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VuWall Launches New KVM Solutions at InfoComm 2023
VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, today announced that TRx — the company's powerful, centralized video wall management platform, now in version 3.5 — has won the Systems Contractor News 2023 Installation Product Award for most innovative signal management product. The award was presented to VuWall at InfoComm 2023 in recognition of the product's new PAK KVM feature, which enhances VuWall's PAK nodes with KVM functionality and support for the VuStream 350 IP KVM encoder. "TRx has won multiple awards over the years as the company continues to future-proof the platform in anticipation of evolving visualization needs," said Fadhl Al-Bayaty, Vice President of Product Management at VuWall. "TRx vesion 3.5 further improves interoperability, streamlines workflows, and operator efficiencies. Thank you, Systems Contractor News, for recognizing the thoughtfully designed KVM features we have packed into the platform." The latest update now combines AV-over-IP distribution, advanced multiview wall control, and KVM management. The new PAK KVM feature allows operators to seamlessly control local and remote IP sources using a keyboard and mouse on their personal video wall, local displays, or on the main video wall, which are driven by VuWall's award-winning PAK video wall and KVM nodes. PAK is a scalable, networked, multiview node that is now available with KVM capabilities. With this cost-effective and compact appliance, integrators can simplify video wall deployments, reducing project risk and offering improved reliability. As part of VuWall's ecosystem, PAK is managed by the TRx centralized management software platform. With TRx, users can configure, manage, and distribute virtually any source type to any display with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface. TRx ensures interoperability in a multibrand AV-over-IP infrastructure and enables users to easily create customized control panels to run in a browser, on a tablet, or a mobile device without any programming using its built-in control panel designer. The new TRx KVM capabilities are ideal for multiroom visualization, situational awareness, control rooms, and remote operator environments. More information on KVM solutions is available at vuwall.com/products/ip-kvm-solution More information on VuWall and its full line of solutions is available at www.vuwall.com
vFunction Application Modernization at HPE Discover 2023
vFunction, the application modernization platform, announced today that the company is presenting and exhibiting at HPE Discover, the edge-to-cloud conference hosted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. vFunction will be demonstrating how to transform complex monolithic, Java and .NET applications into microservices, restoring engineering velocity and allowing organizations to realize the benefits of the cloud. The event is taking place in Las Vegas from June 20 to 22, 2023. As an HPE technology partner, vFunction enables developers and architects to intelligently and automatically transform complex monolithic Java applications into microservices, restoring engineering velocity and optimizing the benefits of the cloud. Designed to eliminate the time, risk and cost constraints of manually modernizing business applications, vFunction application modernization delivers a scalable, repeatable factory model purpose-built for cloud-native modernization. vFunction is also a member of the Hewlett Packard Pathfinder program, which identifies and invests in category-leading startup companies. In addition to exhibiting, vFunction CTO and co-Founder Amir Rapson will present in the following live sessions: Hewlett Packard Pathfinder: Ice Cream Social This is a mixer that will allow all HPE portfolio companies to have 5-minute talks with different audience groups. vFunction will talk about who we are, what we do, and why it’s important. Wednesday, June 21, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pathfinder Theater Hewlett Packard Pathfinder: New Technology for New Problems Wednesday, June 21, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Theater 1 It was unimaginable 30 years ago that phones would be used to order car rides and check bank accounts. The benefits offered by technology are undeniable, but sometimes the solutions technology creates bring a set of new, unexpected problems. Learn how Hewlett Packard Pathfinder companies are using innovative technology to solve new problems. On Tuesday, Amir Rapson led a talk on “Building a Continuous Modernization Factory for your Applications on HPE Greenlake.” Software leaders must create a continuous modernization culture to drive innovation and optimize cost for Java and .NET applications on the Private Cloud Enterprise. Teams must manage technical debt, develop a modernization strategy, and continuously modernize their apps to avoid architectural drift that can lead to business catastrophes. This talk focused on how to find and fix architectural anomalies, monitor the architectural health of your apps, and modernize your apps before it’s too late. To learn more, visit vFunction’s booth #316 at HPE Discover 2023 or email email@example.com to schedule a meeting with executives on-site. Booth hours for the final two days of the conference are Wednesday, June 21 (8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.), and Thursday, June 22 (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
Spot by NetApp Survey Highlights the Enterprise-Wide Importance of CloudOps and Identifies Key Challenges for Cloud Teams to Achieve Success
NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today released its 2023 State of CloudOps report, an annual survey exploring the current state of CloudOps and how IT decision makers feel about the ways their organizations are working to optimize their environments. The report found that only 33% of executives are "very confident" in their ability to operate in a public cloud environment, an increase from 2022 when only 21% reported feeling very confident. "Cloud operations is critical to realizing the benefits of cloud for infrastructure and applications," said Haiyan Song, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CloudOps at NetApp. "This research demonstrates that although organizations face challenges in their cloud operations, they also recognize the importance of investments in areas including automation and FinOps to overcome those challenges." Key Findings from Spot by NetApp's 2023 State of CloudOps Report: Cloud operations remain a struggle for IT teams 64% of IT decision makers continue to see security and compliance as the top cloud operations challenge, followed by cost management, which was cited as the top challenge by 60% of respondents. The biggest areas of focus for improving cloud operations continue to be cost management and security, according to 66% of technology executives. Automation is the key to success in cloud operations The survey reveals that 82% of respondents believe that cloud automation is critical for optimizing cloud operations and ROI. 95% of respondents have already incorporated some automation in their cloud operations and 88% plan to increase cloud operations automation in 2023. Enterprise teams are embracing FinOps Despite a majority of tech executives (96%) agreeing that FinOps is important to their cloud strategy, only 9% have a mature FinOps practice. These numbers remain fairly consistent with findings from the 2022 survey. The biggest FinOps challenges include reducing cloud costs (50%) and forecasting cloud spend (47%). Only 19% of respondents reported that they have been able to make the most of discounted cloud purchase options. "Spot by NetApp's 2023 State of CloudOps report is interesting because it shows that cloud cost management is not just a standalone process, but one that is inextricably linked with resource management, compliance, and security", said Hyoun Park, Chief Analyst at Amalgam Insights. "One cannot simply look at cloud costs in a vacuum without advocating for holistic cloud management. As companies seek to manage cloud costs, the sheer volume and variety of cloud cost service components leads companies to automate as they fully optimize and rationalize cloud resources to match business needs." As organizations continue to embrace the public cloud, Spot by NetApp enables them to improve and automate their cloud operations - helping control costs, improve security, optimize resources, and provide superior services across cloud environments. Methodology The 2023 State of CloudOps report, sponsored by Spot by NetApp and conducted by Dimensional Research, examines the current state of CloudOps for large enterprise teams, primarily focusing on operational activities, staffing and expertise, automation, and FinOps. This report is based on an online survey of 310 U.S.-based IT decision makers in operations or applications roles who are responsible for public cloud infrastructure investments at companies with 500 or more employees.
