APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

MaxLinear announces three new modules in Infrastructure Applications that simplify FPGA, DSP and SoC power management designs

businesswire | December 01, 2020

MaxLinear a main supplier of radio recurrence (RF), simple, advanced and blended sign coordinated circuits, reported today the expansion of its double yield power module family with the arrival of a double 18A (MxL7218) and two double 25A (MxL7225 and MxL7225-1) power modules. These recently delivered items add to the current group of intensity modules that incorporate double 4A (MxL7204) and double 13A (MxL7213) forms and address mechanical applications, for example, clinical and test gear. Moreover, these force modules supplement our industry driving foundation items, for example, 5G handsets and modems, long stretch optical TIAs and drivers, and link framework SoCs.

The double 18A and two double 25A force modules permit yields to be resembled for up to 36A or 50A per module, individually. Also, the force modules might be resembled for single force rails up to 300A. The MxL7225-1 gives added adaptability to tweak the control circle in situations where ideal transient execution is required.

Zeroed in on fueling FPGA, DSP and SoC high-current center and memory rails, these modules work from a 4.5V to 15V information voltage while giving set yield voltages from 0.6V to 1.8V. Utilizing an industry standard pinout, planners can without much of a stretch scale the force levels to coordinate the necessary burden. As force levels increment, productivity and warm execution gets key. Not exclusively do these modules have superb warm conductivity to the board, however by setting inductors remotely and limiting mold compound thickness, the case temperature can be as much as 13°C cooler without the complex inner warmth sinking structures found in contending modules.

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SANBlaze Enters New Markets in the Storage Testing Industry

SANBlaze | August 01, 2022

SANBlaze Technology Inc., a leading worldwide provider of advanced storage test and validation technologies, today announced the expansion of its industry-first NVMe® over PCIe® 5.0 validation and compliance testing system from traditional SSD manufacturers to new markets comprised of data center storage and large cloud vendors. “Customer confidence has grown beyond our traditional walls of satisfying requirements from major SSD manufacturers to supporting large data centers and cloud storage organizations. “This evolution stems from our first-to-market leadership for early adoption and development of NVMe PCIe Gen5. Early availability was a critical factor in enabling our key strategic customers to meet their internal development schedules for Gen 5 SSD’s and FCS releases.” Rick Walsh, VP of Sales and Marketing “SANBlaze partnered with WD to get our Gen5 Validation infrastructure ready in time including SRIS/SRNS clocking features which helped to fast track our overall Gen5 bring up,” said Anuj Awasthi, Senior Director, System Design and Firmware Verification Engineering, Western Digital Corp. In addition to SSD manufacturers such as Western Digital, SANBlaze is onboarding new major cloud and data center storage providers as they recognize the capabilities and value of the Certified by SANBlaze test suites as a first-level SSD validation criterion. Certified by SANBlaze is an instant benchmarking tool that saves on CapEx overhead expenses for SSD compute applications. SANBlaze Suite of Products SANBlaze solutions include the SBExpress-RM5™ rackmount appliance, the SBExpress-DT5™ desktop appliance, and the industry benchmark SBExpress Certified by SANBlaze software, which provides over 900 ready-to-go tests and scripts. These latest PCIe 5.0 platforms provide broad test capabilities for development, QA, validation, and manufacturing teams in data centers large and small. SBExpress-RM5 The SBExpress-RM5 is a 16-bay enterprise-class NVMe test appliance supporting hot-plug and all link speeds up through PCIe 5.0. The system features a unique modular “riser” design that enables user-configurable variable slot support, as well as field-upgradable support for all PCIe 5.0 connector form factors, including U.2, M.2, EDSFF, and the new E3/EDSFF. The ability to margin and measure power, glitch signals, and test spread spectrum clocking (SSC) or conventional clocking in both common and SRIS/SRNS modes sets the SBExpress-RM5 apart from all others in the NVMe SSD testing space. Data integrity is verified with a comprehensive suite of read/write/compare tests, with exception cases such as power glitching while running IO, and built-in "Write Atomicity" testing as part of the Certified by SANBlaze test suite. Testing is accessible through a web interface to the appliance or via Python, XML and REST APIs, which come standard with the system. The SBExpress™ Gen5 software includes over nine-hundred test scripts to enable IOL testing in the customer’s lab, before undergoing official testing, as well as ZNS, VDM, and TCG Opal verification. SBExpress-DT5 The SBExpress-DT5 is the sixth-generation SBExpress system and is both evolutionary, growing from its successful family of predecessors, and revolutionary, with advanced test capabilities such as Vendor Defined Messaging (VDM) testing, MI (Management Interface) in-band, and SMBUS testing at 1MHz. All features of the enterprise test suite Certified by SANBlaze are supported by DT5 at PCIe 5.0 speed. SANBlaze at Flash Memory Summit Flash Memory Summit 2022 takes place August 2-4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara CA, USA. SANBlaze, a member of the Symbiosys Alliance, will be present in booth #219. The Symbiosys Alliance will be present in booth #119. About SANBlaze SANBlaze is a pioneer in storage testing and validation technologies. SANBlaze systems are deployed in the test and development labs of most major storage hardware and software vendors worldwide. SANBlaze is revolutionizing the NVMe Storage Area Network (SAN) and PCIe device qualification markets by offering NVMe testing end-to-end. We are first to market a solution that tests Native NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) for complete end-to-end testing of your entire system using single port or dual port drives. About the Symbiosys Alliance The Symbiosys Alliance is an I/O interconnect technology group chartered to create value for its membership and for their respective customers by strategically and collaboratively aligning member products and services to current and upcoming market opportunities. These synergized solutions can provide developers with the state-of-the-art resources they need to roll out highly competitive offerings efficiently and confidently to their respective marketplaces. The alliance addresses a range of verticals increasingly characterized by hyper-fast innovation cycles. These include semiconductors, data storage, IoT, cloud computing, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical, and more. Members leverage alliance partnerships to precisely anticipate and address these innovation cycles by delivering high-quality solutions that resonate with the latest technological advances.

