HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION STORAGE
Mercury | January 27, 2023
Technology solutions provider, Mercury Systems, Inc., which delivers processing power to critical defense and aerospace missions, launched its next generation of rugged edge servers powered by 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The new processors earlier known as Sapphire Rapids, are designed for faster compute-intensive edge workloads and provide quick insights needed for critical defense and aerospace missions.
The all-new RES X08 servers are built using the decades of experience Mercury has with its COTS Rugged Edge Server (RES) rackmount family. RES X08 servers support powerhouse NVIDIA H100 GPUs, low-latency PCIe 5.0 fabrics, high-speed DDR5 memory, versatile Compute Express Link (CXL) expansion and 400 Gbps network cards, packed in a highly configurable, ultra-rugged chassis. Using innovative and secure design, Mercury’s servers are designed from the ground up to dissipate and withstand massive thermal loads which are created by larger, more powerful components. With a smaller footprint, Mercury’s servers are capable of delivering higher computational performance for accelerated workloads in industrial and military applications.
Brian Perry, General Manager of Mercury’s Sensor Systems business unit, said, “The RES X08 follows in the lineage of field-proven RES X07 and RES X06 servers that meet the demanding requirements of mission-critical workloads at the edge.” He further added, “Tens of thousands of Mercury rugged servers are currently deployed across U.S. and international defense programs, and Mercury is proud to make the latest commercial Silicon Valley technologies profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense customers.”
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
About Mercury Systems
Mercury Based in Andover, Massachusetts, Mercury systems is a technology solutions provider. The company utilizes its strategic investments in R&D, business partnerships, and M&A; Mercury enables aerospace and defense leaders in agile defence systems, avionics and mission computing, and new technologies to transform their systems from legacy to cutting edge. This opens possibilities for an integrated approach to mission success.
The crucial technologies, such as Signal, Software, and Security, required for mission success are included in the "core" of the Mercury Processing Platform. These technologies are made available from silicon to system scale with important differentiators, such as Mission Ready, Trusted and Secure, Software Defined and Open, and Modular.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, STORAGE MANAGEMENT, DATA STORAGE
Airgain, Inc. | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Airgain announced its showcase of 5G infrastructure products at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona, using the Anritsu Radio Communications Test Station MT8000A 5G platform. The company uses this comprehensive testing platform and the Anritsu Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C 4G/LTE platform in its San Diego headquarters to develop and test new 5G products to improve customer experience.
The MT8000A supports Frequency Range 1 (FR1) sub-6 GHz and FR2 millimeter wave (mmWave) bands to meet all 5G testing needs. The MT8000A, one of the first commercialized 5G test platforms, has helped develop 5G chipsets, devices, conformance tests, and carrier acceptance. The Anritsu wideband Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C tests 4G/LTE cellular. When merged, the MT8000A and MT8821C test platforms cover all major commercial cellular technologies.
“With the growth in global 5G adoption, we employed a continuous effort to streamline end-to-end 5G development,” said Dr. Ali Sadri, CTO at Airgain. He further added, “Our collaboration with Anritsu enables us to test and improve our designs, helping us bring products to market that we believe can make a significant impact to the customer experience quickly and accurately.
(Source – Businesswire)
Our relationship with Airgain is an example of how solutions such as the MT8000A can help advance 5G innovation so it can be introduced to the market in a time- and cost-efficient manner,” said Robert E. Johnson, General Manager and Vice President at Anritsu.
(Source – Businesswire)
Airgain will showcase its new 5G products and other technology solutions at Mobile World Congress Barcelona from Feb. 27 – March 2, 2023, at its booth in Hall 7 Stand 7G21.
