Businesswire | May 18, 2023
Adtran launched a major upgrade of its Oscilloquartz aPNT+™ technology suite, bringing new levels of resilience to critical network infrastructure that relies on position, navigation and timing (PNT) services. With enhancements to its core, edge and access synchronization solutions, the portfolio provides operators of telecommunications, financial networks, power grids, defense infrastructure and more with the best available protection against GNSS vulnerabilities and cyberattacks. Adtran’s timing technology now leverages more sources of accurate and reliable timing and features new capabilities to detect disturbances and assure vital PNT services.
“From 5G connectivity to air traffic control, accurate and reliable PNT services are crucial for the safety, efficiency and optimal performance of a wide range of modern applications. That’s why the enhancements we’ve made to our aPNT+™ platform are so significant. These include improved jamming and spoofing detection using a unique, highly advanced, dedicated algorithm to ensure maximum resilience against any intentional or unintentional interference,” said Igal Pinhasov, VP of product line management at Oscilloquartz, Adtran. “Our upgraded portfolio is a significant step up for critical network timing. It provides unparalleled precision and reliability even in the most challenging environments, including situations where GNSS is disrupted for extended periods.”
Adtran’s OSA 5401 and 5405 access network synchronization solutions now feature the same advanced jamming and spoofing detection capabilities as its core and edge products. Additionally, the OSA 5405-MB, a compact and integrated outdoor multi-band GNSS receiver and PTP grandmaster, has been upgraded with improved multi-band capabilities. As well as satellite constellations, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and GALILEO, it now supports the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). This is critical for mobile network operators in the subcontinent, as the Indian government has ruled that smartphones must be compatible with the country’s home-grown GNSS system. Furthermore, the solution now utilizes a combination of L1 and L5 band signals to better mitigate disruption caused by environmental factors.
“Enhanced NTP functionality is another feature that makes our upgraded aPNT+™ platform even more powerful. Our standalone NTP servers can now support up to 500,000 transactions per second, providing unique NTP performance. This level of transaction handling is a significant advantage against DDoS attacks,” commented Gil Biran, GM of Oscilloquartz, Adtran. “Our core and edge grandmaster clocks are also more resilient than ever. With our multi-source ePRTC combiner, they can leverage up to five independent timing sources, which can include up to three high-performance optical cesium atomic clocks, to create a single super-resilient and highly reliable clock source. Customers can select from GNSS constellations, PTP inputs, and alternative PNT sources such as STL, which uses low Earth orbit satellites, or the terrestrial-based eLORAN. Both offer extra protection against jamming and spoofing attacks while extending the 100nsec holdover period.”
ADTRAN Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Adtran, Inc., a leading global provider of open, disaggregated networking and communications solutions that enable voice, data, video and internet communications across any network infrastructure. From the cloud edge to the subscriber edge, Adtran empowers communications service providers around the world to manage and scale services that connect people, places and things. Adtran solutions are used by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations and millions of individual users worldwide. ADTRAN Holdings, Inc.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Cologix | March 16, 2023
On March 15, 2023, Cologix, North America's premier network-neutral connectivity and hyperscale edge data center company introduced Amazon Outposts to its Vancouver data centers.
Amazon Outposts are now supported by Cologix's 42,000-square-foot VAN3 digital edge data center, which is the largest neutral data center in the area. Cologix's VAN2 digital edge data center offers secure AWS Direct Connect. The density of connecting possibilities and enterprise-grade infrastructure make this a great place to connect. Cologix, Vancouver's largest colocation provider, links to over 20 networks and hosts the Vancouver Internet Exchange's primary node at its VAN1 digital edge data center. All Cologix Vancouver data centers are ISO 27001 certified and HIPAA, SOC1, SOC2, and PCI compliant.
AWS Outposts clients in Cologix's Vancouver data centers can use AWS Direct Connect cloud onramps via Cologix Access Marketplace for quick, secure, on-demand, software-enabled interconnections to AWS cloud services. Customers can easily connect to the cloud, network, and other service providers in minutes using the self-service interface.
