HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION STORAGE
Leviton | January 06, 2023
Leader in electrical, lighting, and networking systems, Leviton, has made significant headway in its five-year, $80 million worldwide capital investment plan for its Network Solutions vertical.
Leviton's investment in the Network Solutions business unit will solidify its $202 million acquisition of Berk-Tek in 2020, will increase its production capacity worldwide, and establish Leviton as one of the leading end-to-end makers of copper and fiber network infrastructure systems.
The new expansion project of the Leviton fiber optic cabling manufacturing facility in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, makes up a sizeable chunk of the investment strategy. Construction of the project began in December 2022. Once finished in 2024, the facility will be equipped to support single mode cables, made-to-order fiber optic cable assemblies and long-term growth of multimode cables.
In addition to this vast expansion, Leviton has implemented the following key advancements:
Leviton's ATLAS-X1TM and EXTREMETM solutions have grown globally. Indeed, that doubled capacity in 2021 to meet worldwide demand.
Additionally, Leviton added state-of-the-art technology at its Glenrothes (Scotland) manufacturing facility to improve capacity and deliver a uniform global specification for Category 6A cabling.
Installing the optical fiber cable in the second quarter of last year, Leviton armored in sales support of this rapidly growing product line, including pre-terminated data center solutions in its NC factory.
Leviton designs innovative products across multiple industries, including electrical, lighting, and networking, to improve people's lives in several ways. Isidor Leviton immigrated from Russia to the United States in 1906, started a modest tinsmithing business, and founded Leviton, promising to remain committed to thinking and growing, innovative in creating new products, dedicated to giving safer life to communities throughout the world and adhere to UL standards in producing high-quality products.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
NetApp | February 10, 2023
On February 09, 2023, NetApp, a global cloud-led, datacentric software announced the upcoming availability of the NetApp AFF C-Series, a new line of capacity flash storage options that provides low-cost all-flash storage, and NetApp AFF A150 is a new entry-level storage system in the family of all-flash systems of AFF A-Series which is ideal for Mid-size business and Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO).
The new NetApp AFF C-Series has flash performance while being cost-effective and efficient. This signifies that the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lower, and there is less space needed for storage. This family of capacity flash arrays is also available with ONTAP One, an all-in-one license that includes all NetApp software. ONTAP One is one of the most complete software suites on the market. Customers can modernize their data center by choosing the right storage (capacity flash, performance flash, or hybrid) for their VMware, database, and file workloads. This storage runs on NetApp ONTAP, and for a seamless hybrid cloud, the experience is managed centrally by NetApp BlueXP.
Additionally, NetApp announced its new portfolio storage program NetApp Advance, which assures best-in-class delivery for customer ownership experience and on-premises environments for future cost-effectiveness. This further gives customers flexibility and allows them to safeguard their storage investment from the C-Series, AFF A150, FAS systems, or other newly acquired AFFs. Furthermore, NetApp confirms that workload efficiency goals are fulfilled, or NetApp will fix this at no cost to the customer.
The NetApp AFF C-Series, comprised of the AFF C400, AFF C250, and AFF C800, provides guaranteed storage efficiency to improve an organization's storage, seamless scalability on-premises for performance, and best-in-class security with ransomware protection to keep critical data safe, protected, and available.
NetApp Advance is now available, and the NetApp AFF C-Series family and NetApp AFF A150 will be in March 2023. Additionally, in Q4 FY'23, NetApp, and Cisco plan to add these storage options to FlexPod, the best-integrated infrastructure solution on the market.
NetApp is a cloud-led and data-centric software company, it empower organizations to lead with data in the age of fast-tracked digital transformation. The company offers systems, software, and cloud services that help them run their applications well from the data center to the cloud, and if they are moving to the cloud, developing in the cloud, or making their own cloud-like experiences on the premises. In addition, NetApp helps organizations build their data fabric and securely send the correct data, services, and applications anytime, anywhere, to the right people and with solutions that work in many different environments.
APPLICATION STORAGE, STORAGE MANAGEMENT
Service Express | March 08, 2023
On February 7, 2023, Service Express, a prominent data center solutions provider, announced the acquisition of ServIQ. This investment enhances Service Express' channel partner program and offerings.
ServIQ, founded in 2004, provides support for multivendor data centers for Fortune 500 companies and enterprises all over the world. ServIQ gives Service Express access to a group of skilled sales, service, engineering, and customer support professionals, all of which have a combined 19 years of experience in the relevant business.
Jeff Reale, Owner of ServIQ, noted, "This is a major step for ServIQ and we're honored to have the support of Service Express as we transition into the next phase of our business."
(Source – CISION PR Newswire)
Meanwhile, Ron Alvesteffer, President and CEO of Service Express, said, "We look forward to welcoming ServIQ customers and employees to Service Express!" He added, "Service Express' purpose is to provide the best experience for our customers, partners and employees, and ServIQ provides an opportunity for us to expand our partnerships and customer base."
(Source – CISION PR Newswire)
About Service Express
Service Express is a well-known data center solutions provider, established in 1993, and headquartered in Kentwood, Michigan, specializing in multivendor maintenance, hybrid cloud, and managed infrastructure. Service Express values its people-powered culture and employee development. Forbes, Glassdoor, Best & Brightest have honored Service Express.