New Report Finds Enterprises are Accelerating Edge Adoption to Get Ahead of the Competition
NTT Ltd., a leading global IT infrastructure and services company, today launched its Edge Advantage Report, which found that although two thirds of enterprises investing in edge are solving real-world business challenges and more than 8 out of 10 organizations expect their dependency on third-party edge services to grow over the next two years, nearly 40% of those planning edge deployments are concerned that current infrastructure capabilities won't be able to support the promise of edge. Enterprises around the world are discovering the edge advantage, benefitting from digital technologies that accelerate data-driven decision making, secure physical and virtual assets, and control sustainably resilient operations. But while more than 80% of technology decision makers say their edge investment expectations have been met or exceeded, many fear that the rapid pace of technology evolution could cost them in the long term. Infrastructure capabilities Current adopters see the fragmented management of compute, connectivity and IoT devices as a hindrance to realizing the potential of edge. As such, those organizations that are combining private 5G and edge technologies report the highest benefits over enterprises who have adopted a legacy segregated approach, or none at all. The report also revealed that though most organizations believe their network infrastructure can handle their current edge requirements, almost 40% of enterprises planning edge deployments acknowledge a need to upgrade their network in order to support the expected spike in connected devices and applications. In fact, nearly two-thirds of enterprises that already deployed edge have coordinated a wide area network refresh. In light of this, many organizations are planning to turn to partners to help them on their edge journey. So much so that 88% believe their organization's dependency on third-party edge services will grow in the next 24 months, with 90% expressing a preference to consume edge services from a single partner that offers a central point of accountability and 94% declaring that "having more managed service options" is a top factor in making edge consumption easier. "The growing need for faster processing and a distributed digital architecture is creating increased pressure on networks and infrastructure capabilities, driving both accelerated adoption of private 5G and edge," said Shahid Ahmed, EVP New Ventures & Innovation at NTT Ltd. "Achieving the edge advantage will require end-to-end solutions with holistic management and uncompromising accountability. Only through utilizing these solutions can enterprises gain instant access to data, where it is generated or collected, with near zero latency, and harness it to drive powerful business outcomes." An industry view The motivation behind edge adoption can vary from industry to industry. Among manufacturing firms, operational efficiency is the top-ranked edge investment driver, with data security second. Manufacturing firms are striving to be just-in-time organizations that meet and even anticipate market needs, turning data into competitive advantage. Here's the breakdown of the top reasons to deploy edge solutions: Increasing employee safety, experience, and efficiency (79%) Streamlining/digitizing business processes (76%) Improving customer experience/anticipating customer needs (74%) Increase use of data insights for decision-making (72%) When it comes to improving supply chain efficiency and resilience, 100% of healthcare, transportation and manufacturing organizations have had their edge expectations met or exceeded. The same can be said for increasing employee safety, experience, and efficiency in the energy sector. Edge-optimized applications take advantage of low latency, predictability and high bandwidth for real-time data collection to perform according to industry- specific needs. With the benefits of edge clear, it's hardly surprising that more than nine in ten (93%) respondents consider it a competitive advantage within their industry. Complex environments According to organizations that have already deployed edge, the top reasons to invest are to automate and integrate AI into business processes, and to gain real-time access to data. But achieving these objectives is a formidable challenge because they require: Tight orchestration of hardware, platforms, systems and devices Consistent operational performance without compromising security Overcoming legacy infrastructure and technical debt Organizations need help to navigate the complexity of adopting edge and next generation technologies into what is, traditionally, a complex and change averse environment. Legacy protocols and systems need to be carefully managed to ensure production is not impacted while migrations are in progress. The challenges that an organization can encounter are key drivers in why 94% of enterprises partner for edge expertise and 90% want a single edge partner that can do it all. But those that successfully harness the benefits of edge can look to grow their business, improve agility, enhance sustainable business practices, and improve quality control. "Organizations striving to become real-time enterprises need help beyond design and launch of edge solutions," said Camille Mendler, chief analyst at Omdia. "Managed services offer a pragmatic and adaptive way to keep ahead of complexity." Journey to the edge At the end of last year, NTT announced the launch of its Edge as a Service offering in collaboration to help secure, optimize and simplify organizations' digital transformation journeys. Leveraging NTT's network infrastructure capabilities and global footprint, the managed edge compute platform gives enterprises the ability to deploy quickly and securely manage and monitor applications closer to the edge.
