STORAGE MANAGEMENT, DATA STORAGE
prnewswire | May 24, 2023
Pure Storage the IT pioneer that delivers the world's most advanced data storage technology and services, announced that MediaZen, a leading artificial intelligence (AI)-based voice recognition provider in South Korea, is leveraging FlashBlade®, its unified fast file and object storage platform, to accelerate time to market for new AI services and enhance R&D capabilities that propel AI innovation and competitiveness.
MediaZen's leading voice recognition solutions serve customers across industries including automotive, education, public service, retail, and telecommunications. Driven by operations in its NAMZ Language Engineering Research Institute and the Magok R&D Center, MediaZen is at the cutting edge of AI-enabled voice recognition technologies, with a goal to become the leading provider of AI services in South Korea.
In order to accelerate innovation across its AI R&D capabilities, the company required a data storage solution that could develop faster training data and combine training results in its AI advancement research tasks. However, MediaZen faced difficulties scaling GPU clusters due to the limited flexibility of its legacy storage solution, as well as the inability to process large volumes of unstructured data and AI workloads effectively.
MediaZen selected FlashBlade for its high performance parallel processing architecture, superior I/O performance, and simple management and upgradability. Benefits Pure Storage delivers to MediaZen include
Accelerated Time to Market: MediaZen has reduced voice recognition modeling tasks that previously took up to 12 months to two weeks (96% enhancement) with FlashBlade, and new speech recognition models were created in just four weeks with high-speed shared storage that can support a multi-GPU distributed processing environment.
Simple, Efficient Storage Management: Data movement between GPUs and storage, and within shared storage environments, can now be processed at high speeds, while integrated networking reduces storage complexity and enables efficient operation of compute and storage environments with no extra headcount.
Enhanced R&D Capabilities to Propel AI Innovation: With FlashBlade, MediaZen created a new infrastructure environment to advance its AI R&D and to develop and expand services that are specific to market needs, providing a foundation for global growth. As a result, MediaZen has seen remarkable growth by providing diverse markets with AI-powered voice and language services.
"With FlashBlade, MediaZen now has the infrastructure to advance its AI services to meet current and future market demands. Tasks involving STT modeling that would have taken up to 12 months to complete using the legacy equipment were completed in just 2 weeks with the aid of Pure Storage's solutions. We at MediaZen are thrilled with the superb performance of FlashBlade, and the simple operation and maintenance of it that requires no additional headcount to manage." -- Yoon JongSung, Deputy Director, NAMZ AI R&D Group, MediaZen
"The AI era has arrived, and the need for modern all-flash storage systems to support large-scale AI workloads and advanced data analytics is increasing daily. To support market leaders including MediaZen innovating and growing their businesses, we at Pure Storage will deliver higher performance, capacity density, and reliability with our differentiated flash technology." -- Jaesung Yoo, Managing Director, Pure Storage Korea
About Pure Storage
Pure Storage uncomplicates data storage, forever. Pure delivers a cloud experience that empowers every organization to get the most from their data while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure's commitment to providing true storage as-a-service gives customers the agility to meet changing data needs at speed and scale, whether they are deploying traditional workloads, modern applications, containers, or more. Pure believes it can make a significant impact in reducing data center emissions worldwide through its environmental sustainability efforts, including designing products and solutions that enable customers to reduce their carbon and energy footprint. And with the highest Net Promoter Score in the industry, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Semtech | March 10, 2023
Semtech Corporation, a high-performance semiconductor-making and cloud connectivity service provider, recently revealed number of new products in its Signal Integrity portfolio. These products extend the company's leadership in optical fiber integrated circuit solutions for data centers, passive optical networks (PON), and wireless. The new products offer customers low-power, low-latency, and low-cost solutions for wireless infrastructure, access and enterprise networking, and hyperscale data center applications.
The digital revolution, fueled by the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), IoT-based technology, automotive, cloud services, mobile subscriptions, and others, is rapidly increasing the data used worldwide. This makes it necessary for data centers, PON networks, and wireless networks to have higher data rates.
To support global data usage and the higher rates, Semtech's optical networking platform offers the backbone IC technology. Semtech continue supporting the data center, PON, and wireless networks by adding more award-winning optical products such as Tri-Edge, CopperEdge, FiberEdge, and PON-X. This helps customers to meet their current and future optical networking needs with the benefits of power, cost, and latency.
