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.
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
Hightouch | January 30, 2023
Hightouch, the industry leader in Data Activation, has recently released Personalization API, a low-latency API aimed at personalizing any customer experience. The Personalization API enables any system, including internal and external SaaS applications, to retrieve cloud warehouse data with a response time of 30 milliseconds or less.
The feature integrates natively with all commonly used data warehouses and transactional NoSQL and SQL databases, supporting any data schema, such as users, products or companies. Now, all business users have access to customer data in real-time, whenever and wherever they require it.
Modern consumers desire personalized interactions with every brand. A recent Forrester study revealed that 68% of shoppers are unlikely to return to a store or website with an unsatisfactory customer experience. Moreover, according to a recent Gartner study, as many as 63% of digital marketers still face challenges in utilizing the potential of personalization technology. Hightouch's Personalization API tackles this pain point. It makes it simple for any business team to use the modeled data already stored in the warehouse and translate it into compelling real-time customer experiences.
With Personalization API, businesses can consider a multitude of new use cases, making it even easier to provide customized customer experiences, such as:
Delivering in-app or web-based personalization such as article recommendations, customized search results, or nearby store locations to increase conversions.
Enabling personalized marketing campaigns by enhancing marketing touchpoints with dynamic data points like product recommendations through customer engagement platforms.
Enhancing product experimentation by providing decision and experimentation systems with updated customer information, such as audience inclusion or exclusion.
Tejas Manohar, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Hightouch, explained, "There's a massive shift towards the cloud data warehouse as the single source of truth across an organization." He added, "All teams need the infrastructure and tools to use this data, and we're excited to expand our platform offering with this new feature to support even more of their use cases."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Hightouch Headquartered in San Francisco (California), Hightouch is the premier Data Activation platform powered by Reverse ETL. It allows users to retrieve customer data from any warehouse into the SaaS applications utilized by their business teams. Users can sync live data to marketing, sales, and customer success tools in minutes without any engineering effort using the power of SQL or the company's audience builder. The firm is backed by investors such as Bain Capital Ventures, ICONIQ Growth, Amplify Partners, and Y Combinator. It is recognized as a pioneer in Reverse ETL and Marketing & Analytics.