HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
prnewswire | May 02, 2023
Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, is proud to answer the evolving rack power distribution needs of today's data centers by unveiling the industry's next generation of intelligent rack PDUs. Combining the best software and hardware technology from previous generations of Raritan and Server Technology rack PDUs while adding a considerable number of new, ground-breaking features, they offer the industry-leading visibility, best-in-class hardware and security Legrand's customers need.
Sold by Legrand's brands as the Server Technology PRO4X and Raritan PX4, these new intelligent rack PDU designs revolutionize capacity planning, workload optimization, environmental monitoring, physical and digital access control, and uptime initiatives. Combining over 30 years of battle-tested engineering and intelligence with industry-proven hardware and software, the PRO4X and PX4 will solve the power needs of data center operators today, while helping them anticipate tomorrow's rack power distribution challenges.
Equipped with future-focused capabilities, the PRO4X and PX4 vastly improve upon PDUs previously available on the market. They are the first rack PDUs to measure total harmonic distortion at the cabinet and device levels, offering data center operators the most complete and accurate (+/- 0.5 percent) set of internalized power quality monitoring and metrics, including waveform capture capabilities. For example, the visibility of peak and min/max power measurement values offered by the PRO4X and PX4 will greatly assist in capacity planning, identifying stranded capacity and conducting failover planning. As well, the product's Circuit Breaker Trip Forensics with Waveform Capture will help facility managers not only uncover the exact outlet and potential cause of a circuit breaker trip, but also capture, visualize, and review waveform power quality data to proactively prevent similar occurrences. Overall, the Server Technology PRO4X and Raritan PX4 offer the best in data collection and optimization, infrastructure flexibility, and white space security and instrumentation for data center operators in need of unmatched innovation coupled with proven performance.
"We are excited to launch the Server Technology PRO4X and Raritan PX4 intelligent rack PDUs to revolutionize the way data centers and mission-critical facilities manage their power and vital infrastructure," said Joe DeLong, VP/General Manager, Legrand's Data, Power, and Control division. "Too many data centers lack the level of power quality monitoring they truly need in order to drive greater efficiency and sustainability, and, according to the Uptime Institute, power-related problems cause 43 percent of outages that result in downtime and financial costs. The PRO4X and PX4 solve for this challenge while also offering unsurpassed outlet and power density for data center professionals who want to be prepared for the future. We're excited to see this new intelligent PDU design help mission-critical facility managers optimize their power usage and capacity, while ensuring maximum uptime."
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. The Group harnesses technological and societal trends with lasting impacts on buildings with the purpose of improving life by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical, digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and responsible growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings—including products with enhanced value in use (faster expanding segments: data centers, connected offerings and energy efficiency programs). Legrand reported sales of €8.0 billion in 2022. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is notably a component stock of the CAC 40 and CAC 40 ESG indexes.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
prnewswire | May 04, 2023
Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers the world's most advanced data storage technology and services, today announced that Cumulus VFX, a premium VFX provider, is leveraging FlashBlade®, Pure Storage's unified fast file and object platform, to manage ever-growing data demands, achieve enhanced security, and minimize the environmental impact of its data center - all supporting the company's growth into a leading global VFX provider.
Cumulus VFX, a premium visual effects (VFX) provider having worked with the likes of Netflix and Foxtel, has grown rapidly since its founding in 2010, gaining a global reputation for quality and reliability in the VFX world.
Visual effects are at the center of modern film production, and managing the sheer volume of information required to produce photorealistic imagery presents a growing challenge to the industry. With the rapid growth of its global client-base, Cumulus VFX faced critical storage capacity challenges, a common problem in the industry as the amount of technology and data applications continue to grow.
To manage heightened demands, and ultimately support its rapid growth, Cumulus VFX turned to Pure Storage and Agile Data Services, a leading supplier of new and used enterprise IT hardware and maintenance solutions, to build a future proof, enterprise-grade, integrated data storage environment based on FlashBlade, Pure Storage's unified fast file and object storage platform.
Cumulus VFX now operates its entire production environment on a 7x52 TB FlashBlade – including current projects for Disney, Warner Bros and Bazmark. Benefits include:
Improved Scalability and Performance: Cumulus VFX reduced the management time of applications from hours to minutes and, in some cases, even seconds with Pure Storage's RapidFile Toolkit and its advanced Linux integration. Pure also supports Cumulus VFX's management of applications like Houdini, Blender, Autodesk Maya, Silhouette FX, 3D Equalizer, and Adobe Photoshop. With improved speed and scalability, Cumulus VFX increased the number of rendering artists from 20 to 60.
