Edge IT Infrastructure CAPEX To Reach $700bn Within Next Decade

Data Economy | March 18, 2020

This includes edge equipment at access network sites pre-aggregation sites, and aggregation and central office sites, according to The Linux Foundation. According to the report, the vast majority of edge applications will be woven into the fabric of the internet using emerging connectivity systems, including 5G. The edge applications is set to leverage the cloud for storing and processing data, provisioning resources, and optimising business models that offload CAPEX spending. The report also found that developers will build edge applications using modern principles, such as continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD), and providers will emerge to serve them, making it easy and cost-effective to deploy at the edge. The deployed global power footprint of the edge IT and data centre facilities is forecast to reach 102 thousand MW by 2028.

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Data center operator DEAC is building a large new data center that will be one of the most sustainable data centers in the Baltic region

DEAC | May 05, 2022

One of the largest independent data center operators in Northern Europe, DEAC, is building a large new data center that will be one of the most sustainable data centers in the region. DEAC Riga data center is an attractive location for international companies as an outsourcing center, data back office and IT function consolidation due to its IT team's expertise and excellent qualification. The new data center will enable DEAC to consolidate its position as a Baltics' market leader and a top service provider for companies in Europe. The new data center has a capacity of up to 1000 server racks, ensuring a minimum level of service availability of 99.98%. The new data center will be a 10 MW facility that will achieve international Tier III certification. DEAC will use on-site solar panels, will be powered entirely by renewable energy and use backup power provided by MY Neste Diesel. "Together with the data center operator DLC, DEAC offers two primary locations in Riga and Vilnius and is quickly growing to become the Baltics' most significant and comprehensive data center network," comments Quaero Capital managing partner Sebastien Bourget. "This is an incredible opportunity to build a new data center that meets companies' needs while also caring for our environment." DEAC's CEO, Andris Gailitis DEAC is one of the largest independent green energy data center operators in Northern Europe, owned by Quaero European Infrastructure Fund II, an infrastructure investment fund managed by the asset management company Quaero Capital. DEAC serves thousands of customers in more than 40 countries by providing innovative IT services and applying individual business approaches and top-notch technologies. With DLC, also owned by Quaero European Infrastructure Fund II, DEAC offers two primary locations in Riga and Vilnius. DEAC has points of presence in the major cities of Central and Eastern Europe.

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Oracle Delivers Extreme Database Performance and Scale with Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M

