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Posts Tagged ‘infrastructure’

Self-Service Solution to Simplify Modernization of Legacy Identity Infrastructure

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 5 ottobre 2019

Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), a pioneer in Intelligent Identity, today announced the release of PingCentral, a self-service delegated administration and converged operating portal for enterprise identity and access management (IAM). The solution addresses common tasks across the Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform with simple, self-service workflows and standardized templates that can be delegated to business users and application teams that don’t have IAM expertise.Dedicated IAM administrators often struggle to manage the high volume of requests required to keep application teams functioning. An example of this is adding a connection for an application or API, or handling minor changes like updating configurations, security certificates and more. Meanwhile, business application teams generally have limited IAM knowledge and ability to make these modifications on their own. The result can be IAM changes that take up to several weeks of back and forth activities between IAM administrators and business application teams, including multiple requests, emails and meetings. This leaves little time for identity security teams to focus on value-add activities like enhancing security posture and improving end user productivity.

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Cloud Infrastructure Provider Selects Zayo for Connectivity

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 marzo 2019

A leading cloud infrastructure provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for wavelength connectivity. The long-haul wavelength solution will connect a new data center for the company located on the West Coast.The solution includes multiple 100G wavelengths, with fully diverse connectivity, meeting the provider’s requirements for highly reliable capacity to support current and future growth.Consumers, small businesses and large enterprises continue to migrate more of their storage and workload to cloud providers. These providers are upgrading their capacity and improving core networks to meet the growing demand, which is expected to continue to accelerate.“Our fiber networks connect directly to the majority of third-party and enterprise-owned data centers, positioning us as the partner of choice for cloud infrastructure providers,” said Jack Waters, president of Zayo Networks and COO. “We look forward to building this important relationship and supporting this customer’s growth and success.”

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Cube Highways to Acquire Delhi-Agra Toll Road from Reliance Infrastructure

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 marzo 2019

Cube Highways and Infrastructure III Pte. Ltd., an affiliate of Cube Highways and a portfolio company of I Squared Capital through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, has entered into an agreement with Reliance Infrastructure Limited to acquire a 100 percent stake of DA Toll Road Private Limited (DATRPL), a toll road in the state of Haryana/Uttar Pradesh, India. Following the transaction, the Cube Highways group portfolio will have over 4,500 lane-kilometers of highways across India. DATRPL operates the 180-kilometer, six-lane toll road connecting the national capital, Delhi, with Agra on National Highway (NH) 2. The road is a 26-year concession, granted in 2010, for strengthening and widening the four-lane highway to a six-lane configuration and began collecting tolls in October 2012.
“We are pleased to expand our presence in the Indian highway sector with the acquisition of another quality asset. This investment reinforces Cube Highways’ position as a leading player in the Indian highway sector and furthers its disciplined growth plan of acquiring strategically located roads from leading construction companies and developers,” said Gautam Bhandari, Director of Cube Highways and Partner, I Squared Capital.“DATRPL forms a core part of NH 2, a main artery of the national highways network connecting North to East and Central India. The road has robust growth potential as it connects major industrial and tourist centers in North India including Delhi, Faridabad, Mathura and Agra. We anticipate even further growth following completion the entire NH 2 road project,” said Dr. Harikishan Reddy, CEO of Cube Highways Advisors.

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Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. Announces Portfolio Management Team

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE:MGU) (“MGU” or “Fund”) announced today that Brad Frishberg, CFA will be the sole portfolio manager and in that capacity, will continue to be responsible for making day-to-day investment decisions for the Fund. Brad Frishberg, CFA, Chief Investment Officer — Global Listed Infrastructure Securities, heads the firm’s infrastructure securities team and is the lead portfolio manager for Macquarie’s Global Listed Infrastructure strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2009 in his current role, Frishberg was managing director and US equity portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where, over a period of 13 years, he was responsible for managing portfolios and businesses in London, Tokyo, and New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree from Trinity College.
Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc., a diversified closed-end fund, is listed on the NYSE. The Fund’s investment adviser is Macquarie Capital Investment Management LLC, which is a part of Macquarie Asset Management and a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited.Past performance is no assurance of future results. Investment return and market value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original costs. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Forward-looking statements are based on information that is available on the date hereof, and neither the Investment Adviser nor any other person affiliated with the Investment Adviser has any duty to update any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could affect actual results to differ from these statements include, among other factors, material, negative changes to the asset class and the actual composition of the portfolio.