Alibaba Cloud Debuts Its Sustainability Solution at i Light Singapore 2023
Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is proud to be the partner of i Light Singapore 2023, organized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Alibaba Cloud will unveil its latest sustainability solution with an immersive light experience that puts a spotlight on sustainability and encourages greener lifestyle choices. Energy Expert, Alibaba Cloud's software-as-a-service sustainability solution, will be used to analyze carbon emissions at Lightwave: Turning the Tide, an immersive light display coming under the umbrella of the festival's lineup of programmes held at Marina Bay from 1 to 25 June 2023. The sustainability solution will also provide actionable insights and energy-saving recommendations for future editions of the event. The general public will be invited to start and own their personal sustainability journeys by pledging their own green movements and vision for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 online via i Light i Pledge. For each pledge submitted online, a visual unique to each pledge will be generated using Alibaba Cloud's artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The visuals can be viewed on a screen as part of the closing chapter of Lightwave: Turning the Tide. This initiative aims to show how a small step from an individual can contribute to a more sustainable future for all. For each pledge submitted by the public (up to the first 5,000 pledges), 100 grams of waste will be removed from Singapore's waterways. "We are excited to partner with URA at this annual landmark event to showcase how Alibaba Cloud's AI technologies are developed with carbon neutrality in mind to support a more sustainable future for all. Beyond the festival, we hope this paves the way for deeper collaborations between technologies and innovations that prioritize and champion sustainability efforts in Singapore. More importantly, we want to spur both individuals and organizations to recognize the important role every person plays in achieving a more long-term sustainable future, and how this can be easily achieved through a single, meaningful act," said Zhou Wenwen, General Manager of Energy Cloud, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. As a global leading cloud infrastructure provider, Alibaba Cloud is committed to helping organizations slash carbon emissions with emerging technologies such as intelligence computing and AI technologies. Leading the forefront of this notion, Alibaba Cloud strives to achieve Scope 3 Carbon neutrality and commits to powering its cloud computing with 100% clean energy by 2030. Spearheading technology-driven sustainability, Alibaba Cloud's Energy Expert has helped more than 2,600 enterprises save energy or reduce carbon emissions since its launch last year. As one of Alibaba Cloud's key product offerings, the enterprise solution can save over 2 million kilowatt-hours of energy daily when deployed at full capacity. For more details on how individuals can participate in i Light i Pledge, please visit this website here. Visit https://www.ilightsingapore.gov.sg for more information.
VuWall Introduces Cost-Effective and Scalable Personal Video Wall and IP KVM Solution
VuWall, a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, today announced the availability of its PAK KVM feature in version 3.5 of the TRx centralized management platform. The new feature enhances PAK nodes with KVM functionality and support for the VuStream 350 IP KVM encoder, the latest addition to the VuStream family of encoders and decoders. "Our mission at VuWall is to engineer solutions that work the way operators need them to work — that is, easy to deploy and use, interoperable with other brands, and future-proof," said Paul Vander Plaetse, Founder and CEO of VuWall. "Our new KVM solution is designed with these tenets in mind, streamlining workflows and improving operator efficiency locally and remotely, achieving a superior operator experience." The newest version 3.5 of VuWall's award-winning TRx video wall management platform now combines AV-over-IP distribution, advanced multivideo wall control, and KVM management. The new PAK KVM feature allows operators to seamlessly control local and remote IP sources using a keyboard and mouse on their personal video wall, on local displays, or on the main video wall, which are driven by VuWall's award-winning PAK video wall and KVM nodes. PAK is a scalable, networked, multiview node that is now available with KVM capabilities. With this cost-effective and compact appliance, integrators can simplify video wall deployments, reducing project risk and offering improved reliability. As part of VuWall's ecosystem, PAK is managed by the TRx centralized management software platform. With TRx, users can configure, manage, and distribute virtually any source type to any display with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface. TRx ensures interoperability in a multibrand AV-over-IP infrastructure and enables users to easily create customized control panels to run in a browser, on a tablet, or on a mobile device without any programming using its built-in control panel designer. The new TRx KVM capabilities are ideal for multiroom visualization, situational awareness, control rooms, and remote operator environments. The new VuStream 350 IP KVM encoder appliance securely delivers high-quality video up to 4K over standard Gigabit Ethernet at low bit rates and ultralow latency. VuStream 350 transmits HDMI video and audio as well as a keyboard and mouse on an encrypted AES-256 signal. VuStream 350 is fully compatible with VuWall's TRx centralized management software, ControlVu PoE touch panels, and PAK video wall and KVM nodes. Live demonstrations of VuWall's latest solutions will be taking place at InfoComm 2023 in Orlando, Florida, June 14-16. Those who are interested in scheduling a meeting at VuWall Booth 1829 may visit https://vuwall.com/infocomm. More information on KVM solutions is available at www.vuwall.com/applications/ip-kvm More information on VuWall and its full line of solutions is available at www.vuwall.com
Blustream Debuts Expanded Video Distribution Solutions at InfoComm 2023
Leading AV distribution innovator Blustream will present its latest commercial video distribution solutions in booth 4173 at InfoComm 2023 in Orlando, Florida. Integrators will see the new IP300UHD and Dante-enabled IP350UHD video over IP for transmitting 4K 60 4:4:4 HDMI 2.0 18Gbps over a 1Gb network. And with Dante® solutions becoming increasingly important to commercial integrators, Blustream will also highlight its entire Dante line, from amplifiers to wall plate audio converters. Available now, the Blustream IP300 series Video over IP platform allows virtually latency free (one frame) distribution of HDMI 2.0 video over a 1Gb managed network. The IP300UHD-TX is a 4K HDCP 2.2 HDMI transmitter that uses visually lossless compression technology to deliver 18Gbps HDMI, audio, bi-directional IR, RS-232, and USB/KVM up to lengths of 100m over standard copper network architecture, or greater distances using the built-in fiber SFP network interface. And shipping in June, the Dante-enabled IP350UHD-TX and IP350UHD-RX can support both 4K60 4:4:4 video and Dante audio distribution on a single network. A second RJ45 connection allows for the Dante audio network interface to be segregated from the video over IP network whenever required. "With the IP300UHD and IP350UHD, integrators now have a cost-effective solution to deliver 4K60 4:4:4 over a 1Gbps network," said Martyn Shirley, General Manager and Founder at Blustream. "The IP300UHD and IP350UHD complete the Blustream Video over IP offering, giving integrators the full spectrum of options — from the essential HD performance of the IP50HD line all the way to the uncompromised 18Gbps over a 10Gb of the IP500UHD transceiver." Keeping with the Dante theme, the entire Blustream Dante catalog will be on display, including the NPA70DA and NPA100DA Networked Power Amplifiers (70 and 100-watts respectively) and two new Dante Wall Plates. The DA11ABL-WP-US is a multi-input/output wall plate to convert Bluetooth and analog audio within a digital Dante networked audio system. It converts two input channels of Bluetooth, or unbalanced audio to Dante digital audio, and two channels of Dante audio to two output channels of unbalanced audio. The DA22XLR-WP converts two input channels of balanced/unbalanced/MIC audio with switchable 48v Phantom power to Dante digital audio, and two channels of Dante audio to two output channels of balanced/unbalanced audio. In addition, Blustream solutions from USB extension to the 16x16 fully-customizable Custom Pro Matrix will be on display in Booth 4173 throughout InfoComm 2023.
