HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
ZincFive | February 03, 2023
ZincFive, one of the most well-known companies that work with nickel-zinc batteries for power applications, has recently released the brand-new BC Series, nickel-zinc UPS Battery Cabinets called the BC2.
This new product has forward and backward compatibility with megawatt UPS inverters, providing the smallest footprint per kilowatt, enhanced reliability, sustainability, less maintenance, and no thermal runway. As per the third-party analysis, ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries have a remarkable lower climate impact than lead-acid and lithium batteries.
CEO and Co-Founder of ZincFive, Tim Hysell, said, "ZincFive continues to innovate with our powerful, safe, and reliable nickel-zinc battery technology, and the BC 2 is a great solution to address all current and future data centre needs." He further added, "In addition, the importance of sustainability in data centre backup battery systems continues to grow. Both ZincFive and our customers are committed to reducing carbon footprint and operating costs without sacrificing safety or performance."
(Source – Business Wire)
This battery cabinet has a width of 21 inches, has passed a seismic shake test with an SDS of 2.29 g, giving it a strong seismic footprint, and features active cooling, simple maintenance, and easy conduit landing. It has optimized packaging and design of the same old NiZn batteries with the best power density, safety, and sustainability, with total assembling capacity with batteries in the cabinet, and renders strong Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) credit for mission-critical data centers.
ZincFive Awarded with 90 patents, ZincFive, a provider of nickel-zinc batteries and power solutions, utilizes the technology of The Power of Good Chemistry™ for the wellbeing of businesses, employees, and the environment. It is a private company based in Tualatin, Oregon, dedicated to the sustainability and safety of nickel-zinc chemistry, providing high power density, and optimizing performance for mission-critical applications, ensuring reliability, safety, and sustainability. It supports technology markets, the information technology sector, intelligent transportation, industrial engines, and data centers. Its products include the UPStealth® series, BC Series UPS Battery Cabinets, Monobloc Batteries, and Cylindrical Cells.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
NetApp | February 10, 2023
On February 09, 2023, NetApp, a global cloud-led, datacentric software announced the upcoming availability of the NetApp AFF C-Series, a new line of capacity flash storage options that provides low-cost all-flash storage, and NetApp AFF A150 is a new entry-level storage system in the family of all-flash systems of AFF A-Series which is ideal for Mid-size business and Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO).
The new NetApp AFF C-Series has flash performance while being cost-effective and efficient. This signifies that the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lower, and there is less space needed for storage. This family of capacity flash arrays is also available with ONTAP One, an all-in-one license that includes all NetApp software. ONTAP One is one of the most complete software suites on the market. Customers can modernize their data center by choosing the right storage (capacity flash, performance flash, or hybrid) for their VMware, database, and file workloads. This storage runs on NetApp ONTAP, and for a seamless hybrid cloud, the experience is managed centrally by NetApp BlueXP.
Additionally, NetApp announced its new portfolio storage program NetApp Advance, which assures best-in-class delivery for customer ownership experience and on-premises environments for future cost-effectiveness. This further gives customers flexibility and allows them to safeguard their storage investment from the C-Series, AFF A150, FAS systems, or other newly acquired AFFs. Furthermore, NetApp confirms that workload efficiency goals are fulfilled, or NetApp will fix this at no cost to the customer.
The NetApp AFF C-Series, comprised of the AFF C400, AFF C250, and AFF C800, provides guaranteed storage efficiency to improve an organization's storage, seamless scalability on-premises for performance, and best-in-class security with ransomware protection to keep critical data safe, protected, and available.
NetApp Advance is now available, and the NetApp AFF C-Series family and NetApp AFF A150 will be in March 2023. Additionally, in Q4 FY'23, NetApp, and Cisco plan to add these storage options to FlexPod, the best-integrated infrastructure solution on the market.
NetApp is a cloud-led and data-centric software company, it empower organizations to lead with data in the age of fast-tracked digital transformation. The company offers systems, software, and cloud services that help them run their applications well from the data center to the cloud, and if they are moving to the cloud, developing in the cloud, or making their own cloud-like experiences on the premises. In addition, NetApp helps organizations build their data fabric and securely send the correct data, services, and applications anytime, anywhere, to the right people and with solutions that work in many different environments.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SERVER OS
US Signal and Igneo Infrastructure Partners | February 20, 2023
Igneo Infrastructure Partners, a worldwide infrastructure investment manager with assets under management of $16.5 billion, has completed the acquisition of US Signal Company, LLC, a distinguished provider of data center and network solutions.
Partner and co-head of Igneo in North America, Michael Ryder, said, "Igneo enters 2023 with strong momentum. We are excited to add US Signal to our growing portfolio in North America, where we continue to see strong tailwinds in the digital infrastructure sector." He added, "This is our third global investment in the digital sector. Our focus remains on high-quality, mid-market, critical infrastructure businesses like US Signal."
(Source – PR Newswire)
U.S. Signal, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers an array of services including network, data center, cloud hosting, connectivity, data protection, disaster recovery, and colocation to both sizeable national telecommunications carriers and regional enterprise customers. US Signal serves a broad customer base with eight data centers in the upper Midwest and a fiber network spanning 9,500 route miles across nine states.
This acquisition marks Igneo's initial foray into the U.S. telecom sector and the fourth platform asset in North America. In the past four years, Igneo has invested over US$2.0 billion of capital in companies such as Terra-Gen, Rialto Bioenergy, and Patriot Rail.
About US Signal
US Signal offers cutting-edge technology solutions for data centers, cloud services, and managed services that assist businesses in updating their IT operations and adapting to evolving technological and business demands. By leveraging a range of services such as colocation, IT infrastructure, data management, disaster recovery, endpoint monitoring, and security, US Signal can cater to even the most intricate technical requirements. US Signal's comprehensive fiber network powers all of these services, ensuring secure and reliable connectivity. The network is expertly designed to optimize edge computing, enabling private WAN connections and one-hop access to the internet via Tier 1 upstream relationships and direct connections to hyper-scale cloud providers.
About Igneo Infrastructure Partners
Igneo Infrastructure Partners is a globally recognized investment firm that focuses on investing in exceptional mid-market infrastructure companies across various regions, including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Being an independent investment team under the First Sentier Investors Group, Igneo has built a robust reputation for partnering with companies and providing value to investors. Since its establishment in 1994, the firm has honed its expertise in identifying promising investment opportunities in the infrastructure space and has consistently delivered exceptional results. The team prides itself on its capability to work closely with portfolio companies, implementing innovative solutions and proactive asset management practices that foster long-term sustainable growth.