Huawei Releases the Industry’s Highest-Density 100GE Fixed Switch to Redefine Small and Medium-Sized Data Center Networks

SHANGHAI, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Before the upcoming HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei released the CE9860X 128-port 100GE fixed data center switch with the industry’s highest density of 100GE ports. With capabilities including high-performance forwarding, flexible cards, and smooth evolution to 400GE ports in the future, the CE9860X will redefine the construction model of small and medium-sized data center networks.

With the continuous development of virtualization and cloudification technologies, cloud data centers are no longer proprietary to super-large Internet companies. More than 75% of small and medium-sized enterprises are considering deploying their services in cloud data centers that can work with public cloud platforms. These enterprises need a highly integrated, high-performance, and flexible cloud data center network that supports continuous service evolution.

Huawei’s newly released CE9860X fixed switch provides 128 x 100GE ports and supports the maximum switching and forwarding capability of 25.6 Tbit/s. Two CE9860X switches and some 25GE/10GE CE6800 series switches can build a spine-leaf network, meeting the networking requirements of small and medium-sized data centers with fewer than 3000 servers. The CE9860X is flexible and cost-effective. The switch is only 4U high and provides four slots for flexible cards. It saves considerable equipment room space and can be expanded on demand. The CE9860X also supports smooth evolution to 400GE ports in the future, reinforcing continuous development of enterprise services.

Leon Wang, General Manager of Huawei Data Center Network Domain, said “The CE9860X is a new flagship member in the Huawei CloudEngine series data center switch family. CloudEngine series switches have been released for nearly six years and have become one of the products of choice for global enterprises to build cloud data center networks. We believe that the CE9860X will bring belief to many small and medium-sized enterprises and become the best model for them to build cloud data center networks.”

CloudEngine series switches are one of the core components of Huawei CloudFabric Cloud Data Center Network Solution. As a leading solution for cloud data center network construction, Huawei CloudFabric has been successfully put into commercial use in more than 6,400 enterprises worldwide. The solution helps customers in finance, Internet, and carrier industries to develop innovative services based on digital twin, enabling data centers to become business value creation centers.

For more information, please visit Huawei CloudEngine data center switches.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – “Activate Intelligence” – will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.

This year’s HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.

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Huawei Releases FabricInsight 2.0, Unveiling a New Mode for Proactive O&M in Data Centers

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Before the upcoming HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei released the latest version of the data center network analyzer–FabricInsight. This industry-leading intelligent network monitoring and analysis platform makes it easy for customers to build intelligent operating systems for applications in data centers. The latest software version, FabricInsight 2.0, features telemetry, machine intelligence, and improved big data analytics capability, helping global customers unveil a new mode for proactive O&M in data centers, efficiently detect, locate, and predict risks in cloud data centers, and build highly stable data center networks.

Virtualization, cloudification, containerization, and artificial intelligence (AI) are driving the transformation of data centers. Enterprises are in urgent need of accelerating innovation, and improving flexibility, stability, and security in increasingly complex data centers.

Leon Wang, General Manager of Huawei’s Data Center Network Domain, said: “As our customers turn to cloudification and ‘AI Plus’, they are exploring ways to implement intelligent O&M using big data, machine learning, and other technologies. Leveraging the network status dynamic baseline generated based on telemetry and machine learning, FabricInsight 2.0 supports brand-new automatic identification of typical faults and predictive maintenance, facilitating network O&M personnel in performing one-click fault analysis and location, as well as potential risk prediction. This indicates that Huawei Intent-Driven Network (IDN) has taken an important step forward.”

The brand-new software version, FabricInsight 2.0, has been launched, and its new features are:

  • Automatic identification of typical faults and troubleshooting wizard: FabricInsight 2.0 is preset with dozens of typical faults related to service quality, network service, security compliance, and other aspects. It provides an overview of currently active and historical failures, and a new troubleshooting wizard. This implements automatic identification of typical faults in seconds and one-click fault diagnosis and troubleshooting.
  • Quick fault locating based on software and hardware: FabricInsight coordinates with Huawei CloudEngine series switches to intelligently preprocess data on the local device, facilitating data analysis. This effectively improves the analyzer’s overall performance and greatly reduces the requirements for servers where FabricInsight is installed. In addition, leveraging the device edge intelligence, FabricInsight is capable of analyzing all packets and quickly locating faults in minutes.
  • Machine intelligence-based predictive maintenance: FabricInsight provides enhanced AI-based O&M capabilities. It takes advantage of the big data and machine learning algorithm to train network behavior models, and establishes dynamic baselines for devices, queues, and ports. In this way, FabricInsight can proactively detect exceptions, predicting faults from the component level to network level. The latest FabricInsight shifts from passive O&M to proactive O&M, enabling networks to detect risks prior to services being affected and reducing the network fault rate by up to 68%.