Enhanced Data Security: Due to the nature of Cumulus VFX's business, an outage while executing massive workloads with developers could lead to catastrophe. Pure Storage enables enhanced data security as mission-critical data can be encrypted at rest.
Reduced Data Center Footprint: Pure Storage's FlashBlade, helping global organizations achieve up to 67% in direct energy savings versus competitors, enabled Cumulus VFX to minimize carbon emissions with higher rack density and improved performance.
"As an IT decision maker, there's an obligation to put the most efficient, lowest impact solutions in place across our IT environment. What Pure Storage provides in four to six units would take competitors 96 units. Pure Storage not only ticked all the performance and technical requirements, but it had the best energy footprint. Cumulus VFX's decision to move to Pure Storage FlashBlade was a no-brainer - the company is leaps ahead of the competition." – Nicky Ladas, Chief Technologist, Cumulus VFX.
"The visual effects industry has highly demanding computing requirements with tremendous volumes of unstructured data. Companies like Cumulus VFX are right on the cutting edge of innovation and are doing Australia proud. Pure is delighted to be able to support the great work that they do with our unified fast file and object platform to tame all that unstructured data." - Amy Rushall, Area Vice President, Australia & New Zealand, Pure Storage.
About Pure Storage
Pure Storage is a leading data storage company that simplifies data management for organizations. Its cloud-based solutions empower customers to optimize data utilization while minimizing infrastructure complexity and costs. The company's commitment to providing storage-as-a-service enables customers to quickly and easily adapt to changing data needs, regardless of workload or application. With an industry-leading Net Promoter Score, it is dedicated to customer satisfaction and continually expanding its roster of delighted clients. Additionally, the firm prioritizes sustainability in all aspects of its business, striving to reduce the carbon and energy footprints of data centers worldwide.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Semtech | March 10, 2023
Semtech Corporation, a high-performance semiconductor-making and cloud connectivity service provider, recently revealed number of new products in its Signal Integrity portfolio. These products extend the company's leadership in optical fiber integrated circuit solutions for data centers, passive optical networks (PON), and wireless. The new products offer customers low-power, low-latency, and low-cost solutions for wireless infrastructure, access and enterprise networking, and hyperscale data center applications.
The digital revolution, fueled by the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), IoT-based technology, automotive, cloud services, mobile subscriptions, and others, is rapidly increasing the data used worldwide. This makes it necessary for data centers, PON networks, and wireless networks to have higher data rates.
To support global data usage and the higher rates, Semtech's optical networking platform offers the backbone IC technology. Semtech continue supporting the data center, PON, and wireless networks by adding more award-winning optical products such as Tri-Edge, CopperEdge, FiberEdge, and PON-X. This helps customers to meet their current and future optical networking needs with the benefits of power, cost, and latency.
Timothy Vang, Vice President of marketing and applications in Semtech’s Signal Integrity Group, remarked, “Optical solutions are vital to connect and enable high performance digital platforms. By improving networks at the chip level, Semtech is allowing our customers to prepare their networks for the exponential growth in data demands expected in the next few years. These new products, announced at OFC, underscore our leading position in the market and Semtech’s ability to address every level of the digital ecosystem including optical module customers, system providers and end users.”
(Source: Business Wire)
Semtech announced several new products at OFC 2023:
200G/lane optical link with Broadcom and Keysight - live demo
PON-X chipset for 50G High Speed PON (HS-PON)
GN1300 and GN1400 TIAs - production availability
PON-X platform expansion for 10G PON ONUs
Mobile Optical Pluggable Alliance (MOPA)
FiberEdge GN1814 TIA - production availability
FiberEdge GN1825 octal transimpedance amplifier(TIA) - sampling availability
Semtech's Signal Integrity portfolio platform handles optical and copper interconnect needs for data rates from 2.5G to 1.6T in data center, PON, and wireless networking applications. It's high performance analog design solutions are used in the Signal Integrity platform.
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Camarillo (California), Semtech Corporation is a service provider for high-performance semiconductors, internet of things (IoT) systems, and cloud connectivity.