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Corsair Infrastructure Partners Announces Transaction Involving DP World Australia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 gennaio 2019

Corsair Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”), the global infrastructure investment business of Corsair Capital (“Corsair”), today announced that Gateway Infrastructure Investments (“Gateway”), an investment fund managed by CIP, as well as several other financial investors, have entered into agreements to sell their entire stakes in DP World Australia (Holding) Pty Ltd (“DPWA”) to DP World and new investment funds managed by CIP. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.As a result of this transaction, DP World, the original corporate parent of DPWA, will hold a majority stake in the company, alongside a substantial minority investment by CIP-managed funds.Hari R. Rajan, Managing Director of Corsair and Head of CIP, said, “We are pleased to have achieved the exit of Gateway’s investment in DPWA, while maintaining our strong relationship with DP World through our continued management of a large investment in the company. We believe this new shareholder structure will further leverage the global capabilities of DP World and support the continued growth and development of DPWA’s container terminal and other businesses.”

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Bluebird Network to be Acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 gennaio 2019

Bluebird Network, LLC, (“Bluebird” or the “Company”) a Midwest telecommunications company, is being acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (“MIP”) for an undisclosed amount. MIP is a long-term infrastructure investment fund that is managed by the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”) division of Macquarie Group.MIP has partnered with Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) (“Uniti”) to finance the transaction. Uniti will acquire Bluebird’s fiber network and then lease it back to Bluebird under a long-term lease. As part of the transaction, Bluebird will also acquire Uniti’s Midwestern fiber business and receive a long-term lease over Uniti’s Midwestern fiber network, which consists of approximately 2,500 miles of network predominantly in Illinois. Upon completion of the transactions the two adjacent networks will be combined and operated as one company under the Bluebird name. The Company will be operated by the existing Bluebird management team and employee-base headquartered in Columbia, MO, led by Chief Executive Officer, Michael Morey.“We are very pleased to partner with Bluebird’s experienced management team as MIP expands its portfolio of investments in communications infrastructure,” said Karl Kuchel, CEO of MIP. “As bandwidth needs continue to increase, fiber has become the essential backbone for high-performance connectivity networks. We look forward to working with the Bluebird team to growing the platform in the years ahead”“This is an exciting opportunity for Bluebird. The investment by MIP and the addition of the adjacent network uniquely positions Bluebird as a scaled strategic network and data center provider in the Midwest,” adds Michael Morey, CEO of Bluebird. “With our existing team in place and an expanded network and customer set, Bluebird will be well placed to serve wholesale and enterprise customers, and for platform growth throughout the Midwest and beyond.”Bluebird provides high bandwidth network solutions within rural and urban areas throughout the Midwest, focusing on connecting rural areas to major cities. The company provides a wide variety of network services to enterprise and carrier customers, including secure and reliable bandwidth, Metro Ethernet, Wide Area Network Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access, E-Line Services, Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (E-LAN) and Mobile Backhaul Transport services. Bluebird’s fiber optic infrastructure also connects to the Bluebird Underground Data Center, an underground colocation facility located in Springfield, Missouri.The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary terms and conditions, and is expected to be closed by the end of the third quarter of 2019.

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Dalla Global Infrastructure Initiative del G20 alla European Infrastructure Initative italiana?

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 settembre 2014

Innovatori-Europei-def7Nel comunicato finale diffuso al termine dell’incontro dei G20 di ieri in Australia si è ribadito che “la crescita economica globale resta incerta e al di sotto del ritmo necessario a generare i posti di lavoro necessari, nonostante le condizioni economiche siano migliorate”.Per combattere questa transizione difficilissima, i ministri delle Finanze dei Paesi del G20 si sono impegnati a lanciare differenti iniziative mirate all’obiettivo di una crescita del Pil del 2% a livello mondiale nei prossimi cinque anni, puntando decisamente sugli investimenti nelle infrastrutture con il lancio della “Global Infrastructure Initiative”.Per gli Innovatori Europei, che a Giugno scorso dalla sede del Partito Democratico proposero al governo Renzi la istituzione di un Osservatorio Europeo per le Infrastrutture e la Logistica Mediterranee, questa è una notizia davvero importante e attesa da tempo.Essa essenzialmente ribadisce che una ripresa della economia mondiale, ed europea, passerà necessariamente da un rilancio degli investimenti infrastrutturali materiali e immateriali.L’Italia ha ancora tre mesi davanti per prendere la leadership politica in Europa proprio attorno a questo tema, lanciando una European Infrastructure Initiative con la istituzione in Italia di una Agenzia per lo sviluppo infrastrutturale europeo e mediterraneo.Il nostro auspicio è che tutto il Partito Democratico e il Partito Socialista Europeo stimolino il Premier Matteo Renzi (presidente di turno dell’Unione Europea) per raggiungere questo importante goal, da cui potrà ripartire effettivamente la fase due delle politiche europee per la crescita dell’economia reale del continente.

