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.
STORAGE MANAGEMENT, DATA STORAGE
globenewswire | May 23, 2023
Arcitecta, a creative and innovative data management software company, and Spectra Logic, a leader in data management and data storage solutions, today announced that they have teamed to deliver two groundbreaking solutions that simplify data lifecycle management and accelerate performance speed, innovation, and business success. The Arcitecta Mediaflux + Spectra BlackPearl NAS solution provides high-performance scale-out NAS and the Arcitecta Mediaflux + Spectra BlackPearl Object Storage solution provides archive economics, high availability, enterprise-grade data protection and massive cost savings.
Today’s data-driven organizations must process huge amounts of data to accelerate innovation, re-engineer operations and facilitate more efficient service delivery models. Computing performance is critical for enhancing agility and gaining the competitive edge necessary to drive business growth and success. The combined Mediaflux and Spectra BlackPearl solutions are designed to provide exceptional performance, scale, security, and efficiency, enabling data to be processed quickly by any NFS, SMB or S3 application or workflow.
“The combined solutions offer unprecedented high performance, scalability, security, efficiency, and significant cost savings,” said Matt Starr, CTO of Spectra Logic. “With Arcitecta’s innovative data management solutions and Spectra Logic's technology strengths and capabilities, customers can cost-effectively manage massive data volumes in powerful new ways – a game-changer in the data storage industry.”
Arcitecta Mediaflux and Spectra Logic BlackPearl together provide automatic tiering with complete data lifecycle management, easy administration, and on-premises S3 object storage with infinite scalability and easy search and access control. By storing data on-premises, the solutions reduce the latency associated with accessing data stored in the cloud.
“We developed our joint solution's NFS and SMB protocols in-house to achieve the level of computing performance organizations require to process enormous amounts of data,” said Jason Lohrey, Arcitecta’s CEO and founder. “Mediaflux + BlackPearl NAS can support hundreds of billions of files in a single, easily managed global namespace. Multiple storage nodes work in parallel, allowing the system to handle vast I/O request volumes, increase throughput, and reduce latency.”
Benefits of the Arcitecta Mediaflux + Spectra BlackPearl NAS solution include
High-performance NFS and SMB at scale. Unlike other solutions that source off-the-shelf open-source protocols, Mediaflux NFS and SMB protocols and the BlackPearl API client were developed in-house to enhance performance and supportability. The solution bundle provides exceptional performance, scale, security, and efficiency, enabling data to be processed quickly by any application.
Automatic tiering with complete data lifecycle management. Provides a global view of all data, no matter what storage it’s on, with identity and policy-based access controls. It delivers extensive metadata harvesting, annotation, cataloging, and recording of all data provenance. Intelligent data placement and movement ensure data is always in the right place at the right time and at the right cost.
Enterprise-grade data protection. Ransomware resiliency and security protect against ransomware attacks by including multiple layers of protection, such as intrusion detection and prevention, and real-time monitoring and response capabilities to detect and prevent unauthorized access or activity.
High availability. Multiple storage nodes provide high availability through redundancy if one node fails, others can take over and continue providing data access. A distributed file system, with data stored across multiple nodes, allows data to be accessed from any node in the cluster, increasing data availability.
Easy administration. A centralized management interface allows administrators to manage and monitor all aspects of the system, making it easy to keep track of all data and storage resources and to quickly identify and address any issues.
Massive cost savings. Reduces cost by storing data on different types of media based on the data’s value and how frequently it is accessed. Infrequently accessed data can be stored on lower-cost media such as tape or object storage while leaving active data on more expensive, high-performance flash storage.
Benefits of the Arcitecta Mediaflux + Spectra BlackPearl Object Storage solution include
Extreme scalability. On-premises object storage can support hundreds of billions of objects in a single, easily managed global namespace. By storing data on-premises, the solution reduces the latency associated with accessing data stored in the cloud.
More affordable than AWS Glacier. Reduces costs by storing data on different types of media based on the data’s value and how frequently it is accessed. Infrequently accessed data can be stored on lower-cost media, such as disk or tape storage, while leaving active data on more expensive, high-performance flash storage.
Automatic tiering with complete data lifecycle management. Provides a global view of all data, no matter what storage it’s on, with identity and policy-based access controls. Delivers extensive metadata harvesting, annotation, cataloging, and recording of all data provenance. Intelligent data placement and movement ensure data is always in the right place at the right time and at the right cost.
Complete administrative control. Organizations have complete control over how their data is stored and managed, especially for those with specific data management and compliance requirements. A centralized management interface allows administrators to manage and monitor all aspects of the system.
Easy access and access control. The user interface is intuitive and easy to use, with a range of search and filtering capabilities that allow users to quickly find the data they need. Mediaflux also offers a range of tools for managing access to data, including user and group-based access controls, automated data retention policies, and auditing capabilities.
