HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Zenoss | March 20, 2023
Zenoss Inc., the leader in AI-driven full-stack monitoring, today announced it has released streaming data monitoring for Kubernetes, the most widely deployed open-source orchestration platform used to manage containerized applications. This real-time monitoring of Kubernetes streaming data is part of a broader set of initiatives focused on cloud-based monitoring, which enables visibility for ephemeral systems that cannot be effectively monitored by traditional monitoring tools.
Kubernetes was designed by Google in 2014 and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2015. It has become the de facto standard for running containers in production at scale, including in cloud environments such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. Also known as K8s, Kubernetes is supported by a community of professional programmers and coders from around the world. There have been over 2.8 million contributions to Kubernetes made by companies. Along with containers, Kubernetes has emerged as a primary technology for modern cloud-native workloads. According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, organizations using or evaluating Kubernetes increased from 78% in 2019 to 96% in 2022.
Zenoss initially released monitoring and analytics for Kubernetes in 2018 and has delivered continuous innovation to become a leading monitoring platform for container-based environments. Zenoss provides full-stack monitoring and AIOps for public and private clouds, as well as for all on-prem IT infrastructure. The platform provides a view of containerized applications in the context of the broader infrastructure. This provides a common view for IT Operations, DevOps, DevSecOps, and business-level users.
In addition to previously existing capabilities, Zenoss monitoring for Kubernetes now provides:
Monitoring insights for Kubernetes clusters in a single pane of glass along with the broader infrastructure for K8s deployments in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, as well as in private or hybrid clouds and locally hosted environments
Secure, cloud-based monitoring with zero install
Data collection and analytics in under five minutes
Visibility into the health and performance of nodes, services, pods, containers, namespaces and more
Intelligent dashboards with out-of-box templates
Smart View, actions and notifications
"There is a significant shortage of visibility into health and performance in these highly complex container orchestration environments," said Trent Fitz, chief product officer for Zenoss. “Just as application developers have adapted to be more efficient, scalable and automated, we are doing the same for monitoring these environments.”
Zenoss Cloud is the leading AI-driven full-stack monitoring platform that streams all machine data, uniquely enabling the emergence of context for preventing service disruptions in complex, modern IT environments, including those built on Kubernetes. Zenoss Cloud leverages the most powerful machine learning and real-time analytics to give companies the ability to scale and adapt to the changing needs of their businesses.
Zenoss works with the world's largest organizations to ensure their IT services and applications are always on. Delivering full-stack monitoring combined with AIOps, Zenoss uniquely collects all types of machine data, including metrics, dependency data, events, streaming data and logs, to build real-time IT service models that train machine learning algorithms to deliver robust AIOps analytics capabilities. This enables IT Ops and DevOps teams to optimize application performance, predict and eliminate outages, and reduce IT spend in modern hybrid IT environments. Zenoss is recognized in The Forrester Wave™: Intelligent AIOps Platforms, Q4 2022, the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for AIOps Platforms, and in the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools.
GRC® | February 21, 2023
On February 20, 2023, GRC® (Green Revolution Cooling), the leading company in immersion cooling for data centers, announced Korea's leading lubricant company, SK Enmove's participation in GRC's ElectroSafe® Fluid Partner Program.
SK Enmove's participation in the program allows GRC's global data center customers access to SK Enmove's proprietary immersion cooling fluids. Moreover, the partnership enables both companies to jointly develop and enhance new fluid formulations and advancements.
SK Enmove has developed an engineered thermal fluid that optimizes cooling for immersion-cooled data centers, delivering enhanced cooling efficiency and fire stability for data center operators. The proprietary fluid also increases the performance of server output and system safety while reducing operational costs and environmental impact. In addition, SK Enmove's fluid is engineered to withstand the equipment's lifespan and is recyclable and reusable after decommissioning, which aligns with the company's longstanding commitment to sustainability. The firm is currently one of the leading providers of EV fluid in the market.
GRC's ElectroSafe Fluid Partner Program assesses and approves dielectric fluids specifically intended for GRC's immersion cooling systems. This guarantees that the solutions are both environmentally responsible and globally available. They meet expectations regarding material compatibility, performance, safety, and customer requirements for increased data center energy efficiency, cooling capacity, and reliability. Additionally, all fluids accepted in the program aid in achieving GRC customers' ESG objectives while improving data center performance.
GRC® (Green Revolution Cooling) is a company that provides innovative cooling solutions for data centers, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence applications. Founded in 2009, the company's technology utilizes a unique liquid immersion cooling method that is environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and cost-effective. Several products, including the ICEraQ™ and ICEtank® immersion cooling systems, help reduce energy consumption and increase computing performance. The firm has received several industry awards and recognitions, including the TechTarget 2020 Product of the Year, the CRN 2021 Data Center 100, and the Top Tier Product 2021 by the environmental organization, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). GRC continues to expand its reach and partnerships with companies like SK Enmove.
Infinitum | February 07, 2023
On February 06, 2023, Infinitum, one of the air core motor producers, launched, a brand new Aircore electrically commutated EC motor designed especially for data center’s cooling applications, reducing their power and energy consumption.
Customized for the data center cooling application's power, speed, and torque requirements, it enhances motor performance. In addition, it reduces energy consumption by about 10-15%, minimizing input current, reducing the wiring and protection urgencies of the electric unit, and thus saving costs on wiring, transformers, circuit breakers, and upstream electric infrastructure.
It features an integrated variable frequency drive (VFD), optimizing motor control and efficiency, with IoT connectivity to monitor critical equipment, BACnet and Modbus controllers, transforming building operations. It is about 50% smaller, lighter, more efficient, and quieter than traditional motors, using over 66% less copper than previous models with a sustainable circular lifecycle. Its modular design has reusable rotors, housing, and stators, increasing the model's life.
Senior Market Analyst at Interact Analysis, Blake Griffin, said, "Data centers are growing in size and energy intensity as the world's demand for data grows exponentially." He added, "Infinitum's smaller, lighter, high-efficiency motor systems are a key technology for reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint."
(Source – Business Wire)
Founder and CEO of Infinitum, Ben Schuler, said, "We're excited to bring our class-leading, sustainable Aircore EC motors to the data centre world and give data centre operators the opportunity to reduce energy demand and costs." He added, "When thousands of motors are often required to power data centers, our improved motor efficiency, reduced noise levels, and smart features for visibility and building optimization add up to make a big impact for this sector."
(Source – Business Wire)
Infinitum has made electric motors more durable, efficient, lighter, and cost-effective since 2016. Headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, it works with manufacturers and industrial OEMs to customize the technology for specific applications and market sectors worldwide. It provides broad applications across multiple industries by utilizing patent-pending Printed Circuit Board (PCB) stator technology. It produces Aircore EC, an integrated motor and drive; Aircore Mobility, for mobility applications; and Aircore Power Gen, the motor alternator, with applications like fans, pumps, mobility, and power generators. It has obtained patents from different countries worldwide for its various systems, applications, and apparatus.