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APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Persistent Systems Delivers Digital-first Banking Infrastructure for New Challenger GB Bank

Persistent Systems | May 17, 2022

GB Bank, a new specialist bank that will boost economic growth and prosperity by being the property development finance lender of choice in underserved UK regions, has partnered with Digital Engineering provider Persistent Systems (BSE: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT), to build its digital-first IT infrastructure and support the bank's ongoing operations. Persistent's Digital Bank and Credit Union Solution has enabled GB Bank to rapidly build a bespoke cloud architecture using a 'digital mosaic' approach. At the core of the solution is a microservices based integration layer and pre-built integrations, that allow the selection of technologies best suited to deliver on the unique vision. Persistent's solution provides flexibility to easily add or replace specific technologies, avoiding vendor lock-in and creating a future-proof architecture that can evolve with the bank's growth and strategy. To deliver on its promise, GB Bank's strategy is to provide outstanding customer service, delivered by technology-enabled relationship managers. Instead of relying on traditional banking technologies, UK's newest challenger bank is committed to building an ecosystem of solutions, including payment and reporting features which can be integrated or replaced dynamically in response to the changing demands of a growing business. GB Bank has carefully selected cloud-based solutions providers, including Mambu, OutSystems and AWS to ensure the best-in-class features are implemented. Persistent is utilizing its Digital Bank and Credit Union Solution to seamlessly integrate them all. "Accessing finance still remains a challenge for many developers and it's our ambition to make that a much easier, more straightforward process. We want to give our customers the support and resources they need and deserve, and so it has been vital to surround ourselves with a network of skilled partners to help us bring the bank to life. To ensure success at every stage, we needed a systems integrator with a proven track record of integrating a flexible, composable infrastructure. In what has been a significant investment for GB Bank, the team at Persistent has lent their skill and experience to turn our vision into operating reality. Persistent's track record in working with challenger banks and its understanding of how to design and develop a robust digital infrastructure has been central to us getting to this point. Stephen Lancaster, CEO at GB Bank "Challenger banks such as GB Bank are hugely important to the evolving financial landscape as they provide a simple and specialized service to niche markets, such as the Northern property developers GB Bank will support. Our Digital Bank and Credit Union Solution brings together the best of the SaaS solutions which ensures the complexity of building the IT infrastructure translates into the simplicity and flexibility needed by the bank, allowing it to deliver excellent customer service, underpinned by a sophisticated and flexible technical platform." -Jaideep Dhok, SVP & General Manager, Banking, Financial Services & Insurance, Persistent Systems About GB Bank GB Bank is a new specialist bank. A bank with a purpose. GB Bank is a force for good, committed to boosting economic growth and prosperity for underserved regions of the UK. Driving a positive change by being at the heart of a property development eco-system, dedicated to regenerating communities across the UK. Leading with regional passion and expertise, GB Bank will provide easy access to bespoke property development loan products with incentives for sustainable and zero carbon developments and rewards for developers committed to creating local employment opportunities. To support GB Bank's commitment to funding sustainable developments for the greater good, the loans are coupled with competitive savings products, directly linked to ecologically sound residential and commercial developments in communities that need them most. GB Bank has successfully secured its UK banking licence (Authorised with restrictions or 'AWR'), which means it has been authorised and regulated to trade with restrictions by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). The bank's senior team is passionately led by Chair Paul Rippon, who co-founded Monzo and Starling. There is a serious undersupply of housing in Britain. Alongside availability of land and planning permission, easy access to the right financial loan products is a key driver of this. GB Bank is determined to be a powerful force for good, offering products, knowledge, and partnerships to make a tangible impact in property development in the UK. GB Bank intends to provide property development loans of between £1 million and £5 million, supporting regional property developers, small and medium sized businesses, and construction companies across the underserved regions of the UK. It aims to lend £3 billion over five years building a £1 billion plus balance sheet. It will fund almost 20,000 homes and several million square feet of office space, supporting the creation of over 100,000 jobs. For savers, competitive fixed rates will be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). About Persistent With over 18,500 employees located in 19 countries, Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT) is a global services and solutions company delivering Digital Engineering and Enterprise Modernization. Persistent was named to the Forbes Asia Best Under a Billion 2021 list, representing consistent top-and bottom-line performance as well as growth.