TYAN Accelerates AI, HPC, Cloud, Storage Workloads with New Platforms
TYAN®, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, showcases its latest HPC, cloud and storage platforms at Computex 2023, Booth #M0701a in Taipei, Taiwan from May 30 to June 2. These latest platforms are powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which highlight built-in accelerators to improve performance across the fastest-growing workloads in AI, analytics, cloud, storage, and HPC. "As organizations seek to scale up, drive down costs, and deliver new services, it's more critical than ever for technology to deliver business value," said Eric Kuo, Vice President of the Server Infrastructure Business Unit at MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation. "TYAN's server platforms, built around 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offer a powerful foundation for solving business challenges while providing features that enhance resource utilization and power efficiency." Accelerate computing and AI inferencing workflows The Thunder HX FT65T-B7130 and Thunder HX FT65T-B5652, both are rackmount-convertible pedestal servers built for deskside HPC workbench applications. The FT65T-B7130 supports dual processors, 16 DDR5 RDIMM slots, two double-wide PCIe 5.0 x16 slots for high-performance GPU card deployment, eight 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch SATA hot-swap tool-less drive trays for data storage. An onboard NVMe M.2 port provides the option to deploy a low-latency boot drive. The FT65T-B5652 is packed with a single processor, eight DDR5 RDIMM slots, four PCIe 5.0 x16 slots for double-wide professional GPU cards, six 3.5-inch SATA, two NVMe U.2 hot-swap tool-less drive trays, and an NVMe M.2 port. These pedestal servers are suitable for noise-sensitive environments. The Thunder HX TS75A-B7132 is a dual-socket 2U server platform with support for 32 DDR5 RDIMM slots and five PCIe 5.0 slots that is ideal for high-performance in-memory computing and virtualization applications. The platform provides two onboard LAN options, dual 10GbE or dual GbE, one OCP v3.0 LAN mezzanine slot, and two NVMe M.2 ports. The TS75A-B7132 accommodates ten 2.5-inch SATA and sixteen NVMe U.2 drive bays for high I/O throughput requirement in data streaming applications. Improve compute performance for data centers TYAN's Thunder CX GC68A-B7136 and GC79A-B7132 are 1U dual-socket cloud servers designed to meet high-performance computing requirements in data centers. Both systems share several common specifications, including two full-height PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, one OCP v3.0 LAN mezzanine slot, and two NVMe M.2 ports. The GC68A-B7136 features twelve 2.5-inch drive bays that support eight NVMe U.2 and four SATA devices. It also offers 16 DDR5 RDIMM slots. This platform is a cost-effective choice for high IOPS compute applications. The GC79A-B7132 is an all-flash server with up to twelve 2.5-inch NVMe U.2 drive bays and 32 DDR5 RDIMM slots. It is well-suited for workloads requiring high CPU cores and memory capacity, such as virtualization and in-memory database applications. Hybrid storage to provide flexibility with performance Both Thunder SX TS70-B7136 and TS70A-B7136 are 2U dual-socket software-defined storage servers featuring 16 DDR5 RDIMM slots, five PCIe 5.0 slots, one OCP v3.0 LAN mezzanine slot, and two NVMe M.2 ports. The TS70-B7136 provides high-capacity storage with twelve 3.5-inch SATA drive bays supporting up to four NVMe U.2 devices. Additional two rear 2.5-inch SATA drive bays for boot drive deployment. The TS70A-B7136 is optimized for high data I/O throughput with twenty 2.5-inch drive bays, including ten SATA, eight NVMe U.2 front drive bays and two rear-access SATA bays.
