Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is no longer just a piece of software, but a complete practice of managing a data center, according to the latest report on the state of the data center. The biggest security threats are extortion software (58%), external threats (50%), advanced persistent threats such as it and enterprise data theft (46%), internal threats (41%) and denial of service attacks (DDoS) of 37%.
Equinix, a global interconnect and data center company, announced that it had completed the acquisition of packet, a bare metal automation platform. Equinix sees the acquisition as a strategy to accelerate its strategy to help enterprises deploy hybrid multi cloud architectures seamlessly. Equinix said it would operate its existing packet business as “packet, an Equinix company” and develop new solutions for enterprise customers, combining packet’s bare metal automation technology with platform Equinix’s rich ecosystem, global coverage and interconnection architecture.
According to this release, bare metal is a new category of digital infrastructure, enabling enterprises to deploy their workloads on secure, single tenant hardware and geographically to improve proximity and performance. Bare metal focuses on hardware only automation, allowing companies to choose and deploy their own operating systems or virtualization software in a hybrid multi cloud environment. Packet’s proprietary technology enables the automation of physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi tenancy.
Bare metal as a service enables companies to quickly deploy their physical infrastructure at the edge. With the combination of Equinix and packet solutions, enterprises and service providers can reduce capex by choosing their own physical deployment or using the combined products to reduce capex, so as to build and deploy low latency services at the edge. And resource requirements.
Other news about data centers and the cloud is that AWS has added a persistent file system to its Amazon FSX cluster storage service, which allows users to start and run high-performance clustered file systems on demand. The announcement extends the AWS temporary file system for temporary storage to persistent file system storage for long-term storage and workload. AWS also said it will launch a second-generation temporary file system, which is designed to better support peak workloads and provide burst throughput up to six times higher than the baseline.
Storcentric launched retrospect backup 17 and retrospect virtual 2020 and updated its retrospect management console. Retrospect’s product suite now provides managed management services for automatically starting physical and virtual backup instances, enabling rapid deployment and enhanced protection with proactive AI throughout the organization.
With retrospect virtual 2020, companies can monitor their physical and virtual backup infrastructure from a single pane through the retrospect management console, according to the company. Retrospect virtual 2020 is now integrated with managed services to monitor every protected computer in one place – Windows, MAC, Linux, VMware, and hyper-v.
In addition to the development of large data centers, advanced network technology and Internet of things (IOT) deployment have also promoted the growth of computing resources at the edge and endpoint. Us ultramicro has just launched their latest outdoor edge system for cellular tower deployment to support 5g Telecom, intelligent edge and streaming servers.
Supermicro’s outdoor edge system – IP65 cabinet based server for 5g ran (radio access network) based on Intel Xeon D processor and 2nd generation Intel Xeon scalable processor, AI reasoning and other intelligent edge applications, with a wide range of configuration options. The company said the new systems are well suited for harsh outdoor environments and support the industry’s move towards open source software and classified hardware.
Their new system takes advantage of the latest FPGA and GPU acceleration capabilities, as well as three PCIe slots to extend functionality. This is very important for enhancing real-time edge AI reasoning through GPU card, supporting 5g ran software and open standard site to site communication with FPGA accelerator card. These rugged servers have SSD, m.2 and edsff storage capabilities, as well as distributing cached media content locally, or storing video surveillance and other sensitive data.
Supermicro also said its comprehensive 5g and edge computing product portfolio, including e403-9p-fn2t and 1019p-fn2t systems launched in 2019, will complement the company’s high-performance products for data centers, such as multi node bigtwin and high-density Superblade and Microblade, which can support the virtualized 5g network core.
Data centers focus more on infrastructure management, while Equinix introduces new tools for bare metal deployment. AWS provides persistent file storage and storcentric updates, including retrospect backup and virtual. Supermicro can enable the data center in the box of edge.