IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Opti9 | April 01, 2022
Opti9 Technologies LLC of Garden City, NY and Omaha, NE, announces the launch of its hybrid cloud management tool, OptiXdashboard. This single pane of glass platform provides unparalleled insights and orchestration tools for public, private, and hybrid infrastructure including the integration of Opti9's enhanced CloudOps Managed Services offering for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
"We've enhanced our dashboard to address the unique needs of managing complex workloads across multiple clouds, services, and platforms. It provides a single interface to define and manage resources, alerts, reporting, service-level-agreements (SLAs), security, and networking across the hybrid cloud landscape. This ensures all systems are delivered and secured in the same manner, all backed by Opti9's managed service offerings. This is the true realization of the hybrid vision behind the formation of Opti9 earlier this year."
Sagi Brody, CTO of Opti9
The most notable addition to the dashboard is the inclusion of CloudOps, Opti9's fully managed AWS service. The dashboard now provides full integration for CloudOp's managed security, compliance, networking, FinOps, best practices, asset management, and customizable alarms as they relate to AWS. Additionally, customers can utilize the dashboard's existing management, orchestration, and resilience capabilities. CloudOps is also integrated into the existing granular role-based-access-control, authentication, service help desk, and notification routing for the entire hybrid ecosystem. This includes AWS, private clouds, networking, backups, and disaster recovery services, allowing network and security standards to remain consistent across the entire hybrid cloud domain.
The OptiXdashboard allows organizations to customize and control the value they receive from a managed service offering. This includes the ability to dictate which alarms and events are impactful to their business and should be immediately routed to Opti9's Network Operations Center (NOC), as opposed to those which should be sent to their own business units for further investigation. Additionally, businesses can define per-service and per-cloud recovery point objective (RPO) SLAs, technical contacts, and escalations. The dashboard also provides real-time and historical aggregated hybrid cloud usage data, along with service-specific details.
Opti9 is a hybrid cloud solutions provider with offices in Garden City, NY, Omaha, NE, Overland Park, KS, and St. Louis, MO, and data centers in North America, Europe and the APAC region. The company is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Veeam Platinum VCSP, along with several other key partnerships and certifications. Opti9 specializes in managed cloud services, application development and modernization, backup and disaster recovery, security, and compliance. With its business-first focus, Opti9 blends experience with innovation and new solutions to deliver on its "Right Workload, Right Cloud, Right Time" approach.
Elea Digital | March 14, 2022
Elea Digital and Vertiv announce partnership to deliver edge data center services in Brazil. Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, will provide operation and maintenance services for Elea Digital data centers in key metro areas, including Porto Alegre, Curitiba, and Brasilia.
Vertiv's local technicians will provide support for this first of its kind edge services contract in Brazil. Through the partnership with Elea Digital, Vertiv will gain a larger and wider market to support the Brazilian data center industry growth. The partnership between Elea Digital and Vertiv aims at maintaining market growth rates across a continent-wide geographical footprint.
Elea Digital's aim is to accelerate the standardization of its multi-location data center platform and, at the same time, to assure to its colocation clients secure services aligned with global best practices. The partnership with Vertiv brings accountability, automated and real time management of key infrastructure. A set of software applications will ensure energy efficiency and cost control to Elea Digital's six data centers.
According to recent studies of the Uptime Institute, the major bottleneck in the Brazilian data center industry is the lack of experienced manpower, especially when moving away from the central region of São Paulo. By joining forces, Elea Digital and Vertiv will be able to provide knowledge and best practices to less developed but highly demanding metro-areas markets such as Brasilia (where Elea Digital SIG data center is the only Tier III facility), Porto Alegre and Curitiba. The two companies together will be able to bring data center expertise to these edge markets at a faster speed.
"We are excited to start working with Elea Digital on services offerings for edge data centers in Brazil. Our goal is to bring Vertiv and Elea Digital experience to less developed metro-markets, but with high demand."
Rafael Garrido, vice president of Vertiv Latin America
"The strategic alliance with Vertiv shows our commitment and enthusiasm with client service as we continue to do our best to ensure that our critical infrastructure is maintained equally secure, miles away from the central cloud region of São Paulo," concludes Alessandro Lombardi, Chairman of Elea Digital.
