IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT,AWS,AZURE
Validation Cloud | December 12, 2022
Today, Validation Cloud announces the launch of Javelin, a Web3 infrastructure platform premised on three pillars: superior speeds, enterprise scale, and global resilience. With the failings of legacy infrastructure providers causing costly downtime and customer frustration, Validation Cloud is providing next generation Web3 infrastructure built to meet enterprise-scale demands.
Javelin is targeted at Web3 applications and blockchain networks that value performance, offering fast and scalable access to infrastructure. Out of the box, Javelin delivers speeds that are multiple times faster than legacy peers. In addition, Javelin benefits networks by allowing them to achieve optimal transaction throughput and accelerating developer adoption.
"Large enterprise clients tell us that legacy infrastructure providers cannot meet their scale and resilience requirements. We believe that the next billion users will be brought into Web3 by traditional enterprises, and those enterprises will require compliant enterprise-grade infrastructure. Validation Cloud is ready to support enterprises and existing Web3 segments, DeFi and gaming," said Michael Horowitz, Validation Cloud CEO.
The DeFi and gaming sectors gain unique advantages from Javelin's architecture. Faster speeds for DeFi mean superior trade execution that leads to winning arbitrage opportunities and ultimately generating more alpha for asset managers. In gaming, speed reduces lag and glitches which enables developers to have a global user base for games and increases the competitiveness of games.
Javelin's hyper-resilient platform eliminates network outages through fully automated recovery for nodes. The platform's innovative self-healing and global redundancy ensure it only takes a matter of seconds to detect nodes that are down and issue new nodes. "Javelin is a game-changer for blockchain networks. The Javelin platform is the fastest and most reliable solution to eliminate network outages and create a seamless path for networks to scale.
Andrew McFarlane, Validation Cloud CTO.
Beyond the technical innovations brought by Javelin, Validation Cloud is also pursuing rigorous compliance certifications to further cater to traditional enterprises. To that end, Validation Cloud expects to achieve SOC2 Type I by the end of the year, and SOC2 Type II during the first half of 2023.
With the initial Javelin launch, users can create an account and start connecting to Ethereum today at validationcloud.io. Contact Validation Cloud to gain access to closed access networks including Avalanche, Aptos, and Polygon.
About Validation Cloud
Validation Cloud is a Web3 infrastructure company that provides high-performance node and staking infrastructure. Validation Cloud is enabling the future of Web3 via highly resilient global scale infrastructure for networks, custodians, asset managers, and applications.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
BAI Communications | November 17, 2022
BAI Communications (BAI) today announced the close of its acquisition of ZenFi Networks (ZenFi), a US East coast-based provider of digital infrastructure solutions and innovator in small cell deployment, offload & roaming services, fibre connectivity, and network edge colocation. ZenFi now becomes a BAI Group company, alongside Mobilitie and Transit Wireless in the United States, helping to further accelerate BAI's growth in North America and support the company's vision to become a leading provider of connected 5G infrastructure across North America and globally.
As part of the acquisition, BAI obtains ZenFi's portfolio of assets, including over 1,100 route miles of fibre network throughout the New York and New Jersey metro region. This fibre network connects into major data centres and points of presence in 65 network edge colocation facilities, a critical component of its C-RAN infrastructure. Furthermore, ZenFi brings with it a host of long-established customer relationships, including contracts with the wireless carrier customers in the region and the rights to provide mobile infrastructure solutions across 4,000 LinkNYC kiosk structures through its partnership with the CityBridge consortium.
The deal will allow the Group to participate in Link5G, the next phase of LinkNYC, a first-of-its-kind communications network that has replaced payphones across New York City with state-of-the-art kiosks equipped with free high-speed Wi-Fi, maps, connections to city services, and device charging at no cost to taxpayers or users. In addition to the standard LinkNYC features, Link5G will bring a faster and more equitable deployment of 5G to neighbourhoods across New York City, with a focus on previously underserved areas. Link5G can accommodate all carrier equipment needs and provide the necessary infrastructure to expand broadband connectivity to areas of the city that have traditionally been underserved by carriers. The new kiosks include 5 independent RF transparent bays to host multiple carriers deploying a variety of 4G and 5G technologies.
These unique deployments combined with BAI's commercial power in transit systems, will result in a differentiated offering in the New York area including wider small cell deployment, siting to mobile network operators, the support of municipal services with advanced connectivity, and the largest public Wi-Fi network, all transferable to other states in the US and to other markets.