Timothy Vang, Vice President of marketing and applications in Semtech’s Signal Integrity Group, remarked, “Optical solutions are vital to connect and enable high performance digital platforms. By improving networks at the chip level, Semtech is allowing our customers to prepare their networks for the exponential growth in data demands expected in the next few years. These new products, announced at OFC, underscore our leading position in the market and Semtech’s ability to address every level of the digital ecosystem including optical module customers, system providers and end users.”
(Source: Business Wire)
Semtech announced several new products at OFC 2023:
200G/lane optical link with Broadcom and Keysight - live demo
PON-X chipset for 50G High Speed PON (HS-PON)
GN1300 and GN1400 TIAs - production availability
PON-X platform expansion for 10G PON ONUs
Mobile Optical Pluggable Alliance (MOPA)
FiberEdge GN1814 TIA - production availability
FiberEdge GN1825 octal transimpedance amplifier(TIA) - sampling availability
Semtech's Signal Integrity portfolio platform handles optical and copper interconnect needs for data rates from 2.5G to 1.6T in data center, PON, and wireless networking applications. It's high performance analog design solutions are used in the Signal Integrity platform.
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Camarillo (California), Semtech Corporation is a service provider for high-performance semiconductors, internet of things (IoT) systems, and cloud connectivity.
Globenewswire | April 20, 2023
Chainstack, the leading suite of services connecting developers with Web3 infrastructure, has announced the launch of the Chainstack Subgraphs, the most powerful blockchain data indexing solution providing real-time on-chain data.
Chainstack Subgraphs abstract complex backend infrastructure and engineering, necessary to extract and process data from archive nodes, to reliably deliver real-time on-chain data to exchanges, DEXs, wallets, analytics, NFTs, gaming, and more. Chainstack Subgraphs allows Web3 developers and businesses to leverage Chainstack’s enterprise-level infrastructure to instantly query real-time on-chain while ensuring near-zero-latency syncs and high network availability.
Chainstack Subgraphs is a single point of access for all data across supported protocols. The dedicated indexer will launch with the support of up to 13 of the largest protocols including Ethereum, Polygon, Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche, Optimism, Arbitrum, NEAR, Aurora, Fantom, Gnosis, Harmony, Cronos, Fuse, and more while offering a seamless migration from the Hosted Service. Chainstack will also support Ethereum, Polygon, and Binance Smart Chain on the elastic indexer, with the remaining protocols gradually rolling out after.
With The Graph sunsetting its Hosted Service and DApps migrating to the decentralized network, Chainstack makes it easy for the community to migrate to its fully compatible platform. Developers can host, and index the subgraphs on its infrastructure, an intuitive and more reliable solution. The onboarding process of the decentralized indexing solution is intricate as it requires users to purchase its native token and stake it, without any professional support. Chainstack provides developers with the privacy, speed, stability, 24/7 customer support, and payments in fiat or crypto their projects may require.
"We are excited to launch the Chainstack Subgraphs and maximize the value of our platform, providing Web3 developers and businesses with a simple and reliable way to access on-chain data," said Eugene Aseev, Founder and CTO of Chainstack. "We are confident this new addition will help businesses drive Web3 innovation even further and make informed decisions faster than ever, and provide developers with a way to leverage key data in creating seamless experiences for their decentralized applications."
The Chainstack Subgraphs is the newest addition to Chainstack's suite of services the platform is building such as unified access to multi-chain node and data APIs, distributed compute and storage, identity management and security testing, and the ever-expanding list of services and tools to build amazing applications across all prominent Web3 protocols.
Chainstack offers fast, reliable, and easy-to-use infrastructure solutions distributed globally, and enables thousands of companies to cut down the time to market, costs, and risks associated with creating and scaling decentralized applications. Chainstack is trusted by Polygon, 1inch, TheGraph, Chainlink, Trust Wallet, and others, and currently supports a fast-growing community of over 75,000 developers.
Chainstack is the leading suite of services connecting developers with Web3 infrastructure. Chainstack offers fast, reliable, and easy-to-use infrastructure solutions distributed globally, and enables thousands of companies to cut down the time to market, costs, and risks associated with creating and scaling decentralized applications. Chainstack provides unified access to multi-chain node and data APIs, distributed compute and storage, identity management and security testing, and the ever-expanding list of services and tools to build amazing applications across all prominent Web3 protocols.