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.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Rambus | February 02, 2023
On February 1, 2023, Rambus Inc., a provider of chip and silicon IP that make data faster and safer, announced that its new 6400 MT/s DDR5 Registering Clock Driver (RCD) is now available and sampling for major DDR5 memory module (RDIMM) manufacturers.
The Rambus Gen3 6400 MT/s DDR5 Registering Clock Driver provides a 33% increase in data rate and bandwidth over the Gen1 4800 MT/s solutions, enabling data center servers to benefit from a new level of main memory performance. In addition, it offers streamlined timing parameters for increased RDIMM margins while providing industry-leading latency and power.
Rambus DDR5 memory interface chips, consisting of the RCD, Temperature Sensors, and Signal Presence Detect (SPD) Hub, are essential for cutting-edge servers to achieve a new level of performance. More intelligence is incorporated into the RDIMMs with DDR5 memory, allowing for over 2x the data rate and 4x the capacity of DDR4 RDIMMs, while simultaneously enhancing memory and power efficiency.
Rambus is highly regarded for its signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) knowledge, With over 30 years of experience in high-performance memory. This expertise enables DDR5 memory interface chips to transmit command/address and clock signals from the host memory device to the RDIMMs with superior signal integrity.
Sean Fan, Chief Operating Officer at Rambus, explained, "Data center workloads have an insatiable thirst for greater memory bandwidth and capacity, and our mission is to advance the performance of server memory solutions that meet this need for each new server platform generation." He added, "We were first in the industry to 5600 MT/s, and now we have raised the bar with our Gen3 DDR5 RCD capable of 6400 MT/s to support a new generation of RDIMMs for server main memory."
(Source – Business Wire)
Rambus Based in San Jose, California, Rambus provides innovative software, hardware, and services that drive technological advancements from the mobile edge to the data centers. The company's architecture licenses, chips, IP cores, software, and services positively affect the modern world, from memory and interfaces to emerging technologies. Its partners include foundries, prominent chip and system designers, and service providers in the industry. Integrated into countless devices and systems, the firm's products and technologies secure and power various applications, such as Internet of Things (IoT) security, Big Data, and many others.
STORAGE MANAGEMENT,DATA STORAGE
Inspur Systems | January 05, 2023
In a recent announcement, Inspur Information’s NF8480M6 achieved a world record of 359,780 SAPS and is ranked first in SAP SD 2-tier performance benchmark for 4-socket servers using the Copper Lake platform.
The SAP Sales & Distribution (SD) 2-Tier Benchmark is widely recognized as a benchmark in a two-tier architecture based on sales and distribution modules. The SAP SD 2-Tier Benchmark Test has evolved into a crucial indicator of operational performance for the production systems of actual enterprises. Many enterprise users regard it as a more flexible and valuable guide for selecting a server platform, since it considers exact production needs of enterprise users during the architecture design itself. A higher benchmark test score indicates that the server system can accommodate more users and offer more productivity for businesses or a higher SAPS value.
The record set by Inspur NF8480M6 in SAP SD 2-Tier Benchmark for 4-Socket Servers is due to the design philosophy of openness, excellence, extremeness and security, which enables Inspur to increase usability, reliability and performance of its servers.
About Inspur Information
Inspur Information is the second-largest server manufacturer and leading cloud computing, AI, and data center infrastructure provider. Inspur Information addresses crucial technology fields like open computing, cloud data center, AI, and deep learning by delivering cutting-edge computing hardware design and a wide range of products. Inspur Information solutions are performance-optimized and purpose-built, offering customers the tools they need to handle specific workloads and real-world problems.