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IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Cortex Gives Global Enterprises Autodiscovery for Cloud Infrastructure

Cortex | July 27, 2022

Cortex today announced new innovations designed to give engineering teams the same levels of visibility into and control over cloud infrastructure that the platform has, since its inception, over microservices. The company’s industry-leading System of Record for Engineering, which has given engineers and SREs comprehensive microservices visibility and control, now provides a Resource Catalog that extends to the entire cloud environment, including S3 buckets, databases, caches, load balancers and data pipelines. “We’ve now extended the platform to say, ‘Here's all the infrastructure we have, here's who owns it, here's what they do, and here's how they tie to the services,’” said Ganesh Datta, co-founder and CTO of Cortex. “We found that many customer infrastructure teams were already using the platform for tracking infrastructure migrations for microservices with Cortex scorecards, and that they wanted to expand that to include all of their assets. The platform now provides a central repository for all of that information.” Cortex Resource Catalog The new Cortex Resource Catalog enables customers to define their own resources in addition to those predefined by the platform. For example, customers wanting to represent a certain path within an S3 bucket as a first-class resource owned by a certain team, or who want to represent kafka topics as resources along with relationships to their consumer/producer microservices, can now do so using Cortex. “Giving developers observability of their infrastructure gives them much-needed contextual information that improves and speeds development of the applications and services they create,” said Paul Nashawaty, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “The ability to share this information across teams helps them stay aligned in their workflows and outcomes, and greatly benefits their organizations and their customers.” Cortex’s fast-growing customer base, which includes Adobe, Brex, Grammarly, Palo Alto Networks and SoFi, has found great flexibility in the platform, enabling them to develop a multitude of creative new use cases. The ability to systematically add items that are not microservices to a catalog, track them by owner and apply scorecards to their performance has been the company’s most-requested capability in the last 12 months. “These new capabilities provide significantly deeper visibility into what cloud resources are being used, by whom, and to what effect, than any single platform has had before. “These new levels of visibility and control give companies using Cortex greater ability to optimize a broader set of resources to enhance cross-functional collaboration and improve their own performance, which is especially important to engineering teams as they work to optimize resources to align with their business goals.” Cortex co-founder and CEO Anish Dhar About Cortex Cortex is designed to give engineers and SREs comprehensive visibility and control over microservices and cloud infrastructure. It does this by providing a single-pane-of-glass for visualization of service and infrastructure ownership, documentation and performance history, replacing institutional knowledge and spreadsheets. This gives engineering and SRE teams the visibility and control they need, even as teams shift, people move, platforms change and microservices and infrastructure continue to grow. Cortex is a YCombinator Company backed by Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global.

