transform. SAP® Solutions into Value
NTT DATA Business Solutions offers customers and institutions an extensive portfolio comprised of consulting, managed and co-innovation services based on SAP® products and solutions. With offices in 30 countries currently, NTT DATA Business Solutions helps customers in their transformation to become an intelligent enterprise. NTT DATA Business Solutions is one of a few Platinum Partners of SAP and part of the SAP PartnerEdge® program and runs five data centers of its own. NTT DATA Business Solutions is leading the field globally in the implementation of SAP S/4HANA® and in assisting customers with their systems transformation. To date, NTT DATA Business Solutions has realized, or is currently implementing, more than 460 SAP S/4HANA projects.

Karl Fahrbach, Chief Partner Officer at SAP said: “Our recent offering RISE with SAP demonstrates the immersive collaboration with partners at SAP. Our ecosystem of partners is key to achieving our ambitious goal, and partners like NTT DATA Business Solutions testify effectively to the power of long-term side-by-side business collaboration.”

“Guaranteeing significant added value and success along all transformation processes and meeting our clients´ individual requirements is our highest aim,” explains CEO Norbert Rotter. “The new mission statement expresses the aspirations of NTT DATA Business Solutions succinctly: We Transform. SAP® Solutions into Value.”

Sanjeev Deshpande, MD & CEO, NTT DATA Business Solutions Middle East said “As a member of global NTT DATA family, we will be able to serve our customers with all SAP related topics and beyond. With enhanced portfolio from the group, we will be able to partner with our customers in their digital transformation journey more completely. We look forward to serve the customers in Qatar and other GCC countries with renewed passion and commitment to deliver success to our customers.

Following on from the intensification of the collaboration between NTT and SAP SE put into effect last year, all parties now welcome the current branding initiative. Not only will NTT DATA Business Solutions benefit from joining the NTT DATA branding in the domestic SME market, it will also help it to attract potential large enterprise customers due to the high profile of the NTT brand.

About NTT DATA Business Solutions
NTT DATA Business Solutions designs, implements, manages and continuously enhances SAP solutions to make them work for companies and their people. Aiming to help companies to transform, grow and become more successful, NTT DATA Business Solutions connects with a more than in-depth expertise for SAP solutions its clients´ business opportunities with the latest technologies – individually and across all business areas. As part of the NTT DATA group and with close ties to SAP and other partners, NTT DATA Business Solutions gives clients and prospects access to innovative solutions and developments and thus makes an important contribution to innovation and long-term business success.

NTT DATA Business Solutions employs around 10,000 people in 30 countries. In 2020 the company achieved a total turnover of 1.072 billion euros.

NTT DATA – a part of NTT Group – is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, digital & IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA enables them, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in over 50 countries around the globe. Visit us at

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Cole Crawford Re-elected to the LF Edge Governing Board for a 3rd Term

CEO of Vapor IO continues to serve on The LF Edge Governing Board, helping to accelerate edge computing through standardizing around open source efforts

As companies worldwide re-prioritize digital transformation to account for COVID-19 and a post-pandemic business world, demand for edge infrastructure continues to explode.”

— Cole Crawford, Founder & CEO of Vapor IO.

AUSTIN, TX, US, March 31, 2021 / — AUSTIN, Texas – March 31, 2021 – Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge™ platform, the world’s fastest growing platform for edge co-location, exchange and networking services, announced today that Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO, will continue to serve on the Linux Foundation’s LF Edge project as a General Member Board Representative for a third term. LF Edge is an umbrella organization within The Linux Foundation working to establish open, interoperable frameworks for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system. Crawford and Vapor IO will continue to participate and contribute to the LF Edge projects in a leadership capacity, most notably contributing to the Open Glossary of Edge Computing and the annual industry report State of the Edge.

Crawford was a founding member of the LF Edge and first elected to the LF Edge Governing Board in 2019, as a founding General Board Member.

