HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Pure Storage | March 06, 2023
Pure Storage®, the IT pioneer that provides the most sophisticated data storage technology and services, has recently introduced FlashBlade//ETM, a scale-out unstructured data repository designed to accommodate exponential data growth with best-in-class energy efficiency. FlashBlade//E eliminates the need for customers to settle for disc storage, as its acquisition cost is comparable to that of disc, and its operational costs are much lower.
FlashBlade//E offers an improved approach to managing unstructured data growth efficiently, reliably, and sustainably, with an industry-leading user experience and economics allowing customers to eliminate disc in their data center. Its advantages include:
FlashBlade//E is the industry leader in energy efficiency, consuming up to five times less energy than the disk-based systems it will substitute. The larger the system, the more efficient it is, thereby assisting organizations in achieving their increasingly vital sustainability objectives.
FlashBlade//E is designed to flex and grow on demand, with 10-20x more consistency than hard disk-based systems, without disruption or forklift upgrades. The solution is easy to manage at any scale due to its cloud-like simplicity, adaptability, and predictable performance.
FlashBlade//E is offered for less than $0.20 per GB, including three years of support. The platform begins at 4PB and scales while providing dependable performance.
The solution will be available to the general public by the end of April 2023. In addition to the standard purchase, customers can deploy FlashBlade//E through an innovative service tier of Pure's Evergreen//One Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) subscription, offering a cloud experience and pay-as-you-go economics with on-premises deployment control.
About Pure Storage
Pure Storage is a leading data storage company that simplifies data management for organizations. Its cloud-based solutions empower customers to optimize data utilization while minimizing infrastructure complexity and costs. The company's commitment to providing storage-as-a-service enables customers to quickly and easily adapt to changing data needs, regardless of workload or application. With an industry-leading Net Promoter Score, it is dedicated to customer satisfaction and continually expanding its roster of delighted clients. Additionally, the firm prioritizes sustainability in all aspects of its business, striving to reduce the carbon and energy footprints of data centers worldwide.
Infinitum | February 07, 2023
On February 06, 2023, Infinitum, one of the air core motor producers, launched, a brand new Aircore electrically commutated EC motor designed especially for data center’s cooling applications, reducing their power and energy consumption.
Customized for the data center cooling application's power, speed, and torque requirements, it enhances motor performance. In addition, it reduces energy consumption by about 10-15%, minimizing input current, reducing the wiring and protection urgencies of the electric unit, and thus saving costs on wiring, transformers, circuit breakers, and upstream electric infrastructure.
It features an integrated variable frequency drive (VFD), optimizing motor control and efficiency, with IoT connectivity to monitor critical equipment, BACnet and Modbus controllers, transforming building operations. It is about 50% smaller, lighter, more efficient, and quieter than traditional motors, using over 66% less copper than previous models with a sustainable circular lifecycle. Its modular design has reusable rotors, housing, and stators, increasing the model's life.
Senior Market Analyst at Interact Analysis, Blake Griffin, said, "Data centers are growing in size and energy intensity as the world's demand for data grows exponentially." He added, "Infinitum's smaller, lighter, high-efficiency motor systems are a key technology for reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint."
(Source – Business Wire)
Founder and CEO of Infinitum, Ben Schuler, said, "We're excited to bring our class-leading, sustainable Aircore EC motors to the data centre world and give data centre operators the opportunity to reduce energy demand and costs." He added, "When thousands of motors are often required to power data centers, our improved motor efficiency, reduced noise levels, and smart features for visibility and building optimization add up to make a big impact for this sector."
(Source – Business Wire)
Infinitum has made electric motors more durable, efficient, lighter, and cost-effective since 2016. Headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, it works with manufacturers and industrial OEMs to customize the technology for specific applications and market sectors worldwide. It provides broad applications across multiple industries by utilizing patent-pending Printed Circuit Board (PCB) stator technology. It produces Aircore EC, an integrated motor and drive; Aircore Mobility, for mobility applications; and Aircore Power Gen, the motor alternator, with applications like fans, pumps, mobility, and power generators. It has obtained patents from different countries worldwide for its various systems, applications, and apparatus.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Infinera | March 21, 2023
Infinera announced today that EXA Infrastructure (EXA) has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent optical solution on the EXA Trans Adriatic Express (TAE), a submarine cable system linking EXA’s current European footprint to Turkey via Albania and Greece.
TAE is a joint venture formed between EXA and Trans Adriatic Pipeline Ag (TAP), the owner of a critical new gas pipeline connecting the Caspian Sea to southern Italy. Completed in 2020, the pipeline connects Melendugno in southern Italy through Albania and Greece to the Turkish border at Kipoi. This project creates a unique fiber optic network connecting Milan, Tirana, Athens, Sofia, and Istanbul with high-quality, high-performance, and ultra-reliable digital infrastructure.
EXA selected Infinera’s ICE6-based solution to help meet the rapidly growing bandwidth demand on its state-of-the-art TAE cable link. Infinera’s ICE6 optical engines provide subsea network operators like EXA with industry-leading capacity per cable by leveraging unique features including highly granular baud rate configuration, industry-leading long-codeword probabilistic constellation shaping (LC-PCS), and Nyquist subcarriers that seamlessly integrate with existing third-party line systems.
“As a dedicated operator of hyper scale digital infrastructure, EXA is continuously investing in network expansion projects to further develop the depth and breadth of our current footprint. Our mission is to provide high-quality, reliable, and scalable infrastructure between the locations our customers demand, which are typically the large datacenter clusters, cloud regions and cable landing stations,” said Ciaran Delaney, EXA Chief Operating Officer. “We selected Infinera’s ICE6 optical engine based on its optical performance in subsea and terrestrial applications. In our deployment of ICE6 elsewhere on our network, we have been impressed with lead times despite a very challenging supply chain environment, and with seamless integration into our existing network. EXA is preparing for growth in this region by deploying ICE6 to enable us to meet this demand.”
“We are pleased to support EXA in deploying proven, industry-leading solutions like ICE6 to quickly and cost-effectively accelerate their service delivery to meet rising customer demands while protecting their subsea network infrastructure investment,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera.
Infinera is a global supplier of innovative networking solutions that enable enterprises, governments, carriers, and cloud operators to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation, and automate network operations. The Infinera end-to-end packet optical portfolio delivers industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, submarine, data center interconnect, and metro transport applications.