HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Quantum | April 04, 2023
Quantum Corporation, the leader in solutions for video and unstructured data, announces Quantum Myriad™, an all-flash, scale-out file and object storage software platform for the enterprise. Leveraging advances in application frameworks and design that were not available even a few years ago, Myriad's modern cloud-native architecture makes it an easy-to-use solution that overcomes the limitations of hardware-centric designs and enables customers to adapt to future storage needs while reducing the burden on over-extended IT staff.
More than double the amount of data will be created in the next five years than was in the previous ten, according to IDC*. Yet most enterprises continue to store this data on systems that were designed 20 years ago and cannot take advantage of the latest flash and memory technologies available today. Even more recent all-flash file and object storage solutions rely on specialized hardware and won't run natively in the cloud, leading to tradeoffs, compromises, and complexity.
Myriad solves these challenges with an all new shared-nothing architecture designed for the latest flash technologies to deliver consistent low-latency performance at any scale. It introduces inline data services such as deduplication and compression, snapshots and clones, and metadata tagging to accelerate AI/ML data processing. And it uses familiar and proven cloud technologies, like microservices and Kubernetes®, to deliver cloud simplicity wherever deployed. The software operates on standard high-volume flash storage servers so IT teams can quickly adopt the latest hardware and storage infrastructure for future needs. With Myriad, enterprises can replace legacy disk-based storage systems with a software-defined, all-flash platform that provides faster performance, greater scale, and a more sustainable and green solution that is both power and real estate efficient.
"To keep pace with data growth, the industry has "thrown hardware" at the problem," says Brian Pawlowski, chief development officer, Quantum. "Integrating feedback from customers, partners and industry analysts on what's missing from current solutions in market, we took a totally different approach with Myriad, and the result is the architecture I've wanted to build for 20 years. Myriad is incredibly simple, incredibly adaptable storage software for an unpredictable future."
Myriad expands Quantum's portfolio of solutions for unstructured data and is ideally suited for emerging high-growth use cases that require more performance and more scale, including AI and machine learning, modern data lakes, VFX and animation, and other high-bandwidth and high IOPs applications. These use cases are driving growth in the market for dedicated scale-out file and object storage, expected to grow at a 12% CAGR from 2020-2026 and be a $19.1 billion market by 2026**.
Quantum technology, software, and services provide the solutions that today's organizations need to make video and other unstructured data smarter – so their data works for them and not the other way around. With over 40 years of innovation, Quantum's end-to-end platform is uniquely equipped to orchestrate, protect, and enrich data across its lifecycle, providing enhanced intelligence and actionable insights. Leading organizations in cloud services, entertainment, government, research, education, transportation, and enterprise IT trust Quantum to bring their data to life, because data makes life better, safer, and smarter. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO).
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK
businesswire | May 03, 2023
Windstream Enterprise, a leading IT managed network provider, today announced it has fully migrated its leading Voice over IP (VoIP) platform to Microsoft’s Azure for Operators clustered Call Feature Server (cCFS). This upgrade is the latest in an ongoing series of investments that Windstream Enterprise has made to enhance the value of its cloud-based communications services provided to customers.
VoIP is an IP-based unified communications infrastructure that combines separate voice and data channels into a single, cloud-based connection to optimize network performance with stable voice quality, survivability and feature standardization across multiple locations. This investment made by Windstream Enterprise gives its Dynamic IP and Unified Communications (UC) customers greater reliability, access to new communications and integrated data and voice features to support their businesses, and a more robust portal to deliver a consistently positive user experience.
The collaboration with Microsoft expands upon Windstream Enterprise’s Dynamic IP solution, a VoIP platform that supports multiple call paths—analog, SIP turning and PRI—and allows customers to leverage their existing network infrastructure with flexible bandwidth. In doing so, the solution ensures multiple levels of redundancies that help businesses run smoothly and prevent unplanned downtime via network outages, human or system error, or cyberthreats. The solution also enhances the user experience by seamlessly integrating with Windstream Enterprise’s award-winning WE Connect customer portal, enabling clients to self-manage their network and communications needs, data and assets—all in a single-pane-of-glass view.
