Networking and Infrastructure News Roundup: January 15 Edition

Intel announced the next generation of its Intel vPro platform, and multiple companies introduced solutions that aim to make the transition to cloud easier.

Networking and Infrastructure News Roundup: January 15 Edition

Keeping up with today's new technologies and the slew of products and services introduced to support them is a daunting task. Here is a brief list of some networking and infrastructure news of the week to help you navigate the choices.

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Intel announced the 11th Gen Intel vPro platform. This platform delivers high performance and comprehensive hardware-based security for business. And in parallel, the Intel vPro platform continues to bring remote manageability and stability. Devices powered by the latest Intel vPro platform include Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+). These new devices will also feature the reliability and performance of Thunderbolt™ 4 ports and the responsive multitasking abilities of Intel® Optane™ memory H20 with SSD. On 11th Gen Intel vPro platforms, Intel Hardware Shield provides comprehensive hardware-based security. With 11th Gen, Intel invented technology to help shut down an entire class of attacks that evaded software-only solutions. Additionally, Intel delivers the industry’s first silicon-enabled AI threat detection to help stop ransomware and crypto-mining attacks.

IGEL released the UD Pocket2, a portable USB device with a USB-A and a USB-C connector that enables secure and rapid access from any x86-64 endpoint to managed cloud or VDI workspaces. Compatible with both legacy and modern devices, the UD Pocket2 is for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) users, work-from-home users, or organizations that wish to repurpose aging or existing hardware to allow simplified and managed access to the company network or cloud workloads from anywhere. The UD Pocket2 includes IGEL OS Workspace Edition software and features built-in support for over 100 integrated partner technologies. The UD Pocket2 helps defend against the growing threat of ransomware on the endpoint, as it can be used to provide disaster recovery should an endpoint become infected.

Navisite announced it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration Competency status. This designation recognizes that Navisite provides proven technology and deep expertise to help customers move successfully to AWS through all phases of complex migration projects, including discovery, assessment, planning, migration, and operations. With this achievement, Navisite extends its capabilities across both proprietary and open-source technologies to support AWS migrations and continues to strengthen its relationship with AWS, having previously attained the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Service Delivery designation and AWS Well-Architected Partner status.

Salute Mission Critical announced its recent appointment as a deployment partner for EkkoSense’s innovative EkkoSoft Critical SaaS 3D visualization and monitoring solution. Combining the strength of EkkoSense technology with Salute’s proven deployment services allows clients globally to take full advantage of a solution that will drive bottom-line results. EkkoSoft Critical software delivers an average of 30% cooling energy saving, significantly reducing cooling equipment CapEx investment requirements and delivering a valuable contribution to corporate NetZero commitments through sustained carbon usage reductions in the data center.

GigaIO announced their collaboration with Microchip Technology Inc. to power GigaIO’s FabreX, a native PCI Express (PCIe) Gen4 network fabric, which supports GDR, MPI, TCP/IP, and NVMe-oF.  FabreX technology enables a complete software-defined, dynamically reconfigurable rack-scale systems, eliminating system waste, reducing maintenance burdens, and improving performance. With FabreX, a single unified PCIe fabric can connect servers without resorting to InfiniBand or Ethernet. As a result, the Microchip and GigaIO collaboration delivers a solution with the industry’s lowest latency.

Engine Yard announced its Engine Yard Kontainers (EYK) Platform as a Service is now available. A fully managed, container-based infrastructure, Engine Yard Kontainers eases deployment and minimizes the DevOps workload. EngineYard Kontainers runs Kubernetes on Amazon Web Services, creating application stacks and helping traditional non-containerized applications move to the container world. Applications deployed with EYK are fast, secure, cost-effective, and scalable. Orchestration, cluster management, networking, load balancing, monitoring, and log aggregation are built into the platform.

Adaptive Computing announced the latest version release of NODUS Cloud OS 5.2, its intelligent cloud systems management solution. The NODUS Cloud OS technology is used to power Adaptive Computing’s On-Demand Data Center platform. The On-Demand Data Center gives companies the ability to spin up temporary or persistent data center infrastructure resources quickly, inexpensively, and on-demand. Using the On-Demand Data Center, teams can automatically deploy and build clusters in the cloud, automatically run applications on those clusters, and then terminate the cloud resources on a daily, weekly, or even hourly basis.

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) announced the launch of a new family of 48V to 6V digital DC/DC power modules for 48V Datacenter Solutions, utilizing eGaN transistors from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Corporation. These power modules target applications for high-density computing and data centers, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and multi-user gaming. MPS’s MPC1100-54-0000 is the first controller in a product family that will include 48V to 6V LLC modules that utilize eGaN FETs to achieve an overall efficiency above 97% in a small 27mmx18mmx6mm footprint. A key advantage of 48V to 6V front-end conversion includes the enabling of a high-frequency secondary stage that is small enough to be placed much closer to the xPU/ASIC/GPU; this reduces 4X the power distribution loss, compared to the commonly used STC topology for 48V to 12V conversion.

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About the Author(s)

Salvatore Salamone, Managing Editor, Network Computing

Salvatore Salamone is the managing editor of Network Computing. He has worked as a writer and editor covering business, technology, and science. He has written three business technology books and served as an editor at IT industry publications including Network World, Byte, Bio-IT World, Data Communications, LAN Times, and InternetWeek.

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