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A test for Europe’s foreign policy

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 febbraio 2011

From The Economist this week. Every year the German Language Society selects a word of the year and an unword, usually something somebody said but should not have done. Wutbürger (irate citizen) was the word for 2010. The unword was alternativlos (no alternative), as in the bail-out of Greece was alternativlos. These choices capture something of Germany’s mood these days. Wutbürger refers to Germans who are angry about huge infrastructure projects, among other things, and disenchanted with conventional party politics. Alternativlos suggests asense of frustration and resignation.
In 2010 the economy grew at its fastest rate since unication, and unemployment dropped to its lowest level since 1992. Real incomes are rising after years of stagnation. In December 45% of Germans were condent about the coming year and only 11% felt trepidation, says one survey. Other rich countries are studying Germany’s recipe for success with some envy.  In most countries voters would give their government credit. In Germany things are more complicated. Angela Merkel’s coalition, which took oce in October 2009, is widely seen as a disappointment. The three party allianceconsisting of Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democratic Un. The opposition lacks artillery. The SPD is still seeking a remedy that might arrest its long-term decline. Its leader, Sigmar Gabriel, is not a credible alternative to Mrs Merkel. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the former foreign minister, would be more formidable. But German voters tend to unseat chancellors only when they are angry, not because they embrace the challenger. The Greens could conceivably displace the SPD as the second-strongest party, but they too lack a candidate to match Mrs Merkel. The ex-communist Left Party is a mess. A co- alition of the three left-of-centre parties seems far-fetched. In Mrs Merkel’s camp, chieftains with the stature to challenge her leadership have recently left politics (Christian Wul, the former premier of Lower Saxony, became federal president last year). Their successors lack experience or independent power bases. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the charismatic defence minister, is Germany’s most popular politician and a potential chancellor. But he is young and his route to the top is through the CSU. His handling of a series of minor scandals has dulled his sheen, at least temporarily.  The strong economy will buoy Mrs Merkel, even if earlier governments deserve more credit for it than the present one. Less obviously, she may benet from pockets of rage and resignation. Her administration has looked more purposeful ever since it challenged rebels against an ambitious rail project in Stuttgart, the original Wutbürger. The CDU brands them enemies of progress and mocks the Greens, political home to many rebels, as the party of no.
When Mrs Merkel sees no alternative, people tend to believe her. She has been through politically roughpatches and may encounter more. She has been damned for maintaining radio silence rather than sending clear messages, for balancing factions rather than leading, for leaning left when her party yearned for a rightward tilt. She will be tested by seven regional elections this year. The results could wound her. But, for now at least, Mrs Merkel seems to be alternativlos
Editor’s highlights
Like the rest of the world, we are transfixed by events in Egypt. Over ten days, the country has passed through an intense arc of emotion, from fear of autocracy through euphoria to fear of chaos. Many in the West and the region fear the consequences of the regime’s collapse. But we believe the events there are to be welcomed. The uprising has given a downtrodden region a taste of freedom and holds out the prospect of democracy in the Arab world; and, in the end, democracy is the only real guarantor of stability. Also in this week’s issue:
Japan’s radical prime minister: Naoto Kan puts together an impressive package of reforms
The pirate boom: Time to tackle the menace in the seas off Somalia
Londonism and its adherents: The capital’s ideology
The masochism tango: How pain assuages guilt

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The European EV Charging Infrastructure Market

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 novembre 2010

Londo For next generation electric vehicles such as advanced electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) DC-DC charging technology is being looked upon highly as an efficient power conversion and supplying system that enables rapid charging. Inductive charging technology is already used for mobile and smart phones and now the same concept of charging is also being applied for electric vehicles. These two technologies would makeup around 3 per cent of the charging points in Europe by 2017, according to Frost & Sullivan. In its upcoming analyst briefing taking place on Thursday, 18 November 2010, at 15.00 GMT, Frost & Sullivan will focus on the European EV Charging Infrastructure Market. Sanketh Gudur, Senior Research Analyst for Automotive & Transportation group will address various charging levels applicability in Europe and its development with relative market shares.. EVs and PHEVs will have an impact on the electricity grid and utilities will certainly be aiming to cope with this demand by managing and targeting it for off-peak charging where there is currently surplus capacity. In particular, they are likely to achieve this through variable electricity tariffs related to grid demand and also through controlled charging via an intelligence infrastructure, in the future. This briefing will benefit utilities, electrical component manufacturers, transmission management and distribution companies, energy infrastructure and vehicle manufacturers by discussing emerging trends and providing forward projections for the European electrical vehicle charging infrastructure market.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

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Next 10 years to be India’s Infrastructure Decade

