PRNewswire | May 16, 2023
DDN®, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management solutions, today announced that it has sold more AI storage appliances in the first four months of 2023 than it had for all of 2022. Broad enthusiasm for the business opportunities presented by generative AI has resulted in a steady increase in investment in AI and AI infrastructure.
Language-based AI applications, such as ChatGPT, have garnered much attention, though there are a number of other AI use cases with significant breakthroughs on the horizon. Ultra-realistic 3D and immersive universes in gaming, sophisticated new protein and molecule creation for drug discovery, autonomous driving, and space exploration are just a few examples where massive data processing is required to fuel innovations.
"The trillions of data objects and parameters required by generative AI cannot be fulfilled without an extremely scalable and high-performance data storage system," explains Dr. James Coomer, SVP of Products, DDN. "DDN has been the solution of choice for thousands of deployments for organizations such a NASA, University of Florida, and Naver."
Whether in gaming, autonomous driving or natural language processing, massive data sets curated from various data sources are at the heart of generative AI and machine learning applications. However, to operate properly, they require very high levels of write and read data performance, extreme scale in cost-effective data capacity, a flexible delivery on-premises and in the cloud, as well as the highest efficiency and a minimal power footprint.
"Teams are moving rapidly to harness generative AI and need highly performant and scalable data platforms to be successful," said David Hall, Head of HPC at Lambda, DDN's customer and solution partner. "Lambda's deep expertise in large-scale GPU clusters, combined with cutting-edge DDN data platforms, is helping customers do just that - with flexible AI deployments in our cloud, on-premises or in colocation data centers."
DDN built the AI400X2 appliance specifically for these enterprise AI applications, on-premise in data centers and in the cloud. It delivers up to exabytes of data at terabytes per second in sustained write and read performance, providing 33x higher efficiency than traditional storage systems at a fraction of the power requirements.
While generative AI applications that produce human-like text or digital image generators garner a lot of public attention, drug design, material science, chip design, and industrial manufacturing all stand to benefit from this technology. With any novel technology, reducing risk is paramount for enterprises on their path toward realizing value. With leading AI technology and expertise, DDN delivers proven solutions that accelerate customers' strategic AI journey.
DDN is the world's largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for enterprise at scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government, and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions, the company delivers AI, data management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
businesswire | March 29, 2023
PagerDuty, Inc. a global leader in digital operations management, today announced the newest PagerDuty Process Automation release within its essential infrastructure for critical work, the PagerDuty Operations Cloud solution. These updates enable organizations to orchestrate automation across secure cloud and data center environments. Additionally, this PagerDuty Process Automation release addresses the sprawl of IT environments in data centers and with public cloud providers that serve different applications, regions, and customers.
Isolated environments are often created to meet security and regulatory requirements, but then impose access burdens that are incompatible with conventional automation tooling. As a result, IT teams struggle to meet availability requirements and keep operations compliant while staying on budget when they must bridge access silos with manual effort.
“Most organizations have automation operating across cloud, non-cloud, and distributed infrastructures which have some of the highest security and compliance requirements,” said Sean Scott, Chief Product Development Officer at PagerDuty. “Engineers can now rely on the PagerDuty Process Automation solution to meet these requirements while speeding up their ability to deploy changes and innovation. Users can deploy just the PagerDuty Runner in private networks, which can then interface with plugins like Docker, Kubernetes, and Ansible, to reduce IT support costs and simplify security.”
Next-generation connectivity to the PagerDuty Operations Cloud enables engineers to:
Operate faster by enabling automated operations across cloud and data center environments
Simplify security when operating in high-compliance and zero trust architectures
Eliminate toil by speeding up task resolution & reducing personnel time sapped by manual work
With these updates, engineers are able to manage automation and delegate execution within hybrid environments without relying on SSH firewall rules or VPNs/jump-hosts. RunbookⓇ Automation is now able to invoke common IT infrastructure automation including Ansible, Docker, and Kubernetes in remote environments, and provide the same breadth of automation workflows available via PagerDuty Process Automation. These enhancements allow IT engineers to automate infrastructure and workflows to more quickly resolve unplanned, unstructured, time-sensitive, and high-impact issues.