“The Linux Foundation continues to demonstrate the power of industry collaboration; their open source governance model is standardizing deployments in edge computing, which helps accelerate our industry.” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “As companies worldwide re-prioritize their digital transformation efforts to account for a COVID-19 and a post-pandemic business world, demand for edge infrastructure continues to explode. I’m thrilled to continue serving the community in this fast-paced environment.”

Accelerating Standards for Edge Computing
LF Edge organizes complementary edge computing projects and helps them speed up industry adoption through collaboration. LF Edge has grown its number of anchor projects to include: Akraino, Baetyl, EdgeX Foundry, Fledge, Home Edge, Open Horizon, Project EVE, and Secure Device Onboard) Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry, the Open Glossary of Edge Computing, the Home Edge Project, Project EVE and the State of the Edge Industry Report. Vapor IO, as founding member of LF Edge and continues to be a lead contributor to the Open Glossary of Edge Computing and the State of the Edge. Cole is a strong open source advocate and believes The LF Edge framework of projects will help organizations build edge applications more quickly and with more interoperability.

“We are thrilled Cole Crawford will continue his 3rd term of leadership as part of the LF Edge Governing Board,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, the Linux Foundation. "Together we are establishing a unified open source framework for the edge, and Cole’s background and work at Vapor IO makes him a valued ally of the open source community.”


About Vapor IO
Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge networking, co-location and exchange platform at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks. Serving the world’s largest carriers, operators, cloud providers, web-scale companies and other innovative enterprises, the company’s Kinetic Edge® platform combines multi-tenant co-location with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge platform offers the most flexible, highly distributed infrastructure for delivering modern, low-latency applications, and the company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Pittsburgh. The company is on-track to deploy its Kinetic Edge platform in 36 U.S. markets over the next two years. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.
Vapor, Kinetic Edge and Kinetic Edge Exchange are trademarks of Vapor IO all rights reserved.

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Vision 2020+, The main aim is to give Siemens' individual businesses significantly more entrepreneurial freedom under the strong Siemens brand to sharpen their focus on their respective markets.

Vision 2020+, The main aim is to give Siemens’ individual businesses significantly more entrepreneurial freedom under the strong Siemens brand to sharpen their focus on their respective markets.

Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Siemens USA

Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Siemens USA

Natasha Vialva-Haynes, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Siemens USA

Natasha Vialva-Haynes, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Siemens USA

NVBDC proudly supports all Veteran Owned Businesses

Nations leading veteran business certification organization

Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

Company continues to build and leverage a workforce that mirrors the diversity of its customer base, suppliers, partners and society.

As a leading employer in the United States, it’s our obligation to provide the best workplace we can – and that means equity for all, which is inclusive of veterans”

— Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Siemens USA

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) welcomes Siemens as its newest Corporate Member. Siemens is committed to supporting NVBDC Certified Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs). This includes an ongoing effort to enhance their outreach to secure SD/VOBs in their procurement opportunities.

With 40,000 employees across the country, Siemens promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all levels, from entry level to management, as well as through employee training, cultural activities and events, and community outreach. The company recognizes and respects differences and similarities, which not only strengthen its U.S.-based companies but also puts Siemens at a competitive advantage.

Siemens is committed to giving businesses owned by minorities, women, the disadvantaged, the disabled, veterans and other diverse suppliers the maximum opportunity to participate in the company’s competitive contracting and procurement processes. In fact, more than 6,000 of its suppliers, roughly a quarter of the company’s entire supplier base, represent small and diverse-owned businesses.

“As a leading employer in the United States, it’s our obligation to provide the best workplace we can – and that means equity for all, which is inclusive of veterans” said Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Siemens USA. “That’s why we’re committed to building and leveraging a workforce that mirrors the diversity of our customer base, suppliers, partners and society.”

Supplier diversity contributes to excellence and resilience in the supply chain, leading to growth for Siemens and its suppliers in the marketplace, as well as helping to create social impacts on the changing demographic landscape of the United States—one reason why Siemens launched its small-business and supplier-diversity program.

