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.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK
hpcwire | April 03, 2023
atNorth, a leading pan-Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced that its long standing customer, BNP Paribas, continues to move portions of their workloads to the Nordic region. This will enable the leading financial institution to continue to support the increasing need for high performance, data-intensive IT workloads.
The migration of another portion of its IT workload to the atNorth site in Sweden is a continuation of BNP Paribas’ program to refresh and expand its High-Performance Computing HPC server farm – a vital hub for applications used to calculate the positions and associated risks in the financial markets – to atNorth’s Nordics datacenters. The original move to Iceland in 2018 resulted in an increase of nearly 30% in total capacity, reduced energy consumption by more than 50%, and decreased CO2 output by 85%. By moving additional workloads to the atNorth site in Sweden, BNP Paribas demonstrates continued commitment to sustainably future proof its IT infrastructure and reduce its carbon footprint across the whole of the global business
“atNorth has been instrumental in helping BNP Paribas ensure our IT operations are as sustainable and carbon neutral as possible, which is an initiative close to the core of our business at the moment,” stated Alexis Carrion, CIB Global Head of Data Centers, BNP Paribas. “We have seen great results from migrating IT workloads to atNorth’s data center site in Iceland five years ago. As we look to increase our grid computing capacity, the atNorth site is the obvious solution in meeting both demand as well as our guiding principles for sustainability and efficiency. atNorth meets all our criteria and importantly are an operational partner that we know and trust to help us to advance our best practices to reduce the digital footprint of our IT infrastructure and operations.”
atNorth’s data center in Sweden, is built for heat recovery, and is considered one of the country’s most energy efficient data centers. The data center is designed to operate with the lowest carbon footprint possible. The site can capture the heat from up to 85 percent of the electricity used within the center, which is passed on to the central district heating system to provide heat and hot water for the surrounding community. This innovative use of large-scale heat reuse exemplifies a new generation of data center design and contributes to the circular economy.
“Our partnership with BNP Paribas is very well aligned with atNorth’s mission of providing environmentally responsible compute facilities at scale, BNP Paribas has with this new project yet again demonstrated their leadership in lowering their environmental impact and emphasis on responsible IT deployments. Through the years BNP Paribas has showcased that focus on sustainability amplifies best practices and has resulted in the best outcome for the environment and their business. BNP Paribas has been an early mover in its ambition to put sustainability and carbon neutrality at the forefront of its business and we are excited to help the team expand their operations to the atNorth site in Stockholm,” commented Gisli Kr., CSO atNorth. “Sweden’s climate and renewable energy resources, combined with atNorth’s innovative cooling and large-scale reuse of heat is now attracting European companies who want to reduce their CO2 footprint. BNP Paribas has proven to be an organization that is truly paving the way for business today, demonstrating the critical role that global leaders can play in creating a more sustainable future as we continue to fuel a digitally data-hungry world.”
atNorth is a leading Pan-Nordic data center services company that offers sustainable, cost-effective, and scalable colocation and high-performance computing services across Iceland, Sweden and Finland. The company operates five data centers in strategic locations across the Nordics, with a sixth site to open in Akureyri, Iceland in Q2, 2023 and a seventh site to open in Finland in 2024. With sustainability at its core, atNorth’s data centers run on 100% renewable energy resources and support circular economy principles. All atNorth sites leverage innovative design, power efficiency, and intelligent operations to provide long-term infrastructure and flexible colocation deployments.
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.