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IDTechEx | March 27, 2023
Thermal Interface Material (TIM) plays an important role in power electronics, computing processors, sensors, and energy storage devices. TIMs are the materials used to fill the void between heat sources and heat sinks to enhance heat transfer. TIMs come in a variety of forms, including gap pads, thermal greases, thermally conductive adhesives, and phase change materials. The form varies significantly across target application areas, cost, and ease of mass deployment. With the ever-increasing power demand and heat generation for many emerging industries, such as data centers, 5G, and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), TIMs are experiencing rapid growth and evolution, leading to significant market opportunities and massive potential for each of the target industries.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a fast-growing market; IDTechEx forecasts that electric vehicle markets across land, sea, and air will generate US$2.6 trillion by 2042 with a double-digit annual growth rate. The battery is undoubtedly one of the most important components of an EV. Together with the fast adoption of EVs, there is also a trend for higher power density, larger battery capacity, and faster charging.
TCAs have the fastest growth but gap fillers retain their dominant position over the next ten years. Source: IDTechEx - "Thermal Interface Materials 2023-2033: Technologies, Markets and Opportunities".
The most used TIM forms in the EV battery industry include gap pads, gap fillers, and thermally conductive adhesives (TCAs). There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution when it comes to TIM form, and the choice is ultimately subject to battery design configuration. Gap filler is by far the most widely adopted TIM for EV batteries at this stage, thanks to their superior ability to be efficiently dispensed at high volumes. However, in order to increase energy density and achieve a longer range, EV batteries have been shifting from modular to cell-to-pack designs. This shift is expected to have profound impacts on the adoption of TIMs. Modular battery designs consist of multiple individual battery modules connected to form a battery pack. Each module has a separate casing and requires a separate TIM to transfer heat from the cell to the cooling system. In contrast, the cell-to-pack design combines the battery cells into a single, large battery module, eliminating the need for separate module housings and TIMs.
This battery transition reduces TIM usage per vehicle as there are fewer thermal interfaces between the cells and the cooling plate. The elimination of module housings means cells can directly contact the cooling plate, thereby changing the performance requirements of the TIM. The TIM needs to transfer heat efficiently to avoid hotspots, as well as present good material compatibility with the cold plate. As the TIMs are positioned directly between the cells and the cold plate, an increased adhesion of TIMs is needed to stick the cells and cold plates together. Therefore, IDTechEx forecasts thermally conductive adhesives to be increasingly adopted thanks to this battery design transition, and by 2020, the market size of TCA within the EV industry is expected to have a 15-fold increase. More details about the opportunities associated with this transition are included in IDTechEx's latest research, "Thermal Interface Materials 2023-2033: Technologies, Markets and Opportunities".
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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
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Aviatrix | January 12, 2023
Pioneers of Intelligent Cloud Networking, Aviatrix, recently announced that NTT DATA Business Solutions has implemented the Aviatrix Cloud Networking Platform as the core technology for Cloud Network-as-a-Service (NaaS). Due to the multicloud constraints of native service providers regarding security, visibility and networking, NTT DATA Business Solutions uses Aviatrix to provide business-critical SAP application services for its enterprise customers.
As part of the NTT Data Group and global strategic partner of SAP, NTT DATA Business Solutions provides turnkey implementation from advisory to managed services, to enhance SAP solutions for enterprises. NTT Business Solutions’ partnership with Aviatrix will help them to deliver cloud NaaS to support enterprise SAP deployments.
Aviatrix Cloud Networking Platform provides service providers with the cutting-edge networking, security, and operational visibility they need to support mission-critical applications, whether private, managing multiple internal corporate lines of business, or public, managing external customers. Cloud consumers frequently view cloud networking as transparent, but infrastructure operations teams are aware that to provide application uptime, response times, and agility that business units and customers demand from cloud services, specialized knowledge and technology are crucial.
Nauman Mustafa, Vice President of Business Development and Global Service Provider Partners at Aviatrix, said, "Multicloud networking is fundamental to enterprise cloud infrastructure today," said. He further added, "NTT DATA Business Solutions is a globally recognized solution provider, delivering proven solutions for business-critical enterprise SAP applications in the cloud. It has been a pleasure working with our partners at NTT DATA Business Solutions to architect, deploy, and operate their cloud NaaS infrastructure in support of their Intelligent Enterprise SAP services."
(Source: PR Newswire)
Aviatrix Intelligent Cloud Networking pioneer, Aviatrix, provides multicloud networking software to deliver a simplified enterprise-grade model for cloud service providers. Its solutions optimize business-critical application performance, availability, cost and security, and when combined with its very own Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) program, the industry’s first and only multicloud networking certification, innovative companies can transform their business by upgrading their cloud networking with Aviatrix.