Through the program, Siemens is developing strategic supplier sourcing with small and diverse businesses and businesses located in historically underutilized business zones. With its focus on digitalization, innovation and sustainability, Siemens is helping create future economic growth for its employees, suppliers, customers and community. Annually, Siemens spends $1.2 billion doing business with companies owned by women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities, among other diverse owners.

In addition to its growing supplier base of small and diverse businesses, Siemens is committed to hiring veterans to join the company’s team across a variety of roles. Siemens recruited more than 4,000 service members from all four branches of the U.S. Military: Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Corps and also offers a job training initiative to develop digital skills for veterans with engineering and manufacturing backgrounds as part of its broader effort to assist transitioning veterans.

“Our Supplier Diversity program is committed to utilizing diverse suppliers to strengthen our ability to conduct business, reflect the businesses and communities that we serve, and open us up to new ideas and perspectives,” said Natasha Vialva-Haynes, , Supplier Diversity Program Manager for Siemens USA.. “As a new member of NVBDC, we’re proud to continue supporting and growing our supplier base of more than 6,000 small and diverse businesses.”

About Siemens Corporation
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. In fiscal 2020, Siemens Group USA generated revenue of $17 billion and employs approximately 40,000 people serving customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

“Siemens is focused on building a diverse workforce and supplier base to maximize their resources. Their technology supports multiple platforms within digitalization, electrification, and automation, across multiple industries. NVBDC Certified Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Businesses provide the supplies that match their innovation. This is a prime example of access and opportunity that results from NVBDC certification. We welcome Siemens to the family.” Said Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC.

If you qualify as an NVBDC Certified SD/VOB diverse supplier additional support is available to identify opportunities with Siemens. Their supplier registration portal is managed by Quantum and all suppliers must register to be considered for participation in Siemens procurement programs.

For more information on this opportunity with Siemens and learn how to become an NVBDC Certified SD/VOB additional support is available. Please feel free to reach out to NVBDC by visiting our website: or contacting us directly: (888) CERTIFIED.

NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.

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Trilogy Networks and Athonet Bring 5G to Rural America to Slice Through the Digital Divide

5G-SA Network slicing to serve consumer applications as well as advanced AI-driven, digital enterprise applications

BOULDER, COLORADO, USA, March 31, 2021 / — Trilogy Networks and Athonet USA today announce a partnership to join the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), a unique coalition of more than 65 network and edge innovation partners committed to promoting and accelerating the digital transformation of rural America. Athonet’s Griffone 5G Core, the next generation of the world’s most used Professional-grade mobile core, will be deployed on Trilogy's distributed cloud infrastructure, and its ConEx™ edge delivery platform. Together with Trilogy’s partner 5G-SA radio partners, Griffone will enable next generation 5G mobile services for rural America.

Under the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), Trilogy is partnering with network operators across rural America to build the essential infrastructure for 5G. With the deployment of cloud native platforms and a virtualized nationwide network, operators are well positioned to rapidly deploy their 5G networks. Athonet’s fully software driven and proven 5G-SA platform dramatically increases service options for rural carriers, communities and businesses.

One of the major challenges of providing affordable cellular connectivity to rural areas is that the cost and complexity of the core network, the “brain” that is the controlling intelligence of cellular networks, is such that it could only be affordably operated by large-scale networks with very high volumes of users and a sizeable telco staff. Athonet has built the mobile core completely as cloud native software so that it can be deployed and managed affordably on off-shelf IT infrastructure using any 5G radio. With Trilogy’s Distributed Cloud Platform close to the RAN and Athonet’s 5G Core, any rural service provider can have a highly affordable “slice” of a 5G network to serve both consumer applications as well as advanced AI-driven, digital enterprise applications requiring predictable and reliable wireless connectivity.