SE Releases New White Paper and TradeOff Tool Focused on How DCIM Addresses Hybrid IT Management Challenges
Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has released White Paper 281, "How Modern DCIM Addresses CIO Management Challenges within Distributed, Hybrid IT Environments" and a supporting TradeOff Tool, both available for immediate use. The new White Paper focuses on Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software and takes a close look at the rapidly-changing role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as IT has taken center stage in the past few years. The document demonstrates how the success of a CIO is ultimately rooted in a solid foundation of maintaining resilient, secure, and sustainable IT operations. In an environment of highly distributed hybrid IT, this goal becomes harder to accomplish. "Business requirements are forcing CIOs to hybridize their data center and IT portfolio architecture by placing IT capacity in colocation facilities and building out capacity at the local edge – sometimes in a big way," said author Patrick Donovan, Senior Research Analyst at Schneider Electric's Energy Management Research Center. "CIOs have always been tasked with managing and maintaining resilient and secure operations, but generally have been focused on core data center sites. Now, on top of having many more distributed sites needing resiliency and security, they are also being asked to report on the sustainability of their IT operations. This marks a real sea change in terms of their responsibilities." The need for resiliency, security, and sustainability In the 16-page paper, Donovan describes the evolution of enterprise IT portfolios and explores the resulting management challenges. He explains how modern DCIM software has evolved and is more optimized for increasingly distributed environments. Distributed IT makes security a top concern along with the need for improved resiliency and tracking and reporting of the IT operation's environmental impact. An opportunity to "trade off" various DCIM scenarios with new calculator A new Schneider Electric TradeOff Tool, the DCIM Monitoring Value Calculator for Distributed IT, supports the White Paper and provides user-selectable inputs and adjustable assumptions to perform "what-if" scenarios to see the ROI/payback of monitoring software. It considers factors like downtime, staffing, security and environmental incidents, and cashflow. "We wanted to create a useful framework to help customers quantify the potential value of DCIM in their operations and we are excited for them to try our tool," said TradeOff Tool creator Wendy Torell, Senior Research Analyst at Schneider Electric's Energy Management Research Center. "We designed it to be user friendly and it easily adapts to the customer's specific environment and level of maturity." Schneider Electric's Energy Management Resource Center Donovan, Torell, and fellow members of the Energy Management Resource Center conduct research that helps Schneider Electric and its customers make informed business and technology decisions backed by facts and research. Much of the research is made freely available to the public.
TYAN Server Platforms to Boost Data Center Computing Performance with 4th Gen AMD EPYC at Computex 2023
TYAN®, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, will be showcasing its latest HPC, cloud and storage platforms at Computex 2023, Booth #M0701a in Taipei, Taiwan from May 30 to June 2. These platforms are powered by AMD EPYC™ 9004 Series processors, which offer superior energy efficiency and are designed to enhance data center computing performance. "As businesses increasingly prioritize sustainability in their operations, data centers - which serve as the computational core of an organization - offer a significant opportunity to improve efficiency and support ambitious sustainability targets," said Eric Kuo, Vice President of the Server Infrastructure Business Unit at MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation. “TYAN's server platforms powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processor enable IT organizations to achieve high performance while remaining cost-effective and contributing to environmental sustainability." Accelerate real workload performance for modern AI and HPC applications Leveraging 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors’ support for high performance DDR5 memory and fast PCIe® Gen 5 I/O, TYAN’s HPC platforms enable the high performance demands of today’s AI and machine learning applications.The Transport HX TN85-B8261 is a 2U dual-socket server that is equipped with 24 DDR5 RDIMM slots and eight 2.5-inch hot-swap NVMe U.2 tool-less drive trays. The platform supports up to four double-wide GPU cards and two half-height PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, which are designed to enhance HPC and deep learning performance. The Transport HX FT65T-B8050 is a rack-convertible pedestal server platform featuring a single AMD EYPC 9004 Series processor, eight DDR5 RDIMM slots, eight 3.5” SATA and two 2.5” NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive trays. The FT65T-B8050 supports up to two double-wide PCIe 5.0 x16 professional GPU cards, along with two additional high-speed networking adapters that are ideal for desk-side AI workbench workloads. Unparalleled Performance AM5 platform and multi-node servers to power the cloud The Tomcat CX S8016 is an AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Processor-based server motherboard designed with an onboard BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) for CSP deployment in micro-ATX form factor (9.6” x 9.6”). The motherboard is purpose-built for the new AMD socket AM5 platform, featuring four DDR5 UDIMM slots, one PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, two NVMe M.2 slots and two onboard GbE ports. The Transport CX TD76-B8058 is a 2U multi-node server platform designed for high-density data center deployment, front-end web servers, and various scale-out applications. The platform includes four front-serviced nodes, each node supports one AMD EPYC 9004 Series processor, 16 DDR5 RDIMM slots, four hot-swap E1.S drive trays, two NVMe M.2 slots, one standard PCIe 5.0 x16 expansion, and one OCP 3.0 LAN mezzanine slot. Hybrid and all-flash storage servers to maximize data streaming performance TYAN’s storage platforms are designed to deliver massive data I/O between memory and storage devices for data centers. The Transport SX TS70-B8056 and Transport SX TS70A-B8056 are 2U single-socket storage servers that support 24 DDR5 RDIMM slots, three standard PCIe 5.0 expansion slots, and one OCP 3.0 LAN mezzanine slot. The TS70-B8056 accommodates twelve front 3.5” drive trays with up to four NVMe U.2 support, and two rear 2.5” NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive trays for boot drive deployment. Meanwhile, the TS70A-B8056 offers 26 2.5” NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive trays for high IOPs requirements in high-performance data streaming applications.
