Our Love of Data May Be “Unsustainable,” as Surging Power Demand Takes Environmental Toll, Researcher Warns

Karma Impact | January 07, 2020

Our Love of Data May Be “Unsustainable,” as Surging Power Demand Takes Environmental Toll, Researcher Warns
Artificial intelligence, higher-speed 5G cellular networks, and streaming services like Netflix  may be making our lives easier, but there’s a cost: skyrocketing demand for energy that will have a huge impact on the environment. As the world depends more on smart devices that use data, tech companies are building immense facilities housing stacks and stacks of servers handling thousands of gigabytes of digital traffic. These data centers may consume up to 651 terawatt-hours of electricity in the next year, almost as much as the entire energy sector of Canada can produce, Anders Andrae, a researcher at Huawei Technologies Sweden, told CBC News. Andrae predicted data centers may more than double their power demands over the next decade, and that hunger for energy may lead to an “unsustainable” situation by 2040.

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Kentik today announced Hybrid Map to overcome Hybrid Networking Visibility Challenge

Cision PR Newswire | August 20, 2020

Kentik®, provider of the leading network intelligence platform trusted by digital enterprises and service providers, today announced Hybrid Map. With Hybrid Map from Kentik, NetOps teams gain an immediate and single, unified view to understand topology state, traffic flows, network performance and device health status within and between multi-cloud, on-prem and internet infrastructures. This new level of interactivity within the Kentik Network Intelligence Platform enables NetOps teams to get immediate insights into hybrid networks, dive deep and quickly resolve problems. Breaking the boundaries of the traditional data center often means broken network monitoring. For network professionals running hybrid infrastructures, Kentik offers the only solution that paints a complete picture of this new reality from container to cloud," said Christoph Pfister, chief product officer of Kentik. "Organizations struggle to visualize their hybrid environments, especially when they incorporate container networking overlays. With the new Hybrid Map from Kentik, network teams can finally have that picture on their screen, with complete visibility into real-time and historical health, performance, and traffic data and instantly.

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APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Ori and KX Deliver Real-Time Streaming Analytics with Unprecedented Performance Using Telco Edge

Ori and KX | August 11, 2021

Ori Industries, the global edge computing infrastructure firm, has partnered with KX, a worldwide leader in real-time streaming analytics, to provide an ultra-low latency streaming analytics solution for edge devices, leveraging Tier 1 telco networks to get closer to application users. The integration of Ori's Global Edge (OGE) platform and KX's market-leading streaming analytics software enables real-time in-stream analytics at the edge, significantly increasing the speed at which data can be analysed while also reducing the amount of data that needs to be sent to the cloud for processing. For organisations that run a distributed computing environment yet are either unable or as yet unwilling to migrate systems fully to the cloud, this approach delivers all the management and scalability benefits of cloud computing without the associated risks around latency, reliability, security and cost. The combined solution enables automated scaling via Kubernetes and self-healing of workloads, with a standardised set of APIs for ease of use. The ability to push events in real-time to downstream systems is ideally suited for use-cases where large-scale IoT or Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) architectures are running across multiple infrastructures, environments, and geographies, such as autonomous vehicles, predictive maintenance, smart cities and mobile gaming, as well as other high performance, low latency, secure and private enterprise applications for industrial and mission critical infrastructure. Andy Corston-Petrie, BT's Senior Manager, Mobile Core Networks Research, said: "Enterprises rely increasingly on latency-sensitive solutions that run on premise or in the cloud. With a private edge offering, we can unlock the edge for our enterprise customers who require secure, rapid decision making in highly regulated or closed environments." Tier 1 telcos like BT are assessing the potential of edge computing and finding the opportunities, trade-offs and requirements that will unlock different business models at the edge, as they look to offer the benefits of cloud with the reliability and performance of edge for their enterprise customers. Corston-Petrie added: "In Ori Industries and KX, we see partners who can deliver on that edge potential. Together, we can enable enterprise customers to leverage on-site data and analyse it at the source, reducing the time needed for critical decision making." Douglas Mancini, Chief Commercial Officer at Ori Industries said: "In pairing one of the industry's fastest streaming analytics solutions with our low latency delivery stack we're enabling telcos to leverage their networks like never before, opening up the true promise of 5G." Paul Hollway, Head of Partnerships at KX said: "We know from our own research that reducing the decision-making window using real-time data analytics is becoming a critical requirement for more and more organisations across all industry sectors. We're excited to be working with Ori to deliver this capability through its platform." About Ori Industries Ori Industries is building the world's largest Distributed Edge Cloud that empowers telcos to leverage their network advantages and helps applications run faster. Ori's platforms seamlessly connect developers and enterprises with the highest performing local, regional and global communication networks, delivering unprecedented cost, performance and security at the Edge. About KX: KX, the leading technology for real-time continuous intelligence, is part of First Derivatives plc, a group of data-driven businesses that unlock the value of insight, hindsight and foresight to drive organisations forward. KX Streaming Analytics, built on the kdb+ time-series database, is an industry leading high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence platform. It delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 15 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and employs more than 2,500 people worldwide.

