APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SERVER MANAGEMENT
Lattice Semiconductor | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, the leader in low-power programmable semiconductors, Lattice Semiconductor, expanded its Lattice ORANTM solution stack to assist flexible, secure synchronization and timing for Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) implementations. Lattice ORANTM now supports tight synchronization for ORAN fronthaul interfaces adherence with critical ITU (International Telecommunication Union) profiles and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standards. This enhances the stack's ability to accelerate and secure current and next-generation customer applications.
The latest Lattice ORANTM solution stack (v 1.1) has built-in mutual authentication for secure synchronization and support for
IEEE Standards, including IEEE Std 1588™-2019 (default profile) and IEEE Std 802.1AS™-2020, made for Time Sensitive Networks (TSN).
ITU-T Telecom Profiles, which includes frequency synchronization (G.8265.1), Phase/time synchronization with incomplete timing support (G.8275.2) and Phase/time synchronization with complete timing support (G.8275.1).
ITU-T Timing Characteristics of T-BC and T-TSC Class C (G.8273.2)
In addition, a Lattice FPGA-based development platform has been incorporated into the Lattice ORANTM stack. FPGA stands for Field Programmable Gate Array, and it is an integrated circuit (IC) that facilitates the rapid prototyping and final system design of custom logic. The Secure Timing and Synchronization Kit are intended to simplify the testing, exhibition, and creation of novel telecommunications applications.
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor is a global leader in low-power programmable solutions, providing cutting-edge technology to meet customers' needs in various markets. Its commitment to world-class support allows customers to quickly and easily unleash innovation to create an innovative, secure, and connected world. Its innovations include the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), an integrated circuit that enables the development of custom logic for rapid prototyping and final system design. The company is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with major operations in San Jose, California; Shanghai, China; and Manila, Philippines.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, DATA STORAGE, IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
PR Newswire | May 10, 2023
Colocation provider Element Critical is proud to announce that Megaport's industry-leading Network as a Service (NaaS) platform is launching across its national data center platform. Element Critical's Austin One Data Center was the first facility to introduce the cloud interconnectivity solution. The enhanced EC Cloud Connect capabilities are now also available to Chicago, Silicon Valley, and Houston data center customers.
As a result of Element Critical's partnership, customers can take advantage of Megaport's Software Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud interconnection services to connect their colocated IT assets directly to multiple cloud providers, interconnect to their branch offices, and reach additional managed services providers — all through a single, manageable network port. These services offer Element Critical customers the dependability they need for their cloud backbone with greater control and cost management capability. Megaport's platform delivers an efficient and simplified process for customers to optimize their network agility and flexibly scale IT resources without the need for physical infrastructure changes.
Through EC Cloud Connect, customers can have access to Megaport's global ecosystem of over 360 service providers, including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Oracle Cloud. By leveraging Element Critical's established network, customers can provision connections with same-day turn-up and add additional connections as needed on-demand. Megaport's application programming interface (API) and web-based portal make it easy for customers to manage network connections and monitor their traffic with real-time flexibility.
"We are excited to offer our customers access to Megaport's global network as a service platform in our Chicago, Silicon Valley, and Houston locations," said Ken Parent, Chief Executive Officer at Element Critical. "Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible infrastructure solutions, and Megaport's SDN and cloud interconnection services are a key component of many of our customers' hybrid platform strategies."
With the implementation of Megaport in its data centers, Element Critical provides customers with a powerful network solution to support their success and ensure customers can continue to expand and innovate in an increasingly interconnected world.
About Element Critical
Element Critical is among the fastest-growing data center service providers in the United States, with locations in Chicago, Austin, Houston, Silicon Valley, and Virginia. Led by an executive team composed of industry veterans, the company features an expanding portfolio of Hybrid IT-ready facilities in strategic markets across the country with a steadfast commitment to meeting the diverse needs of today's business and technology leaders. For more information, visit www.elementcritical.com.
Megaport is a leading provider of Network as a Service (NaaS) solutions. The company's global Software Defined Network (SDN) helps businesses rapidly connect their network to services via an easy-to-use portal or our open API. Megaport offers agile networking capabilities that reduce operating costs and increase speed to market compared to traditional networking solutions. Megaport partners with the world's top cloud service providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as the largest data center operators, systems integrators and managed service providers in the world. Megaport is an ISO/IEC 27001-certified company. www.megaport.com
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Ayar Labs | March 03, 2023
Ayar Labs, a pioneer in the use of silicon photonics for chip-to-chip optical connectivity, recently announced that it would demonstrate the industry's first four terabit-per-second (Tbps) bi-directional Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) solution at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) taking place in San Diego from March 5-9, 2023.
In collaboration with GlobalFoundries, Lumentum, Macom, Sivers Photonics, and other leading high-volume manufacturing and supply partners, the company has reached this latest milestone in delivering the optical interconnects required for data-intensive applications. Separately, the company and its partner Quantifi Photonics made an announcement at OFC regarding a CW-WDM-compliant testing platform for its SuperNovaTM light source.
In-package optical I/O uniquely modifies the system design's power and performance trajectories by allowing compute, memory, and network silicon to connect with a fraction of the power and significantly improved performance, latency, and reach compared to existing electrical I/O solutions. Presented in a compact, co-packaged CMOS chiplet, optical I/O becomes the foundation of next-generation artificial intelligence, dense 6G telecommunications systems, disaggregated data centers, phased array sensory systems, and more.
At OFC, Ayar Labs will present the first public demonstration of its optical I/O solution, moving data at 2.048 TBPS in each direction from one TeraPHYTM optical I/O chiplet to another, fueled by their SuperNovaTM light source. SuperNovaTM enables eight fiber optic links (employing 64 highly accurate wavelengths running at 32 GBPS, with 256 GBPS per individual fiber for eight wavelengths) to operate error-free with a latency of less than 10ns and without the need for Forward Error Correction (FEC).
This permits a total bandwidth of 2.048 TBPS in each direction or 4.096 TBPS in both directions. Notably, the data transfer consumes less than five pJ/bit (10W) of energy, an incredible degree of energy efficiency, offering the power density and performance per watt required for AI models with trillions of variables, advanced HPC designs, and other applications.
About Ayar Labs
Ayar Labs is a tech company disrupting traditional computing power and performance curves with light-based technology. The company was established in 2015 and is based in Santa Clara, California. Using their patented silicon photonics approach, the company replaces electrical-based I/O with high-speed, efficient optical interconnects and multi-wavelength lasers. The company's disruptive technology enables groundbreaking design breakthroughs for trillions of AI connections, 6G, disaggregated data centers, phased array sensory systems, and more. It is backed by leading venture capital and strategic investors such as GlobalFoundries, Intel Capital, and NVIDIA.