Oracle | April 21, 2022

Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, the latest generation of the most powerful Oracle Database platform in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). With Oracle Autonomous Database Service or Oracle Exadata Database Service running on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, customers can run existing workloads faster, with greater scale, and at a lower cost than previous generations. In addition, when upgrading from X8M to X9M, organizations can reduce costs by consolidating hundreds of OTLP, analytics, and mixed database workloads onto a single cloud service. Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M offers up to 8,064 database server vCPUs, 2.5 times more than X8M, and up to 3.1 PB of uncompressed database capacity, a 28 percent increase. Together with 80 percent faster internal networks, and twice the bandwidth to application server clients, customers can run OLTP workloads with extremely low sub-19 microsecond SQL IO latency and up to 87 percent more IOPS. Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M on OCI also accelerates analytics workloads in the cloud with 80 percent faster scan rates of up to 2.88 TB/s. "Autonomous Database and Exadata Database Service uniquely provide stock exchange-level performance, availability, and security transparently to all apps. With Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, we adopted the latest CPU, networking, and storage hardware, and optimized our software to deliver Oracle's highest performance, most scalable, and most cost-effective cloud infrastructure for developing and running Oracle Database workloads—all at the same price as the previous generation." Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, Mission-Critical Database Technologies, Oracle More OLTP and Analytics Performance and Scale The high level of performance delivered by Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M helps customers process more mission-critical transactions in less time and develop greater insights by analyzing larger amounts of data faster and with more sophisticated analytical algorithms. Additionally, the ability to consolidate more workloads on less infrastructure as compared to X8M reduces costs. Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M provides the following advantages over other cloud databases: Sub-19 microsecond IO latency—25 times better than the half-millisecond latency offered by Amazon RDS, and 50 times better than the one millisecond latency offered by Microsoft Azure SQL—directly improves OLTP responsiveness and throughput. With 64 storage servers, X9M delivers up to 2880GB/s of aggregate analytics scan throughput—137 times faster than possible with a single Azure SQL (21GB/s) and 384 times faster than Amazon RDS (7.5GB/s) instance. Continuous Operations for Mission-Critical Databases Exadata's fault-tolerant hardware and integration with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) provides continuous operations across failures and enables infrastructure to be expanded, upgraded, and updated without interruption. The scaling of other cloud databases often requires downtime when moving from one pre-defined virtual machine shape to another. Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M supports scaling up consumption on database servers and scaling out the number of database servers used—all without migrating databases or taking downtime. With the ability to use four to 252 vCPUs per database server and two to 32 database servers per system, enterprises can consolidate mission-critical databases in the cloud without running out of resources. Greater Flexibility and Scale for Autonomous Database and Developers Organizations and developers deploying Autonomous Database on OCI can now increase performance and reduce costs by using more database and storage resources than previously possible on the X8M system. Autonomous Database customers have the flexibility to deploy the full range of Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M configurations in dedicated Autonomous Database environments. This enables customers to use additional vCPUs to execute more OLTP queries concurrently and more storage servers to parallelize analytics workloads with up to 38 times more scan throughput than possible with X8M. As a result, customers will be able to run database workloads faster, consolidate more of them on less infrastructure, and reduce costs. Additionally, Autonomous Database drives further cost reductions with less administration, consumption-based auto-scaling, and consolidation of up to five databases in one vCPU for lighter workloads such as development, microservices, and small databases. Customers and Analysts Comment on X9M in OCI Letsbank is a leading digital bank in Brazil for small and medium-sized businesses. "With Oracle Exadata Database Service, we've gained flexibility and the assurance that if there's abrupt growth or a spike, the bank will support that load," said Vitor Oliveira, head of Cloud and DevOps, Letsbank. "We've also improved performance by 2,000 percent, as well as security and reliability. We look forward to the advantages that Oracle Exadata Database Service X9M will bring to further enable our expansion and enhance the customer experience." 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Alef Introduces Velocity Partners Ecosystem to Drive Enterprises to the Edge

Alef | December 21, 2021

Alef, the leading edge connectivity platform, today announced the formation of the Alef Velocity Partners, a new program to help accelerate 5G and proliferate edge deployments. Alef Velocity Partners aligns top channel partners, global systems integrators, and technology companies, arming them with the proper resources, tools, solutions, and services to radically change the way the world leverages edge compute technology. This announcement comes on the heels of Alef’s recently launched Private Edge Platform, which empowers enterprises to rapidly provision their own network through Alef Edge Points, enabling end-to-end mobile private networks in less than 60 minutes. They can build 5G edge applications and services and take advantage of the upcoming suite of APIs to host at the edge: compute, video, and security coming in early 2022. With new investments being made in private networks, including the Infrastructure Bill’s $65 billion allocation to improve internet access, Alef is proud to be at the forefront of this initiative as one of the founding companies behind edge computing with the foundational patents to prove it. “This partner program spearheads a movement that will radically transform the businesses of deploying mobile networks, creating new economies, and solidify Alef as the leader in decentralized mobile internet,” said Mike Mulica, CEO of Alef. “As private networks gain mainstream attention, it’s important to remember that for enterprises and communities to truly reap the potential rewards of 5G technology, an ecosystem of diverse industry leaders must come together to accelerate the adoption of edge computing across the marketplace.” In partnership with Alef, Tech Mahindra and Tata Elxsi will initially launch in Philadelphia, which extends Alef’s network of Edge Points to the top 20 cities nationwide. In addition, Alef Edge Points are deployed in edge data centers with last mile fiber connectivity to thousands of enterprises throughout the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. Nitin Pai, CSO and CMO of Tata Elxsi Ltd. said, "With 5G, private networks will be the foundation for new digital services and we foresee high adoption in industries such as healthcare, transportation, manufacturing and media. As the world is moving towards a data driven future, data centers at the edge will be the choice for enterprises to increase control and decrease cost. Through this partnership Tata Elxsi will deliver industry-specific digital solutions covering digital applications, AI/ML & IoT, orchestration, monitoring and security solutions over Alef’s Private Edge Platform.” To help enterprises begin their journey and experience the power of edge technology, Velocity Partners is offering six months of free connectivity to Alef's Private Edge Platform, along with a free CBRS Access Point. Manish Mangal, Global Head of 5G & Network Services Business, Tech Mahindra, said “As organizations strive to meet the needs of their customers with latency-intensive network applications, Alef’s Private Edge Platform combined with Tech Mahindra’s solutions and services will help co-create high performance and secure 5G industrial applications. As a Velocity Partner for enterprises, we will help unlock new opportunities and drive innovation by powering up 5G private networks with edge internet that empowers enterprises to further accelerate digital transformation on edge.” About Alef Alef is a global edge connectivity platform company that empowers enterprises and developers to rapidly launch their own private networks and develop innovative mobile applications through our flagship Private Edge Platform. At Alef, we simplify the complexity of 5G and edge computing through a suite of APIs and tools that allow for more control and security with less overhead, while operating at a fraction of the cost of legacy mobile network providers. Leading systems integrators, distributors, and technology partners trust us to help power the edge economy and enable companies and communities to connect with a purpose.

