Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Data Storage
prnewswire | July 31, 2023
JupiterOne the industry's leading cyber asset analysis company, today announced a platform expansion focused on expanding customer capabilities by managing on-premises assets and making it easier for teams outside of security to utilize and benefit from the platform.
With the market settling into hybrid infrastructure as the norm and an increasing interest in asset visibility and analysis by product and operations teams, JupiterOne has delivered a trio of features to support these emergent use cases. The J1 On-Premises Collector, Unified Device Matrix dashboard and an AI-powered natural language search bring the power of the JupiterOne platform to new environments and organizations.
The J1 On-Premises Collectorextends JupiterOne's reach into privately managed environments, allowing asset data from both on-premises environments and private clouds to be easily ingested and analyzed. This will allow customers to expand the scope of assets and infrastructure they are able to manage in JupiterOne, providing them with the tools necessary to protect all their assets within one unified solution.
TheAI-powered natural language searchmakes getting answers from JupiterOne much more approachable for all teams. Users can ask a question like "Show me all laptops without anti-virus software installed" and the AI translates that into a specific J1 query on the fly. This enables teams to benefit from the asset insights generated by JupiterOne without having to become a JupiterOne power user. AI is also used to provide remediation guidance for compliance and security violations found in JupiterOne, based on best practices and the organization's infrastructure.
Unified Device Matrixprovides users with an easy to use, all-in-one device management dashboard. Device management solutions are often rife with errors and duplicated instances being reported by a multitude of asset data sources. Device View solves these technical challenges to provide a clean and trustworthy view into an organization's devices and proceeds to layer on additional integrations that enable critical device management use cases, such as endpoint detection and response (EDR) agents, anti-virus software and device management agents.
"By making JupiterOne easier to use and extending beyond cloud infrastructure, we are supporting security-by-design programs," saysJeff Whalen, JupiterOne's Senior Director of Product Marketing. "With security-by-design, it's vital that all teams, not just security, have easy access to the data they need to be accountable for their security responsibilities. The introduction of our AI-backed usability enhancements and the new Unified Device Matrix dashboard provides that easy access and the J1 On-Premises Connector provides the breadth of asset data across hybrid infrastructure."
The continued evolution of market trends has reinforced the importance of comprehensive asset analysis and the ability to provide security for a wider range of devices. These new product enhancements infuse intelligence into asset management responsibilities, elevating them to asset analysis, which provides critical insights about an organization's entire attack surface.
"These expansions to JupiterOne's asset management capabilities are critical as we continue to work toward our mission to decentralize and democratize security," saidErkang Zheng, founder and CEO of JupiterOne. "As the traditional CISO role continues to evolve and we move toward the future of cybersecurity, it is important to ensure that organizations have a complete visibility into their assets, regardless of whether those assets are cloud-based or on-premises, and no matter the technological skillset of the teams which need to know that information."
JupiterOne is a leading cybersecurity company specializing in cyber asset and attack surface management. Customers use the JupiterOne platform to connect the dots between all assets, people, and risks, providing deep context and insight into their expanding technology footprint. With unified cyber insights and one centralized view across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, security teams can make better data-driven decisions with confidence and address critical business challenges such as Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM), Continuous Compliance, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), and Vulnerability Prioritization. JupiterOne helps teams discover assets, map relationships, and triage risks to reduce their attack surface.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Storage Management
Digital Realty | July 19, 2023
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it has partnered with GI Partners to establish a joint venture for the sale of a 65% interest in two stabilized hyperscale data center buildings and their associated equipment in the Chicago metro area. Digital Realty will receive approximately $743 million of gross proceeds related to the joint venture and the associated financing, and will maintain a 35% interest in the joint venture while continuing to manage the day-to-day operations of the assets, providing a seamless customer experience. Digital Realty has also granted GI Partners an option to purchase an interest in the third facility on the same hyperscale data center campus.
"With Digital Realty's unmatched global footprint and the attractive fundamental outlook for the data center sector, we are pleased with the strong institutional demand for our high-quality facilities," said Digital Realty Chief Investment Officer Greg Wright. "This transaction further diversifies Digital Realty's sources of capital and enhances our capital efficiency, in support of our strategic priorities. We are pleased to partner with a data center investor of GI Partners' caliber on this initial joint venture and we look forward to the continued execution on our capital plan for 2023."