FabricInsight is one of the core components of Huawei CloudFabric cloud data center network solution. The latest version, FabricInsight 2.0, makes improvements to rapid and proactive fault identification, analysis performance, and risk prediction, taking the lead in intelligent O&M of data center networks. As one of the leaders in cloud data center network, Huawei CloudFabric solution has been successfully put into commercial use in more than 6,400 enterprises worldwide, helping customers in finance, Internet, carrier, and other industries to implement digital twin-based innovative services and enabling data centers to become business value creation centers.

Additional Resources:

For more information, visit Huawei FabricInsight.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – “Activate Intelligence” – will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.

This year’s HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/events/huaweiconnect2018?ic_medium=hwdc&ic_source=corp_banner_allwayson&source=corp_banner

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Landmark 20th Edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine

LONDON, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Education today announced the launch of the 20th edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine in Asia and Africa. First published in 1950, Harrison’s is considered to be the foremost, leading medical reference book worldwide for medical and healthcare students, trainees, their teachers and medical practitioners. Each new edition is comprehensively updated to reflect the latest thinking and information in medical science, diagnoses and treatments.

The landmark 20th edition has been extensively updated with more than 25% new and revised content, covering areas such as: the latest diagnostic methods and technologies; LGBT healthcare; problems associated with microbial resistance to therapeutics; clinical applications of epigenetics and genomics; emerging hi-tech treatments for neurological disease; and disease pathogenesis.

A team of over 700 contributors and six world-renowned editors created the new, definitive 20th edition, which presents essential medical insights, supports in-depth knowledge retention and includes the latest recommendations from clinical trials, as well as updated lists of Suggested Further Readings. The new edition also continues to offer information on both general approaches to treatment considerations and specific therapeutic regimens.

“Harrison’s is the leading, influential educational resource for medical students and clinicians worldwide and has been for more than 65 years,” said Scott Grillo, President of McGraw-Hill Professional. “Harrison’s editors and contributors have done so much through their medical practices, research and education of students. We have worked with the best medical experts in their respective fields to create the go-to book on internal medicine.”

Harrison’s serves both as a textbook for medical students and as a clinical reference for trainees and practicing physicians. The new 20th edition comprises: 4,100 pages in two volumes with over 1,600 illustrations; 1,400 tables ranging from simple to very complex; and 200 decision trees and algorithms – all of which go towards creating a comprehensive and accessible reference book.

“The editors of Harrison’s are committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence in medical education and clinical practice,” commented J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD and editor-in-chief of the 20th edition. “This commitment is reflected in every detail, from how we work with expert contributors to how we shape the table of contents and present new and emerging topics. Our objective is to provide comprehensive but concise coverage of patient presentations, differential diagnosis, disease pathophysiology and treatment. Spanning 68 years of medical advances, the publication of the 20th edition of Harrison’s is a true milestone – and reminds us that we are all perpetual students with a commitment to lifelong learning.”

The accuracy, accessible layout and comprehensive coverage of modern internal medicine makes this the most essential edition of Harrison’s ever.

About McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. McGraw-Hill Education has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. Visit us at mheducation.com or find us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn or Twitter.

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McGraw-Hill Education Launches Landmark 20th Edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine

NOIDA, India, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Education today announced the launch of the 20th edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine in Asia and Africa. First published in 1950, Harrison’s is considered to be the foremost, leading medical reference book worldwide for medical and healthcare students, trainees, their teachers and medical practitioners. Each new edition is comprehensively updated to reflect the latest thinking and information in medical science, diagnoses and treatments.

The landmark 20th edition has been extensively updated with more than 25% new and revised content, covering areas such as: the latest diagnostic methods and technologies; LGBT healthcare; problems associated with microbial resistance to therapeutics; clinical applications of epigenetics and genomics; emerging hi-tech treatments for neurological disease; and disease pathogenesis.

A team of over 700 contributors and six world-renowned editors created the new, definitive 20th edition, which presents essential medical insights, supports in-depth knowledge retention and includes the latest recommendations from clinical trials, as well as updated lists of Suggested Further Readings. The new edition also continues to offer information on both general approaches to treatment considerations and specific therapeutic regimens.

“Harrison’s is the leading, influential educational resource for medical students and clinicians worldwide and has been for more than 65 years,” said Scott Grillo, President of McGraw-Hill Professional. “Harrison’s editors and contributors have done so much through their medical practices, research and education of students. We have worked with the best medical experts in their respective fields to create the go-to book on internal medicine.”