"Paramount to closing the digital divide is the ability to bring cloud native networks to the rural carrier in a cost-effective manner," said Venky Swaminathan, CTO of Trilogy Networks. "Athonet bridges the gap between the dream of universal connectivity and the reality of making deployments simple and affordable".

“Giving every person, machine and sensor 5G connectivity massively increases human potential and agricultural productivity,” said Dr. Karim El Malki, President of Athonet USA.. “We have a unique opportunity to eliminate digital exclusion using the power of 5G networks on the Trilogy cloud ”.

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NoviFlow Announces its NoviSpeaker (P4 Runtime Speaker) for Intel Tofino-based White Box Network Hardware

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NoviFlow has created a P4 Runtime application development platform for programmable networks

NoviSpeaker is a unique solution that offers unlimited potential for differentiation, multi-Terabit-scale throughput, and an order of magnitude improvement in price-performance.”

— Dominique Jodoin

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, March 31, 2021 / — NoviFlow® Inc., a leading vendor of high-performance network operating software and programmable network solutions for cybersecurity and SDN, today announced the release of NoviSpeaker, a P4 Runtime Speaker and development environment for use with Intel Tofino-based white-box network devices. The development environment also includes NoviFlow’s NoviWare Network Operating System (NOS), as well as the NoviWare NOS switch simulator for general purpose servers.

As more functions within a network are being virtualized and run on Intel processor-based servers, the Tofino silicon family of P4-programmable switches can be used to offload and accelerate stateless processing in the data plane. NoviSpeaker provides a complete software stack, including the infrastructure, operating system, and development environment, which application developers can leverage decreased time to market by focusing on the creation of their core IP. NoviSpeaker, combined with a customer application, can be delivered as a complete control plane for Tofino-based switches that can be deployed locally on the switch or a remote server.

NoviFlow’s NoviSpeaker, which was originally designed and developed for internal use in the company’s own development of programmable network appliances, is a commercial-grade development and deployment platform for P4-based programmable network applications and services. NoviSpeaker comes with accompanying support and consultative services needed to ensure quality applications, fast time to market, and unparalleled access to the advanced features of the Intel Tofino family such as programmable pipelines, in-band network telemetry (INT) and multi-Terabit throughput.

According to NoviFlow’s President and CEO, Dominique Jodoin: “NoviSpeaker offers our customers and partners a mature P4-programmable networking platform, designed specifically to leverage the unique capabilities of Intel’s Tofino processor family, and refined by several years of in-house usage in our own solutions deployed commercially by network operators around the world. It’s a unique solution that offers unlimited potential for differentiation, multi-Terabit-scale throughput, and an order of magnitude improvement in price-performance.”

NoviSpeaker also leverages NoviWare’s standard APIs (gRPC, gNMI, gNOI and CLI), so applications can directly utilize the advanced match-action pipeline processing capabilities implemented by NoviWare on Tofino-based hardware.

Specific NoviSpeaker capabilities include:

Simplifies connection management between P4 switches and the P4 application:
– The single gRPC channel is used for all the SDN interfaces – P4 Runtime, gNMI, gNOI and gRPC
– Exposes a northbound gRPC interface for management and runtime control
P4 Runtime Translation Layer:
– Mapping of IDs from to naming convention (tables, actions etc.)
– Port Mapping to expose front panel port numbers to the applications.
Extra port configuration and stats support
– Provide logs and debugging information to help debug applications
Swapping of P4 program:
– Rollback on Error
– Fast-Refresh support

Says Barry Davis, Executive Director, Marketing and Manufacturing – Barefoot Switch Division, Connectivity Group at Intel: “NoviFlow has been a key Intel partner providing carrier-grade NOS and application software for P4 and Tofino-based white-box network devices. With the commercial release of its P4 Runtime Speaker, NoviFlow is again driving the P4 ecosystem forward by significantly reducing development costs and time to market, and greatly simplifying deployment of new services and applications for those seeking to leverage the performance and full programmability of Tofino and P4.”