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IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

C3 Complete to Provide IT and Managed Services Across iM Critical’s Expanding Data Center Footprint

C3 Complete | June 21, 2022

C3 Complete, an award-winning technology service provider, and iM Critical, a data center and IT services company shaping the future of IT infrastructure, are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership. Customers of iM Critical’s data centers will immediately gain access to C3’s extensive suite of technology services, and customers of C3 will benefit from the ultra-modern capabilities of iM Critical’s facilities. The combined services of these two companies will enable agile, turnkey solutions and provide next-generation IT results. Available initially in Miami and Pittsburgh, this partnership will expand to additional high-value markets in 2023. C3’s hybrid cloud services, available in all iM Critical facilities, includes Infrastructure, Desktop, Backup, Storage, and Disaster Recovery as a Service. Each iM Critical facility will also feature C3 Complete’s low-latency, high-speed, cloud on-ramp, data center interconnects, and premium multi-carrier Internet access solutions. For those organizations seeking a turn-key IT experience, iM Critical clients can select from a full suite of Managed Services, Network Engineering, Voice and Collaboration, and Information Security solutions provided by C3 experts. iM Critical recently acquired a premier hyper-connected data center in Miami, FL, with over 100,000 square feet of configurable colocation space and disaster recovery office suites and is repositioning the facility with a number of upgrades, all backed by sustainable advantages like on-site renewable power and unconstrained space and power. Strategically located outside of the 100-year floodplain and hurricane evacuation zones, iM’s Miami facility features a gated campus, 24x7 security, multiple independent utility power feeds and a Category 5 hurricane rating. Another iM Critical facility, an HPC-capable campus located in Pittsburgh, PA, offering the same extensive range of advantages, is slated to open in Q3 of 2022. As part of the Miami facility upgrades, C3 and iM Critical are deploying a highly secure, purpose built, Network Operations Center (NOC) / Security Operations Center (SOC). The state-of-the-art NOC/SOC will be staffed 24x7 and will offer deep monitoring, early detection and mitigation, and incident management and response services. “The iM Critical team brings an incredible amount of experience and strategic vision to the evolving data center market, and we could not be more excited about our partnership with them, We believe that the union of their modern facilities and our services capabilities will make C3 and iM Critical the go-to choice for customers and partners looking to achieve digital transformations with ease, efficiency and security.” Rick Mancinelli, CEO of C3 Complete “We are so pleased with our Miami acquisition, and with the improvements we are making, and are looking forward to providing a new level of security, reliability and interconnection to the Miami colocation market. We continually strive to look beyond those table stakes to understand where the market is going and how we can meet those needs for customers,” commented Michael Roark, CEO of iM Critical. “Partnering with C3 further enables our ability to become the premier single-source provider of end-to-end IT infrastructure solutions in the markets we serve, keeping iM, C3 and our customers ahead of a challenging, changing technology landscape.” About C3 Complete C3 is an award-winning technology consultancy headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida. Since 2009, we’ve delivered in-house, relationship-focused, outcome-driven solutions to hundreds of happy clients nationwide. C3 currently owns and operates a geo-diverse VMware Cloud Verified infrastructure that provides high-performance, secure, and compliant Infrastructure, Virtual Desktops, Backup, and Disaster recovery solutions. C3 also operates a state-of-the-art Cisco BroadWorks powered Hosted PBX, UCaaS and CCaaS platform as well as a nationwide SD-WAN network based on VMware’s industry-leading technologies. C3 maintains an extensive list of wholesale carrier relationships for connectivity and has a broad portfolio of technology-related authorizations and certifications. C3’s expert team of certified network engineers design and implement complex solutions and its bilingual service center is available for support 24×7. About iM Critical iM Critical is shaping the future of data centers, providing colocation with deep insight into IT managed service offerings and a specialization in High-Performance Computing (HPC). iM’s service platforms include Colocation, HPC, Cloud, Storage aaS, Network, 24/7 IT NOC Services with premier DR aaS, Cloud Connect, Data Security and IT Transformation aaS solutions. iM Critical provides access to strategic carrier-neutral networks and cloud onramps, risk mitigation, continuous uptime, and data security to deliver quality and sustainable innovation, saving customers time, money and resources.

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