WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK,DATA STORAGE,WINDOWS SERVER OS
QTS | January 02, 2023
In an industry first, QTS Data Centers, a leading data Center solutions provider, recently announced its commitment to supply residual heat to a large-scale district heating project in partnership. Headquartered in Netherlands, QTS in collaboration with WarmteStad, a sustainable utility company of the municipality of Groningen, will supply the heat out of its Groningen data Center as part of its sustainability initiative.
WarmteStad recently unveiled an innovative heating plant that will utilize 100% residual heat from the QTS Groningen data Center. Heat pumps powered by renewable energy distribute hot water via an existing underground heating network installed in Zernike, Paddepoel, and Selwerd. By 2026, WarmteStad expects to produce sustainable and affordable heat for over 10,000 households, buildings, and knowledge institutions in Groningen's northern districts.
Buildings can operate without a natural gas connection when heated with water, significantly reducing CO2 emissions and supporting Groningen's environmental goal of being completely CO2 neutral by 2035.
QTS has committed to minimizing its data center carbon footprint through innovative solutions including the utilization of renewable energy, reclaimed water, and recycled materials to support both QTS and our customers' sustainability initiatives."
Travis Wright, VP of Energy and Sustainability, QTS.
About QTS Data Centers
QTS Realty Trust, LLC, a Blackstone backed company, is a leading provider of data Center solutions in North America and Europe. With over 9 million square feet of owned mega-scale data Center space, QTS delivers leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities with secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity, and premium customer service.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
ePlus inc. | February 14, 2023
On February 13, 2023, ePlus Inc., announced the evolution of its Cloud Disaster Recovery and Cloud Hosted Infrastructure services to allow quicker cloud adoption while removing the operational burden of maintaining data center infrastructure. ePlus Cloud
Hosted Services, which are powered by VMware Cloud on AWS, include:
ePlus Cloud Hosted Infrastructure, provides a specialized VMware Cloud environment operating on AWS Global Infrastructure to speed and simplify the migration of workloads to the cloud. With proximity to AWS native services, enterprises can upgrade applications selectively over time to boost agility and save costs.
ePlus Cloud Disaster Recovery offers off-site replication using the most recent VMware data security advancements with ransomware detection and AWS high-performance, on-demand infrastructure. This solution is tailored to the unique recovery needs of each firm and lowers initial capital expenditures with a flexible consumption-based pricing structure. ePlus builds on a decade of providing cloud disaster recovery failover assistance and testing to help companies decrease risk and prepare for the unexpected.
The VP of cloud and data center solutions at ePlus, Justin Mescher, said, "This evolution of our Cloud Hosted Services supports ePlus' strategy to extend the data center to the cloud and accelerate cloud adoption." He added, "Through this offering, we help customers leverage a familiar VMware platform to protect and move workloads out of the data center while connecting them to AWS in support of application modernization goals."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About ePlus inc.
ePlus, Inc. is an American firm based in Herndon, Virginia, that sells and finances IT assets. In 1999, the business previously known as MLC Holdings, Inc. changed the name to ePlus, Inc. It has an unshakable and unrelenting commitment to leverage technology to generate innovative and disruptive business solutions for its clients. It has proudly achieved more than 30 years of success in the business, guiding customers through adversity, rapidly changing environments, and other obstacles by providing a comprehensive portfolio of solutions as well as a full range of consultative and managed services across the technology spectrum. The firm is a trusted adviser, providing enterprises across all industry sectors with knowledge, credentials, talent, and a comprehensive grasp of new technologies, including security, data centers, cloud, networking, collaboration, and emerging solutions.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Ayar Labs | March 03, 2023
Ayar Labs, a pioneer in the use of silicon photonics for chip-to-chip optical connectivity, recently announced that it would demonstrate the industry's first four terabit-per-second (Tbps) bi-directional Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) solution at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) taking place in San Diego from March 5-9, 2023.
In collaboration with GlobalFoundries, Lumentum, Macom, Sivers Photonics, and other leading high-volume manufacturing and supply partners, the company has reached this latest milestone in delivering the optical interconnects required for data-intensive applications. Separately, the company and its partner Quantifi Photonics made an announcement at OFC regarding a CW-WDM-compliant testing platform for its SuperNovaTM light source.
In-package optical I/O uniquely modifies the system design's power and performance trajectories by allowing compute, memory, and network silicon to connect with a fraction of the power and significantly improved performance, latency, and reach compared to existing electrical I/O solutions. Presented in a compact, co-packaged CMOS chiplet, optical I/O becomes the foundation of next-generation artificial intelligence, dense 6G telecommunications systems, disaggregated data centers, phased array sensory systems, and more.
At OFC, Ayar Labs will present the first public demonstration of its optical I/O solution, moving data at 2.048 TBPS in each direction from one TeraPHYTM optical I/O chiplet to another, fueled by their SuperNovaTM light source. SuperNovaTM enables eight fiber optic links (employing 64 highly accurate wavelengths running at 32 GBPS, with 256 GBPS per individual fiber for eight wavelengths) to operate error-free with a latency of less than 10ns and without the need for Forward Error Correction (FEC).
This permits a total bandwidth of 2.048 TBPS in each direction or 4.096 TBPS in both directions. Notably, the data transfer consumes less than five pJ/bit (10W) of energy, an incredible degree of energy efficiency, offering the power density and performance per watt required for AI models with trillions of variables, advanced HPC designs, and other applications.
About Ayar Labs
Ayar Labs is a tech company disrupting traditional computing power and performance curves with light-based technology. The company was established in 2015 and is based in Santa Clara, California. Using their patented silicon photonics approach, the company replaces electrical-based I/O with high-speed, efficient optical interconnects and multi-wavelength lasers. The company's disruptive technology enables groundbreaking design breakthroughs for trillions of AI connections, 6G, disaggregated data centers, phased array sensory systems, and more. It is backed by leading venture capital and strategic investors such as GlobalFoundries, Intel Capital, and NVIDIA.