OCTO, new FinOps solution from Alphaus, to help businesses maximize ROI on their cloud usage
Alphaus Inc. (https://alphaus.cloud/en/), the market leader in cloud financial management (CFM) solutions in Japan with a growing regional presence in Southeast Asia, is extending its suite of SaaS solutions to cater to SMEs and large enterprises running on cloud infrastructure. Having successfully delivered huge cost savings to companies in Japan and Southeast Asia through its proven solutions for managed service providers (MSP), the company is now globally introducing OCTO, a SaaS-based FinOps platform for any business that uses cloud infrastructure for its operations. Beyond cost savings, OCTO enables finance, FinOps and DevOps teams to work together effectively to achieve the best outcomes for the business. Moreover, OCTO integrates effectively with a multitude of third-party solutions, acting as the connecting hub that brings them all together. This seamless integration enhances user experience, solidifying OCTO as an essential tool for end-users. Companies interested in minimizing wasted cloud spend, saving costs and maximizing their ROI are now invited to sign up for the waitlist to experience the many benefits of OCTO. OCTO enables cost aggregation by account, service, or tags with centralized account management for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Smart visualization through project-specific dashboards provides a clear view and understanding of all cloud costs. With advanced tag management, OCTO then intelligently distributes project costs and allocates credits and savings through its optimization capabilities. It helps businesses with a comprehensive cost optimization cycle covering numerous daily operations and enabling auto-pilot cost optimization, together with detailed metrics for gauging success of plans and actions. "Due to the growing complexity of cloud technologies, most businesses find it a significant challenge to track cloud usage and associated costs across the organization. This lack of clear visibility and understanding of cloud costs negates the potential benefits and savings for companies by using the cloud," said Hajime Hirose, CEO of Alphaus. "We aim to solve this problem at scale with a versatile, comprehensive, and user-centric solution like OCTO, and help any business, whether it is a SME or a large enterprise, to fully realize the benefits of using the cloud. Beyond understanding cloud spend, we want to empower businesses to seamlessly manage and optimize that spend with appropriate allocation, generate savings, and make a tangible impact on their bottom line." Don't miss out on the opportunity to save on cloud costs and maximize your ROI. Sign up for the waitlist today and be among the first to experience the many benefits of OCTO. Visit: https://lp.alphaus.cloud/
ZEE5 Moves to ScyllaDB NoSQL to Enhance User Experience at Scale with Predictable Costs
ScyllaDB announced today that ZEE5 is now using its high-performance database for its rapidly growing streaming business. By moving from DynamoDB to ScyllaDB Cloud (a fully managed database-as-a-service solution compatible with both DynamoDB and Cassandra), ZEE5 is able to handle an increased volume of database traffic faster, and at significantly lower costs. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is a leading media and entertainment company that operates over 80 channels. The company distributes content to nearly 1.3 billion viewers over 190 countries. ZEE5, the OTT arm of ZEEL, is currently using ScyllaDB to power its watch history functionality and is in the process of moving additional business-critical content streaming use cases to ScyllaDB. The team behind this move anticipates that database traffic could triple in the next year; this move proactively prepares their infrastructure to respond to this massive scale. "Ensuring a cloud-agnostic infrastructure is a key focus for us as ZEE5 continues to expand," stated Mr. Kishore A K, the Chief Technology Officer of ZEE5. He further emphasized the significance of the partnership, stating, "This collaboration will elevate the user experience of our rapidly growing streaming business. By harnessing the power of ScyllaDB's high-performance database, we can effectively manage increased database traffic, delivering enhanced speed and efficiency, all while achieving notable cost savings. The architecture of ScyllaDB, combined with its compatibility with modern cloud resources, positions it as an optimal solution for our critical content streaming needs. Ultimately, this partnership adds significant value for our viewers." “ScyllaDB has a unique architecture which allows our NoSQL database to take full advantage of modern cloud resources,” added Dor Laor, Co-Founder and CEO of ScyllaDB. “That’s how ScyllaDB achieves this impressive efficiency and price-performance that makes use cases that require predictable low latency and high throughput a perfect match for us. The ScyllaDB team is excited about our partnership with Zee and our growing presence within the dynamic IT high-technology industry in India. Zee joins an impressive group of ScyllaDB customers in the region – for example, gamechangers such as ShareChat and OlaCabs.”
Epicor Puts AI-Enabled Insights to Work for the Make, Move, and Sell Economy
Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, will today demonstrate its vision at the company's annual Insights 2023 user conference for the connected Data Supply Chain, helping Makers, Movers, and Sellers action indispensable insights to strengthen and optimize their own operations, as well as more closely collaborate with trusted partners and industry ecosystems for a dynamic and responsive supply chain. "To be successful in today's marketplace, Makers, Movers, and Sellers must make data-driven decisions faster and with greater accuracy. It's all about the right insights, in the right place, at the right time," said Epicor CEO Steve Murphy. "Epicor is delivering the digital foundation to help give our customers an insight advantage, supported by our deep industry expertise, powerful data analytics, and emerging AI capabilities that will help pave the road to a more resilient and predictable global supply chain." Business leaders know that operational insight is key to unlocking business value. But getting to those insights – whether it's within their own enterprise or across their supply chains – is a pervasive challenge. Many contend with managing overwhelming amounts of data, proliferation of data siloes across their organizations, as well as disconnected processes and lack of data transparency with trading partners and suppliers. In fact, according to the most recent Epicor Industry Insights Report, nearly 70 percent of enterprises surveyed said they are looking to their ERP provider as an expert partner and resource to help them navigate a variety of data management and integration needs. In addition, more than 80 percent of respondents indicated they are interested in exploring and investing in the latest technologies to help them optimize and grow their businesses. Through the company's leading Industry ERP Cloud platforms grounded in contextual business intelligence, Epicor is positioned to help organizations across manufacturing, distribution, retail, building supply, and auto environments adopt a data-first strategy that lets them integrate internal and external data sources and interpret signals and indicators both within their business and across supply chains. In doing so, they can gain actionable insights to optimize and automate