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Find out more about NoviSpeaker and NoviFlow’s forwarding plane solutions at

NoviFlow Inc. provides open standard-based high-performance Cybersecurity and SDN networking solutions to network operators, data center operators, enterprises and government agencies seeking greater performance, flexibility, cost-efficiency, and security over their networks. NoviFlow has offices in Montreal, Sunnyvale and Seattle, and representatives in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit Follow NoviFlow on Twitter @NoviFlowInc.

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Samba TV and 605 Partner to Create an Unparalleled Omniscreen Addressable TV Footprint

The Exclusive Partnership Provides a Targeting Solution for Connected TV, Over-the-top, and Linear Audiences at Scale

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Samba TV, a global leader in omniscreen advertising and analytics, today announced a partnership with 605, a leading television measurement and analytics company. The deal provides Samba TV with exclusive addressable access to a subset of 605’s TV viewership dataset and is part of Samba TV’s continued global investment to broaden the reach and representation of its unrivaled dataset across tens of millions of households throughout the United States. The partnership will enable precise targeting capabilities across over-the-top streaming and linear audiences for omniscreen reach.

Samba TV’s addressable footprint will now exceed more than 46 million opted-in TVs globally, of which 28 million devices are in the U.S. across all 210 DMAs. The partnership will enable precise targeting capabilities actionable within Connected TV campaigns, as well as display and video advertising on all of the connected devices within the home, for unmatched omniscreen targeting technology to improve effectiveness, deduplicated and unimpeded, by time-shifting and ad-skipping.

Samba TV’s proprietary automatic content recognition (ACR) technology is integrated at the chipset level with 24 of the top Smart TV brands globally, fingerprinting all content that appears on the TV screen. By comparing those fingerprints to Samba TV’s global reference library of shows, commercials, movies, and games, the resulting dataset forms the world’s largest global TV panel and most accurate global ad schedule. Using proprietary identity resolution at the household level, Samba TV integrates its first-party TV data with other major set-top box manufacturers for the most comprehensive and at-scale household-level targeting.

“With significant disruption in the advertising landscape, we are excited to provide marketers a platform that delivers massive scale in reach, precision in targeting, and transparency into performance so that they can confidently invest in campaigns as new streaming options emerge, viewing behaviors rapidly shift, and advertising identities disappear,” said Samba TV Co-founder and CEO Ashwin Navin. “Samba TV’s first-party data, augmented by this exclusive partnership with 605, provides our customers access to a comprehensive end-to-end view into the effectiveness of advertising across all of the screens we use to watch video.”

605 offers advertising and content measurement, full-funnel attribution, media planning, and optimization in an anonymized and privacy compliant manner and has agreed to provide Samba TV with exclusive addressable access to a subset of its viewership data.

“We are pleased to partner with Samba TV around privacy-compliant omniscreen targeting,” said 605 CEO and Founder Kristin Dolan. “605 has built advanced technologies around our viewership data that allows brands to more simply and effectively reach the right audiences. This partnership with Samba is a positive move to further that objective.”

Samba TV offers advertisers and content providers omniscreen advertising solutions leveraging diversified and comprehensive privacy-compliant TV data. More than 1,000 brands including over 70 percent of those included on AdAge’s list of “World’s Largest Advertisers: 25 Biggest Spenders in 2020” leverage Samba TV’s exclusive audience, insights, and analytics through its at-scale platform.

About Samba TV
Samba TV enables the next generation TV experience powered by its first-party data, helping viewers engage with relevant media and empowering brand marketers to quantify that engagement. Samba TV's insights are built on one of the most comprehensive sources of real-time viewership data across broadcast, cable, over-the-top, and digital media. Invented in 2011, Samba TV’s ACR is integrated at the chipset level across 24 of the top Smart TV brands globally (the most in the industry) analyzing the content on screen in real-time, regardless of source. Samba TV delivers unbiased, comprehensive viewership data addressable through more than a billion devices around the world. The world’s leading brands leverage Samba TV to quantify media investments and amplify them across all the screens we use to watch video. For more information, please visit