AWS Outposts centralize everything and have fully managed solutions bringing AWS infrastructure and services to almost any on-premises virtual or edge location for a continuous hybrid experience. Customers can develop once and deploy in the cloud or on-premise using AWS hardware/servers in Cologix data centers. On-premise developers can leverage cloud APIs and services to build applications on-premise. Outposts is suited for workloads that need low-latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, storage, and a wide range of local AWS Region services.
Chris Heinrich, Chief Revenue Officer at Cologix, remarked, “We’re thrilled to bring AWS Outposts to our data centers in Vancouver.” He added, “Our customers and the Vancouver market as a whole will benefit from access to AWS capabilities within our Cologix facilities.”
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Peg Hallberg, Head of Product, at Cologix, stated, “This is a major addition to our offerings in Vancouver to ensure end-to-end connection to AWS services for Cologix customers.” She added, “We now provide Vancouver’s only colocation and connectivity solution with access to AWS Direct Connect cloud onramps and the ability to deploy to AWS Outposts.”
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Cologix connects cloud service providers, carriers, and a wide range of partners so that edge applications can be used all over Canada and the United States. Cologix accelerates clients' digital transformation with huge scale and specialized data center solutions. Cologix Access Marketplace offers rapid, dependable, self-service connectivity for scale and control. Its skilled local teams provide industry-leading service throughout the customers' digital infrastructure journey.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK
PRnewswire | April 24, 2023
Zesty, a pioneer in dynamic cloud infrastructure solutions, today announced the launch of EZswitch for Zesty Disk. EZswitch dramatically simplifies the transfer of data to Zesty-managed disks, reducing the steps and the downtime previously required. It requires zero code changes and empowers organizations to quickly and easily automate the right-sizing of their block storage.
The management of block storage volumes remains a huge challenge for cloud customers. Even with advances in prediction capabilities, there is no foolproof way to determine the amount of storage required. Storage demands for applications are extremely dynamic, and failure to allocate the sufficient disk space can be disastrous for companies. Overprovisioning has become standard practice, with organizations regularly provisioning excess storage than required to ensure app stability even during peak usage periods. However, that can double or triple the costs. Hands-on management can help achieve more accurate provisioning but it requires DevOps to be on call 24/7 to increase volumes when necessary.
Zesty Disk's AI-driven auto-scaling technology eliminates the tradeoff between cloud performance and cost efficiency. As storage data demands increase and decrease in line with fluctuating application needs, Zesty Disk automatically right sizes disk storage in real-time freeing engineers from 24/7 cloud monitoring. With optimized utilization, storage costs can be reduced by up to 70% as provisioned storage is kept in pace with used storage needs. Designed with DevOps teams in mind, the AI-powered real-time cloud management tool is easy to use and manage, even for functions as critical and security-sensitive as block storage.
"Companies are often unaware of the level of waste that takes place with Amazon EBS. They assume their utilization is more or less in line with their provisioning, and that the high costs of running storage is the norm," said Alexey Baikov, CTO and co-founder of Zesty. "With EZswitch, companies can evaluate Zesty Disk with no risk and minimal time commitment to see the cost impact that auto-scaling EBS volumes has. EZswitch lowers the barrier of entry for DevOps teams to automate the management of their Amazon EBS volumes."
In the past several months Zesty has continued to grow and invest in the success of its users. On the heels of the company's $75 million Series B, Zesty has opened a new HQ in San Mateo and hired Ori Yitzhaki as the new VP of Product. As the former VP of Product at JFrog, Yitzhaki's experience in customer-centric product development will play a key role in creating highly valuable and easy-to-use optimization tools for dynamic cloud environments.
Zesty is breaking new ground with intelligent cloud management technology that auto-scales cloud resources to fit real-time application needs. As today's cloud environments become increasingly dynamic, Zesty's automation increases cloud efficiency, improves DevOps productivity, and reduces cloud costs with zero human input. As a result, DevOps engineers no longer need to spend time on repetitive and mundane infrastructure management tasks and can enjoy the cloud's flexibility and scalability without worrying about cost or performance concerns. Zesty was founded in 2019 in Tel Aviv and is used by leading organizations such as Armis, Gong, Yotpo, and others. For more information, visit Zesty.co.