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IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

MarketSpark Announces the Availability of LTE/5G Connectivity for POTS Replacement Using Cradlepoint Routers

MarketSpark | April 16, 2021

MarketSpark, the business driving supplier of POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) substitution in the venture declared its conveyance of LTE/5G availability as an oversaw administration. MarketSpark will incorporate Cradlepoint's 4G and 5G remote organization edge arrangements into its oversaw administration arrangement portfolio, giving Telco-Grade availability while supplanting maturing simple frameworks. Ventures can use this amazing blend of remote reach and unwavering quality forever security applications to future-evidence their business and speed up their organizational change. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has put the foundation for closing down heritage simple organizations cross country, supporting the movement to an all-advanced organization. Wireline transporters have taken action accordingly, distributing network revelations uncovering a sped-up decommissioning plan. Forward-looking undertakings are stretching out beyond the closure by changing to POTS over LTE/5G arrangements that convey prompt expense reserve funds and efficiency upgrades. This incorporates relocating POTS lines supporting fire boards, alerts, lifts, fax machines, SCADA applications just as a large group of different terminals using heritage simple interchanges conventions. By coordinating Cradlepoint's arrangement of remote edge switches inside MarketSpark's Managed Service Platform, undertakings secure the uprightness of an elite switch working together with MarketSpark's versatile conveyance administration utilizing Wireless WAN, including LTE and 5G associated branch locales, vehicles, and IoT gadgets. The COVID pandemic has incited an abrupt move in needs across endeavors. As organizations rebuild their activities, speed has become an essential switch to getting building inhabitance in new or revamped areas. Cradlepoint and MarketSpark address these necessities by offering the full expansiveness of simple applications all through conveyed undertakings as assorted as medical care, monetary administrations, and retail. MarketSpark's adaptable sending administration empowers undertakings to rapidly augment ROI. The outcome is a Telco-Grade, stage-based arrangement that is not difficult to a midway arrangement and oversees, uses secure and repetitive organizations for all applications, and guarantees consistent efficiency wherever you get a phone signal. About MarketSpark MarketSpark is the main supplier of simple substitution answers for the endeavor. Our cloud-empowered stage assists organizations with getting away from the universe of yesterday and plan for the universe of tomorrow by supplanting static, expensive copper phone lines (POTS) with an oversaw remote arrangement that is 5G prepared. MarketSpark is the solitary MSP in the telecom space reason worked to deal with simple line substitution on a worldwide scale. Regardless of whether retrofitting or fabricating new, we give our clients a development stage.

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The Midfin Systems eFabric vision leverages our core expertise in security and managing data centers at scale to provide low-latency, secure, and highly available edge computing and data analytics infrastructure at the edge of the network. Our edges are suited to handle high-throughput and low-latency dataflows, while minimizing the danger of vendor lock-in from proprietary PaaS solutions. Our approach fully leverages the cost benefits of existing open source platforms such as Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop, battle tested timeseries analysis systems such as OpenTSDB and emergent IoT platforms such as Kaa. We provide the services that you want to run at your edges without having to assume all of the operational complexity and costs of running these services yourself. Midfin Systems extends the plug and play.