About 605
605 is an independent TV measurement and analytics firm that offers advertising and content measurement, full-funnel attribution, media planning, optimization, and analytical solutions on top of our deterministic TV viewership dataset covering more than 22 million U.S. households across over 200 DMAs. The firm’s multi-source viewership dataset offers whole-home TV viewing visibility by combining the best attributes of set-top box and ACR data. 605 is unique in that our multi-source viewership dataset supports 100% deterministic and matchable household level data while being reportable second by second with currency grade national and local projections methodologies, all in a privacy compliant manner.

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India Data Center Market Size to Reach Revenues of over USD 8 Billion by 2026 – Arizton

The India data center market size is expected to reach USD 8 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — In-depth analysis and data-driven insights on the impact of COVID-19 included in this India data center market report.

The India data center market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during the period 2020−2026.

Key Highlights Offered in the Report:
1. The Indian data center market to cross USD 8 billion worth of investments by 2026, driven by the rise in digitalization initiatives, third party data center service demand, and proposed data localization law.
2. COVID-19 has been a catalyst for growth in demand for third-party data centers services in India, with several recent announcements concentrated towards hyperscale projects across the country.
3. The market is witnessing several new entrants such as Adani Group (AdaniConneX), Colt DCS, Bridge Data Centres, Equinix (GPX Global Systems), and Mantra Data Centers, which are developing hyperscale data center facilities to be operational in 2021 and 2022.
4. Majority of data center investment in 2020 in the country was contributed by Maharashtra, with an investment share of around 70%, followed by Tamil Nadu.
5. States such as Maharashtra, Telengana, and Uttar Pradesh are offering specific incentives for data center development, such as land at subsidized rates, waiver on stamp duty and electricity duty, and subsidy on electricity costs. Furthermore, in November 2020, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) drafted a data center policy in India, which will have a significant impact on the market growth.
6. The governments of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh have signed multiple MoUs with various data center operators/developers to build hyperscale data center campuses.

Key Offerings:
• Market Size & Forecast by Revenue | 2020−2026
• Market Dynamics – Leading trends, growth drivers, restraints, and investment opportunities
• Market Segmentation – A detailed analysis by IT infrastructure, electrical infrastructure, mechanical infrastructure, cooling systems, general construction, tier standards, and geography
• Competitive Landscape – 12 IT infrastructure providers, 18 support infrastructure providers, 7 construction contractors, 10 data center investors, and 6 new entrants.

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India Data Center Market – Segmentation

• The procurement of lithium-ion UPS solutions is likely to be high among colocation providers. Modular operators are likely to promote less than 500 kW lithium-ion UPS systems. The adoption of single-rack prefabricated solutions will include single-phase lithium-ion systems with a power capacity of less than 10 kVA.
• The use of air-based cooling dominates the Indian data center market share with over 90% shares. The scarcity of water in the major metropolitan cities is expected to pose challenges for the growth of the market's water-based cooling technique. The construction of facilities with a power capacity of over 10 MW is expected to contribute to the growth of cooling solutions in the market. Most facilities in India have a flexible design that allows the use of up to 52U rack sizes.
• The data center market in India has a strong presence of construction contractors and sub-contractors. Sterling and Wilson and L&T Construction are among the leading contractors in the market. These providers can perform installation and commissioning services. Thus, the increasing construction of new facilities is likely to influence multiple global construction contractors to enter the market.

