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Juniper drills into India’s oil industry, finds racks to fill
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 05:30

Juniper Networks scored a win in India’s oil industry this week after the country’s second-largest, state-owned petroleum producer, Oil India, tapped the networking stalwart to modernize its datacenter and campus infrastructure.

The efforts are part of an ongoing initiative by the Indian Government unveiled during the country’s 75th independence day last year, which seeks to achieve complete energy independence by 2047. The sweeping initiative includes provisions for electrifying India’s rail system; waste recycling; hydrogen production; and, luckily for Juniper, the rapid expansion of oil and natural gas infrastructure throughout the country’s 28 states.

As a piece of this much broader

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60 million in the Matrix as users seek decentralized messaging
Friday, 15 July 2022 16:30

The decentralized Matrix network has crashed through the 60 million user mark with user growth rate exceeding 70 percent in 2021, according to the company behind the messaging service.

It's impressive stuff, although definitive figures are tricky to ascertain thanks to the decentralized nature of the platform.

Element boss and Matrix co-founder, Matthew Hodgson reckons the 60 million figure might actually be an underestimate and told The Register via email: "We have limited stats on the overall Matrix ecosystem as servers and clients do not report usage stats by default to Matrix.org - particularly government deployments.

"As such the 60M

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Good news: Twitter fell over. Bad news: It's working again
Friday, 15 July 2022 01:30

Updated Microblogging platform Twitter fell over today, leaving billionaires bereft of playthings and users having to resort to other modes of communication for their conspiracy theories.

After warning that it was over capacity, the platform threw in the towel between 1300 and 1400 UTC before clambering unsteadily back to its feet.

The social network has been the subject of intense speculation over recent weeks and months as Elon Musk first sought to buy it before attempting to extract himself from the deal, citing concerns over bot accounts and API rate limits in his justification for withdrawal .

For its part,

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Finance industry breaking free of legacy IT to seize emerging digital economy opportunities
Tuesday, 19 July 2022 19:03

Sponsored Feature In its Finance 2025: Digital transformation in finance report , consulting firm Deloitte noted that "cloud-based enterprise resource planning, automation, and cognitive innovation" are enabling financial institutions to radically simplify processes and optimize human resources.

The idea is that transactions will be increasingly touchless as automation and blockchain boost operations. This will trigger the emergence of new service delivery models that harness robots and algorithms working in tandem with a more diverse workforce. Automation will also enable financial institutions to optimize their costs by reorganizing workflows and the places where they are processed, meaning many may no longer

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Huawei under investigation for having tech installed near US missile silos
Friday, 22 July 2022 02:15

The Biden administration has quietly probed Huawei over fears cell towers outfitted with its hardware could be spying on US military bases and missile silos. 

The investigation, according to Reuters , was opened by the US Commerce Department in early 2021, subpoenaing Huawei in April for information on "the company's policy on sharing data with foreign parties that its equipment could capture from cell phones, including messages and geolocational data." 

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said that cell towers around Montana's Malmstrom Air Force Base, which oversees part of the US's missile fields, contain Huawei technology. Intercontinental ballistic missile silos in

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Telco operator data storage power index
Thursday, 21 July 2022 18:50

SPONSORED POST Telcos and mobile network operators are creating and storing more data than ever as they cement their place in the world's digital economy. The volume of information they process is constantly growing while businesses and consumers are demanding faster, more reliable access to content, applications and services hosted in their data centers.

The rapid expansion of fifth generation (5G) network coverage, handset availability and Internet of Things (IoT) devices will only exacerbate those trends over the next five years. Estimates also suggest that the volume of the data in telcos' billing and business/operational support systems alone, along with

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