Airgain has dedicated itself to solving complex wireless connectivity issues for the last two decades, since 1995. It simplifies wireless connectivity across diverse devices and markets, speeding time to market and improving wireless signals. Their products are offered in three distinct sub-brands- Airgain Embedded, Airgain Integrated and Airgain Antenna+. Wireless connectivity across the value chain is simplified by San Diego-based design and test centers. Airgain is a global leader in wireless connectivity solutions, offering everything from embedded modems and antennas to fully integrated vehicle networking platforms and asset tracking solutions.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
prnewswire | March 24, 2023
EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data Center Solutions, announces the successful execution of $3.3 billion in innovative sustainability-linked financing, which enables the development of critical digital infrastructure to support customers' global data center requirements. The significant scale of these transactions is also recognized by IJGlobal, a leading market intelligence firm for the energy and infrastructure finance industry, with the Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year Award 2022 in the data center category.
In October 2022, EdgeConneX, the EQT-owned data center developer, reached financial close of a €2.4 billon sustainability-linked (re)financing EdgeConneX pan-EMEA data center portfolio of operational facilities across seven jurisdictions and provided CapEx facilities to support future developments. This financing is arranged across three tranches – a term loan, a CapEx facility, and a revolving credit facility, providing an optional line of credit if needed. Beyond consolidating EdgeConneX pan-EMEA portfolio, this deal allows it to transition from stand-alone project financing to a structured corporate debt package – thereby unlocking more flexibility and funding capacity to support anticipated growth across the region. In addition, this deal represents Europe's first data center platform financing and is rated as a pathfinder sustainability-linked portfolio financing.
Separately, in June 2022, funds managed by Ares Management's Infrastructure Debt strategy, committed a delayed draw sustainability-linked global debt facility to EdgeConneX. The debt facility commits up to $1 billion and can be used to fund the development and construction of EdgeConneX growing global development pipeline. In addition, the innovative funding regime in Euros and US dollars via a structured corporate debt package unlocks more flexibility and funding capacity to support EdgeConneX anticipated global growth.
Both facilities include sustainability-linked margin adjustments, whereby the interest rate payable is directly correlated to EdgeConneX achieving specific pre-determined sustainability targets. These targets align with EdgeConneX holistic ESG sustainability strategy, which includes a goal of becoming a carbon-, waste- and water-neutral data center provider by 2030 and developing and operating a data center platform powered by 100% renewable energy.
"We are honored by the IJGlobal Award distinction for our innovative financing structures that can be replicated globally," comments Joe Harar, Chief Financial Officer for EdgeConneX. "Sustainability is a necessity, and EdgeConneX has adopted sustainability principles across all aspects of our business. These financings leverage EdgeConneX Green Finance Framework and enable us to execute growth plans by reinforcing our commitment to delivering energy-efficient and innovative sustainable solutions for our customers anywhere in the world."
The greenfield element of these transactions wins EdgeConneX an IJGlobal award in this category in conjunction with the refinancings, which played a significant part in the deal and its reason for winning an award. The IJGlobal Awards took place in London on March 9, 2023, celebrating the best-in-class transactions and organizations across the international infrastructure and energy sectors.
EdgeConneX owns and operates 60+ data centers across 50 unique markets throughout 30 countries. The company's portfolio includes 200+ far edge and EdgePop deployments and 500+MW of capacity deployed and/or in development worldwide. Providing excellence and expertise across all deployment phases, EdgeConneX also specializes in build-to-suit data center facilities for Hyperscalers serving as the backbone of their cloud computing products for consumers globally.
EdgeConneX, backed by EQT Infrastructure, part of the global investment organization EQT, EdgeConneX provides a full range of sustainable data center solutions worldwide. We work closely with our customers to offer choices in location, scale, and type of facility, from Hyperlocal to Hyperscale. EdgeConneX is a global leader in anytime, anywhere, and any scale data center services for a diverse portfolio of industries, including Content, Cloud, Networks, Gaming, Automotive, SaaS, IoT, HPC, Security, and more. With a mission predicated on taking care of our customers, our people, and our planet, EdgeConneX strives to Empower Your Edge.