Gooddata | June 15, 2022
GoodData, the industry leader in data and analytics infrastructure, announced a technical alliance with Snowflake, the Data Cloud startup, to help customers get more value out of their data.
"GoodData and Snowflake share a vision for a data-driven world, and GoodData's unique, direct-query-only integration with the Snowflake™ platform aims to achieve this goal. We are excited to partner with Snowflake to help customers optimize the Snowflake Data Cloud and empower data users throughout the entire business."
GoodData's Founder and CEO, Roman Stanek
GoodData's API-first strategy integrates real-time insights into any digital workspace or work environment. Snowflake's current cloud data management infrastructure supports GoodData's focus on scale and real-time analytics, and the technological integration expands platform capabilities:
There will be no more data silos. With GoodDataTM headless BI querying your Snowflake data, you can get consistent analytics insights without frequently relocating data.
Real-time analytics in a hurry. Execute GoodData analytics straight from your Snowflake data in real-time, ensuring the most up-to-date data for data-driven decision-making.
Scalable architecture. No matter how basic or complex the use case, scale GoodData analytics efficiently by data volume, cost, and users without sacrificing performance.
Analytics for multiple tenants. Deliver consistent, configurable GoodData analytics to multiple teams, partners, and clients via a multi-tenant architecture.
Snowflake and GoodData interfaces are transforming knowledge employees into data citizens and assisting in developing data-based revenue streams to propel enterprises forward.
"We are excited to partner with GoodData. Our customers can take advantage of real-time queries, scalable analytics and flexible API that the GoodData platform provides to maximize their success with Snowflake Data Cloud," said Tarik Dwiek, Head of Technology Alliances at Snowflake.
IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
iM Critical | June 13, 2022
The iM Critical Miami Data Center is the newest location in the increasing footprint of iM Critical, a data center and IT services firm driving the future of IT infrastructure. This 100,000-square-foot structure, designed specifically for mission-critical activities, now has over 60,000 square feet of colocation space and 5MW of power.
This strategically placed IT hub in the heart of Miami is above the 100-year flood plain and outside of storm evacuation zones, with heavy floor load capacity and 13'8" clear ceiling heights. As a result, this data center provides substantial space and electricity without the usual limits often seen in this market's existing facilities, in addition to keeping advanced IT equipment secure from its surroundings.
The data center is well-connected to meet and surpass customers' needs for data agility and mobility, with a variety of fiber entrances, direct, carrier-neutral interconnection to dozens of peers, and a direct public cloud on-ramp. This is complemented by convenient access to major airports and interstate highways. In addition, customers can choose from scalable retail and wholesale colocation options, as well as a 24/7 onsite Network Operations Center, disaster recovery suites, and full-stack IT managed services.
"Our Miami location has the potential to remove many barriers for organizations within this metro, while allowing for unimpeded growth of data center operations — augmented by our intense focus on sustainability initiatives. These transformative digital offerings are supported by our high-touch service and our team's depth of experience designing, engineering, building, owning and operating data centers. We're thrilled to be bringing this game-changing location to market."
Michael Roark, CEO of iM Critical
Onsite renewable energy sources supplement the site's power (supplied by three utility substations) and extensible power infrastructure. This Miami data center, like iM Critical's recently opened Pittsburgh campus, is motivated by iM's core mission to being a leader in environmentally sensitive and sustainable IT processes. This enables the corporation and its clients to meet one of the era's most critical technological imperatives: mitigating climate change and IT's impact on global environments through more energy-efficient data center operations.
"Our Pittsburgh announcement was a giant step towards showcasing our innovation in the realm of IT infrastructure to respond to demand for high-performance colocation data centers with imbedded IT service offerings," states Lenny Chesal, iM's Chief Evangelist. "Our Miami location follows suit and will serve to bring this robust building back to life and generate new opportunities to this historic Little River community. We will be working closely with the South Florida tech scene to grow the expanding ecosystem of startups, fast-growth companies, and dynamic enterprises looking for transformative solutions. I am thrilled to be back in Miami where I started in the data center business in 2000!"
Supermicro | February 18, 2022
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in high-performance computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, unveiled a new short-depth multi-node system that is designed and optimized for 5G, IoT, and Edge applications. The Supermicro SuperEdge server is ideal for environments where high-density compute and I/O are required in a small form factor, for example, in on-site settings including retail, branch offices, or field locations such as at the base of cell towers or high traffic areas. By utilizing a 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor in each node, the Supermicro SuperEdge delivers data center processing power at the edge to accelerate analysis and real-time application functionality. The SuperEdge server increases node density by 50% over previous application-optimized servers for 5G, IoT, and Edge workloads. Customers can start with only one server and add additional servers to meet increasing demands as the business grows.
"The SuperEdge server increases the compute and I/O densities for edge applications and enables operators to increase system workloads and data processing performed at the edge, reducing network traffic back to data centers, As part of our IT Solutions strategy, designing application-tuned servers for both the edge and the cloud optimizes the deployment of network computing, as we move to the metaverse."
Charles Liang, president, and CEO, Supermicro
The Supermicro SuperEdge server is designed to fit in small data centers or environments where server depth is critical. With a depth of only 430 mm, the SuperEdge system is easily installed in a wide range of physical environments where space is at a premium. GPUs may also be installed, giving the Supermicro SuperEdge the ability to perform AI calculations at the edge of the network, increasing decision-making capabilities and reducing response times.
The nodes and I/O connections are accessible from the front, allowing quick maintenance as needed. In addition, this server will operate in the temperature range of -5°C to 55°C and a wide range of humidity and other environmental conditions. This allows organizations to reduce OPEX and install the server in different locations that may not be in a climate control setting. Redundant power supplies and cooling fans enable the SuperEdge server to operate in harsh conditions outside of a traditional data center.
Each of the three hot-swappable nodes can accommodate three PCI-E 4.0 slots, which enable a wide range of add-on cards that accelerate applications designed for edge computing. The I/O density designed into this system allows for multiple acceleration cards, including networking, FPGA, DPU, eASIC, and TimeSync options. Each node can accommodate up to 2TB of DDR4 DRAM, allowing more extensive and more complex applications to be installed and executed than previously available.
Supermicro is a global leader in Application-Optimized Total IT Solutions. Founded and operating in San Jose, California, Supermicro is committed to delivering first to market innovation for Enterprise, Cloud, AI, and 5G Telco/Edge IT Infrastructure. We are transforming into a Total IT Solutions provider with server, AI, storage, IoT, and switch systems, software, and services while delivering advanced high-volume motherboard, power, and chassis products. The products are designed and manufactured in-house (in the US, Taiwan, and the Netherlands), leveraging global operations for scale and efficiency and optimized to improve TCO and reduce environmental impact (Green Computing). The award-winning portfolio of Server Building Block Solutions® allows customers to optimize for their exact workload and application by selecting from a broad family of systems built from our flexible and reusable building blocks that support a comprehensive set of form factors, processors, memory, GPUs, storage, networking, power and cooling solutions