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MARKET MOVEMENT Siklu and Exertis Hammer partner to deliver wireless connectivity across northern Europe Value-add distributor, Exertis Hammer, and a global market leader in millimetre-wave wireless solutions, Siklu, have announced a distribution agreement that will greatly expand Siklu’s reach to wireless connectivity resellers, data centres, integrators, service providers and OEMs in the UK, Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia. Exertis Hammer has been supplying Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand networks for nearly two decades and can supply networks for the campus, the data centre, storage and high-performance computing deployments. As part of the arrangement, Exertis Hammer will carry and distribute Siklu’s millimetre wave wireless solutions to its vertical markets. The UK and Europe leading distributor will be able to supply its new and existing customers with the full Siklu product range, which includes radios in the 60 GHz and 70/80GHz bands. Products offered through Exertis Hammer will include Siklu’s EtherHaul Hundred Series and EtherHaul Kilo Series that can support deployments with up to 10 Gb throughput, and up to 4.3 miles (6.9km), as well as the MultiHaul Series for automatically aligning rapid deployment. Siklu leads the millimetre wave radio market, and offers excellent fibre extension solutions, for delivering multigigabit connectivity free from 5GHz interference. Siklu’s mmWave radios provide fibre-like performance with the speed and flexibility of a wireless deployment. For companies in time-pressured industries, applying Siklu wireless connectivity solutions to the already existing networks helps shorten the deployment timelines. The agreement between Exertis Hammer and Siklu will allow many UK and European businesses, as well as public organisations, to have the unprecedented access to best-inclass mmWave wireless connectivity. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| F5 Networks boosted by two acquisitions F5 Networks, an application delivery specialist, has been boosted by two recent acquisitions. The acquisition of NGINX was finalised in May 2019, which significantly enhanced F5’s ability to deliver enterprise-grade services for all applications – traditional and modern – wherever built or deployed. NGINX stands out as a trusted open source leader in web and application server technology, providing cloud-native support for container-based microservices environments and new application services such as API Management. “Together, F5 and NGINX bridge the gap from applications to infrastructure and from developer to operations,” said Yazeed Almaso, NGINX Sales Manager for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region, F5 Networks. In January 2020, F5 introduced NGINX Controller 3.0, the first major product as a combined company. The first in a new series of releases, the cloud-native application delivery solution helps organisations increase business agility, mitigate risk and enhance digital experiences. In January 2020, F5 also completed the acquisition of Shape Security, a leader in online fraud and abuse prevention, adding protection from automated attacks, botnets and targeted fraud to F5’s portfolio of application services. The union offers organisations comprehensive, end-to-end application security, potentially saving billions of dollars lost to fraud, reputational damage and costly disruptions to critical online services. • INTELLIGENT TECH CHANNELS INTELLIGENT TECH CHANNELS Issue 29 57