About Elea Digital
Founded by Piemonte Holding in 2019, Elea Digital is a data center infrastructure platform in Latin American with a differentiated wide geographical spread and interconnection focus across Brazil.
Elea Digital's six data centers are at the edge of the central cloud regions in key Brazilian metro-areas: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Curitiba and Brasília.
Vertiv brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers' vital applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today's data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv employs approximately 21,000 people and does business in more than 130 countries.
ZPE Systems, Inc. | March 21, 2022
ZPE Systems Inc., a leader in network infrastructure management and orchestration solutions, today announced a partnership with TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX), a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for IT ecosystems. This agreement gives partners access to ZPE’s Intel-based Gen 3 out-of-band serial consoles & modular services router gateways, to serve large enterprises and MSPs with a platform for third party applications and end-to-end automation for datacenter & branch edge deployments.
Legacy fixed-function devices do not meet modern requirements for scaling, automating, and securing enterprise networks, due to interoperability issues and closed architectures. As customers struggle against security and downtime-inducing network challenges, this partnership will enable them to deploy ZPE’s platform to address disaster recovery, human error, and ransomware, using their choice of best-of-breed vendor solutions. ZPE’s cloud managed Linux-based Nodegrid® is an open platform of programmable hardware and software that extends the capabilities of infrastructure, connectivity, and cybersecurity teams.
“Cyber and physical systems are increasingly connected. This means organizations across all verticals are now calling for a networking platform that enables them to mix and match the solutions that work best for their use case. This partnership strengthens our portfolio. Customers can now deploy ZPE’s platform to integrate the physical and virtual solutions they need, to make their networks secure, reliable, and easy to use.”
Reyna Thompson, Senior Vice President, Product Management at TD SYNNEX
The Linux-based Nodegrid OS, which runs on every Nodegrid Serial Console and Services Router device, enables multi-vendor freedom in IT. This allows infrastructure, connectivity, and cybersecurity teams to deploy and manage their choice of hardware, software, and SaaS solutions — from cooling and smart PDUs, to switches and servers, to NGFWs, SD-WAN and SASE integrations. The Nodegrid platform integrates with new and existing infrastructure, providing secure out-of-band access, NetDevOps automation capabilities, and enterprise-grade security that address modern business demands.
"Teaming up with TD SYNNEX is a huge value add to ZPE Systems’ Edge Transformation Partner Program,” said Steven Jehring, Vice President, Global Sales, ZPE Systems. “This gives partners greater financing options, while customers get more freedom to choose a partner that’s right for them. TD SYNNEX's world-class support, pre-sales services, and global fulfillment capabilities will be instrumental in accelerating partner sales and transforming customer networks at the data center and edge.”
About TD SYNNEX
TD SYNNEX is a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. We're an innovative partner helping more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX' 22,000 co-workers are dedicated to uniting compelling IT products, services and solutions from 1,500+ best-in-class technology vendors. Our edge-to-cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, IoT, mobility and everything as a service. TD SYNNEX is committed to serving customers and communities, and we believe we can have a positive impact on our people and our planet, intentionally acting as a respected corporate citizen. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice for talent across the IT ecosystem.
About ZPE Systems, Inc.
ZPE Systems solves the networking problems of large enterprises, including 6 of the top 10 global tech giants, to meet increasing demands for infrastructure availability, security, and scalability.
ZPE Systems develops and manufactures secure remote in-band and out-of-band management solutions for enterprises to access, control and manage, and automate critical IT infrastructure from data center to the edge.
Huawei | March 07, 2022
At MWC 2022 Barcelona, Huawei unveiled the Full-Stack Data Center Solution during the Huawei Full-Stack Data Center Forum. Designed to help enterprises embrace modern data centers, this brand-new solution leverages the power of Huawei's full-stack capabilities from energy consumption to IT equipment. It is built to help businesses modernize their data center infrastructure and lay a solid foundation for digital transformation, with four key principals at its core: renew computing & storage, renew network, renew reliability, and renew green.