India Data Center Market by IT Infrastructure
• Servers
• Storage
• Network
India Data Center Market by Electrical Infrastructure
• UPS Systems
• Generators
• Transfer Switches and Switchgears
• PDUs
• Other Electrical Infrastructures
India Data Center Market by Mechanical Infrastructure
• Cooling Systems
• CRAC & CRAH Units
• Chiller Units
• Cooling Towers, Dry Coolers, & Condensers
• Other Cooling Units
• Racks
• Others Mechanical Infrastructure
India Data Center Market by General Construction
• Core and Shell Development
• Installation and Commissioning Services
• Engineering and Building Designs
• Physical Security
India Data Center Market by Tier Standards
• Tier I & II
• Tier III
• Tier IV

India Data Center Market – Dynamics

The demand for data centers has increased due to the COVID-19 impact because of the increased access to internet-related services aided by the nation-wide lockdown imposed by the Government of India. Organizations across sectors such as IT services, BFSI, hospitals, and education have initiated remote working for their employees. During COVID-19, government agencies also adopted cloud-based services where the confidential state data is stored securely. Moreover, the dependence of the education sector on online platforms has increased, where projects, marks cards, documents, and other confidential files are shared using the portal or email of the institution. The need for video-conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Webex, and Google Meet has thus experienced a steep rise. Most enterprises across the country are conducting meetings, interviews, and other daily tasks using online platforms.

Key Drivers and Trends fueling Market Growth:
• 5G Deployment Enhances the Edge Data Center Investments
• Procurement of Renewable Energy in Data Centers
• Rise in Investments from Colocation Providers
• Cloud Adoption Increases Data Center Investments

India Data Center Market – Geography

In terms of investment, Mumbai dominates the data center market in Maharashtra. The city attracts more data center investors due to the presence of submarine cable landing stations. A majority of the investment is made by colocation and telecommunication service providers. In 2020, Maharashtra witnessed data center investments of about $990 million. Mumbai attracted investments from colocation providers such as Bridge Data Centres, Colt DCS, CtrlS, NTT Global Data Centers (Netmagic), and Yotta Infrastructure (Hiranandani Group). Pune witnessed investments from colocation data center operators, government organizations, and enterprise data center operators such as Microsoft, State Bank of India, and Web Werks. In terms of colocation, the state attracted investments of around $740 million. Cloud service provider Microsoft is opening its Pune cloud regions, which is expected to be operational by Q2 2021.

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India Data Center Market by Geography
• India
o Maharashtra
o Tamil Nadu
o Other States

Key Data Center Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers
• Arista Networks
• Atos
• Broadcom
• Cisco Systems
• Dell Technologies
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
• Huawei Technologies
• Juniper Networks
• Lenovo
• NEC Corporation
• NetApp

Key Data Center Support Infrastructure Providers
• Blue Box (Swegon)
• Caterpillar
• Climaveneta Climate Technologies (Mitsubishi Electric)
• Cummins
• Delta Electronics
• Eaton
• KOEL (Kirloskar Group)
• Legrand
• NetRack Enclosures
• Panduit
• Rolls-Royce Power Systems
• Reillo Elettronica (Riello UPS)
• Rittal
• Schneider Electric
• Siemens
• Vertiv Group

Key Data Center General Construction Contractors
• DSCO Group
• Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
• Prasa
• Sterling and Wilson (Shapoorji Pallonji Group)
• Turner & Townsend
• Vastunidhi

Key Data Center Investors
• Airtel India (Nxtra Data)
• CtrlS
• NTT Global Data Centers (Netmagic)
• Pi Data Centers
• RackBank
• Reliance Jio Infocomm
• ST Telemedia Global Data Centres India
• Sify Technologies
• Web Werks
• Yotta Infrastructure (Hiranandani Group)

New Entrants
• Adani Group
• Bridge Data Centres
• Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS)
• Equinix (GPX Global Systems)
• Mantra Data Centers
• Princeton Digital Group (PDG)

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Upgrade your OS Version while Migrating to a New Platform using SUREedge® Migrator

Our primary goal for SUREedge® Migrator is to continue providing exceptional value for our customers, enabling advanced migration and reliability in a public or private cloud setting”

— Deepankar Das, CTO, Sureline Systems

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — An innovative leader in enterprise-class cloud migration and disaster recovery solutions, Sureline Systems announced today new features and enhancements to SUREedge® Migrator. SUREedge® Migrator, now offers OS upgrade during migration, SSH tunneling while migrating and support for migrating Encrypted File Systems. These changes further establish Sureline as an innovative leader in the enterprise-class Migration space, committed to delivering best-in-class solutions.