business flows and drive time-to-value. During Insights 2023, attendees will see first-hand several use case demonstrations that showcase the company's Data Supply Chain approach in action, including: Grow, the Epicor Data Platform – At the core of the connected Data Supply Chain is Epicor Grow, the company's full-stack, no code / lo code BI platform that combines data integration, warehousing, and visualization into one easy to use solution. This allows users across the business to quickly build the visualizations they need to make fast, informed decisions based on data from Epicor platforms and thousands of external data sources and apps. Predictive Analytics Powered by ChatGPT – Through its collaboration with OpenAI, Epicor is combining the power of ChatGPT with its industry expertise to deliver predictive analytics and contextual recommendations via the intuitive Epicor Virtual Agent (EVA). Epicor users can save valuable time analyzing information across both internal and external data sources by simply querying EVA to quickly uncover the answers they need to make informed decisions. Supplier Integration Across Industry Ecosystems – By integrating internal and external data sources using Epicor Prophet 21 and Grow, companies can gain key insights across their supply chains, such as access to real-time inventory levels and pricing data within a supplier community, as well as automatically generated supplier performance scores to help select the best vendor to meet quality, delivery, and timing needs. People-Centric Automation and Experiences – Epicor is bringing together the entire Make, Move, and Sell value chain by showcasing how its technologies are helping optimize and improve the worker experience using automation and intelligent recommendation, from customer part configuration and ordering, digital work instructions on the shop floor, delivery, and field service. "This is an era in which cloud computing, business intelligence, and AI can be applied at scale to transform the way we solve some of our biggest challenges," said Epicor Chief Product Officer Vaibhav Vohra. "We're empowering our customers' workforces – from the top floor to the shop floor – to tap into a world of innovative possibilities for how workstreams and collaboration across the essential industries get done." Epicor Insights 2023 in Las Vegas brings together more than 3,000 customers, partners, and influencers to connect, learn, and explore possibilities in using Epicor solutions to create a world of better business. For more information, please visit www.epicor.com
HeySara Collaborates with OCBC Bank to Help SMEs Save Costs on Their Digital Transformation Journey
HeySara collaborated with OCBC Bank to offer SME customers digitalised corporate services like company incorporation, company secretary and accounting & taxation. By availing this offer, SMEs can start their digital journey smoothly and cost-effectively. This is part of the Start Digital initiative launched by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG), under the SMEs Go Digital programme. Start Digital was first launched in 2019, and extended in 2022 to support more SMEs in building foundational digital capabilities with easy-to-deploy solutions. SMEs can go digital at a fraction of the cost. HeySara is a new-generation corporate compliance company that leverages digital technology, while retaining the human touch element to provide the best customer experience in areas of company incorporation, corporate secretary, accounting, taxation, and human resource management. HeySara is providing their Digital Secretary Solutions along with easy-to-use and affordable cloud services and software under the HeySara – OCBC Start Digital Packs. The packages range between $199 to $599 for the initial 12 months of services. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with OCBC to offer these Start Digital Packs to SMEs. We believe our all-inclusive packages and yet affordable solutions will certainly help small businesses to take their first but important step towards digital business transformation with greater confidence and ease,” said Mr Ng Su Kai, Founder of HeySara Pte Ltd. Any local SME with an active OCBC SGD current account can enjoy this offer as a first-time applicant for any one of the Start Digital Packs. To know more about the eligibility criteria, please refer to the full terms and conditions on the OCBC Start Digital website.
Accelerate Growth with Cloud Technology: Infor Solutions Day Singapore 2023
Infor, the industry cloud company, hosts Infor Solutions Day Singapore 2023 at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, with a central theme of how modern manufacturers and distributors can accelerate growth with cloud technology. The one-day event covers a range of topics focused on the importance of cloud-based technology in unlocking business transformation, from smart manufacturing to warehouse automation. Presenters include industry experts, partners, as well as customers – they are from IDC, KR Konsulting, Escatec, and Vallen Asia. Manufacturers and distributors today operate amidst a backdrop of geopolitical and macroeconomic turmoil, including high inflation and interest rates, supply chain disruptions, and worker shortages. Consequently, forward-looking businesses are increasingly prioritizing investments in cloud-based technology, such as smart manufacturing, digital supply chains, and automation solutions, to unlock greater efficiencies and meet customers' needs. "To establish and maintain a competitive advantage in today's world, business transformation must be a continuous journey, not a destination. At Infor, we support our customers in their digital agenda and drive greater agility and resiliency with our solutions that are purpose-built for specific industries and finely-tuned in the cloud," said Terry Smagh, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific and Japan, Infor. "This year's Infor Solutions Day Singapore will highlight the right approaches to modernizing business applications, enabling manufacturers and distributors to respond quickly to market trends, meet customer demands and supply chain challenges." Stephanie Krishnan, Associate Vice President, Manufacturing, Retail, and Energy Insights, IDC Asia Pacific, will share the impetus for digitalization in supply chains with participants. "In today's highly competitive business landscape, digital transformation is no longer an option — it is a necessity. In an era driven by rapid technological advancements, embracing digitalization in supply chains is not only a necessity but a survival imperative. Organizations that are slow to adopt digital technologies risk losing competitive advantage, whereas those who invest in coordinated company-wide digital transformation generally see significant financial gains," says Stephanie Krishnan, associate vice president, IDC Manufacturing, Retail, and Energy Insights, Asia/Pacific. Andrew Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Vallen Asia, will discuss how his company has pioneered a unique model to transform the spare parts supply chain for leading global manufacturers. "Scalable growth is paramount at Vallen Asia. We have partnered with Infor over the past few years to carve out a digital roadmap that supports business growth, change management, customer value creation and overall customer satisfaction. We are looking forward to sharing our story with participants and discussing our experience," Bennett said. Roman Ziegler, Group CFO, Escatec, will share more on the imperative for continued transformation