Enhanced security. Includes multiple layers of protection such as intrusion detection and prevention and real-time monitoring and response capabilities to detect and prevent unauthorized access or activity. Administrators can set granular access controls that ensure only authorized personnel can access sensitive data, reducing the risk of data breaches.
High availability. Multiple storage nodes provide high availability through redundancy – if one node fails, others can take over and continue providing data access. Replication of data across multiple nodes provides the ability for data to be restored from a replica.
"At a time when large enterprises are dealing with multiple petabytes of data and rely on data as the lifeblood of their business, the market needs solutions that address not only massive data storage but the complexities of managing the data lifecycle,” said Mark Nossokoff, Research Director, Hyperion Research. “Many factors can complicate data storage and management schemes, including evolving organizational needs, shifting data priorities, optimizing workloads, and leveraging new technologies as they come into play. The Arcitecta and Spectra Logic alliance offers solutions aimed at helping organizations address these challenges and achieve the computing performance required to process enormous amounts of data.”
About Spectra Logic
Spectra Logic develops a full range of data management and data storage solutions for a hybrid cloud world. Dedicated solely to data storage innovation for more than 40 years, Spectra Logic helps organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and protect their data with a broad portfolio of solutions that enable them to manage, migrate, store and preserve business data long-term, along with features to make them ransomware resilient, whether on-premises, in a single cloud, across multiple clouds, or in all locations at once.
IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Businesswire | May 17, 2023
SolarWinds a leading provider of simple, powerful, secure observability and IT management software, announces it’s adding transformative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to its IT service management (ITSM) solutions. The new AI features include a virtual agent to help users solve everyday IT problems and guided incident resolution to empower agents with the information they need to effectively resolve complex issues.
The new SolarWinds® Service Desk additions are designed to reduce ticket volume by enabling users to remediate easier-to-solve issues so IT practitioners can focus on the complex issues requiring their expertise. The Service Desk AI virtual agent can answer user questions and support troubleshooting. By constantly learning based on interactions with users, the virtual agent adapts over time to provide the most helpful and relevant information and help solve issues based on each customer's specific needs.
The cloud-native SolarWinds Service Desk solution is highly regarded in the industry for being easy to use and effective for users and agents while providing quick time to value. Automated ticket routing, AI-powered smart suggestions, and the new virtual agent within Service Desk all help ensure agents can efficiently deliver services across the organization. Customers can also enhance and personalize Service Desk through integrations with over 200 popular cloud applications.
“Digital transformation, application modernization, and the move to the cloud have dramatically increased the complexity of digital services,” said Cullen Childress, GVP of product management at SolarWinds. “This means the number of potential problems impacting user experience has also increased substantially. Our ITSM solutions are a significant focus we’re investing in. This includes Service Desk, which enables teams to focus more on important business priorities rather than mundane, time-consuming tasks. By leveraging advanced AI and powerful automation, SolarWinds makes users more productive, supports agents more efficiently, and helps ensure companies are more successful.”
SolarWinds solutions are rooted in the company’s deep connection with tech professionals. The company engaged directly with customers through THWACK®, its community of over 180,000 users, to develop and test the new AI capabilities and ensure they make it easier for IT pros to do their jobs. A recent survey of SolarWinds customers found the new Service Desk AI features enabled IT teams to reduce ticket resolution time by 24% and save an average of 23 hours per week. Surveyed Service Desk customers have also reported a reduction in downtime of 21% on average and a 24% average increase in progress toward achieving service-level agreements (SLAs).
Teams can customize SolarWinds Service Desk to provide an efficient and intelligent ticket management system and service request workflows for other business groups beyond the IT department. This enables human resources, legal, finance, sales, marketing, and other departments to become more responsive and enhance their service delivery capabilities. Managing employee requests through one system and automating workflows helps these departments deliver better and faster services to colleagues. Later this year, SolarWinds is planning to launch a new enterprise service management (ESM) solution designed to allow multiple departments within a single organization to have their own service portal, ticket management system, and service catalog within one platform to allow better cross-department workflows while ensuring data from different departments is appropriately segregated.
The new AI-powered ITSM upgrades are the latest significant solution enhancements from SolarWinds. SolarWinds released cloud-based and hybrid observability solutions and a new partner program in the past year. By investing in the AI-powered SolarWinds Platform, the company is blending observability and service management to consistently deliver simple and secure solutions for IT Ops, DevOps, SecOps, and CloudOps professionals.
SolarWinds is a leading provider of simple, powerful, secure observability and IT management software built to enable customers to accelerate their digital transformation. Our solutions provide organizations worldwide—regardless of type, size, or complexity with a comprehensive and unified view of today’s modern, distributed, and hybrid network environments. We continuously engage with IT service and operations professionals, DevOps and SecOps professionals, and database administrators (DBAs) to understand the challenges they face in maintaining high-performing and highly available hybrid IT infrastructures, applications, and environments. The insights we gain from them, in places like our THWACK community, allow us to address customers’ needs now and in the future. Our focus on the user and our commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT management have established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in solutions for observability, IT service management, application performance, and database management.