HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
CDS | February 01, 2023
Leading multi-vendor services (MVS) provider for data centers, CDS, recently announced its record YoY growth, a 15% rise in revenue compared to 2021.
With a strong emphasis on boosting efficiency and finding practical, affordable solutions to optimize data centers, CDS has released two key updates to its software platform. First, the Raytrix MVS platform gets the new Enterprise Pricing Module, which enables customers to get faster data center maintenance quotes. The latest update with direct access to the CDS pricing engine enable partners to accelerate revenue opportunities by generating pricing quotes more quickly.
The new Data Center Modernization Assessment Service by CDS helps partners identify opportunities and unlock savings in their existing enterprise systems. Additionally, this service increases its monitoring capabilities and doubled CDS’ capacity to connect with more enterprise storage systems, find possible issues, and fix them before they impact performance.
Daniel Newton, CEO of CDS, said, “Our partner-first approach, coupled with our deep industry expertise, continues to build trust with our OEM partners and their major customers.” He further added, “With economic uncertainty being a top concern for many enterprises today, we’re looking out for their cost and operational efficiencies so they can focus on meeting the needs of their customers. In 2023, CDS is looking to expand our global footprint by increasing recognition of the strategic and cost-effective importance that multi-vendor services can bring to data centers and IT organizations worldwide.”
(Source – Business Wire)
CDS is the top supplier of multi-vendor support (MVS) services for data centers. High-end storage, server, and network devices are supported for mission-critical data centers via its Raytrix MVS software platform. Through OEMs and channel partners, CDS provides post-warranty support services for a variety of customers across the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's maintenance and support services are created to increase the return on investment for these systems by extending the useful life of the IT infrastructure of its clients. With the help of its partnerships with the top worldwide providers of data center infrastructure, CDS is supporting over 700 customers in 45 countries to unlock data center spending across business IT infrastructure with various maintenance needs and cost containment requirements.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
IDTechEx | March 27, 2023
Thermal Interface Material (TIM) plays an important role in power electronics, computing processors, sensors, and energy storage devices. TIMs are the materials used to fill the void between heat sources and heat sinks to enhance heat transfer. TIMs come in a variety of forms, including gap pads, thermal greases, thermally conductive adhesives, and phase change materials. The form varies significantly across target application areas, cost, and ease of mass deployment. With the ever-increasing power demand and heat generation for many emerging industries, such as data centers, 5G, and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), TIMs are experiencing rapid growth and evolution, leading to significant market opportunities and massive potential for each of the target industries.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a fast-growing market; IDTechEx forecasts that electric vehicle markets across land, sea, and air will generate US$2.6 trillion by 2042 with a double-digit annual growth rate. The battery is undoubtedly one of the most important components of an EV. Together with the fast adoption of EVs, there is also a trend for higher power density, larger battery capacity, and faster charging.
TCAs have the fastest growth but gap fillers retain their dominant position over the next ten years. Source: IDTechEx - "Thermal Interface Materials 2023-2033: Technologies, Markets and Opportunities".
The most used TIM forms in the EV battery industry include gap pads, gap fillers, and thermally conductive adhesives (TCAs). There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution when it comes to TIM form, and the choice is ultimately subject to battery design configuration. Gap filler is by far the most widely adopted TIM for EV batteries at this stage, thanks to their superior ability to be efficiently dispensed at high volumes. However, in order to increase energy density and achieve a longer range, EV batteries have been shifting from modular to cell-to-pack designs. This shift is expected to have profound impacts on the adoption of TIMs. Modular battery designs consist of multiple individual battery modules connected to form a battery pack. Each module has a separate casing and requires a separate TIM to transfer heat from the cell to the cooling system. In contrast, the cell-to-pack design combines the battery cells into a single, large battery module, eliminating the need for separate module housings and TIMs.
This battery transition reduces TIM usage per vehicle as there are fewer thermal interfaces between the cells and the cooling plate. The elimination of module housings means cells can directly contact the cooling plate, thereby changing the performance requirements of the TIM. The TIM needs to transfer heat efficiently to avoid hotspots, as well as present good material compatibility with the cold plate. As the TIMs are positioned directly between the cells and the cold plate, an increased adhesion of TIMs is needed to stick the cells and cold plates together. Therefore, IDTechEx forecasts thermally conductive adhesives to be increasingly adopted thanks to this battery design transition, and by 2020, the market size of TCA within the EV industry is expected to have a 15-fold increase. More details about the opportunities associated with this transition are included in IDTechEx's latest research, "Thermal Interface Materials 2023-2033: Technologies, Markets and Opportunities".
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APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Airgain, Inc | January 10, 2023
Airgain,Inc., a global leader in wireless connectivity solutions, recently released its outdoor 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) reference design, and has been tested and validated using the company's cutting-edge RF testing and validation tools. Airgain’s products include embedded components, external antennas, and integrated systems.
Introducing this reference design reinforces Airgain's position as a pioneer in developing and utilizing FWA technology. Zion Market Research projects that the global 5G FWA market will surpass USD$23 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of over 97%.
With this new reference design, Airgain’s FWA-based offerings expand to 3 areas
Embedded Antennas - In order to secure the best possible signal and coverage, Airgain collaborates with OEMs and ODMs to design high-performance integrated antennas for 5G FWA
Standalone Antennas - To improve the coverage of installed indoor FWA devices, Airgain creates freestanding, multi-mount directional panel antennas with the highest gain at the lowest cost in the smallest form factor
Integrated Design - Airgain offering of industrial design, a complete set of specifications, a bill of materials, a software management stack, and an easy installation kit guided by a mobile app, simplifies the process of bringing a complete FWA device to market
“Fixed wireless access is experiencing exponential growth and Airgain is at the forefront of improving the end-user experience,” said Dr. Ali Sadri, Chief Technology Officer for Airgain, Inc. “While indoor fixed wireless access devices suffer from the penetration loss of walls and windows, Airgain’s fully integrated outdoor FWA reference design significantly improves performance, speeds up time-to-market and simplifies wireless implementation.” he further added.
About Airgain, Inc
Leading supplier of cutting-edge antenna technologies, Airgain enables high performance wireless networking solutions for a variety of products and markets, including consumer, business, and automotive. Airgain collaborates with the entire ecosystem, including carriers, chipset vendors, OEMs, and ODMs, by combining design-led thinking with testing and development. Airgain's antennas are used in fleet, carrier, residential, enterprise, government, private and public safety wireless networks and systems.