Harrison’s serves both as a textbook for medical students and as a clinical reference for trainees and practicing physicians. The new 20th edition comprises: 4,100 pages in two volumes with over 1,600 illustrations; 1,400 tables ranging from simple to very complex; and 200 decision trees and algorithms – all of which go towards creating a comprehensive and accessible reference book.

“The editors of Harrison’s are committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence in medical education and clinical practice,” commented J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD and editor-in-chief of the 20th edition. “This commitment is reflected in every detail, from how we work with expert contributors to how we shape the table of contents and present new and emerging topics. Our objective is to provide comprehensive but concise coverage of patient presentations, differential diagnosis, disease pathophysiology and treatment. Spanning 68 years of medical advances, the publication of the 20th edition of Harrison’s is a true milestone – and reminds us that we are all perpetual students with a commitment to lifelong learning.”

The accuracy, accessible layout and comprehensive coverage of modern internal medicine makes this the most essential edition of Harrison’s ever.

About McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. McGraw-Hill Education has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. Visit us at mheducation.com or find us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn or Twitter.

Contact:

India: support.india@mheducation.com
Asia: mhemarketing.apac@mheducation.com

AfDB supports Ghana with 1.5 million dollars for energy efficiency

Accra, Mr Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank Group, says the Bank has provided technical assistance worth 1.5 million dollars to Ghana towards removing barriers to investment in the renewable energy efficiency.

He said Ghana was showing the way towards universal access to energy because she currently had about 80 per cent energy access coverage, which is one of the highest in the Sub-region due to the utilisation of off-grid solutions.

He, therefore, urged other African countries to emulate the strides made by Ghana to achieve universal access to energy.

Mr Adesina made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf at the opening of the Fourth Ghana Renewable Energy Fair in Accra, on the theme: Renewable Energy: Exploiting Energy Resources at the District Level.

The three-day Fair provides the platform to promote renewable energy technologies and create linkages between the various stakeholders in the renewable energy space including researchers, entrepreneurs, industries and consumers.

The Fair, jointly organised by the Energy Commission and Ministry of Energy, involved conferences and exhibition of renewable technologies, which attracted captains of industry, energy experts and development partners.

It would also ensure collaboration between government, the private sector and civil society organisations to deliberate on pertinent issues on renewable energy and proffer solutions.

Mr Adesina said energy efficiency was one of the key solutions for climate change, adding that the Bank had identified some African countries, which it was supporting to establish energy regulatory frameworks to attract private investment into the sector.

He said for the African Continent to achieve universal access to energy, there was the need for bold action to be taken to achieve the target by 2030.

He said the Bank recently launched a 100 million-dollar Energy Inclusion Facility to cover financing of energy projects in some African countries to ensure energy efficiency.

Mr Adesina said the Bank was working closely with the World Bank and countries like Germany and Switzerland to structure the 230 million dollars programme for energy efficiency for both private and public sector investments on the Continent.

He said in Africa about 600,000 women and children died prematurely annually due to bad cooking solutions, therefore, the Bank had committed to supporting 150,000 households to have access to clean cooking solutions.

Mr William Owuraku Aidoo, a Deputy Minister of Energy, said energy was the engine for economic growth; therefore, the Government was reshaping its renewable energy laws to address the challenges confronting the sub-sector.

This, he said, would ensure the country was abreast of the current global energy renewable industry and take full advantage to propel economic growth.

He said while the nation was witnessing economic growth, the issue of sustainability of renewable energy resources and environmental consciousness should be critical in the strategies and policies that underpinned the nation’s development.

The Deputy Minister lauded the World Bank, Swiss Development and Organisation and African Development Bank for their immense support to Ghana’s Energy Development Access Project towards the implementation of renewable energy initiatives nationwide.

He applauded the contribution of the governments of Denmark, Germany, China, Japan and the United States of America for supporting and funding wide range of renewable projects.

Ghana is a signatory to the COP Paris Agreement under which she committed herself to unconditionally reducing the rate of greenhouse emissions by 15 per cent within the business enclave by 2030.

To that end, Mr Aido said the nation had incorporated some mitigation actions in the energy sector objectives from medium to long term, including increasing the penetration of renewable energy by 10 per cent in the electricity generation mix.

It would also promote cleaner cooking solutions and rural household lanterns to replace kerosene as the main lightening fuel and double efforts of energy efficiency and conservation processes.

He said as the nation utilised the renewable energy resources, there was the need to ensure that the local capacity and industries were built not only at the national level but at the district levels to take advantage of the rapid growth in the renewable energy sub-sector worldwide.

Source: Ghana News Agency