and Escatec's decision to select Infor as its strategic partner. "To ensure continued growth in a world where change is the only constant, Escatec is invested in systems that provide scalability, flexibility, and smooth access to the latest features, security updates, and emerging technologies. This has led to our consideration for cloud-based systems. True transformation brings real value to our business, which is why we have been investing in digital solutions for talent development, knowledge sharing, manufacturing operations, quality management, and much more. Infor Cloudsuite is a key component in our systems of interconnected technologies," Roman said. Topics covered at Infor Solutions Day 2023 include: Cloudy with a chance of transformation: The urgency for digitalization in supply chains Unfreezing the Middle Core - The Execution Challenge Create competitive differentiation for your business with IT modernization Drive operational efficiencies and continuous innovation across your manufacturing operations amidst supply chain disruptions and labor shortages Optimizing last mile supply chain in the warehouse Hyperautomation Achieve warehouse efficiencies and fluidity in the face of uncertainties
Vantage Data Centers Announces Second Campus in Cyberjaya
Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced the development of a second data center campus (KUL2) in Cyberjaya with an additional planned US $3 billion (RM13.32 billion) investment. Upon completion, the KUL2 campus will deliver 256MW of IT capacity to meet the growing customer demand for hyperscale data center services. Located adjacent to Vantage's existing campus (KUL1) in Cyberjaya, the campus will be sited on nearly 35 acres and will include 10 facilities across 256,000 square meters (2.75 million square feet). Strategically located to provide low-latency connectivity to major cities in the region, including Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta, the state-of-the-art mega campus will be built to the highest standards of performance, reliability and security, with multiple layers of physical and virtual security measures in place to protect against threats. The first facility is planned to open its doors in the fourth quarter of 2025. In addition, Vantage is expanding its KUL1 campus with a fourth 16MW facility that is currently under development. Combined, both campuses will deliver a total of 287MW of IT capacity to meet the demands of hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. "Vantage has been expanding our footprint in Malaysia since we entered the dynamic Asia-Pacific market. Our positive experience in Cyberjaya has encouraged us to take further steps to advance the city's digital infrastructure by building our largest hyperscale campus in the region," said Giles Proctor, chief operating officer of Vantage's APAC business. "With exciting opportunities ahead, Vantage is committed to driving innovation, sustainability and growth in the region to meet the demands of both global and local customers." At a ceremony today, Vantage signed an agreement with Cyberview, the tech hub developer of Cyberjaya, to move towards implementation of this investment. The event took place at the Cyberview Hari Raya Open House and Cyberjaya 26th Anniversary Celebration, officiated by YB Fahmi Fadzil, Minister for Communications and Digital of Malaysia and Brian D. McFeeters, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia. "We are honored that Malaysia is the location of choice for industry experts like Vantage to establish their data centers. The development of KUL2 as Vantage's second data center campus serves as proof that Malaysia has emerged as the most desired destination for data center investments in the Asia Pacific region. We are confident that Vantage's efforts will assume a crucial role in propelling Malaysia to achieve its goal of becoming a digital nation and realizing a 22.6% GDP growth from the digital economy by 2025," said Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, chief executive officer of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). "As the foremost provider of comprehensive investment solutions and a strategic investment partner in Malaysia, MIDA is dedicated to supporting Vantage's success and furthering the country's position as a prominent digital hub in the region." "With Vantage Data Centers' investment in Malaysia, we are one step closer towards our goal of firmly establishing Malaysia as the digital hub of ASEAN. The Malaysia Digital (MD) national strategic initiative aims to transform the nation's digital capabilities, enhancing our value proposition to attract digital investments and boost the digital economy," said Mahadhir Aziz, chief executive officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). "We are committed to supporting Vantage's presence here and the growth of the nation's data center industry via various PEMANGKIN initiatives. Vantage's new data center campus not only strengthens Malaysia's digital infrastructure but also accelerates our ongoing digital transformation. This move signifies continued confidence in Malaysia's robust and enabling data center ecosystem, digitally skilled talent and world-class infrastructure." Vantage Data Centers currently has seven campuses across the region that are either operational or under development. For more information on the company's campuses in the Asia-Pacific region, please visit https://vantage-dc.com/data-center-locations/apac/
CBC Tech partners with Zenlayer to extend its Global eNet SASE Connect to global emerging markets
CBC Tech, a leading provider of next-generation Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) in more than 30 markets, today announced a partnership with Zenlayer, a leading global edge cloud services provider, to offer secure, high-speed and global-scale connectivity solutions to its customers worldwide. Leveraging Zenlayer's massively distributed infrastructure, CBC Tech will be able to extend the reach of eNet Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Connect –- from the current 25 PoPs (Points-of-Presence) to 50 worldwide over its global fabric. Its customers will not only enjoy high-speed connectivity into far-reaching locations across ASEAN, India, Middle East, and South America, but also access a suite of additional edge cloud services powered by Zenlayer, such as bare metal, virtual machine, and IP transit. CBC Tech, at the same time, will deploy security services over the Zenlayer backbone as part of the joint offering. "We look forward to working with Zenlayer. Leveraging their global infrastructure, we will be able to offer SASE services, integrating network and security services, with deterministic and high-performance middle-mile optimization, to global and China enterprises, powered by CBC's eNet fabric. At the same time, via this collaboration, we can enable Zenlayer to extend SASE service to their customers" said Hoo Shu Yee, VP, Product and Solutions of CBC Tech. Operating over 280 hyperconnected edge nodes in the fastest-growing regions in the world, Zenlayer is a leader in edge cloud and the easy-button partner for SD-WAN/SASE providers to extend their global reach in an elastic and cost-effective manner. "The partnership combines advanced networking capabilities of both companies to drive our business forward and stay competitive in today's market." said David Xie, Chief Product Offer of Zenlayer. "It's exciting to see how this strategic endeavour will enhance eNet SASE Connect's capabilities to meet the rapidly evolving market needs."