HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION STORAGE
Mercury | January 27, 2023
Technology solutions provider, Mercury Systems, Inc., which delivers processing power to critical defense and aerospace missions, launched its next generation of rugged edge servers powered by 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The new processors earlier known as Sapphire Rapids, are designed for faster compute-intensive edge workloads and provide quick insights needed for critical defense and aerospace missions.
The all-new RES X08 servers are built using the decades of experience Mercury has with its COTS Rugged Edge Server (RES) rackmount family. RES X08 servers support powerhouse NVIDIA H100 GPUs, low-latency PCIe 5.0 fabrics, high-speed DDR5 memory, versatile Compute Express Link (CXL) expansion and 400 Gbps network cards, packed in a highly configurable, ultra-rugged chassis. Using innovative and secure design, Mercury’s servers are designed from the ground up to dissipate and withstand massive thermal loads which are created by larger, more powerful components. With a smaller footprint, Mercury’s servers are capable of delivering higher computational performance for accelerated workloads in industrial and military applications.
Brian Perry, General Manager of Mercury’s Sensor Systems business unit, said, “The RES X08 follows in the lineage of field-proven RES X07 and RES X06 servers that meet the demanding requirements of mission-critical workloads at the edge.” He further added, “Tens of thousands of Mercury rugged servers are currently deployed across U.S. and international defense programs, and Mercury is proud to make the latest commercial Silicon Valley technologies profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense customers.”
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
About Mercury Systems
Mercury Based in Andover, Massachusetts, Mercury systems is a technology solutions provider. The company utilizes its strategic investments in R&D, business partnerships, and M&A; Mercury enables aerospace and defense leaders in agile defence systems, avionics and mission computing, and new technologies to transform their systems from legacy to cutting edge. This opens possibilities for an integrated approach to mission success.
The crucial technologies, such as Signal, Software, and Security, required for mission success are included in the "core" of the Mercury Processing Platform. These technologies are made available from silicon to system scale with important differentiators, such as Mission Ready, Trusted and Secure, Software Defined and Open, and Modular.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Infinera | March 21, 2023
Infinera announced today that EXA Infrastructure (EXA) has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent optical solution on the EXA Trans Adriatic Express (TAE), a submarine cable system linking EXA’s current European footprint to Turkey via Albania and Greece.
TAE is a joint venture formed between EXA and Trans Adriatic Pipeline Ag (TAP), the owner of a critical new gas pipeline connecting the Caspian Sea to southern Italy. Completed in 2020, the pipeline connects Melendugno in southern Italy through Albania and Greece to the Turkish border at Kipoi. This project creates a unique fiber optic network connecting Milan, Tirana, Athens, Sofia, and Istanbul with high-quality, high-performance, and ultra-reliable digital infrastructure.
EXA selected Infinera’s ICE6-based solution to help meet the rapidly growing bandwidth demand on its state-of-the-art TAE cable link. Infinera’s ICE6 optical engines provide subsea network operators like EXA with industry-leading capacity per cable by leveraging unique features including highly granular baud rate configuration, industry-leading long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping (LC-PCS), and Nyquist subcarriers that seamlessly integrate with existing third-party line systems.
“As a dedicated operator of hyper scale digital infrastructure, EXA is continuously investing in network expansion projects to further develop the depth and breadth of our current footprint. Our mission is to provide high-quality, reliable, and scalable infrastructure between the locations our customers demand, which are typically the large datacenter clusters, cloud regions and cable landing stations,” said Ciaran Delaney, EXA Chief Operating Officer. “We selected Infinera’s ICE6 optical engine based on its optical performance in subsea and terrestrial applications. In our deployment of ICE6 elsewhere on our network, we have been impressed with lead times despite a very challenging supply chain environment, and with seamless integration into our existing network. EXA is preparing for growth in this region by deploying ICE6 to enable us to meet this demand.”
“We are pleased to support EXA in deploying proven, industry-leading solutions like ICE6 to quickly and cost-effectively accelerate their service delivery to meet rising customer demands while protecting their subsea network infrastructure investment,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera.
Infinera is a global supplier of innovative networking solutions that enable enterprises, governments, carriers, and cloud operators to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation, and automate network operations. The Infinera end-to-end packet optical portfolio delivers industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, submarine, data center interconnect, and metro transport applications.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SERVER OS
US Signal and Igneo Infrastructure Partners | February 20, 2023
Igneo Infrastructure Partners, a worldwide infrastructure investment manager with assets under management of $16.5 billion, has completed the acquisition of US Signal Company, LLC, a distinguished provider of data center and network solutions.
Partner and co-head of Igneo in North America, Michael Ryder, said, "Igneo enters 2023 with strong momentum. We are excited to add US Signal to our growing portfolio in North America, where we continue to see strong tailwinds in the digital infrastructure sector." He added, "This is our third global investment in the digital sector. Our focus remains on high-quality, mid-market, critical infrastructure businesses like US Signal."
(Source – PR Newswire)
U.S. Signal, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers an array of services including network, data center, cloud hosting, connectivity, data protection, disaster recovery, and colocation to both sizeable national telecommunications carriers and regional enterprise customers. US Signal serves a broad customer base with eight data centers in the upper Midwest and a fiber network spanning 9,500 route miles across nine states.
This acquisition marks Igneo's initial foray into the U.S. telecom sector and the fourth platform asset in North America. In the past four years, Igneo has invested over US$2.0 billion of capital in companies such as Terra-Gen, Rialto Bioenergy, and Patriot Rail.
About US Signal
US Signal offers cutting-edge technology solutions for data centers, cloud services, and managed services that assist businesses in updating their IT operations and adapting to evolving technological and business demands. By leveraging a range of services such as colocation, IT infrastructure, data management, disaster recovery, endpoint monitoring, and security, US Signal can cater to even the most intricate technical requirements. US Signal's comprehensive fiber network powers all of these services, ensuring secure and reliable connectivity. The network is expertly designed to optimize edge computing, enabling private WAN connections and one-hop access to the internet via Tier 1 upstream relationships and direct connections to hyper-scale cloud providers.
About Igneo Infrastructure Partners
Igneo Infrastructure Partners is a globally recognized investment firm that focuses on investing in exceptional mid-market infrastructure companies across various regions, including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Being an independent investment team under the First Sentier Investors Group, Igneo has built a robust reputation for partnering with companies and providing value to investors. Since its establishment in 1994, the firm has honed its expertise in identifying promising investment opportunities in the infrastructure space and has consistently delivered exceptional results. The team prides itself on its capability to work closely with portfolio companies, implementing innovative solutions and proactive asset management practices that foster long-term sustainable growth.