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 febbraio 2010

British and Indian investors and private sector leaders gathered to discuss UK-India Partnerships at the 4th CBC –CII India Infrastructure Forum in London.  Hon Kamal Nath, India’s Minister for Road Transport and Highways, opened the Forum, by declaring that the last 10 years had been India’s ICT Decade and the next would be the Infrastructure Decade. Speaking to the 200 strong audience of business leaders, Minister Nath said that while India expected to grow at 8% in 2010 and 9% in 2011, the country still faced enormous challenges. The county has become the ‘fastest growing free market economy in the world’ said the Minister, ‘but its biggest deficit is in infrastructure, this must be bridged to continue to grow’. The Minister told the audience that infrastructure is at the top of the government’s agenda. Speaking specifically about India’s road network, he said India is building 20Km of road a day, which is 7000Km a year and represents 50 Billion Dollars worth of work in progress. Addressing the theme of partnerships the Minister urged greater involvement of UK companies in India’s infrastructure projects. ‘Today we have the largest PPP programme in the world, in which we plan to invest $9 billion to improve airports, $12 billion to modernise ports and $130 billion in the power sector including transmission and distribution’.  Rt Hon Lord Andrew Adonis, Secretary of State for Transport, who represented the British Government at the Forum, spoke of the importance of Anglo-Indian business relations to both countries’ economies. British engineering, construction and consulting companies are anxious to further develop their international operations, said the Secretary of State, and must be made aware of the exciting opportunities that exist in India and will be available over the coming years. UK experts are available to help in the great infrastructure projects India is undertaking, said the British Minister. The Forum was organised by the Commonwealth Business Council and Confederation of Indian Industry and was sponsored by ICICI Bank, IL and FS Transportation, IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd, ISPAT Group, JM Financial Consultants Pvt. Ltd. UK Trade Investment (UKTI), Europe-India Chambers of Commerce, International Financial Services London, British Aviation Group, and British Expertise were event supporters.The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) was established in 1997 with a direct mandate from Heads of Commonwealth Governments to promote trade and investment amongst 52 member nations and increase economic linkages with non-member countries.  CBC’s goal is to achieve economic empowerment for shared global prosperity through the enhancement of private sector contribution to social and economic development. http://www.cbcglobal.orgThe Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative process. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded over 114 years ago, it is India’s premier business association, with a direct membership of over 7800 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 385 national and regional sectoral associations.

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Frost & Sullivan on Electric Vehicles

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 settembre 2009

London The global electric vehicles (EV) market is expected to revolutionise the automotive industry introducing a plethora of new technologies, innovative business models, and new entrants. However, are industry forecasts in line with their customers? This briefing captures and analyses the driving and usage characteristics of private users by considering their current driving needs and examining potential features expected from electric vehicles. The Automotive & Transportation Group at Frost & Sullivan (http://www.transportation.frost.com) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an online analyst briefing presentation on Tuesday, 6 October, 2009 at 2:00pm BST. This briefing will profile potential EV adopters, examine their infrastructure requirements and interpret how consumers respond to new business models. This briefing will benefit vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, governments, utility and infrastructure companies and anyone interested in understanding the customer potential for EVs in Europe.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

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On Conclusion of the Cyberspace Review

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 aprile 2009

On February 9, the President directed a 60-day review of the plans, programs and activities underway throughout the government that address our communications and information infrastructure (i.e., cyberspace). The purpose of the review is to develop a strategic framework to ensure that our initiatives in this area are integrated, resourced and coordinated appropriately, both within the Executive Branch and with Congress and the private sector. Today, the interagency group undertaking the review concluded its work and is now in the process of submitting its findings and recommendations for the President’s review.  The report being submitted summarizes the review team’s conclusions and outlines the beginning of the way forward in building a reliable, resilient, trustworthy digital infrastructure for the future. It provides to the President recommendations regarding an optimal White House organizational structure to address cyberspace-related issues and includes an action plan on identifying and prioritizing further work in this area. After the President has had an opportunity to carefully review the group’s report, we will begin discussing the results.

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The Vice President in Washington DC.

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 aprile 2009

The White House 13/4. The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will attend the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.  This event will have expanded pool coverage. The Vice President will travel with the President to the Department of Transportation to deliver remarks highlighting the transportation projects and infrastructure jobs created by the Recovery Act. Secretary LaHood will also attend. In the afternoon, the Vice President will join the President for a meeting with Defense Secretary Gates in the Oval Office.

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The Presidential Daily Briefing

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 aprile 2009

The White House The President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.  This meeting is closed press. Later in the morning, President Obama and the First Family will attend the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. This event will have expanded pool coverage. Correspondents interested in covering the Easter Egg Roll will have the opportunity to be escorted to the press area on the South Lawn in the afternoon. The President and Vice President will travel to the Department of Transportation to deliver remarks highlighting the transportation projects and infrastructure jobs created by the Recovery Act. Secretary LaHood will also attend. In the afternoon, the President and Vice President will receive the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.  The President will then meet with senior staff in the Oval Office.  The President and the Vice President will also meet with Defense Secretary Gates in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

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