OS upgrade on Migration
Sureline customers can now upgrade to a newer OS version when migrating to a new platform (Cloud or Hypervisor). With this feature, enterprises can run their workloads on a more recent version of the Windows or Linux operating system.
1. Organizations can consolidate downtime, maintenance windows and IT efforts by doing two operations at once in an automated fashion
2. In many cases upgrades may be required as older OS versions aren’t supported in the destination cloud, and upgrading during the migration avoids having to upgrade the source server in place before migrating, eliminating extra work and service disruption.
3. SUREedge Migrator allows the upgrade process to be tested in the cloud before cut-over without affecting production servers

Secure SSH tunneling
The introduction of secure SSH tunneling during migration allows for safe replication of data when connected via an unsecured WAN (ie, no VPN).

Support for Encrypted File System
SUREedge Migrator has added support for migrating EFS (Encrypted File System) shares on Windows Servers.

“Our primary goal for SUREedge® Migrator is to continue providing exceptional value for our customers, enabling advanced migration and reliability in a public or private cloud setting,” said Deepankar Das, CTO, Sureline Systems Inc. “We are incredibly excited to announce these new enhancements to the SUREedge® Migrator product today.”

Unique capabilities in the SUREedge® platform include an agentless architecture for ease of installation and minimal impact on production servers. Additionally, it contains a plan-driven UI that migrates tens, hundreds or thousands of servers in an automated and efficient process. The software is easy to deploy, highly scalable, hardware and hypervisor agnostic.

About Sureline Systems
Sureline enables business agility and productivity, and with cloud migration and disaster recovery of any virtual, physical, or containerized application or server at the push of a button. Sureline's patented, award winning SUREedge® enterprise-class software solutions deliver application mobility that is secure, reliable and efficient and is key to enabling transitions to the cloud, new infrastructures and a myriad of other transformative architectures. Sureline partners with industry leaders including Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Nutanix, and Oracle. Sureline is headquartered in San Jose, CA., and its products and services are available through a global network of VARs and technology service providers.

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Pathways Consulting Group delivers fast, cost-effective upgrades for the spring 2021 Now Platform Quebec release

Thanks to the Pathways team, we were successfully able to perform our ServiceNow upgrade in under three weeks. The experience was well managed, seamless and…we achieved a 96% out of the box score”

— Director of Product Management, Major Financial Services Firm

ISELIN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 / — ServiceNow operates on an N-1 support model. This means that now that Quebec is generally available, it is required to be on the upgrade to Quebec or the Paris release in order to be compliant with the policy and receive support.

With companies radically changing the way they operate and accelerating digital transformation, the Now Platform is enabling the digital speed, agility and resilience every business needs to create the future of work. The new release empowers customers to innovate quickly, realize fast time-to-value, improve productivity and deliver great experiences.

“Companies leverage Pathways’ expertise and experience for a fast, fixed price, cost-effective upgrade,” said Pathways CEO Jeff Giovinazzo. “As a ServiceNow Elite Partner we have spent over 10 years perfecting our upgrade methodology and successfully complete most upgrades in less than four weeks.”

As well as innovations designed to build out and optimize workflows in telecommunications, financial service and healthcare industries, Quebec expands the platform with powerful, new capabilities including:

• ITOM Predictive AIOps
• Virtual Agent
• AI Search
• Process Optimization
• Workforce Optimization
• Engagement Messenger
• Universal Request

“The ability to deliver end-to-end digital experiences is a true competitive differentiator. We help customers realize this benefit by upgrading them to the current release, allowing them to take full advantage of the new functionality in Quebec. The release allows companies to leverage one unified platform and data model, monitor and optimize business processes and enhance productivity for today’s distributed workforce,” continued Giovinazzo.

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