“In this hyper-connected world, businesses require failproof, reliable voice and data solutions. With this move to the Microsoft Azure for Operators VoIP platform, we are ensuring customers are on the most advanced, leading-edge technology so they can unlock their own revenue and profitability potential,” said Art Nichols, chief technology officer, Windstream Enterprise. “This investment is about giving our customers the technology, support and constant innovation they must have to drive their businesses forward.”
Voice solutions have significantly advanced beyond legacy underlying access technology like Time Division Multiplexing (TDM), DS1 and DS3 Access solutions and copper-based services, such as primary rate interfaces (PRIs) and plain old telephone services (POTS). These solutions no longer support the basic necessities of modern business communications and the need to collaborate remotely both internally and with customers. With Dynamic IP, businesses can seamlessly scale their communications with minimal or no additional infrastructure investment. As a managed service, Dynamic IP is set up and run by Windstream Enterprise, and backed by a dedicated team of technology experts to provide strategic planning, design and 24/7 support.
Windstream Enterprise customers are already taking advantage of the streamlined integration between Azure for Operators offerings and Windstream Enterprise for seamless collaboration across both voice and data solutions. Banking, education, retailers, government and healthcare providers, among other businesses, are leveraging Windstream Enterprise’s proprietary software solutions, which include the robust Secure Access Security Edge (SASE) and Security Service Edge (SSE) cybersecurity offerings.
“Cloud-ready voice and data integrations are essential for almost all businesses operating in our hybrid workplace and always-on world,” said Austin Herrington, vice president, product management, Windstream Enterprise. “Our cost-effective, scalable VoIP and UC solutions give customers all the features they want, along with ironclad security and reliability. By aligning with technology providers like Microsoft, we can keep our customers moving toward their goals by helping them get out from underneath burdensome legacy technology.”
“By using the Microsoft Azure for Operators clustered Call Feature Server to underpin its VoIP and UC solutions, Windstream Enterprise is demonstrating its commitment to extending customers a flexible, secure, and modern suite of carrier grade communications solutions,” said Tad Brockway, corporate vice president, Microsoft Azure for Operators.
Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Axelera AI | March 09, 2023
On March 08, 2023, Axelera AI and Advantech declare their strategic alliance as the world's most powerful and advanced solutions supplier for AI at the Edge. Advantech, a leader in embedded and industrial PCs, and Axelera AI, a leader in edge AI technology, have partnered to bring the inference capability of a data center to edge devices, allowing customers to process data in real time while decreasing latency and increasing productivity.
In just a a span of 18 months, Axelera AI:
Taped out 2 chips,
Introduced next-generation Metis AI software and hardware platform,
Raised USD funding of $37ml and
Grew a team of more than 100+ game-changers – (40 PhDs in 12 European countries.)
Fabrizio Del Maffeo, CEO of Axelera AI, stated, "We are excited to showcase our progress in building next-generation computer vision products. The partnership with Advantech underpins the magnitude of what our Metis AI platform delivers and we are honored to partner with them. As we grow, we're seeking talented people to join our team and develop the future of Edge AI."
(Source – BusinessWire)
During Embedded World, Axelera AI will display its latest offerings, which can be purchased in a variety of M.2 modules and vision-ready systems, as well as other industry-standard form factors. Metis AIPU technology and the intuitive Voyager SDK software stack combine to provide high-powered processing performance at a fraction of the price and power consumption of existing alternatives.
About Axelera AI
Axelera AI, which is providing the world’s most powerful and advanced solutions for AI at the edge, is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI. Axelera AI has research and development facilities in Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy, in addition to its headquarters in the AI Innovation Center on the High Tech Park in Eindhoven. Its software and hardware professionals in artificial intelligence are recruited from leading AI businesses and Fortune 500 organizations