Igor Leprince, Group CEO of BAI Communications, said: "I am very impressed with ZenFi's talented team and commercial capabilities. Bringing ZenFi into the wider BAI Communications Group solidifies our position as a leading connected infrastructure provider in North America and increases the opportunities for new and specialised projects driven by our Group of companies. ZenFi's unique expertise in fibre and small cell deployments in New York City and surrounding areas further strengthens BAI's competitive position in the largest city in the US, while also providing us with new ways to partner with other organisations to address the digital divide in the underserved communities. This includes the deployment of 5G through the Link5G kiosks, essential to ensure all New Yorkers have access to the networks of the future."
Closing of this acquisition means BAI's technical and service offerings to network operators, enterprises, and public municipalities will significantly expand to include more specialised and scalable solutions, like small cell siting. ZenFi's infrastructure is a natural extension of the connectivity solutions that Transit Wireless currently provides across the New York City subway. It will also be leveraged by Mobilitie for small cell connectivity of existing and new locations, as well as expanding its inbuilding 5G networks across North America.
Ray LaChance, Co-Founder and CEO of ZenFi Networks said: "These are exciting times at ZenFi. Our team's hard work in developing sustainable, equitable, and innovative infrastructure solutions for a densely populated region like New York City and New Jersey has been a rewarding experience that will now scale up."
"We share a cultural and operational alignment with BAI that will ensure our customer-centric approach remains a priority into the future. Additionally, our combined expertise in fast-growth segments like small cell deployment with BAI's global scale and reach, puts the BAI Group in an exciting position to drive increased connected infrastructure growth overall and new development opportunities for our people."
Victoria Lamberth, Co-Founder and CRO of ZenFi Networks
Commenting on next steps, Mr Leprince added: "Our immediate priority now is on combining the capabilities and talent of our companies to assist our customers in delivering an enhanced experience at all points of their customers' journey, from subway to above ground and from work to home."
News of the agreement between the two companies was first announced on 26 July of this year.
About BAI Communications
BAI Communications is a world leader in shared communications infrastructure, pioneering solutions that empower our customers to advance their services, accelerate their networks and amplify their reach in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible. Having long been at the forefront of network advancement, BAI is harnessing fibre, spearheading the transition from 4G/LTE, accelerating 5G and preparing for 6G – and beyond. We collaborate closely with our customers in telecommunications, government, transit, enterprise, broadcasting, and venues to realise their communications vision, focusing not just on the immediate future, but on the possibilities that exist over long-term partnerships. Our global operations span the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia. Our BAI Group companies include Mobilitie, Signal Point, Transit Wireless and ZenFi Networks in the United States, and Vilicom in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Together, we're creating smarter communities for all.
WINDOWS SERVER OS,WINDOWS SERVER MANAGEMENT,IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Flux | December 21, 2022
Flux, the frontrunner in building decentralized infrastructure to power Web3 development, today announced a partnership with OVHcloud, the European cloud leader, to expand its edge cloud solution options. This partnership will enable each company to expand its reach into previously untapped markets - Web3 for OVHcloud and Web2 for Flux.
Through this new partnership, Flux is continuing to bridge the gap between Web2.0 and Web3.0 infrastructure so they can iterate tech together and build a better future for all. Working with OVHcloud and their robust presence worldwide, Flux can get more nodes on the network and increase computational capacity.
"Our team at Flux is not maximalist, we believe working with Web2 and Web3 will benefit users of both platforms. OVHcloud is trusted in the Web2 space and is forward-thinking about how to build a trusted digital environment in tandem, much like the development of on-prem and cloud services. They will provide the suitable infrastructure for us to grow a truly decentralized internet," said Flux Co-Founder, Daniel Keller. "We will use OVHcloud servers to help us support our Titan Node staking platform. OVHcloud servers will be used to deploy FluxNodes knowing that they are of robust and enterprise quality."
The Flux Cloud has seen a surge in adoption over the past year, with an increase of over 10,000% in network usage to date. More and more companies outside of the crypto space are noticing the advantages the Flux Cloud offers and want to get their feet wet in Web3.
"The promise of decentralized infrastructure requires security, high bandwidth and fast provisioning in a cost-effective overall package, which is exactly what OVHcloud is providing. Our global footprint of 33 data centers, including 8 in Canada and 18 in Europe, is a key benefit when handling a growing number of nodes worldwide. On top of performance and scalability, Flux and their users can also count on our trusted and sustainable cloud infrastructure, with a proven track record in energy efficiency and operational sovereignty."
