IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Innodisk | September 24, 2021
5G and AIoT need more speed and more capacity. And PCIe 4.0 delivers, doubling the speed of PCIe 3.0 and providing the much-needed performance boost to keep pace with innovation and industry trends. Not only speed and capacity, but tolerance of wide-range temperature is also crucial. Consumer-grade products aren't tough enough to withstand the high temperatures of outdoor and industrial settings, so Innodisk is introducing the first industrial-grade PCIe 4.0 SSDs built to handle those challenging conditions.
PCIe 4.0 increases the maximum capacity to 4TB, doubles the bandwidth, and raises the speed to 16 GT/s which is twice that of PCIe Gen3. Although third-generation PCIe offered only modest speed increases over the popular SATA III for storage applications, it did provide the much sought-after advantages of full forward and backward compatibility. PCIe 4.0 retains that coveted compatibility while also adding noticeable speed increases.
The recently announced industrial-grade PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD series features 112-layer 3D TLC technology, offers temperature tolerance from -40 to 85℃, supports AES-256 encryption, and is compliant with TCG OPAL 2.0. This new series also utilizes NVMe technology that provides a necessary performance boost and other technological advancements encompassed in NVMe. One notable innovation is Namespace technology, which delivers better read and write efficiency and a longer SSD lifetime.
Being the No.1 global industrial-grade SSD provider, Innodisk is bringing its industrial prowess to the table and plans to implement Namespace technology for its future releases and once again upgrade its industrial-grade solutions. Industrial strength is important for outdoor use, which is increasingly common with higher density 5G infrastructure and critical for industrial use, where temperatures are high. Some specific applications include smart street lights, 5G mmWave, security inspection cameras, and 5G internet hosting.
PCIe 4.0 is a relatively new technology, system integrators, and industry experts are keeping their eye on future developments, providing plenty of room for early entry into this opportunity.
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of flash memory, DRAM modules, and embedded peripheral products for industrial and enterprise applications.
IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
iM Critical | June 13, 2022
The iM Critical Miami Data Center is the newest location in the increasing footprint of iM Critical, a data center and IT services firm driving the future of IT infrastructure. This 100,000-square-foot structure, designed specifically for mission-critical activities, now has over 60,000 square feet of colocation space and 5MW of power.
This strategically placed IT hub in the heart of Miami is above the 100-year flood plain and outside of storm evacuation zones, with heavy floor load capacity and 13'8" clear ceiling heights. As a result, this data center provides substantial space and electricity without the usual limits often seen in this market's existing facilities, in addition to keeping advanced IT equipment secure from its surroundings.
The data center is well-connected to meet and surpass customers' needs for data agility and mobility, with a variety of fiber entrances, direct, carrier-neutral interconnection to dozens of peers, and a direct public cloud on-ramp. This is complemented by convenient access to major airports and interstate highways. In addition, customers can choose from scalable retail and wholesale colocation options, as well as a 24/7 onsite Network Operations Center, disaster recovery suites, and full-stack IT managed services.
"Our Miami location has the potential to remove many barriers for organizations within this metro, while allowing for unimpeded growth of data center operations — augmented by our intense focus on sustainability initiatives. These transformative digital offerings are supported by our high-touch service and our team's depth of experience designing, engineering, building, owning and operating data centers. We're thrilled to be bringing this game-changing location to market."
Michael Roark, CEO of iM Critical
Onsite renewable energy sources supplement the site's power (supplied by three utility substations) and extensible power infrastructure. This Miami data center, like iM Critical's recently opened Pittsburgh campus, is motivated by iM's core mission to being a leader in environmentally sensitive and sustainable IT processes. This enables the corporation and its clients to meet one of the era's most critical technological imperatives: mitigating climate change and IT's impact on global environments through more energy-efficient data center operations.
"Our Pittsburgh announcement was a giant step towards showcasing our innovation in the realm of IT infrastructure to respond to demand for high-performance colocation data centers with imbedded IT service offerings," states Lenny Chesal, iM's Chief Evangelist. "Our Miami location follows suit and will serve to bring this robust building back to life and generate new opportunities to this historic Little River community. We will be working closely with the South Florida tech scene to grow the expanding ecosystem of startups, fast-growth companies, and dynamic enterprises looking for transformative solutions. I am thrilled to be back in Miami where I started in the data center business in 2000!"
prnewswire | October 08, 2020
IBM announced today it will accelerate its hybrid cloud growth strategy to drive digital transformations for its clients. Additionally, IBM will separate its Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company ("NewCo"). This creates two industry-leading companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value.The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021.