APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
globenewswire | April 17, 2023
Parsons Corporation announced today that it completed the previously announced acquisition of IPKeys Power Partners, Inc. for $43 million. The strategic acquisition enhances both Parsons’ Federal Solutions and Critical Infrastructure segments, specifically through comprehensive cloud-based cybersecurity, software solutions that operate at the intersection of information and operational technology (IT and OT), and technologies that will help accelerate the global clean energy transition.
Headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, IPKeys Power Partners is a trusted provider of enterprise software platform solutions that is actively delivering cyber and operational security to hundreds of electric, water, and gas utilities across North America. The acquisition brings IPKeys’ established customer base, expanding Parsons’ presence in two rapidly growing end markets: grid modernization and cyber resiliency for critical infrastructure.
The transaction is consistent with Parsons’ strategy of completing accretive acquisitions of companies with revenue growth and adjusted EBITDA margins of 10 percent or greater, while adding critical intellectual property that strengthens the company’s existing portfolio.
Parsons is a leading disruptive technology provider in the national security and global infrastructure markets, with capabilities across cyber and intelligence, space and missile defense, transportation, environmental remediation, urban development, and critical infrastructure protection. Please visit Parsons.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn how we’re making an impact.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Oxford Quantum Circuits | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), an industry-leading global quantum computing as a service (QCaaS) provider company, and the world's digital infrastructure provider, Equinix, announced that OQC aims make one of the world's most powerful commercially available quantum computers to via Equinix's TY11 Tokyo International Business Exchange data center.
The technology is intended to benefit a wide range of industries, including drug discovery and development, banking, risk management, and advanced manufacturing. Once connected to Equinix Fabric, organizations will have access to quantum computing as if it were on-premises, allowing them to trial and experiment with the innovative technology by connecting directly to QCaaS within their own digital infrastructure with improved security and ease.
Dr. Ilana Wisby, CEO at OQC ltd., stated, "The world has been waiting for quantum computing to mature to the point that it can change our lives. Installing quantum computing in Equinix's world-class TY11 data center brings us a step closer to this reality. Quantum computing represents a major shift in terms of technology and process. Unlike traditional classical computers, quantum computers can crunch vast amounts of data at incredible speeds. We are excited to work with Equinix to help businesses around the world to build their quantum skillset and capabilities. The future is here, and we are setting the pace for the era of quantum computing."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Arun Dev, Global Head of Digital Interconnection at Equinix, remarked, "Quantum computing has the potential to transform the way businesses solve problems both now and into the future, especially as our customers look for more innovative solutions. As the world's digital infrastructure company, we are proud to enable easier, secure, high-bandwidth access to this pioneering technology to thousands of businesses around the world. Welcoming OQC's quantum computer to our global interconnection ecosystem on Platform Equinix underpins our commitment to supporting innovation. We are looking forward to working together to solve some of the key digital challenges organizations face today."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Oxford Quantum Circuits
Founded in 2017, Oxford Quantum Circuits is an industry-leading quantum computing company. It makes quantum accessible to their clients, allowing them to conduct ground-breaking research. The company produced the only commercially available quantum computers in the United Kingdom. It introduced the first quantum computing as a service (QCaaS) in the United Kingdom, making quantum technology accessible to businesses.
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.