Evan Hamilton, Key Account Manager at OVHcloud
The Flux Ecosystem is a suite of decentralized computing services and blockchain-as-a-service solutions which offer an interoperable, decentralized, AWS-like development environment. Flux utilizes a native POUW (Proof-of-Useful-Work) coin to power this ecosystem, providing incentives for hardware hosters, governance on-chain, and bad actor mitigation via staking requirements for running hardware. The Flux operating system runs on top of Linux to provide the network with verified and benchmarked high-availability compute power and utilizes the blockchain to ensure transparency in governance operations. Flux node operators can choose from three tiers of hardware requirements to stand up after providing the necessary Flux capital soft-locked in their wallet. This allows anyone to be rewarded for providing hardware to the network, from anywhere in the world.
OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating over 450,000 servers within 33 data centers across four continents to reach 1.6 million customers in over 140 countries. Spearheading a trusted cloud and pioneering a sustainable cloud with the best price-performance ratio, the Group has been leveraging an integrated model for over 20 years that guarantees total control of its value chain, from the design of its servers to the construction and management of its data centers, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to independently cover all the uses of its customers so they can seize the benefits of an environmentally conscious model with a frugal use of resources and a carbon footprint reaching the best ratios in the industry. OVHcloud now offers customers the latest-generation solutions, combining performance, predictable pricing and complete data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.
WINDOWS SERVER OS,WINDOWS SERVER MANAGEMENT,IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Aligned Data Centers | December 15, 2022
Aligned Data Centers today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire ODATA, a data center service provider offering scalable, reliable, and flexible IT infrastructure in Latin America, from Patria Investments and other selling stakeholders. In connection with the acquisition, Aligned, which is majority owned by funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management, entered into a definitive agreement to receive a structured minority investment in ODATA from funds managed by SDC Capital Partners (“SDC”), an operationally focused digital infrastructure investment firm, with extensive experience developing, owning, and operating hyperscale data centers globally, including in Latin America.
Aligned is a leading technology infrastructure company offering innovative, sustainable, and adaptive Scale Data Centers and Build-to-Scale solutions for global hyperscale and enterprise customers. This transaction marks the company’s expansion into Latin America and will position it as one of the largest private data center operators in the Americas with a footprint spanning approximately 2 GW across 30 sites at full buildout.
ODATA is among the fastest growing hyperscale data center platforms in Latin America, with operational facilities strategically located across Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Chile, as well as additional data centers currently under development across the region. In addition to alignment on providing scalable, flexible, and ultra-connected IT infrastructure solutions, ODATA’s commitment to a renewable energy strategy and sustainable design practices is consistent with Aligned’s ESG vision. The company is structuring a solution to become a self-producer of renewable energy in Brazil and has a clear path to provide 100% green energy, a key requirement of hyperscale customers.
“The acquisition combines a significant growth runway for expansion and a proven ability to deliver capacity at maximum speed, with regional expertise and partnerships, enhanced fiscal resources, and a resilient supply chain, to deliver a world-class data center platform that meets the demands of our global hyperscale and enterprise customers,” states Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Data Centers. “We’re excited to welcome Ricardo and the ODATA team to the Aligned fold and look forward to fostering our joint commitments to customer centricity and operational excellence as we embark on the next phase of innovation and growth.”
“The ODATA team and I are very excited to be joining Aligned Data Centers,” adds Ricardo Alário, CEO of ODATA. “The strategic merger of the ODATA and Aligned platforms will provide customers with a broader base of both available and expansion capacity in key locations across the Americas, as well as additional breadth of experience and depth of knowledge across an expanded team of infrastructure experts. We look forward to accelerating the growth of our platform with Aligned and setting a successful cultural course focused on customer and staff centricity, innovation, and operational excellence.”
ODATA is an exceptional platform created by Patria Investments seven years ago in the fast-growing data center market. We are proud to see that the Company rapidly evolved from a startup to one of the leading players in the Latin American market, serving the most prominent cloud providers in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico,”
Felipe Pinto, Infrastructure Partner at Patria Investments.
The executive also highlights that the acquisition of ODATA by Aligned Data Centers, a leading global player in the technology infrastructure sector, is a recognition of Patria’s ability to develop leading infrastructure platforms across Latin America.
About Aligned Data Centers
Aligned Data Centers is a leading technology infrastructure company offering innovative, sustainable, and adaptive Scale Data Centers and Build-to-Scale solutions for global hyperscale and enterprise customers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows densification and vertical growth within the same footprint, enabling customers to scale up without disruption, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving sustainability, reliability, and their bottom line.
Founded in 2015, ODATA is a data center service provider that offers scalable, reliable, and flexible IT infrastructure in Latin America. Focused on Colocation, ODATA meets the growing demand for power, space, and reliability of organizations from various industries, being fully qualified to offer enterprise/retail solutions (from half rack, whole racks, and cages) to build to suit projects (builds and operates new data centers, for a single client, in the chosen region). ODATA pursues the creation of the most modern and efficient data center network in Latin America.