Digital Realty originally acquired the facilities in 2017 through its merger with DuPont Fabros. The two data centers contributed to the joint venture contain approximately 67 megawatts of IT capacity and are 90% occupied in aggregate, primarily by investment grade customers.
Based on annualized in-place cash NOI at June 30, 2023 and the benefit of leases signed but not yet commenced, the transaction values the two facilities at approximately a 6.5% cap rate. Net proceeds will be used to pay down debt and for general corporate purposes.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data "meeting place" and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 27 countries on six continents.
prnewswire | July 11, 2023
Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, announces KIX13, its newest data center in Osaka, Japan, has been certified NVIDIA DGX H100-ready as part of the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program.
KIX13 was awarded the accreditation for its ability to provide a dedicated, robust, and resilient environment optimized for intensive computing systems deployments at scale.
DGX H100, the fourth generation of NVIDIA's purpose-built artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure, is the foundation of NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ that provides the computational power necessary to train today's state-of-the-art deep learning AI models and fuel innovation well into the future. With it, enterprise customers can devise full-stack solutions that accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) deployments, allowing for data localization while meeting the global coverage, capacity and connectivity needs that come with deploying AI at scale.
AI is swiftly becoming a driving force behind modern technologies across multiple industries with applications in areas such as optimization, preventive maintenance, virtual assistants, fraud detection, and anomaly detection. Expected to help solve the world's most challenging problems, the success of AI deployments is dependent on data centers that can provide the high-performance cooling, layout and connectivity required for AI to operate highly effectively.
As modern enterprises adopt AI, leaders in the technology are increasingly seeking access to real-time data as a core strategy to enable instantaneous changes and decision-making. Digital Realty's highly connected PlatformDIGITAL® community enables customers to access vast data volumes, allowing them to confidently run AI workloads in an NVIDIA-accelerated environment to innovate and solve the world's most challenging computational problems, while overcoming Data Gravity barriers. With ServiceFabric™, Digital Realty's global service orchestration platform, customers can streamline management of their hybrid IT infrastructure while gaining access to a growing, open community of partners to which they can connect and utilize for managed services – all on a single, centralized platform.
Thanks to the scale and sophistication of its offerings, broad customer base, and significant technical resources, Digital Realty also provides the precision-engineered power and cooling digital infrastructure that can support the high-power computing needs of AI. At higher workload densities, liquid cooling becomes an attractive option for AI deployments for its more efficient heat dissipation. Digital Realty's rich pedigree in data center engineering allows Digital Realty to provision a future-ready data center environment that can handle the evolution from air to liquid cooling. This also contributes to Digital Realty's and its customers' progress towards reducing their Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 68% and Scope 3 emissions by 24%, by 2030.
The KIX13 certification marks another milestone in Digital Realty's and NVIDIA's collaboration. Digital Realty was one of the first data center providers to be awarded the "DGX-Ready Data Center" certification at the launch of the program in 2019 and currently operates DGX-Ready data centers in more than 20 markets worldwide, including six sites across Asia Pacific.
"Organizations looking to implement enterprise AI are investing in accelerated computing infrastructure – including hardware and software purpose-built for AI – to deploy their models into production quickly," says Charlie Boyle, Vice President, DGX systems, NVIDIA. "With the certification of Digital Realty's new KIX13 facility in the DGX-ready data center program, customers have access to a flexible, simple option for deploying the world's leading AI platform."
"Digital Realty understands the impact AI will have on the way businesses drive digital transformation in the years to come. However, business breakthroughs made possible with AI can only be realized if enterprises are able to integrate the technology into their operations, and that is where we come in," says Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Realty. "With Digital Realty's KIX13 DGX-Ready Data Center certification, we remain focused on delivering a meeting place that allows our customers to accelerate innovation and growth."
He added, "AI is poised to have a dramatic impact on digital transformation initiatives, and it is critical to have a foundation in place to remove the Data Gravity barriers that inhibit innovation. PlatformDIGITAL® provides an ideal location for the data aggregation, staging, analytics, and management that are critical for optimizing data exchange and maintaining data compliance."
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx ®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 27 countries on six continents.