Customers evaluating these new capabilities within the Early Access Period report a number of new use cases where they intend to utilize the PagerDuty Process Automation solution:
A retailer is reducing downtime of systems in hundreds of stores by using Runbook Automation and locally deployed runners to automate fixes of impacted systems in satellite locations
A major telecommunications provider is boosting operational efficiency by managing their network of edge devices in remote locations from a single Process Automation instance
A managed service provider of ERP services is utilizing Runbook Automation to standardize operations across many different kinds of hosted environments to improve quality, speed, and profitability of the services they provide to their customers
About PagerDuty, Inc.
PagerDuty, Inc. is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a better digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Cisco, Cox Automotive, DoorDash, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Shopify, Zoom and more
prnewswire | May 29, 2023
TYAN®, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, will be showcasing its latest HPC, cloud and storage platforms at Computex 2023, Booth #M0701a in Taipei, Taiwan from May 30 to June 2. These platforms are powered by AMD EPYC™ 9004 Series processors, which offer superior energy efficiency and are designed to enhance data center computing performance.
"As businesses increasingly prioritize sustainability in their operations, data centers - which serve as the computational core of an organization - offer a significant opportunity to improve efficiency and support ambitious sustainability targets," said Eric Kuo, Vice President of the Server Infrastructure Business Unit at MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation. "TYAN's server platforms powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processor enable IT organizations to achieve high performance while remaining cost-effective and contributing to environmental sustainability."
Accelerate real workload performance for modern AI and HPC applications
Leveraging 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors' support for high performance DDR5 memory and fast PCIe® Gen 5 I/O, TYAN's HPC platforms enable the high performance demands of today's AI and machine learning applications. The Transport HX TN85-B8261 is a 2U dual-socket server that is equipped with 24 DDR5 RDIMM slots and eight 2.5-inch hot-swap NVMe U.2 tool-less drive trays. The platform supports up to four double-wide GPU cards and two half-height PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, which are designed to enhance HPC and deep learning performance.
The Transport HX FT65T-B8050 is a rack-convertible pedestal server platform featuring a single AMD EYPC 9004 Series processor, eight DDR5 RDIMM slots, eight 3.5" SATA and two 2.5" NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive trays. The FT65T-B8050 supports up to two double-wide PCIe 5.0 x16 professional GPU cards, along with two additional high-speed networking adapters that are ideal for desk-side AI workbench workloads.
Unparalleled Performance AM5 platform and multi-node servers to power the cloud
The Tomcat CX S8016 is an AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Processor-based server motherboard designed with an onboard BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) for CSP deployment in micro-ATX form factor (9.6" x 9.6"). The motherboard is purpose-built for the new AMD socket AM5 platform, featuring four DDR5 UDIMM slots, one PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, two NVMe M.2 slots and two onboard GbE ports.
The Transport CX TD76-B8058 is a 2U multi-node server platform designed for high-density data center deployment, front-end web servers, and various scale-out applications. The platform includes four front-serviced nodes, each node supports one AMD EPYC 9004 Series processor, 16 DDR5 RDIMM slots, four hot-swap E1.S drive trays, two NVMe M.2 slots, one standard PCIe 5.0 x16 expansion, and one OCP 3.0 LAN mezzanine slot.
Hybrid and all-flash storage servers to maximize data streaming performance
TYAN's storage platforms are designed to deliver massive data I/O between memory and storage devices for data centers. The Transport SX TS70-B8056 and Transport SX TS70A-B8056 are 2U single-socket storage servers that support 24 DDR5 RDIMM slots, three standard PCIe 5.0 expansion slots, and one OCP 3.0 LAN mezzanine slot.
The TS70-B8056 accommodates twelve front 3.5" drive trays with up to four NVMe U.2 support, and two rear 2.5" NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive trays for boot drive deployment. Meanwhile, the TS70A-B8056 offers 26 2.5" NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive trays for high IOPs requirements in high-performance data streaming applications.
Created in 1989, TYAN designs, manufactures and markets advanced x86 server/workstation platforms. TYAN’s products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators, and Resellers around the world for a wide range of applications. As a leading server brand asset owned by MiTAC International Corporation, TYAN is to be deeply enhanced and further developed through the synergy and innovation of the new MiTAC.