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Device42 launches new Insights+ Platform to deliver powerful, first of its kind visibility and insights across hybrid IT infrastructure

Device42 | April 28, 2022

Device42, the most comprehensive agentless hybrid IT discovery, inventory and asset management solution, today announced its new Insights+ Platform designed to help organizations gain critical IT visibility needed to manage today’s growing complex IT environments. The company historically has provided advanced discovery and inventory capabilities, and today it is launching Insights+, designed to further increase operational efficiency, visibility, with access to powerful insights. Insights+ is a major next step for Device42 as they continue to empower companies with visibility to manage their IT infrastructure with confidence. Understanding what is connected to the environment and having accurate visibility of enterprise data is getting more and more important. Lack of knowledge about what an organization actually has leads to inaccurate capital investments, prolonged problem solving, risky cloud migrations and failures in compliance and audits. “In the last decade Device42 has delivered the deepest and widest discovery capability, from legacy technologies to the cloud and today we are taking a major leap forward in delivering insights and visuals based on new embedded automation and AI technologies, to turn all that data we collect into actionable results.” Raj Jalan, CEO and founder of Device42 Insight+’s unique capabilities that include Artificial Intelligence (AI), data normalization, business building blocks and Application Dependency Mapping will help Device42 customers find issues quickly and efficiently with more access to data, insights, and reporting for quick problem solving. Insights+ Platform introduces new capabilities and value to customer, which include: Dashboards and Visualization Renewed visibility across hybrid cloud infrastructure Built-in IT intelligence reports that drive actionable insights The new workbench provides the ability to create custom views and analytics. Business Building Blocks New low-level objects can help aggregate data based on real business use-cases and model particular business functions. Users can leverage the new visibility based on data that mimics current business operations. Slice and dice data to create specific views, such as for compliance and audits. Built-in Artificial Intelligence Removes complexity and data discrepancies by using AI to normalize and categorize discovered data Consistency in data improves cross-organizational communication. Automation delivers increase IT operations efficiency with the most accurate and cleansed data Analytics & Dependency Mapping Fully automated interdependency mapping of application resources Reliable visualization helps solve problems fast with upstream and downstream visibility Users can quickly access fully automated dependency views. “Insights+ will not only save organizations time and money because they no longer have to manually sort through their existing detailed data to gather insights, but it will uplevel what they can do with their data,” said Raj Jalan. “Dashboards, better reporting, visualizations, and more will increase accessibility, refine presentation, and deliver a user-experience with next-level insights and analytics that a company can really use.” About Device42 Device42 is the most comprehensive agentless hybrid IT discovery, inventory and dependency mapping system available today. Device42 can continuously discover, map, and provide insights to optimize infrastructure and applications across data centers and the cloud through accurate views of the IT ecosystem. Over 1,000 customers in more than 60 countries, including 200+ partners and systems integrators, use these capabilities to manage and modernize IT infrastructure and ensure business continuity.

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For small and medium-sized businesses, purchasing, installing and managing IT infrastructure poses significant challenges. Existing infrastructure solutions may simply be too complicated, requiring specialized IT skills and stretching IT budgets to the breaking point. Nutanix Xpress is a fully integrated, turnkey solution that eliminates complicated IT integration and set-up, solving the challenges faced by smaller organizations. Simple to install and manage, Xpress takes the risk and cost out of deploying new IT systems. A single system can support all business applications and services. This book explains the benefits of Nutanix Xpress for the small and medium-sized business, including zero-cost virtualization options and affordable options for disaster recovery.

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