Just as we can't live without mobile phones, enterprises can't live without data centers. Data centers are the computers of enterprises. It's estimated that more than 90% of computing power and data will be aggregated in data centers by 2025. This makes data centers the key to driving enterprises to go digital. At the session, Ian Redpath, Informa Analyst said, " Enterprises are modernizing their data centers with green DC facilities, and innovative ICT infrastructure and cloud technologies. The renewal of data centers will improve enterprises' business efficiency and optimize TCO."
"Building cloud, intensive, and green data centers poses many new challenges to ICT infrastructure. Our Full-Stack Data Center Solution addresses these challenges by renewing computing & storage, network, reliability, and green to reshape digital infrastructure and accelerate digital transformation."
Mr. Shi Wei, Director of Huawei Data Center Solution Dept
The four key principals of the Huawei Full-Stack Data Center solution are as follows:
Renew Computing & Storage: Digital transformation increases the requirements for computing power and storage resources in data centers. Huawei provides all-flash storage products suitable for all scenarios to accelerate data processing in primary storage, data analysis, and data backup. Its OceanStor Dorado all-flash storage, for example, uses the NVMe over Fabric plus (NoF+) network and FlashLink algorithm to reduce latency to 0.05 milliseconds, which is 2 times faster than competing products. The FusionCube HCI series implements xPU computing power convergence, storage-compute-network convergence, and service convergence to offer HCI and capabilities featuring efficiency, green, and application, improving the VM/container density by 30% over the traditional HCI. To help with cloud transformation, Huawei Cloud Stack (HCS) provides an intelligent cloud management platform and intelligent data lakes to implement on-demand resource provisioning and fast service rollout. Huawei OceanStor Dorado has been extensively used in a wide range of industries around the world. At this forum, Huawei launched the next-generation OceanStor Dorado all-flash storage with the gateway-free active-active solution for SAN and NAS, and invited customers in the healthcare industry to share their stories using this product. Large- and medium-sized hospitals in European countries face pressing challenges in performance and O&M when dealing with data growing at an annual rate between 60% and 120%. These challenges are easily addressed by the OceanStor Dorado all-flash storage because it not only solves performance bottlenecks, but also simplifies O&M through multi-workload consolidation. Additionally, the unique gateway-free active-active solution for SAN and NAS ensures zero loss of mission-critical data and zero service disruption.
Renew Network: The growing scale of services increases the need for efficiency and makes management more complex. Huawei provides a network solution comprising lossless Ethernet powered by the industry's only iLossless intelligent algorithm; WDM devices; routers using the industry's only board-level cable technology; and data-network synergy for one-stop minute-level provisioning of private line services, to achieve ultimate agility and efficiency of data center networks.
Renew Reliability: To improve the disaster recovery (DR) capability of data centers, Huawei provides the all-scenario DR solution. The solution provides full-stack DR, full-cycle efficient backup, and unified DR management to ensure highly reliable data center services anytime and anywhere. For example, Huawei's storage and wavelength division device collaboration technology shortens the active-active link switchover time from 50 to 5 ms, and the OceanProtect Backup Storage, built on the all-flash architecture, improves the backup bandwidth three-fold thanks to the end-to-end acceleration feature.
Renew Green: Huawei believes that to build a green and low-carbon data center, data center infrastructure needs to be reconstructed throughout the entire lifecycle, from construction, power supply, and distribution to cooling and O&M. Huawei also provides the full-link converged power module that runs on the high-power density UPS integrated with UPS power distribution center (PDC), to reduce data center footprint by 47%. Such a module also fully utilizes data center space, saving more than 10% of the IT equipment space. Huawei also offers an indirect evaporative cooling solution EHU (environment handling unit) that runs on its unique polymer heat exchanger to maximize natural cooling sources. The EHU can also collaborate with iCooling, the industry's only commercial AI energy optimization technology, to reduce the PUE to less than 1.2 compared with the chilled water-based cooling system, reducing annual energy consumption by over 14%.
By combining the advantages of full-stack data center products and solutions, Huawei helps customers build an industry-leading cloud, intensive, and green data center and power their digital transformation.