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.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
BDx | February 06, 2023
Big Data Exchange (BDx), a provider of data center platforms in Asia-Pacific, has recently announced its plans to construct a new 16MW facility in the emerging high-tech industrial area developed by Hong Kong's premier property development company, Sino Group. BDx intends to have the HKG8 hyperscaler-ready data center operational by the end of 2023.
This will be BDx's fourth data center in Hong Kong, situated in the Kwai Chung District, which is growing to be a highly desirable industrial and commercial zone. The data center is five kilometers from the nearest port and twenty-six kilometers from Hong Kong's airport. It will provide redundant power supply and dependable infrastructure to BDx's hyperscale and enterprise clients, ensuring super-dense connectivity, top-notch fail-safe resiliency, and IX ecosystems characteristic of BDx data centers.
As data center investments continue to increase, a recent report by Arizton Advisory and Intelligence projects that the Hong Kong data center market will reach nearly $4 billion by 2027. Hong Kong is one of the leading digital hubs in the Asia-Pacific region because of its robust adoption of cloud technologies, smart city development initiatives, and its government's dedication to developing the ICT market.
Mayank Srivastava, CEO of BDx, shared, "BDx is pleased to announce our new data center to further our commitment to the Hong Kong market. We are pleased to work with Sino Group to develop our next-generation, hyperscale-ready site, which is designed with fail-safe features and a clear focus on sustainability. We continue to support Hong Kong as The Digital Hub of APAC," He added, "With HKG8, our newest data center in Hong Kong, we continue to expand our footprint across Asia with sustainable, high quality sites. We are proud to offer our customers dense connectivity, IX ecosystems and reliable redundant options, to drive digital delivery and growth."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About BDx Data Centers
BDx Data Centers Singapore-based premier provider of data center, hybrid cloud, and colocation solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. It enables enterprises to scale across the world's most influential markets under the direction of a team with global recognition. With ultramodern facilities in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore, the company provides next-gen solutions that go beyond the norm. To meet the growing digital needs of multinationals, hyperscalers, and financial service organizations, the company is actively expanding its presence in emerging regions.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION STORAGE
Hivelocity | January 11, 2023
In a recent announcement, leading cloud and network infrastructure solutions provider, Hivelocity, Inc., acquired Heficed, an IaaS and Bare Metal Cloud solutions firm based in the UK. The acquisition merges Heficed’s clients, select staff, and 9 data centers with Hivelocity.
Heficed helps businesses and governmental bodies acquire, lease, deploy, and maintain IP addresses. The platform speeds up the process and lowers the expenses of providing IPs to physical and virtual infrastructure for enterprises, that need to deploy a great volume and variety of IP addresses.
Heficed’s fully customizable architecture of dedicated servers and fully-automated cloud infrastructure help to balance the workloads of businesses, with reliable hosting services on its bare metal servers in 9 locations across the globe.
Mike Archietto, CEO and Co-Founder of Hivelocity, said, "This acquisition represents a fantastic opportunity for our clients old and new.” He also added, "By combining Heficed's impressive list of data center locations and VPS hosting options with our global network of data centers and premium bare metal hosting, our world-class infrastructure solutions will now reach an even wider audience of users."
Steve Eschweiler, COO and Co-Founder of Hivelocity stated, "Heficed is a great company with great people.” He further added, “Hivelocity's acquisition strengthens our team and furthers our goal of building the building the most geo-diverse bare metal cloud in the industry. With the addition of Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria data center locations, our customers can now instantly deploy bare metal servers across six continents.”
Hivelocity provides Dedicated Servers, Colocation, and Cloud Hosting services in over 130 countries. The company has over 70,000 sq.ft of data center facilities in Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles. Its data centers are HIPAA, PCI, ISAE-3402, SSAE 16, SOC1 and SOC2 certified.